New head shot

It’s always a weird experience going to get photographs professionally done but it had become necessary as my appearance has changed (age, lockdown, beard). On a quiet weekend day I crossed the city to spend an hour or so in the company of Tom from TomShot Photography in order to get some new photos done. See my profile (scroll down) for the one I’ve chosen for this website. I’ve also got some more ‘serious’ poses for any book jacket or similar work and a mix of poses in both black and white and colour.

I have no hesitation in recommending Tom – we’ve known each other for years but he was the right combination of friendly and professional and is set up to take portraits in a studio in his house. We also managed to have a bit of a natter about his forthcoming Podcast series The Real Writing Process the first episode of which will drop this weekend.

I’ll be at BristolCon at the weekend and will be doing a reading in Panel room 1 at 11:50, on a panel at 12:00

New Weird Britain 

In recent years there has been a surge of reawakened interest in our folklore, traditions, landscape and prehistory, from fanzines and podcasts to radio programmes and heavily illustrated glossy coffee table books.  Where has this come from? What opportunities does it offer to genre practitioners?

Chrissey HarrisonPeter SuttonJ E Hannaford, Ken Shinn , Nik Whitehead (M)

and moderating a panel at 16:00

Storytelling in Games 

Some of the best genre storytelling is being done in console games. What are the challenges of getting your story over in a non-linear format? How do you cope with the idea that many players may not even see the end of your story?

Jonathan L. HowardS. Naomi ScottStark HolbornAllen Stroud , Peter Sutton (M)

I shall also be doing a bit of bookselling on the Grimbold Books table, plan on doing at least 1 small group session and will otherwise mostly be found in the bar.

Published by suttope

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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