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Entries from July 2014

Bristolcon Fringe: June 2014 - Q&A

July 7th, 2014 · Comments

Finally our readers are subjected to the usual interrogation. There are quite a few matters arising.

When Pete mentions that Jo writes Grimdark he is, of course, referring to our own Joanne Hall, not that Abercrombie fellow who doesn't have nearly the same body count.

David makes mention of something called BRP. That's Chaosium's Basic Role Playing system, which formed the core of all of the rule sets they produced back in the day.

If you'd like to know more about David's work with the Cthulhu mythos, he has a guest post about it on Pete's blog.

The deadly Call of Cthulhu scenario that David refers to is "Roots" by Simon Brake which appears in the collection, Things We Leave Behind from Stygian Fox.

And finally, Wikipedia has little to say about alternative versions of the magpie song, other than to confirm Pete's assertion that the version he is using is older than the one used by the TV programme.

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Bristolcon Fringe: June 2014 - Pete Sutton

July 7th, 2014 · Comments

Our second June reader, Pete Sutton, works for a French company and once wrote a play — but asks that you don’t hold that against him. He sits in his not so secret lair in the wilds of Fishponds, Bristol and dreams up stories, many of which are about magpies. He’s had some stuff published, although he’s convinced that was by mistake, and currently has a pile of words that one day may possibly be a novel, or at least an approximation of one. You can find him all over social media, sometimes even as himself. He can be found on Twitter as @suttope and his Bristol Book Blog is here & he’s one of the editors of Far Horizons e-magazine which can be found here.

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 2014 - David J. Rodger

July 7th, 2014 · Comments

Our first reader for June was David J. Rodger. David is a Bristol based author of science fiction dark fantasy with eight novels under his belt. Themes include thrillers, horror and action adventure. He is also the creator of Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur, an RPG that blends Cthulhu Mythos and Cyberpunk themes into a post-apocalyptic setting. His books cross many boundaries to deliver a new and exciting fusion of ideas and genres. Each book is stand-alone and can be read in any order, but occupy a shared universe allowing you to build a deeper knowledge with every story. He has written for SFX and had short stories published in the UK, US and Canada.

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

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