The 72nd Worldcon, Loncon

Gollancz is absolutely delighted to be attending LonCon 3 this weekend, in support of our very own guest of honour: Malcolm Edwards Guests of honour are selected for their outstanding contribution to the genre, and have made a wise choice for the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention. Malcolm has been a magazine, anthology and novel editor. He was one of the founders of Interzone, a contributor to the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction in addition to being the director of the Science Fiction Foundation. While working for Victor Gollancz he rose from copy-editor to Publishing Director before moving to Grafton and HarperCollins,…

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On This Day: The First Worldcon

Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-five years ago today in New York City. This major event began in 1939 and (following an early hiatus caused by war, from 1942 to 1945) continues to be held annually, most frequently in the USA, where it has attracted as many as 8000 attending. With London‘s third Worldcon (the UK’s seventh) only six weeks away and rumoured to be set to attract almost 10,000 attendees, we thought…

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Live Update: Gollancz Festival News As It Happens

We’ve been absolutely thrilled to announce the Gollancz Festival 2014 today. We’d like to thank the trade, bloggers and authors for your enthusiasm and help with sharing our exciting news. But that’s not all… We can now officially reveal a host of extra names to the bill for digital participation and to events at Waterstones including Richard Morgan, Justina Robson, Hannu Rajaniemi, Nalini Singh, Jaine Fenn, A J Dalton, David Moody, Pat Cadigan, Miles Cameron, Kit Berry, Greg Bear, Peter Higgins, Elspeth Cooper, Robert VS Redick, Mitch Benn, Phillip Mann and there will be more authors to come! We’ll keep…

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Join us at the Gollancz Festival

We are delighted to announce the first ever Gollancz Festival! Join us for a day long festival celebrating genre fiction. We’ve planned a wide range of digital events including interactive interviews, panels, competitions and more. We can’t wait to share them with you, and we’ll be releasing a complete schedule of digital events over the next few weeks. *For a full schedule of live events at Waterstones Piccadilly and to purchase tickets click here. Sign up now to register, receive your guest badge and for updates on the Gollancz Festival. Name Email Subscribe

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Fantasycon 2014: A guest post from Sophia McDougall

We’re delighted to host a guest blog piece from the author and convention organiser Sophia McDougall today, talking about conventions. Are they the life-blood of the genre, or are they something for Other People? Have you been to one? . . . and are you thinking about coming to FantasyCon 2014? Over to Sophia! I’m co-chairing FantasyCon 2014. The convention will run 5th–7th September, in the Royal York Hotel, situated, perhaps unsurprisingly, in York. Our guests of honour are Kate Elliott, Larry Rostant, Toby Whithouse, and Charlaine Harris. I’m in charge of programming. I’ve got an amazing team of splendid…

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