BristolCon 2024
(Saturday October 26th to Sunday October 27th 2024)

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Guest(s) of Honour: Peter F Hamilton and Joanne Harris
Location: Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Bristol
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News

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NEW Membership Price Rise

Timely reminder to buy your membership before midnight on the 31st May. 

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Published on 15/05/2024 09:52:20 by Meg

BSFA Awards 2023 - Winners

BristolCon are very pleased that two of our previous Guests of Honour have won their respective categories in the 2023 BSFA Awards which were presented at this year’s Eastercon.

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Published on 06/05/2024 09:54:24 by Chris

A New Anthology Featuring BristolCon Connections

All Tomorrow’s Futures: Fictions That Disrupt is due to be published later this week (29th March) and there are some familiar names involved. Read More...

Published on 24/03/2024 12:17:15 by Meg

BristolCon memories from Jason Whittle

Jason's new book, Conventionista, includes many BristolCon memories.

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Published on 10/03/2024 07:26:06 by Nik

Calling All Artists!

Would you like to exhibit your work in BristolCon's Art Show?

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Published on 04/03/2024 11:01:19 by Nik

The BSFA loves Bristolcon alumni.

The BSFA shortlist has just been published and a number of our previous guests of honour and participating members are on it. Read More...

Published on 04/03/2024 05:24:25 by Nik

Early Bird sign up confirmation emails

If you signed up for our 2024 BristolCon convention at or shortly after our last event, we have some very good news for you.

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Published on 03/03/2024 01:27:05 by Meg

Adrian Tchaikovsky & Lauren Beukes in conversation with Gareth L. Powell

On Tuesday 2nd April former BristolCon GoH Adrian Tchaikovsky and Lauren Beukes will be in conversation with BristolCon regular Gareth L. Powell at an event organised by Stanfords Bookshop.

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Published on 28/02/2024 10:03:34 by Nik

Local News

BSFA Awards 2023 - Winners published on 06/05/2024 09:54:24 by Chris

BristolCon are very pleased that two of our previous Guests of Honour have won their respective categories in the 2023 BSFA Awards which were presented at this year’s Eastercon.

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A New Anthology Featuring BristolCon Connections published on 24/03/2024 12:17:15 by Meg

All Tomorrow’s Futures: Fictions That Disrupt is due to be published later this week (29th March) and there are some familiar names involved. Read More...

Calling All Artists! published on 04/03/2024 11:01:19 by Nik

Would you like to exhibit your work in BristolCon's Art Show?

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Early Bird sign up confirmation emails published on 03/03/2024 01:27:05 by Meg

If you signed up for our 2024 BristolCon convention at or shortly after our last event, we have some very good news for you.

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Adrian Tchaikovsky & Lauren Beukes in conversation with Gareth L. Powell published on 28/02/2024 10:03:34 by Nik

On Tuesday 2nd April former BristolCon GoH Adrian Tchaikovsky and Lauren Beukes will be in conversation with BristolCon regular Gareth L. Powell at an event organised by Stanfords Bookshop.

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The "Uncharted" series by JA Mortimore - catch her at BristolCon published on 08/08/2023 09:47:38 by Nik

Local author JA Mortimore will be with us at BristolCon with the third of her "Uncharted" series.

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Extracting Humanity - new book by Stephen Oram published on 18/07/2023 08:58:03 by Nik

Stephen Oram's new book of short stories, "Extracting Humanity" will be released on july 27th.

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I Am Writing Festival published on 27/04/2023 03:56:29 by Nik

Do you dream of getting your book published? Three whole days devoted to novel and picture book writing and the world of publishing! Plus a 10% discount for BristolCon members.

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Gates of Hope - JE Hannaford - Published today published on 14/04/2023 04:01:22 by Nik

Book 1 of JE Hannaford's new series The Aulirean Gates: Gates of Hope is published today.

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New book from JE Hannaford published on 03/04/2023 06:18:14 by Nik

Friend of BristolCon JE Hannaford has the first book of her new series - Gate Of Hope - being released on April 14th.

