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Imaginales 2010 Web Site Live

I see that the web site for the 2010 Imaginales is now live. The guest list includes Joe Abercrombie, Jacqueline Carey, Kirstin Cashore, Greg Keyes, Elisabeth Vonarburg and Robert Charles Wilson, as well as all of the regular French authors. … Continue reading

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Imaginales Video Online

My video diary from Imaginales 2009 is now available here. Hopefully this gives you a much better feel for the convention that just a dry report and static photos.

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Imaginales 2009

I should start off this diary by apologizing for mis-pronouncing the name of the convention in the first few videos. As some of you may have seen me note from France, I think I’ve picked up Spanish-language habits from California. … Continue reading

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More Imaginales Photos

Thanks to a comment on David Anthony Durham’s con report, I have found some more photos from Imaginales. These are by a professional photographer and are therefore much better than mine. There are two sets, one mainly of the costumed … Continue reading

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Imaginales Con Report

Progress. I now have text as well as photos. You can read the con report here. Hopefully the video will all be done before I head off for the southern hemisphere.

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Imaginales 2009

Well, that was my first convention in France, and I have to pronounce it a great success. Where to start? Probably on the Eurostar. Mostly when I go to conventions I fly. In the USA it is often the only … Continue reading

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Imaginales – Day 2 Wrap

First up I have discovered to my embarrassment that I have been mis-pronouncing the name of the convention for ages. The final ‘s’ of Imaginales is silent. I have been spending too much time with Latino people, I think, and … Continue reading

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Imaginales: Day 2

Hello everyone. I am writing this from the Internet lounge at the convention, which is an interesting experience as the French keyboard layout is subtly different to the UK/US one. My laptop is back at the hotel and it is … Continue reading

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Imaginales – Tout Prêt

I have my train tickets (except the ones you have to get from a TGV ticket machine in Paris), I have my hotel reservation (I’m in the Ibis – many thanks to Jean-Louis Trudel for the help), I’m all ready … Continue reading

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Allez! Imaginales

As I obviously need to know more about French language science fiction before August, and I can’t go to cons in the US at the moment, I was thinking I might head out to Epinal in May to attend Imaginales. … Continue reading

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Toutes Mes Félicitations, Stéphanie!

A couple of days ago I wrote about the French convention, Imaginales, run by my friend Stéphanie Nicot. Now I am even more annoyed that I could not go this year, because I learned from Rose Fox on Twitter that … Continue reading

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Trudi in France

Had I not run into some fairly severe financial problems, I would have spent last weekend in France. As it turned out, I had a lovely time in Oxford instead, but my Melbourne friend Trudi Canavan did make it to … Continue reading

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Off to Oxford

It is convention time again. Tomorrow I will be in Oxford for the The Write Fantastic’s annual get-together. There is a fabulous line-up of guests including Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pat Cadigan, Mary Hoffman, Stan Nicholls, Anne Gay, Ben Jeapes, Mike … Continue reading

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2011 Convention Schedule

With SMOFcon over, that’s the 2010 convention season wrapped up. It is time to look forward to 2011. This year’s con-going was thoroughly messed up by the US immigration issues and the hotel problems in Epinal. Hopefully I’ll have more … Continue reading

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Alt.Fiction 2010

Alt.Fiction is a rather different sort of convention. Indeed, a lot of fans would not recognize it as a convention at all, because it isn’t run by a fannish group, but by an arts organization. And, like Imaginales, it is … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Events Reminder

As people have been asking, here’s what’s coming up in the next couple of months. This Saturday I will be in Oxford for the Write Fantastic 5th Anniversary Convention. Juliet McKenna has a great collection of writers lined up. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Fewer Conventions

Well, that’s annoying. I was planning to attend Gaylaxicon in Montréal this year, but now I can’t, because it has been canceled. Obviously I won’t be able to go next year, because the convention is in the USA. Rats! It … Continue reading

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The Year Ahead

If I’m going to do the seasonal posts thing I might as well go the whole hog and try to look forward to 2010. Right now I do not have any sekrit projekts, which is probably just as well after … Continue reading

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It’s A Wrap

I don’t normally go for “end of year” posts, let alone “end of decade”, but thinking back over 2009 I have realized that it was fairly interesting in many ways and therefore probably deserves a retrospective. The year began in … Continue reading

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Alan Moore Conference

I think I have probably mentioned this before, but they’ve just put up a web site so it is a good opportunity to mention it again. On May 28th & 29th next year the University of Northampton is running a … Continue reading

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