The Gollancz Festival 2015 is here!

GF logoWe’re delighted to share the news that tickets to the Gollancz Festival 2015 events at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, 16October 6–9pm, and Waterstones London Piccadilly, 17 October 2–6pm, are now on sale at an early bird price of £8 (£6 for Waterstones loyalty card holders). The ticket price will increase to £10 (£8 for card holders) on 3 September 2015.

Both the events in Manchester and London will have two strands of action-packed programming, followed by a group signing session including all participating authors. Each attendee will receive a goody bag with some spectacular exclusives. You can find full details of the authors you can meet face-to-face and book tickets for the Manchester event here and the London event here.

This year we will also be partnering with the fantastic Prince Charles Cinema, London, for screenings of two films Minority Report and The Prestige, (both based on Gollancz titles!) on the 15th and 18th October 2015, from 7.30pm. The screenings will feature the chance to meet (and have book signed) by the hottest new talents in SF&F. Each attendee will also receive a Gollancz Festival goody bag.  Click here for more information and to book tickets.

Gollancz is also delighted to reveal that they will be working with the Gamer’s Bus to bring console and gaming pc’s to The Gollancz Festival venues in both London and Manchester.

And to be working with Future PLC, the publisher of SFX and Total Film magazines and the website GamesRadar+, who will be supporting traditional and digital events of The Gollancz Festival 2015.

Not able to make our bookshop events? We are thrilled to be able to tell you that Gollancz Festival will be an international event. Working with Hachette Australia and New Zealand we will be running digital events on the 16 and 17 October around the clock to suit you wherever you are across the world. We will be releasing a full schedule of digital events in due course. For updates on digital events please register your interest at

More about The Gollancz Festival

The award-winning Gollancz Festival 2014 was the first of its kind – an integrated multi-platform, digital and physical one-day book event featuring live participation from almost 50 writers. Amongst other brilliant results, #GollanczFest reached nearly 9 million timelines on Twitter and has been watched nearly 18,000 times on You Tube. Tickets for the 2014 event at Waterstones Piccadilly sold out in three weeks.

Even bigger and better, the Gollancz Festival 2015 will offer four days of action-packed events and creative digital programming. The full list of participating authors taking part in traditional and/or digital events currently includes: Ben Aaronovitch; Joe Abercrombie; Mark Alder; Stephen Baxter; Greg Bear; Bradley Beaulieu; Kit Berry; James Blaylock; Aliette de Bodard; Anna Caltabiano; C. Robert Cargill; Elspeth Cooper; Paul Cornell; Edward Cox; AJ Dalton; Stephen Deas; Jaine Fenn; Tony Gonzales; Charlaine Harris; Joanne Harris; MG Harris; Joe Hill; John Honor Jacobs; Antonia Honeywell; Stephen Hunt; Simon Ings; Alex Lamb; David Langford; Ursula K Le Guin; Philip Mann; Elizabeth May; Paul McAuley; Ian McDonald; Suzanne McLeod; Simon Morden; Richard Morgan; Den Patrick; Sarah Pinborough; Tim Powers; Hannu Rajaniemi; Alastair Reynolds; Adam Roberts; Al Robertson; Justina Robson; Pat Rothfuss; Brandon Sanderson; Nalini Singh; Gavin Smith; Mark Stay; Tricia Sullivan; Lisa Tuttle; Jon Wallace; Catriona Ward, Michael J Ward; Sean Williams; Chris Wooding