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BristolCon Fringe: May 2016 - Martyn Waites

August 15th, 2016 · Comments

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 · Comments

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 · Comments

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  • Jonathan L Howard, with part of an unpublished novel, Heart of the Empire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 · Comments

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 · Comments

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 · Comments

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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BristolCon Fringe: February 2016 - Gareth L. Powell

June 12th, 2016 · Comments

We had something of a recording malfunction (or more accurately a recorder operator malfunction) at our February meeting which resulted in our losing the first reading. Our sincere apologies to Will Macmillan Jones. We have a short piece of poetry from him in the Q&A, and he's back in our open mic session which will be uploaded here in July.

Our second reader for February was Gareth L. Powell. As everyone in Bristol has all of his Ack-Ack Macaque books, Gareth chose to read something new. This reading is the opening two chapters of a forthcoming, currently only provisionally titled, space opera novel.

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 2016 - Q&A

May 9th, 2016 · Comments

Finally our readers for January were asked to explain themselves, which was almost certainly a bad idea because you should never try to explain comedy. Cheryl tried hard to make project management sound amusing and failed dismally. Nick explained ASBOs for the benefit of foreign readers. Will explained more about the world of his book. We narrowly avoid mention of fluffy cushions.

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 2016 - Will Loram

May 9th, 2016 · Comments

Fortunately Will did finally make it to the event. His reading is from a novel in which... well, maybe it is best to let him explain that. But there are pirates, OK? And dragons. And lots of bureaucracy, because there's nothing that the British like more than making fun of bureaucrats.

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 2016 - Nick Walters

May 9th, 2016 · Comments

The January Fringe was something of a comedy special. As Will Loram had been eaten by aliens, or by the Welsh, or by Bristol's traffic, Nick Walters kindly agreed to take the mic first. Nick had arrived hotfoot from a training course on project management, which is perhaps ideal preparation for reading from a novel in which the Earth is menaced by alien bureaucrats. Fortunately a certain Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart will arrive to save the day, though not in the extract that Nick reads.

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

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