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BristolCon Fringe: February 2017 - Q&A

May 15th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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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BristolCon Fringe: January 2017 - Amanda Huskisson

April 24th, 2017

January had a vaguely ancient history feel to it, kicking off with Amanda Huskisson. We have enjoyed hearing snippets from her fantasy tale of ancient Egypt at open mics, but this time we got a full reading and learned more about her characters.

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: November 2016 - Q&A

April 6th, 2017

At the end of the evening Cheryl Morgan put our two readers to the question. There is talk of giant penguins, Helsinki, nuclear power stations in France, the End of Civilisation As We Know It, and Jo's plans to set up a resistance movement in the Welsh Marches.

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: November 2016 - Jessica Rydill

April 6th, 2017

Our second reader for November was Jessica Rydill. Her Shamanworld series was part-released by Orbit several years ago, but it fell victim to the all too regular "you only get one chance to be the next JK Rowling" syndrome. Thankfully Kristell Ink has picked up the entire series so fans of the early books will get to find out what happens at the end. In the meantime here's Jessica with a reading from the first book, Children of the Shaman.

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: November 2016 - Joel Cornah

April 6th, 2017

The November Fringe was a fantasy special courtesy of Jo Hall and Kristell Ink. Jo works for them as an editor and brought two of her favourite writers the perform for us.

First up was author, podcaster, dyslexia activist and accidental political comedian, Joel Cornah. He read from The Sky Slayer, which is about pirates and curses and the like.

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: August 2016 - Q&A

March 21st, 2017

The August Q&A developed into an interesting discussion regarding the various merits of description-driven fiction versus dialogue-driven fiction. We learned what Scott's superpower is.

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

 

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