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Entries from March 2014

Bristolcon Fringe: February 2014 - Q&A

March 10th, 2014 · Comments

Finally from the February meeting we have a Q&A session with our authors. Ken talks about his fledgling writing career. Jonathan explains to Cheryl who Johnny Vegas is. We discuss the current revival in the worship of the Aesir. And Snorri tells a joke about Finns, as Vikings are prone to do.

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 2014 - Snorri Kristjansson

March 10th, 2014 · Comments

Our final reader for February came all the way from Iceland, via London where he now lives and works.

Snorri Kristjansson is a former actor and stand-up comic turned author whose debut novel, The Swords of Good Men, is attracting a lot of favorable attention. As the publisher's blurb says, it’s got a mad king determined to bring the White Christ to the masses, a mysterious and beautiful woman drawing the souls of dead warriors to her cause, a gentle blacksmith with dangerous blood and a young hero, who has a lot to learn about the cruelty of the world.

Snorri's performance includes the first ever public reading from Blood Will Follow, the second book in the Valhalla Saga, which is due for release this summer. As the books are about Vikings, a certain amount of drinking, murder, pillage and general mayhem is involved. Also beards, but no horns on helmets.

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 2014 - Jonathan Pinnock

March 10th, 2014 · Comments

Our second reading for February was from local writer, Jonathan Pinnock, who was new to most of us but quickly established his geek cred by reading poetry in reverse Fibonacci format. He also knows far too much about what really happened in Bath at the end of the 19th Century.

Away from science fiction, Jonathan Pinnock runs a software company and writes mostly short fiction, much of which appears to win mainstream prizes of various sorts.

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 2014 - Ken Shinn

March 10th, 2014 · Comments

With Scott Lewis having been called away to rescue people from the Somerset floods, Ken Shinn kindly stepped into the breach in our February event. He read from his story, "A Case of the Vapours" from Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion.

Ken Shinn was born in London in the later years of the 20th century. Since his childhood, he has regarded the world of speculative fiction with envious eyes, and slowly and surely he has laid his plans against it. Almost half a century later, following residences in Liverpool and Norwich and their respective SF communities, he is now resident in Bristol with his two cats, and is very pleased to be so. “Case Of The Vapours” is his first professionally-published fiction, and will not be his last. (He also owns his own top hat.)

Our apologies to Ken for some sound problems during the reading.

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

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