FantasyCon is a little later in the year than usual and in Brighton instead of Nottingham, giving those in the south of the country and opportunity to come along and meet your favourite genre fiction authors. This year has special guest, Christopher Paolini, famous not only for the Inheritance series but also for his somewhat unconventional rise to fame.
There will also be Guests of Honour: Gwyneth Jones, Sarah Pinborough, Peter Atkins, John Ajvide Lindqvist, plus Brian Aldiss, author of over 80 novels including the superb Helliconia trilogy, two of which won BSFA Awards with the other nominated, and Joe Abercrombie, author of The First Law trilogy, one of my personal favourite fantasy series. Details of the Guests of Honour can be found here.
I shall be reading on Saturday at 4:30 in Reading Room 134, but come early and hear Anne Lyle read from her Elizabethan historical fantasy, The Alchemy of Souls, at 2:30, the incomparable Mike Carey at 3:30, and M D Lachlan‘s norse Wolfsangel series at 4pm, then stay for Jaine Fenn after my reading at 5pm. It’s looking like a superb afternoon, and that’s without leaving the Readings Room.
Hope to see you there.