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Bristol Con
« on: July 28, 2018, 11:02:29 AM »
Oct 27 2018 Tickets currently £25

http://www.bristolcon.org/

They don't appear to understand web security but at least the website is logical this year and you can find the info you need.
I was without sleep for 30 odd hours last year but it was a good meet up of authors and  fans and overall was a good convention.

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 01:22:27 PM »
I've never been to a convention like this. What usually happens? Is it useful/fun/interesting for writers to attend?

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 11:13:26 AM »
Well basically you will have a series of authour (or author for you) panels and events scheduled though the day and you attend those that appeal. I will be stalking a few writers to get books signed and buying a few self published and small press books.
The centre of any good conn is the bar and you will meet a surprising number of authours, agents and publishers so probably get so do some important networking vs drinking.

Something I have never seen in the UK but I believe happens in America is you can pay to pitch your book to agents. I am glad it's not a thing here. There will usually be some form of evening event and prize giving. Then to mash the socially awkward in with the extroverted and a near compulsory disco at every event I have attended.

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 11:30:10 AM »

Something I have never seen in the UK but I believe happens in America is you can pay to pitch your book to agents. I am glad it's not a thing here.


Fucking America.

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 04:53:41 PM »
The reason I am against this practice is agents need to push books to earn. If they can earn without pushing books they are simply a parasite attached to the process. A good agent can not be described in those terms.

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 05:39:24 PM »
Yeah it's super exploitative. I wish I wasn't born here.

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 07:28:05 PM »
Oh that is a thing here too, just it tends to be built into a larger event ticket price of events more focused on writing workshops than as part of actual Cons.

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 02:50:25 PM »
Not needing anyone else to tell me my writing is no good of this I was unaware.

Anyway Bristol Con is a small and fun event.
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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 08:04:25 PM »
Less than a month to go so a gentle bump to get it back to the top.

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 03:38:19 AM »
Oct 27 2018 Tickets currently £25

http://www.bristolcon.org/

They don't appear to understand web security but at least the website is logical this year and you can find the info you need.
I was without sleep for 30 odd hours last year but it was a good meet up of authors and  fans and overall was a good convention.

BTW this is on my birthday!

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2018, 11:07:35 PM »
I shall raise a glass to you Mr Darewood on the day.

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 01:01:30 PM »
I shall be there! Bristolcon is a great event and I hope lots of people come along.

Re the paying to pitch to agents - yeah, no, don't do that. BUT, on the subject of agents, DHH Literary Agency are doing a pitch event in York - all the details are here http://www.dhhliteraryagency.com/news/pitch-dhh-york

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 11:42:30 AM »
Look forward to seeing you there. May I ask you to sign my copy of Darksoul?

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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2018, 02:47:10 AM »
Found some lovely people and got some of them to sign books and others to drink with. Watched gender swapping bar antics and drank far too much. Another great. Bristolconn.
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Re: Bristol Con
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2018, 09:11:08 AM »
Found some lovely people and got some of them to sign books and others to drink with. Watched gender swapping bar antics and drank far too much. Another great. Bristolconn.
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