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Lawless Comic Con 2023 published on 22/03/2023 09:41:03 by Chris

Lawless Comic Con is back for another year!

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An Evening With Rob Wilkins - Celebrating Sir Terry Pratchett published on 03/10/2022 22:52:29 by Nik

An evening remembering the late Sir Terry Pratchett at Waterstones Bristol Galleries

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The Coraidic Sagas Omnibus Limited Edition - Kickstarter published on 02/10/2022 11:23:36 by Nik

Friend of BristolCon Alicia Wanstall-Burke, author of the Coraidic Sagas, has started a Kickstarter to bring out an omnibus limited edition of her popular trilogy. Read More...

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II published on 09/09/2022 12:04:10 by Nik

The BristolCon committee were saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. We send our condolences to her family and to the rest of the nation during this difficult time.

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Convention

NEW Membership Price Rise published on 15/05/2024 09:52:20 by Meg

Timely reminder to buy your membership before midnight on the 31st May. 

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BristolCon memories from Jason Whittle published on 10/03/2024 07:26:06 by Nik

Jason's new book, Conventionista, includes many BristolCon memories.

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The BSFA loves Bristolcon alumni. published on 04/03/2024 05:24:25 by Nik

The BSFA shortlist has just been published and a number of our previous guests of honour and participating members are on it. Read More...

BristolCon 2023 Programme is now available published on 18/10/2023 02:18:05 by Chris

The Programme for this Year's BristolCon is now available

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Book Launch @Bristolcon - Juliet E. McKenna published on 17/10/2023 01:21:48 by Nik

BristolCon regular Juliet E. McKenna will be holding the launch party for her latest book, The Green Man's Quarry, on Friday night at BristolCon.

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Streaming BristolCon published on 16/10/2023 12:00:00 by Nik

The BristolCon Livestream is back!

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Book Cover Reveal! published on 15/10/2023 12:15:13 by Nik

Space Cat Press are delighted to reveal the book cover for the forthcoming Bark and Bone anthology.

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Joining us at BristolCon: RB Watkinson published on 15/10/2023 12:06:22 by Nik

Rosa Watkinson (aka RB Knappert) will be joining us at BristolCon with copies of all of her books.

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Great news for Juliet E. McKenna fans published on 05/10/2023 09:24:18 by Nik

Have you picked up your copy of Juliet E. McKenna's new book, The Green Man's Quarry, yet? If not then we have a rather nice offer for you.

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Friday Night @BristolCon published on 20/09/2023 05:49:44 by Nik

BristolCon is nearly here! So what do we have lined up for you on Friday evening?

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The return of the book swap table published on 19/09/2023 09:53:54 by Nik

BristolCon is delighted to announce the return of the book swap table at this year's convention.

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Saturday Night is Karaoke Night! published on 19/09/2023 09:44:08 by Nik

Join us after the closing ceremony on Saturday for karaoke.

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Don\'t forget to fill in the programme questionnaire! published on 08/08/2023 09:28:48 by Nik

Help us build the best possible BristolCon programme by filling in the programme questionnaire.

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Dealers Tables Almost Sold Out published on 08/08/2023 08:49:14 by Nik

Are you a dealer in books or other fun things who wants to set at BristolCon? You'll need to book quickly as the tables are almost sold out.

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BristolCon wants your news! published on 11/07/2023 10:27:09 by Nik

Do you have news that you'd like BristolCon to share? We're happy to help out.

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London Centric - featuring Ida Keogh published on 15/05/2023 06:56:10 by Nik

“London Centric is a real treat for fans of Urban SF [...]  stories from an impressive array of well-known names, producing a very readable and enjoyable collection.”–SFcrowsnest

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Everything You Need To Know About Ida Keogh published on 15/05/2023 06:50:37 by Nik

Doing your homework on Ida Keogh before the convention? Looking to find some of her work? Here's everything you need.

