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BristolCon Fringe: April 2017 - Open Mic Part II

May 25th, 2017 · Comments

The second session of the open mic features the following readers:

Chloe Headdon with the opening of a YA fantasy novel;

Steve Tanner with an extract from his fantasy novel, Blind Faith;

Suzanne McConaghy with part of a science fiction short story, "Partners in Crime";

Justin Newland with short story that forms the prologue to fantasy novel set in China.

There is no Q&A in the open mic, because we want to make the experience as friendly as possible for the readers.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For further details see our Venue and Schedule pages.

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BristolCon Fringe: April 2017 - Open Mic Part I

May 25th, 2017 · Comments

Our April event is traditionally an open mic where anyone can come and read, but just for 5 minutes. For reasons that will be explained on the podcast, this month's event was hosted by Tom Parker. The readers in this session are:

Cheryl Morgan, with part of a short story about Amazons in Space;

Ian McConaghy with the opening of a science fiction novel set in near future Los Angeles;

Joanne Hall with a short story about monks, illuminated manuscripts and dragons; and

Felicia Barker with a fantasy short story featuring some very famous fairies.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For further details see our Venue and Schedule pages.

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BristolCon Fringe: March 2017 - Q&A

May 17th, 2017 · Comments

Finally for March we have the traditional Q&A session with our readers. Cheryl Morgan asks Steph and Paul about the dangers of the West Country landscape, adultery, who was the cutest member of Duran Duran and many other things. Paul plugs the Fairford Festival of Fiction, which has an amazing guest list.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For further details see our Venue and Schedule pages.

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BristolCon Fringe: March 2017 - Paul Cornell

May 17th, 2017 · Comments

Our headline guest for March was Paul Cornell, who should need no introduction. Paul treated us to a preview of his latest novel, Chalk (due for publication the following day). He read two excerpts, one of which introduces us to the landscape of the novel, and the other featuring an innovate form of divination based on pop singles. The book is set in the 1980s and Pauls' publishers, Tor, have put together a great YouTube playlist to go with the book.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For further details see our Venue and Schedule pages.

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BristolCon Fringe: March 2017 - Steph Minns

May 17th, 2017 · Comments

For March our readings went all creepy and horrific, starting with local writer, Steph Minns. She read a story of a man (probably) coming to a sticky end on the narrow country roads of Darkest Somerset. Did he deserve it? Listen and make your own decision. Steph does a great Gollum voice.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For further details see our Venue and Schedule pages.

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BristolCon Fringe: February 2017 - Q&A

May 15th, 2017 · Comments

Finally for February we had the Q&A. Gareth tells us more about what's in the the short story collection, and Pete tells us more about what you can expect from his novel. We also discussed whether science fiction is a better way of understanding the world today than so-called "realist" fiction.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For further details see our Venue and Schedule pages.

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BristolCon Fringe: February 2017 - Pete Sutton

May 15th, 2017 · Comments

Our second reader for February is another well-known local name, Pete Sutton. He read to us from his debut novel, Sick City Syndrome. It is more supernatural thriller than anything else (it has ghosts), but Pete managed to find a fairly science fictional bit to read for us.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For further details see our Venue and Schedule pages.

 

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BristolCon Fringe: February 2017 - Gareth L. Powell

May 15th, 2017 · Comments

February was our first night in our new venue, The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer. Unfortunately we had a few glitches getting the audio to work and this recording is rather muddy. We are getting a handle on it now so things should be better from now on. Our profuse apologies to Gareth.

Talking of whom, our first reader for February was the amazing Gareth L. Powell. He read the whole of his short story, "Entropic Angel", which is also the title of his new short fiction collection. It isn't quite as sweary as an Ack-Ack Macaque book, but it does still get an explicit tag.

BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For further details see our Venue and Schedule pages.

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BristolCon Fringe: January 2017 - Q&A

April 24th, 2017 · Comments

Finally we came to our Q&A session in which Cheryl gets to practice her Spanish Inquisition skills on the unfortunate readers. In this case that involved much discussion of Egyptian mythology and of the evils of investment bankers.

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: January 2017 - Tej Turner

April 24th, 2017 · Comments

Our second reader for January joined us all the way from Cardiff. Tej Turner's fiction involves ancient history mainly in the names of the nightclubs that his characters frequent. The Janus Cycle, his first book, is already in print, but for us he read from his forthcoming book, Dinnusos Rises. Both books are set amongst an alternative community of mostly young people in a small town. There is sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll, and quite a bit of magic.

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

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