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Want to Ask our Guests of Honour a Question?

July 20th, 2019 · No Comments

We would absolutely love to know what members of BristolCon 2019 want to ask our wonderful Guests of Honour, authors Diane Duane and Gareth L Powell, and artist, Andy Bigwood. Please send your suggestions to Dan at programme[at]bristolcon[dot]org.


Diane Duane has been a science fiction and fantasy writer for forty years. Her best known works include her long-running (since 1983) Young Wizards” series — its tenth novel, Games Wizards Play, having been published in 2017 — and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which, among many other works, she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.

Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to Batman and from Siegfried the Volsung to Scooby-Doo. Her most recent such accomplishment is running Sean Bean around a postapocalyptic New York landscape in tight leather pants, in the SyFy miniseries The Lost Future. (She tried to leave Sean alive at the end, she really did, but sometimes things just don’t work out…)

Her present workload includes a new historical novel, Games, involving the ancient Roman entertainment industry, in collaboration with her husband Peter Morwood; the eleventh Young Wizards novel, its title to be announced in 2020; and the completion of the final book in the main sequence of her Middle Kingdoms fantasy series, The Door Into Starlight.

In her spare time Diane gardens, cooks and studies astronomy, food history, and European rail schedules.


Gareth L. Powell is the BSFA Award-winning author of the novels, Embers of War, Fleet of Knives, Light of Impossible Stars, Ack-Ack Macaque, Hive Monkey, Macaque Attack, The Recollection and Silversands, as well as the horror novella, Ragged Alice, and the short fiction collections, Entropic Angel and The Last Reef.

Luna Press will be publishing About Writing, his field guide for aspiring authors, in 2019.


Andy Bigwood is an Artist, Draughtsman, Bookbinder, Cartographer, Illustrator and Author, twice winning the British Science Fiction Association Award for best artwork.

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