Fun Out West

We’re back from another excellent BristolCon. Lots of great panels, a lovely atmosphere and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Also cake. There’s always plenty of high quality cake, given away for free, at Bristolcon. Other cons could learn from this.

Highlights included Paul Cornell’s kaffeklatsch (though I don’t read much Urban Fantasy I love his Shadow Police books) and an excellent Guest of Honour interview with Emma Newman – owing to a clash I missed Jon Courtney Grimwood’s GoH slot. Despite my avowed intention not to buy more books we somehow came home with a bagful.

My panels went well, with good combinations of people on all of them and a tolerant moderator for the last one who allowed me to bring on a stunt double to answer the hard questions – I started the con knackered and three panels and a reading left me a bit wiped out, if happy. Talking of the reading – because I ran over time I forgot to mention the upcoming anthology which ‘Down at the Lake’ appears in, a mistake I’ll remedy here soon.

Last but not least I am delighted to announce that I will be a Guest of Honour at next year’s BristolCon. I’ll be sharing the bill with Jasper Fforde and will absolutely not fangirl him, no not at all. It’s not an exaggeration to say I’m looking forward to it already.

7 Responses to Fun Out West

  1. Pippa Jay 26 October 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    My eldest who came to the reading is very happy to hear that story will be available!

    • Jaine 26 October 2014 at 6:41 pm #

      Cool. The Anthology the story appears in is called Wicked Women, but it’s not on sale yet.

  2. Jo 26 October 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    We’ll be very happy to have you as a GOH! 🙂

    • Jaine 26 October 2014 at 6:40 pm #

      Aw, thanks. It’s going to be so much fun!

  3. Jacey Bedford 27 October 2014 at 12:37 am #

    Great to see you at Bristolcon. Good news about next year.

  4. Susan Oke 29 October 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Exciting news re next year. Might actually make it to a Bristolcon.

    • Jaine 31 October 2014 at 11:12 am #

      Thanks Sue. That’d be great.

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