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This month’s BristolCon Fringe takes place this coming Monday (March 17th) at The Shakespeare Tavern on Prince Street and features Scott Lewis (Montague and Dalton), my editorial partner-in-mischief Roz Clarke, reading for the first time in ages, and local SF author Rosie Oliver (and C.A.T) – her blog can be found here :


Fringe events are free and we hope you’ll join us from 7.30 onwards for an evening of merriment!


Talking of short stories, I have been lucky enough to both edit and share a Table of Contents with Nottingham-based author Rob Rowntree on several occasions, and he’s an excellent writer. Now Rob has had a couple of those stories available via Amazon for the Kindle.

“Silver”, from Transtories, and “John and Lee Down by the G-Star” from Colinthology are both available for 99p from Amazon, and they’re both well worth reading.

Rob’s blog is here :



Preparations for the Airship Ball are going well, but there are still a few tickets left, going fast! I have procured a fine pair of rhinos (don’t ask, I have been texting people about rhinos all week – if I get run over by a bus my last few texts are going to look WEIRD), which will look amazing in our Victorian Parlour. We have two plays based on stories from the book and we may be recruiting audience members to get involved, and John Hawkes-Reed will be telling us how to hack a war-elephant.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite – just click on the picture – or from Roz and I by contacting us direct (use the (Talk to Me button) :


Also, excitingly and for the first time ever, Cauda Pavonis will be performing an acoustic set, which is going to be amazing and a bit special – if you’re a fan you’re in for a treat, and if you’re not a fan yet check out their website and see why you should be (warning, makes noise on entry, so be careful if you’re reading this in the office…)


If you can’t make the picnic but want to come for the music you can buy tickets on the door for £5 between 8.30 and 9.30.

Can’t wait for this, it’s going to be a lot of fun!