Convention news

This year I’ll be at 9 Worlds once again – I’m not on any programming so I’ll be mostly hanging around the bar or in the audience.

Then I’ll be flying off to Finland for WorldCon

I’ll be on two panels  –

Thursday Aug 10   10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Where:  Messukeskus – 101c
Tags: fantasy literature history

Historical Fantasy: What is it and how does it differ from fantasy or historical fiction? What makes for good historical fantasy? What are some variations within this genre? How can it illuminate our understanding of the past and future?

Where I’ll probably be talking about my forthcoming novel Seven Deadly Swords (Grimbold Books)


Friday Aug 11   05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (1 hour)
Where: Messukeskus – 205
Tags: literature science fiction fantasy
Weird Fiction is alive and well and, perhaps, weirder than ever! Fans and authors discuss the genre, its popularity and legacy.
Where I’ll definitely be talking about A Tiding of Magpies and Sick City Syndrome both are definitely in the Weird genre. As will be the next novel The Certainty of Dust
In September I’ll be at FantasyCon where the British Fantasy Awards will be announced and A Tiding of Magpies has been shortlisted for best collection. I’m also a judge on the Best Novella category and we’ve had some interesting discussions about the shortlist.
Then October is a busy month where I’ll be helping run 3 big events: Bristol HorrorCon, Bristol Festival of Literature and BristolCon (this is why I usually take holiday in November!)  – More details on them when the programs are revealed. I will be appearing several times during those events…

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Pete Sutton has a not so secret lair in the wilds of Fishponds, Bristol and dreams up stories, many of which are about magpies. He's had stuff published, online and in book form, and currently has a pile of words that one day may possibly be a novel. He wrote all about Fishponds for the Naked Guide to Bristol and has made more money from non-fiction than he has from fiction and wonders if that means the gods of publishing are trying to tell him something. You can find him all over social media or worrying about events he’s organised at the Bristol Festival of Literature. On Twitter he’s @suttope and his Bristol Book Blog is here: He's contributing editor of Far Horizons e-magazine which can be found here:

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