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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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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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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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Station X

On Sunday week, the 21st of September, I’ll be appearing at Station X, a multimedia extravaganza at Bletchley Park. Yes the Bletchley Park! Possibly my coolest gig this year, maybe excepting Worldcon. The event is ‘a curated weekend of immersive screenings and fun themed workshops’. In other words, you can watch Dr Strangelove in Teleprinter Hall, […]

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This time next week I’ll be at FantasyCon in York. Aside from hanging out in the bar and meeting up with friends – especially those I missed in the glorious madness of Loncon – I’ll be on the following programme items, both on Saturday the 6th: 3.00pm – Reading. (Note sure what yet, as the […]

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The Gollancz Festival

This time next week Loncon will be in full swing. For those who want to get started early – or who haven’t managed to get tickets to what promises to be the biggest Worldcon evah – then may I recommend the Gollancz Festival, on the 13th August. It starts with all sorts of virtual shenanigans […]

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Finalised Worldcon schedule

Here it is… Kaffeeklatsch Thursday 16:00 – 17:00, London Suite 4 (ExCeL) Hard Right Thursday 20:00 – 21:00, Capital Suite 13 (ExCeL) Hard science fiction is at its core dependent not on science, but on a world with inviolate rules. These rules can manifest as scientific realities or social constructs, but either way, these kinds […]

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  • The Dutch boat’s pretty nippy - and apparently the have Amstel on tap on board ,
  • Heading for the finish line! ,
  • Party trawlers, heading out... ,
  • ... and this morning Brixham is full of blokes striding purposely down to the moored trawlers carrying multi-packs of booze. The Co-op has just run out of cider.,
  • Boats festooned for the annual Brixham Trawler Race. Yesterday the town the full of crews in team t-shirts (and matching wellies) out looking for a good time, like multiple fishy stag dos. ,