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Dublin Worldcon 2019

This was my third Worldcon. I attended in 2014 in London, and 2017 in Helsinki. The first thing to note is that Worldcon is BIG, with thousands of fans, authors, publishers and industry professionals with an enormous choice of panels, … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2018 and 2019

It just so happens that my alternate Tuesday blog falls on 1st January 2019, so it’s a good time to assess 2018 and see if I can peep into the future to 2019. I’m not sure where 2018 went to. … Continue reading

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SF Conventions and How to Survive Them

I have just returned from FantasyCon in Chester. Run by the British Fantasy Society, this is an annual event and is the most writerly of British SF conventions. The panels are generally writing oriented and the dealers’ room is mostly … Continue reading

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Men in Science Fiction and Fantasy

A comedy panel at Eastercon 2018 with Jaine Fenn (moderator), Juliet McKenna, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Jacey Bedford. Comedy panel on Youtube

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My Eastercon Schedule

Very much looking forward to Follycon, the 2018 Eastercon in Harrogate. I’m arriving Thursday and leaving Monday afternoon. I’ll have a Milford Writers’ Conference display (with leaflets and information). It will be lovely to meet up with friends and see … Continue reading

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Heading for Helsinki and Worldcon

I’m running away from home for ten days, leaving Best Beloved and the dog to look after each other, and I’m heading for Helsinki, to The 75th World Science Fiction Convention at the Messukeskus Convention Centre on the outskirts of … Continue reading

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Fantasycon-By-The-Sea, 2016

Grand Hotel, Scarborough, 23rd – 25th September , 2016 Fantasycon was… interesting. It remains the most writerly of cons with most panels aimed at writers and peopled by writers and industry professionals. Its progamme is hard to fault and there … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Eastercon / Mancunicon

Eastercon – held over the Easter weekend – this year in Manchester, hence the name, Mancunicon – marks the start of my convention year in the UK. It’s one of the most literary of the British cons, though it has … Continue reading

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SFSF Social #3 – 27th June 2015

I have been invited to be a guest at the upcoming SF social in Sheffield. This is what they have to say about it on their blog. I hope to see some of you there. SFSF Social #3 – 27th … Continue reading

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Eastercon 2015

I had a lovely time at Eastercon, this year held at the Park Inn, Heathrow, which wasn’t anywhere near as awkward to get to as I feared. I travelled down with John and Sara Moran and managed to get extremely … Continue reading

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Attending Eastercon – Dysprosium 2015

I’m looking forward to getting together with a bunch of writer friends at Eastercon. I’ll be travelling down to Heathrow on Thursday and staying until Tuesday morning. Come and say hello. You’ll mostly find me in the bar or whatever … Continue reading

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Eastercon Schedule 2015

I’ll be at Eastercon in a few weeks time (at Easter, so no surprise there). I suspect that mostly you’ll find me hanging out in the bar, so please come and say hello. My official schedule is here: Panel – … Continue reading

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2014 – Looking Backwards and Forwards – 2015

Looking back to 2014 2014 is the year I achieved my ambition and officially became a novelist with the publication of Empire of Dust in November. I’m still slightly surprised – even though I’ve known since mid 2013 that it … Continue reading

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Bristolcon Schedule

Bristolcon is on Saturday 25th October I’ll be travelling to Bristol on Friday (arriving around 3 p.m.) and returning home Sunday morning (staying over in the convention hotel) so if anyone is hanging out in the hotel, I’ll see you … Continue reading

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August, Cons, Page Proofs and Milford

Well, what a month! My feet don’t seem to have touched the ground, though my backside has touched the office chair for a significant number of hours. The month began quietly enough, behind my desk, nose-to-keyboard, adding more words words … Continue reading

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My Updated Loncon-3 Schedule

I’ve got an extra Loncon-3 panel on Thursday 14th August – so here’s the full (confirmed) rundown of where I’ll be. Hope to see some of you there. Extrapolation on Screen Thursday 18:00 – 19:00, Capital Suite 4 (ExCeL) SF … Continue reading

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Jacey’s Eastercon Panel Schedule

I hope to see some of you at Eastercon in Glasgow. I’m on a couple of panels as follows: Writers’ groups Friday 17:00 – 18:00 Panellists: Tony Ballantyne, Tina Anghelatos, Ruth E.J. Booth, Elaine Gallagher, and Jacey Bedford Writing, submitting, … Continue reading

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World Fantasy Con

I’m a relative newcomer to SF conventions, having dipped a toe in the water cautiously a couple of years ago at Eastercon and become a con-convert. This year World Fantasy Con visited the UK (Brighton) so it was my first … Continue reading

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