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BristolCon Fringe: June 2016 - Justin Newland

September 18th, 2016

Our second reader for June was Justin Newland, better known as "the man who asks questions" from our Q&A sessions. Justin read a short story set during the building of Hadrian's Wall, and the opening chapter of his novel, The Genes of Isis.

Stephanie was able to stay for the reading but had to leave during Justin's Q&A session. We had a short break while she left, but when we came back no one had any new questions so we just did announcements, which have been tacked on to this recording.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: June 2016 - Stephanie Burgis

September 18th, 2016

There were a couple of changes of plan for June. Firstly a technical hitch meant that we had no microphone for our readers. We were able to record directly rather than from the AV but the sound quality may not be as good. In addition, because Stephanie had to leave early to catch a train home, we had her on first and did her Q&A immediately afterwards. This first recording is of that session.

Stephanie read to us from her first adult novel, Masks and Shadows, which is an historical fantasy set during the days of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Most of the action takes place at the Eszterháza Palace, the home of Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. One of the major characters is the composer, Joseph Haydn.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: May 2016 - Q&A

August 15th, 2016

There was no shortage of things to talk about with Martyn and Paul.

From Martyn we here the Tania Carver origin story, his time as a television actor, and his entirely ridiculous book, Great Lost Albums.

Paul talks about the Shadow Police, his episode of Elementary, and his latest comics project, This Damned Band.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: May 2016 - Paul Cornell

August 15th, 2016

There's no shortage of fantastical content in the second reading of the evening. The third book in Paul Cornell's Shadow Police series is called Who Killed Sherlock Holmes. In the scene that Paul reads our heroes discover the ghost of the great detective, apparently recently deceased having been stabbed with a magical knife. Can ghosts be killed? If so, who was responsible, and why?

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: May 2016 - Martyn Waites

August 15th, 2016

The May Fringe event was a crime fiction special, in honour of Crimefest, our local crime fiction convention. Both readers had a connection to speculative fiction, but we began with someone who writes entirely non-fantastical crime novels. Martyn Waites has a spectacular writing career under his own name, but he also writes as Tania Carver. It is one of her books that he chose to read from.

If you want to know the story as to how Martyn came to write as Tania, it is all explained during the Q&A.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: April 2016 - Q&A

July 11th, 2016

At the end of the evening we had the traditional Q&A session. Jo talked about her forthcoming novel, The Summer Goddess. Pete's book, A Tiding of Magpies, is now available. Will talked about reciting stories from memory. And everyone wanted to know where Myfanwy gets her ideas from.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: April 2016 - Session 3

July 11th, 2016

This is the final session from the April Open Mic night. The readers are:

  • Steve Tanner, with part of the first book of a fantasy trilogy
  • Cheryl Morgan, with part of a story called "Snow White’s Wedding"
  • Will Macmillan Jones, a completer short story called "Hatchet"
  • Jonathan L Howard, with part of an unpublished novel, Heart of the Empire

You'll be relieved to know that there is no cannibalism in this one, though there is one very violent moment.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: April 2016 - Session 2

July 11th, 2016

Continuing our April Open Mic night, the readers in the second session were:

  • Kevlin Henney, with some of his trademark flash fiction
  • Pete Sutton, with a story from his collection, A Tiding of Magpies
  • Joanne Hall, with an extract from the novel she is currently writing, Gods of the Grey City
  • Myfanwy Rodman, a really gruesome story called "Zombie Walk"

This session absolutely earned the explicit tag.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: April 2016 - Session 1

July 11th, 2016

April is our traditional Open Mic night. Each reader is given 5 minutes to read whatever they want. Sometimes we get parts of novels, sometimes complete flash fiction, and sometimes something in between. In the first session the readers were:

  • Justin Newland, who read from a fantasy novel set in ancient times
  • Amanda Huskisson, more Egyptian fantasy
  • Jack Anderson – an historical novel about Hannibal
  • Jackie Rogers – flash fantasy

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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BristolCon Fringe: February 2016 - Q&A

June 12th, 2016

As is traditional, both readers were put to the question after their sessions. Obviously you won't have heard the material that Will read, but if you take a look at the books he has available on Amazon you should get the idea.

Gareth is asked about writing space opera and bad poetry. The latter is bravely demonstrated. You have been warned.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.

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