Location: Ramada Bristol City Hotel, Bristol, United Kingdom
“Bristol-Con is a one-day convention organized by the Bristol Fantasy & SF Society, under the auspices of the BristolCon Foundation. The BristolCon is taking place on October 20th, 2012 and it is the BristolCon Foundation’s fourth event. Guests this year include writers John Meaney and Gareth L. Powell, and artist Anne Sudworth. Other attending guests are Alastair Reynolds, Justina Robson, Aliette de Bodard, John Meaney, Kim Lakin-Smith, Tim Maughan, Stephanie Burgis, Anne Lyle, Gareth L Powell, Leigh Kennedy, Jaine Fenn, Philip Reeve, Moira Young, Ian Whates, Danie Ware, Kim Lakin-Smith, Jonathan L Howard, Juliet E McKenna, Rob Williams, John Meaney, Guy Haley, Tricia Sullivan, Freda Warrington.
Books, comics and merchandise will be available in the dealers’ room and authors will be available for book signings. There will also be a pub quiz and live music in the evening.”
The Bristol-Con Committee is consisting of :
Chair : Joanne Hall
Treasurer : Heather Ashley
Art Show : Andy Bigwood
Dealers : Mark Robinson
Media Relations : Sam Pearson
Programme : MEG, Roz Clarke
Claire Carter, Dolly Garland
We’re noticing the presence of Aliette de Bodard at the Bristol-Con activities:
10:00-10:45: Colonising the Solar system: Many recent science fiction books, including Blue Remembered Earth by Al Reynolds, and The Quiet War by Paul McAuley, are set in a solar system colonized by mankind. What would it take to make this happen? Could we really adapt to live on the Moon or Mars? Will space exploration ever be economic?
With Guy Haley (mod), Michael Dollin, Aliette de Bodard, Ben Jeapes, Dev Agarwal
10:50-10:55: Reading. Aliette de Bodard will read either the forthcoming Immersion Press novella On a Red Station, Drifting, or the urban fantasy novel. Either way, something no one but very few people have seen before…
12:00-12:45: Kaffeklatsch. You can sign up in advance for it here.
13:00-13:45: The stress of space travel on family relationships: Returning to Earth to find yourself younger than your own grand-children isn’t just a headache for the greetings-card industry. The panel looks at depictions of the family and wonders, are all families in SF fiction dysfunctional ?
With Dev Agarwal (mod), Emma Newman, Aliette de Bodard, Gareth L Powell, Leigh Kennedy
14:00-14:45: Book launch of Stephanie Burgis’s A Reckless Magic, followed by general signing (Aliette de Bodard will have copies of Obsidian and Blood on hand !)
Other authors signings : Anne Lyle, Gareth L Powell, Leigh Kennedy, Jaine Fenn, Philip Reeve, Moira Young, Ian Whates, Danie Ware, Tim Maughan, Kim Lakin-Smith, Jonathan L Howard, Juliet E McKenna, Rob Williams, John Meaney, Guy Haley, Tricia Sullivan, Justina Robson & Freda Warrington.
Joe Abercrombie will be signing his new book, A Red Country, in Bristol on October 20th, at Waterstones in The Galleries book shop.