Category Archives: Readings

Science Fiction in Bath

Bath Waterstones has an extensive reading series, and they are now doing a lot of good SF events. Last night I was there to listen to Emma Newman, who was at her smart and erudite best despite having just got … Continue reading

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September Fringe: Chloe Headdon & Anna Smith Spark

Thanks to some very fast work by Tom Parker we have Monday’s Fringe readings available already. Our first reader for September was Chloe Headdon, who had so impressed us in the April open mic. Ever since she was little Chloe … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Appearances

Here are a few places where you will be able to find me in the coming weeks. First up we have BristolCon Fringe on Monday, featuring the legendary Anna Smith-Spark, owner of the deadliest shoes in the writing business, and … Continue reading

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August Fringe – G.V. Anderson & Lucy Hounsom

For the August Fringe meeting we were delighted to welcome G.V. (Gemma) Anderson whose first professional sale, “Das Steingeschöpf”, is a finalist for the World Fantasy Awards. Naturally we are all very proud of her. Because she had an early … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight: G.V. Anderson & Lucy Hounsom

The August edition of BristolCon fringe will take place tonight. We will have a first ever appearance for World Fantasy Award nominated author, G.V. Anderson. At it is a warm welcome back to fantasy novelist, Lucy Hounsom. If you are … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight

It is tine for another BristolCon Fringe event tonight, so I shall be off into Bristol shortly. We have an excellent show lined up for you. First up will be Justin Newland (also known as “the man who asks questions”). … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight

I’m back from the Eurocon in Dortmund and have much to report, but I have to dash off to Exeter for work today. This evening I will be hosting BristolCon Fringe, featuring Peter Newman and Kate Coe. Full details here. … Continue reading

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May Fringe – Emma Newman & Piotr Świetlik

Huzzah, we are up to date! Our first reader for May was local author and sometime radio show host, Piotr Świetlik. He read part of a science fiction story set in Pennsylvania (but not that Pennsylvania). Our headline guest for … Continue reading

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March Fringe

Thanks to some great work by Tom Parker are very close to being caught up on the Fringe audio. Here we have the March readings. For March our readings went all creepy and horrific, starting with local writer, Steph Minns. … Continue reading

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February Fringe

This evening I will be off to Bristol for the May Fringe event featuring Emma Newman and Piotr Świetlik. Emma will be reading from her Clarke Award finalist novel, After Atlas, which is a fabulous book. For those of you … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight, And January Readings

Tonight sees the return of the legendary BristolCon Fringe Open Mic, at which a whole host of lovely people get just five minutes to wow us with their fiction. I have to catch a train to Plymouth tonight because I’m … Continue reading

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BristolCon Fringe November 2016

I have some more Fringe podcasts for you. We don’t have audio from September because I was Very Sick and no one else had any recording kit, so we move on the November, which was a Kristell Ink Special. Editor … Continue reading

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Forthcoming SF&F-Related Events

Here are a few things happening the the Bristol/Bath area in May. On Friday, May 5th China Miéville will be doing a Festival of Ideas talk at @Bristol. This is not about his SF, he’s doing a tour to promote … Continue reading

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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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