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BristolCon Fringe: July 2017 - Q&A

July 24th, 2017 · Comments

The readings were followed by the traditional Q&A session hosted by Cheryl Morgan. There was discussion of apocalypses and their attraction for readers, particularly teenagers. There was also a great deal of discussion of feminism. Given that the announcement that The Doctor would be regenerating as a woman had been made the previous day, this was a very topical matter. For reasons that will be obvious once you have listened to the podcasts, there was also some discussion of pornography.

In the announcements we congratulated Jo Hall, Roz Clarke and Pete Sutton for their places on the British Fantasy Awards short lists, and wished Emma & Pete Newman best of luck in the Clarke and Hugos.

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: July 2017 - Virginia Bergin

July 24th, 2017 · Comments

Our second reader for July was Virginia Bergin. She is a Bristol-based writer of YA science fiction. Her third novel, Who Runs The World?, has recently been published by Macmillan. It is set in a world in which a virus has rendered human males all but extinct and the world is run by women.

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: July 2017 - Justin Newland

July 24th, 2017 · Comments

Our first reader for July was regular attendee, Justin Newland. He gave us excerpts from two separate works.

The first excerpt was from his published novel, The Genes of Isis. This is from a section later in the book where the Apocalypse is well in progress and our heroes have fled Egypt for sanctuary in Babylon.

Excerpt two is from the start of a work in progress, the novel set in Ming Dynasty China from which Justin read the prologue at the Open Mic.

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: June 2017 - Q&A

June 26th, 2017 · Comments

Finally for June we have the Q&A. Cheryl Morgan talked to our readers about a range of topics including goats, babies, real v imaginary locations and many other topics.

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: June 2017 - Peter Newman

June 26th, 2017 · Comments

Our second reader for June was Peter Newman whose third book in the Vagrant series has just been published. For us he read a short story featuring one of the most popular characters from that series, the goat.

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: June 2017 - Kate Coe

June 26th, 2017 · Comments

Our first reader for June was Kate Coe who runs the Writing & Coe website. She read extracts from two very different stories.

Our apologies for somewhat muddy sound. This was partly because it was very hot and we needed to keep the air conditioning on, and partly because of a technical mishap which caused us to have to record on a phone.

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: May 2017 - Q&A

June 2nd, 2017 · Comments

Finally for May, Piotr and Emma are put to the question. Cheryl and Emma go off on a bit of a feminist rant. Piotr explains where Pennsylvania is. There is some discussion of tea, jeopardy and mild peril. Peter Newman reveals what he will be reading when he headlines Fringe in June.

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: May 2017 - Emma Newman

June 2nd, 2017 · Comments

Our headline guest for May was Emma Newman. She read the first chapter of her novel, After Atlas, which is a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. This introduces us to the main character in the novel, Carlos Moreno. He is a detective, but also the son one of the passengers on the Atlas, the colony ship from Planetfall. This story takes place many years after the Atlas left Earth.

When introducing Emma, Cheryl Morgan mentions some top secret news that she can't divulge at the time. We can now reveal that Emma will be the Guest of Honour at Åcon 9 in Flnland next year.

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: May 2017 - Piotr Świetlik

June 2nd, 2017 · Comments

Our first reader for May was local author and sometime radio show host, Piotr Świetlik. He read part of a science fiction story set in Pennsylvania (but not that Pennsylvania).

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 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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