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Bristol Science Fiction Writers Circle – Start Up Meeting

January 21st, 2020 · Comments Off on Bristol Science Fiction Writers Circle – Start Up Meeting

We (the magnificent seven for now) will be holding our start-up meeting of the Bristol Science Fiction Writers’ Circle on Monday January 27th at 6-30pm in the bar at the Hilton Doubletree hotel (same place as where BristolCon is normally held). This will be to discuss what we want to do when and how. If […]

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Sci-Fi Comedy Double – After Dusk & Waiting For Becky on January 18th

January 11th, 2020 · Comments Off on Sci-Fi Comedy Double – After Dusk & Waiting For Becky on January 18th

Real Positive Poles proudly present a double bill of Bristol’s finest live comedy on January 18th 8pm to 10-30 pm at The White Bear “Room Above” 133 St Michael’s Hill Kingsdown Bristol BS2 8BS. Join them for a delve into the unknown with After Dusk and some American style funnies from Bristol all-stars Waiting for Becky. You walk into a […]

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BSFA Awards Long-Lists

January 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on BSFA Awards Long-Lists

The BSFA Awards long-lists have been published and what I can only describe as our super-human Guest of Honour, Adrian Tchaikovsky, has several entries: Best Novel – Cage of Souls (Head of Zeus) Best Novel – Children of Ruin (Tor) Best Shorter Fiction – Walking to Aldebaran (REBCA) We also have some local authors on the […]

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Bristol Area Science Fiction Writers’ Circle – Start Up Meeting

January 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on Bristol Area Science Fiction Writers’ Circle – Start Up Meeting

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! A small of group of us are getting together to start up a science fiction writers’ circle in the Bristol area. What is a writers’ circle? It usually comprises a group of writers who submit pieces of fiction at regular intervals to the others for constructive feedback. This technique […]

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BristolCon Foundation – Grants and Loans

December 31st, 2019 · Comments Off on BristolCon Foundation – Grants and Loans

Happy New Year! May 2020 live up to your hopes. It is also that time of the year when a lot of people start thinking what they want to do in the coming months. It could be anything from shedding the pounds acquired during Christmas feasting to doing something interesting in speculative fiction. It may […]

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On-Line Membership Portal set to Open 13th January 2020

December 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on On-Line Membership Portal set to Open 13th January 2020

Seasonal greetings to one and all and as of 4-19am this morning (22nd December in UK) the days are going to get longer, which I hope will cheer a lot of people up. BristolCon committee members have been working quietly away behind the scenes, bless them. And to cheer you up even more we have […]

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William Gibson – Agency: What Does the Future Hold?

December 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on William Gibson – Agency: What Does the Future Hold?

William Gibson, yes that William Gibson of Neuromancer fame, will have a new novel, Agency, published in January 2020. Of course he has to talk about his new novel and where better than at We The Curious in Bristol as part of the Festival of Ideas? The event is William Gibson – Agency: What Does […]

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A Couple More BristolCon Reports

December 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on A Couple More BristolCon Reports

A couple more BristolCon reports have come to my attention, including one in Czech! That’s right someone came all the way to BristolCon from Czechia (the western half of Czechoslovakia for us pre the fall of the Berlin Wall generation). BristolCon 2019 at Salon Futura In Czech, I was at BristolCon by Jan Krecek at […]

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Christopher Eccleston in Bath Dec 5th

November 29th, 2019 · Comments Off on Christopher Eccleston in Bath Dec 5th

Christopher Eccleston, the ninth Doctor to us science fiction fans, will be discussing and signing his new book, I Love the Bones of You, which is about his lifelong relationship with his father, Ronnie. The event is run by Toppings on December 5th at Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH. Doors open at 7-30pm […]

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BristolCon 2019 – Summary

November 24th, 2019 · Comments Off on BristolCon 2019 – Summary

Whoosh – and another BristolCon has been and gone. We’ve now had so many BristolCons that 2019 was our tenth anniversary.  Our Guests of Honour were absolutely delightful. All the way Ireland we had writer Diane Duane (who had in August been Guest of Honour at WorldCon), our own local writer Gareth L Powell (he […]

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