Category Archives: Readings

Fringe is Moving

As of next Monday’s event, BristolCon Fringe will have a new home. It is: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF. We will be in the function room on the first floor. The move should give … Continue reading

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Fringe 2017 Underway

The new year of BristolCon Fringe got under way last night. The schedule is a little fuzzy because Jo is handing over the management of the events to Tom Parker, so we don’t as yet have confirmed speakers for the … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight

Tonight sees the first BristolCon Fringe of 2017. We have two great authors lined up for you. Amanda Huskisson is a writer of historical fantasy. She will be reading the opening chapter of her debut novel, Melody of the Two … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight

The next BristolCon Fringe event will take place tonight (7:30pm, Shakespeare Tavern, as usual). The readers will be two fantasy authors currently signed to the fabulous Kristell Ink: Joel Cornah and Jessica Rydill. Their adoring editor will doubtless be there … Continue reading

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Bristol Weather Hates Me

When I did the event with Stuart Milk at Bristol University in February it rained heavily. Bristol traffic is bad enough at the best of times, but when it rains the city hits gridlock very quickly. The combination of bad … Continue reading

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Bristol LitFest Reminder

Tonight I will be chairing a Bristol Festival of Literature event at Bristol University. It is titled “Ageing in the LGBT Community” and we’ll be looking at the issues through fiction and history with the help of authors and experts … Continue reading

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Talk Like An Egyptian

I spent the afternoon in Bristol so that I could attend the Egyptian Stories event at Bristol Museum. While it was billed as being in the Egyptian gallery, that clearly wasn’t going to happen because there are too many display … Continue reading

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Bristol Festival of Literature Events

The full publicity for my two events at the Bristol Festival of Literature is now out. The “Stories of Strong Women” panel only exists as a Facebook event. You can find that here. Apparently we have 85 people going already, … Continue reading

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June Fringe – Stephanie Burgis & Justin Newland

The recordings from the June BristolCon Fringe event are now online. We did things slightly differently that month. Firstly thanks to a technical hitch we had no microphone on the AV system. That meant we had to record people direct … Continue reading

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May Fringe Podcasts – Martyn Waites & Paul Cornell

It is that time of the month again. If you are in Bristol this evening do come along to the Shakespeare Tavern on Prince Street for 7:30pm to hear Scott Lewis and Jo Lindsay Walton. In the meantime, here are … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight

For those of you within easy reach of Bristol, there will be a BristolCon Fringe event tonight. The readers will be Thomas David Parker and Tim Lebbon. We will get going at the Shakespeare Tavern (68 Prince St.) at around … Continue reading

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April Fringe (contains me)

The April BristolCon Fringe night is, by tradition, an open mic where they let all sorts of people read, even me. Lots of better writers turned up as well, and we ended up with 12 readers divided into three sessions. … Continue reading

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February Fringe (and June tomorrow)

Tomorrow sees the June meeting of BristolCon Fringe, so it is about time I got more audio online. Here, therefore, is February. Well, some of it. As you may recall, in February I was absurdly busy with LGBT History Month. … Continue reading

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SF in SF Podcast: Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

There’s nothing new on Salon Futura this week. However, I have just posted a podcast to the SF in SF website. It is a reading featuring Marie Brennan and M. Thomas Gammarino. Here’s the audio: Huge thanks to Soma FM … Continue reading

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Fringe, Dead Sherlock & Writing as a Woman

Last night’s BristolCon Fringe was really good. The podcasts will be available in due course, but you can hear Paul Cornell read from Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? at his previous Fringe appearance in March last year. Martyn Waites chose to … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight – Paul Cornell & Martyn Waites

If you are anywhere near Bristol this evening then make your way to the Shakespeare Tavern on Prince Street for the May edition of BristolCon Fringe. This is a crime special, and our guest readers will be Paul Cornell and … Continue reading

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Mike Carey Reminder

This is mainly for Bristol people, but there will be radio coverage too. Next Wednesday (May 18th) Mike Carey will be in Bristol to promote his latest book, Fellside. He will be on the radio with me at lunchtime, and … Continue reading

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January Fringe Recordings – Nick Walters & Will Loram

The podcasts for the January edition of BristolCon Fringe have gone live. This was a comedy special featuring Nick Walters and Will Loram. As Will had been eaten by aliens, or by the Welsh, or by Bristol’s traffic, Nick kindly … Continue reading

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This Week’s Women’s Outlook Show

Sorry this is a bit late. I’ve been rather busy with doing trans awareness training and various LGBT-related meetings in Bristol. Here’s what we had on Wednesday’s show. The first hour was mainly my interview with Guy Gavriel Kay about … Continue reading

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Mike Carey and Me in Bristol

As many of you will know, Mike Carey has a new book out: Fellside. Mike is doing a promotional event at Waterstones in Bristol on the evening of May 18th. I am delighted to have been asked to interview him. … Continue reading

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