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Entries Tagged as 'Writing'

Cover Reveal for “Fleet of Knives”

September 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on Cover Reveal for “Fleet of Knives”

One of BristolCon’s favourite authors Gareth L Powell this week announces the cover reveal of the next novel in his Embers of War trilogy ”Fleet of Knives” A glorious thing to behold, check it out on the Barnes and Noble site. We are looking forward to reading this as soon as it drops through the […]

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Bristol Festival of Literature Writer’s Retreat

September 10th, 2018 · Comments Off on Bristol Festival of Literature Writer’s Retreat

Join Bristol Festival of Literature for their first Writer’s Retreat; series of incredible workshops designed to help you write, polish and publicise your writing. Expect a full day of workshops from writers and publishers, along with plenty of opportunities to chat to fellow writers over coffee. Details at this link

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The programme for 2017 is here

October 15th, 2017 · 3 Comments

BristolCon is a mere two weeks away and today we can reveal the programme in all its glory. We think you’ll agree that it’s full of delight and would love to hear here, on Twitter or on Facebook what you’re looking forward to the most! The Programme

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Bristol HorrorCon & Bristol Festival of Literature

October 11th, 2017 · Comments Off on Bristol HorrorCon & Bristol Festival of Literature

We share October with two other ace events in the calendar –Bristol HorrorCon at which guest of honour Jonathan L Howard features and Bristol Festival of Literature who are running 10 days worth of events including in Redcliffe cavs, in a pop up cafe and a book fair at PRSC check their website for what’s on

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Sir Terry Pratchett OBE

September 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on Sir Terry Pratchett OBE

By Lewis P Bear and MEG   With the sad loss early this year of Britain’s favourite author Sir Terry Pratchett, the convention committee felt that a man who had touched so many lives should receive some small measure of acknowledgement and thanks. Terry was an essentially shy man who never truly believed in his […]

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Small Group Sessions Highlight #5 – Mining the Past with Dev Agarwal

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlight #5 – Mining the Past with Dev Agarwal

Dev Agarwal is an author of dark SF and historical fiction, as well as being a regular contributor of non-fiction to Albedo One and Focus magazines. At BristolCon this year he’s hosting a small group on brainstorming historical events for story ideas. If you fancy trying your hand at at a pseudo-Roman setting, exploring the […]

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What Lies Ahead – Competition Now Open!

October 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As part of our recent event held in conjunction with Fun Palaces and Bristol Watershed, we are running a competition on the theme of “What Lies Ahead.” You can win prizes of vouchers for Forbidden Planet and the Watershed, but the competition is only open until November 5th, so get your thinking skates on! WHAT […]

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Mary Shelley Workshop in Bath Feb 22nd

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Mary Shelley Workshop in Bath Feb 22nd

In Bath on Feb.22nd novelist Jean Burnett and writing agony aunt Diana Cambridge are hosting a workshop all about Mary Shelley and Frankenstein. The workshop could be of interest to horror and SF writers or anyone else with a penchant for monster fiction or an interest in Shelley (who needs no sales pitch!) If that’s […]

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Here Comes the LitFest

October 15th, 2013 · Comments Off on Here Comes the LitFest

The Bristol Festival of Literature is due to start on Saturday (19th) and there is plenty of science fictional content kick it off. The main event is The Kraken Rises, which involves good friends of ours including Jonathan Howard, Gaie Sebold, Dave Gullen, Emma Newman, Gareth L. Powell, Tim Maughan and Angry Robot Books. That’s […]

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