Memories from Eastercon 2007

We are delighted to welcome Mark Stay back to the Gollancz Blog. Mark is part of the Gollancz sales team. Today he shares his memories of his very first Eastercon. Ten years ago I enjoyed/suffered/endured my first ever Eastercon as part of the Gollancz team. Looking back at my diary it’s interesting just how little of the actual conference I chronicled — mostly because I was away filming authors — but I must have liked it, as I’ve been back for more several times since. It’s generally a slicker affair these days, but some of that ramshackle charm remains. I…

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Back from Eastercon with big news!

We would like to congratulate Aliette de Bodard on her double win at the British Science Fiction Awards. Aliette won for best novel: The House of Shattered Wings and best short fiction: ‘Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight’. This is the first time a single author has won both best novel and best short fiction in the same year. Please join us in congratulating Aliette de Bodard. We’d also like to congratulate Adam Roberts for winning the best non-fiction award for Rave and Let Die! Each year there are three author Guests of Honour in attendance. For the first time…

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Gollancz at Eastercon – Satellite 4 is go!

It’s the Easter weekend, which means all right-minded people are off work and spending time trapped in ridiculous travel delays. Not Gollancz, though – no, we’re in Glasgow for Eastercon, the annual four-day celebration of all things SF (and beer!). Don’t forget to vote for the BSFA awards if you’re here! Attending from Gollancz are Gillian Redfearn, Sophie Calder and Marcus Gipps. Do come and say hello if you see us pottering around. So, here’s a list of where Gollancz and our authors are this weekend. But first, two things, both involving free books (and beer!). Firstly, we’ve bought up…

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Award Season

While you were off enjoying a long break, most of the Gollancz team were at Eastercon, the UK’s largest SF convention. It was a busy weekend, but the highlights were the award ceremonies. We’re delighted to announce that JACK GLASS by Adam Roberts won the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award for best novel, and the cover (by Black Sheep and our marvellous Art department) won best Artwork. These are among the most prestigious awards in the UK SF world, and we’re delighted to have done the double. The convention also showcased the announcement of the shortlist for the Hugo…

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All good things must come to an end . . .

It’s our quietest day, but as the panel title tells us – it’s not over yet:   10.00     Gerry Anderson: Anything Can Happen . . . Gerry Anderson died last December, but his influence endures. His many TV programmes are discussed by Margaret Austin, Stephen Baxter, Tony Keen, Mark Slater and David Wake. Be part of the conversation, in the Main room. Yesterday saw a star day, ranging from rediscovering the New Wave to sharing memories of Patrick Moore, a fantastic debate about Alan Garner’s writing and a launch event from the fabulously named Elsewhere Press. Still to come today,…

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