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Happy New Year all. It’s that time of year when we try and find stuff to look forward to, perhaps more than ever this year, and personally I’m looking forward to Saturday 18th February, that being when Picocon will be held at Imperial College, London. I like this casual little student con and this year […]

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It’s that time of year again, when I get to attend one of my favourite conventions. BristolCon is on next Saturday in, well, Bristol. My own small part in it is as follows: 11am – Guest of Honour Interview. No, they haven’t asked me to be GoH again, but one of this year’s GoHs, Ken […]

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My Satellite 5 schedule

Here’s what I’ll be up to next weekend in Glasgow: Saturday 10:30am – Opening Ceremony, during which I’m going to attempt something I’ve never done before. If you want to find out what, you’ll have to come along. Saturday 11am – Kaffeklatch; or rather, in my case Teaklatch. Saturday 3:30pm – Guest of Honour slot; […]

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Satellite 5 – not long now!

In just over a week I’ll be heading up to Glasgow to be the author guest of honour at Satellite 5. I’m really looking forward to it (except the bit where I have to get up at sparrow-fart to catch the plane). If you’re anywhere in the vicinity, do join me: as well as my […]

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Bristolcon rocks!

I’m really looking forward to being one of the Guests of Honour at Bristolcon on Saturday 26th. My fellow Guests will be artist Chris Moore, and Jasper Fforde (note to self: do not fan-girl Jaspar Fforde), and there will be many other writers, artists and generally interesting people there too. Here’s what I’m up to: 10am […]

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Satellite 5

As anyone who was at Eastercon probably already knows (thanks to lots of lovely posters, everywhere), Satellite 5 have been kind enough to invite me to be their author Guest of Honour, up in Glasgow in May 2016. Although I’ve been to both Glasgow Worldcons I’ve failed to get to any of the smaller cons […]

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Eastercon schedule

Just in time, here’s my Eastercon schedule. Friday 21:00 – I’ll be one of Paul Cornell’s stunt readers in the Newcon Press programme stream. Saturday 12:30 in ‘Johnson’ – More reading, from my stuff this time and it’s two for the price of one! with a chance to hear the opening of The Ships of Aleph, plus […]

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This time next week I’ll be packing for Novacon, where I have a packed schedule: Friday 22:00: Congoing On a Shoestring – It’s been a busy year for British and Irish fans: a Worldcon in London, a Eurocon in Dublin, a clearly unmissable weekend in Nottingham. But in a time of austerity, how can we stretch our […]

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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 […]

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Bristolcon – They know me well…

It’s just over two weeks until one of my favourite conventions, BristolCon. Held on Saturday 25th October in (duh) Bristol, this is a lovely little one day convention. My schedule shows that the organisers know me far too well: Midday – Interactions: Conventions like Bristolcon are a great place to meet and chat with people you […]

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  • What, it's ? Damn, should have gone back to sleep after the alarm went off after all.,
  • Liking the guest spot for The Great Cthulhu in this week's Shame he didn't get the job.,
  • OK, I'm only going to do this once, because the deadline is today: THE MARTIAN JOB is eligible for a Hugo in the 'Best Novella' category . I feel kind of dirty now...,
  • Thanks to fully indulging my morning creative process* I managed a thousand words before breakfast. Boo-yar! *lie in bed for an hour after the alarm goes off, just THINKING.,
  • Woke up to find that the net intellectual capacity of the human race has been reduced by the size on one huge, genius brain. RIP Stephen Hawking.,