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Fish! - Ida Keogh published on 15/05/2023 06:40:31 by Nik

“FISH! is an intelligent, thoughtful, and powerful read... Highly recommended!” – Runalong the Shelves

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The Forbidden List Trilogy - GR Matthews published on 15/05/2023 06:22:05 by Nik

"Emotionally stirring scenes that flourished with dark and powerful action, to deep political intrigue, there wasn’t a dull moment throughout." 8/10 from Fantasy-Faction.com

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Seven Deaths of an Empire - GR Matthews published on 15/05/2023 06:17:57 by Nik

“Matthews has written an addictive page-turner full of magic and political intrigue.” -- Adrian Selby, author of Brother Red

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Corin Heyes Omnibus - GR Matthews published on 15/05/2023 06:16:51 by Nik

"Damn good fun, intriguing as hell, different and exciting, I devoured this book." -- Dyrk Ashton, author of Paternus -- Dyrk Ashton Read More...

Everything you need to know about GR Matthews published on 15/05/2023 06:07:18 by Nik

Doing your homework on GR Matthews before the convention? Looking to find some of his work? Here's everything you need. Read More...

Suggest your panel ideas published on 17/03/2023 11:13:49 by Nik

Do you have a brilliant idea for a Bristolcon panel? Tell us about it!

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BristolCon 2023 - Date, Site, GoHs published on 01/02/2023 08:27:05 by Nik

We are delighted to announce details of BristolCon 2023

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BristolCon streaming published on 26/10/2022 20:51:11 by Nik

BristolCon will be streaming Panel One on YouTube

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Workshops, small group sessions, and kaffeklatsches published on 24/10/2022 14:44:48 by Nik

How to sign up for BristolCon workshops, small group sessions and kaffeeklatsches.

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Last few BristolCon memberships available published on 24/10/2022 14:42:44 by Nik

Last few memberships available. Read More...

Friday Night Is Open Mic Night published on 24/10/2022 14:36:53 by Nik

BristolCon is proud to announce the return of the Friday night Fringe Open Mic night.

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BristolCon Programme Now Available published on 17/10/2022 18:50:30 by Nik

The programme for BristolCon 2022 is now available on the website.

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Would You Like To Know More? published on 16/10/2022 12:16:00 by Nik

Are you an expert on something? Do you have a passion for a subject? Tell us about it.

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Registration will be open on Friday evening published on 16/10/2022 12:12:03 by Nik

For members arriving on Friday, registration will be open from 6pm to 8pm. Read More...

Covid Policy published on 16/10/2022 12:03:12 by Nik

Covid is on the rise again, so BristolCon has a policy to help reduce the likelihood of our members spreading or catching it or other lurgies.

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Food and drink at BristolCon published on 16/10/2022 11:59:42 by Nik

Baked potatoes - back by popular demand!

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New book by Juliet E McKenna published on 02/10/2022 23:15:58 by Nik

Pre-order your copy of Juliet E McKenna's new "Green Man's Heir" novel and collect it at BristolCon.

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Programme questionnaires on their way! published on 21/08/2022 20:38:48 by Nik

Coming soon to a mailbox near you; your chance to help build the BristolCon programme.

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BrisolCon Fringe

BristolCon Fringe May 2023 published on 06/05/2023 06:29:14 by Chris

BristolCon Fringe has release an announcement regarding its next Fringe Event on May
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BristolCon Fringe - April published on 03/04/2023 06:20:57 by Nik

April's BristolCon Fringe brings you an evening with Gareth L. Powell.

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Fringe - March 27th @ Hall Pass published on 17/03/2023 11:09:27 by Nik

BristolCon Fringe presents an evening of Bristol Authors reading Horror and Science Fiction.

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Fringe - February 27th @ Hall Pass published on 18/02/2023 11:32:50 by Nik

February is an open mic month.

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Fringe - January 30th 2023 published on 24/01/2023 17:39:41 by Nik

January 30th sees our first Fringe, with some important news about this year's BristolCon.

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BristolCon Fringe Returns! published on 24/01/2023 17:24:57 by Nik

BristolCon Fringe is back! Every month we'll be presenting an event leading up to the convention in October.

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