Memories from Eastercon 2007
We are delighted to welcome Mark Stay back to the Gollancz Blog. Mark is part of the Gollancz sales team. Today he shares his memories of his very first Eastercon. Ten years ago I enjoyed/suffered/endured my first ever Eastercon as part of the Gollancz team. Looking back at my diary it’s interesting just how little […]Read More
Back from Eastercon with big news!
We would like to congratulate Aliette de Bodard on her double win at the British Science Fiction Awards. Aliette won for best novel: The House of Shattered Wings and best short fiction: ‘Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight’. This is the first time a single author has won both best novel and best short fiction […]Read More
Gollancz at Eastercon – Satellite 4 is go!
It’s the Easter weekend, which means all right-minded people are off work and spending time trapped in ridiculous travel delays. Not Gollancz, though – no, we’re in Glasgow for Eastercon, the annual four-day celebration of all things SF (and beer!). Don’t forget to vote for the BSFA awards if you’re here! Attending from Gollancz are […]Read More
Eastercon 8-Squared Con, Bradford
Would have posted comments on this years Eastercon (main GOH Walter Jon Williams) before now but have been somewhat under the weather (trans – poleaxed by another bout of recurring viral loathsomeness). But here at last is my take on it. Travelled down by train, with just the one change at Preston, arriving mid-afternoon at Bradford Interchange station. […]Read More
While you were off enjoying a long break, most of the Gollancz team were at Eastercon, the UK’s largest SF convention. It was a busy weekend, but the highlights were the award ceremonies. We’re delighted to announce that JACK GLASS by Adam Roberts won the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award for best novel, and […]Read More
All good things must come to an end . . .
It’s our quietest day, but as the panel title tells us – it’s not over yet: 10.00 Gerry Anderson: Anything Can Happen . . . Gerry Anderson died last December, but his influence endures. His many TV programmes are discussed by Margaret Austin, Stephen Baxter, Tony Keen, Mark Slater and David Wake. Be part […]Read More
On with the Con!
This morning we’re up and at ’em once again, with a full-on day planned. Yesterday we engaged more than five senses, explored international published, stopped by a great twitter debate and attended a wonderful reading by the talented Ian Whates, and we think today is going to be pretty special too. There are some pretty […]Read More
It’s Saturday, It’s Eastercon
The Gollancz Gang is gathered for another great day at EightSquared. Yesterday was packed with book launches, readings, deep discussions about characteriastion and plenty of fun – and some of you lovely people even said hello to us! Thank you! We even found a moment to stop by the Good Technology panel, and discover Underground […]Read More
Eastercon Day One
Here’s our quick guide to all of today’s Eastercon action: 17.00 Author Readings: Cory Doctorow and Jaine Fenn. Join Jaine Fenn, and Cory Doctorow, as they read from their recent work. Jaine says: ‘I’m sharing with Cory Doctorow. I’ll let him decide who goes first, and probably read one of the stories from Downside Girls.’ Be […]Read More
SF Gateway at Eastercon
There will be an SF Gateway presence at the 64th Eastercon this weekend. I will be accompanying my excellent Gollancz colleagues, Gillian Redfearn and Marcus Gipps (and possibly Jon Weir, although his attendance quantum waveform remains tantalisingly uncollapsed at the time of writing this) to the <ahem> sunny climes of Bradford for EightSquaredCon. In addition […]Read More
Easter is here, which can only mean . . .
Eastercon! The Gollancz Gang is going to be hanging out, attending panels, heckling panelists, browsing in the dealer’s room, in the bar and more at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, throughout Easter . . . so here’s our quick guide to all the Eastercon action. Check back daily to be sure you know what’s on […]Read More
Easter is here, and that means only one thing . . .
Eastercon! The Gollancz Gang is going to be hanging out, attending panels, in the bar, running a book stand and more at the Edwardian Raddison, Heathrow, throughout Easter . . . so here’s our quick guide to all the Eastercon action: Friday 6th April 2012 14.00 Pushing the Boundaries of Genre What […]Read More
Appearing In PUBLIC At Eastercon, Without A Safety Net….
Yes, after a hiatus of some long hairy weeks, I can now semi-exclusively reveal that I shall be doing the convention-boogy thang at this year’s Eastercon. Going under the humble title, OLYMPUS 2012, the convention will be held at the Radisson Edwardian hotel at Heathrow from April 6th-9th. My panelling duties are as follows: Friday, […]Read More
Orbit Announces Ma Grooveh New Site, + Eastercon Moviette!
Bit of a languishing in the silences, my friends, but as you can guess I have been working on/scribbling/struggling/engaged in single-unarmed combat with….bk 3, The Ascendant Stars. And its turning out to be demanding in ways I hadnt expected. Been a bit of a downer this past month – my aunt passed away, as did […]Read More
Odyssey Eastercon – After The Hurly-Burly part 2
Of course, the memories are already starting to blur a bit round the edges but some standout moments remain, ike the steampunk weaponry in the Art Exhibition. Gotta love that blunderbuss and the ray gun, gorgeous assemblages redolent of Victorian-Edwardian technologies (creations of the talented Herr Doktor). I didn’t attend the Steampunk Ball but did […]Read More