Gollancz Festival 2014 Announced for 13th August

The fantasy and science fiction publisher Gollancz has teamed up with Waterstones Piccadilly to bring us Gollancz Festival 2014, an interactive multi-media genre fiction event.

It’s a busy August and it just got busier. The Gollancz Festival is set for 13th August at Waterstones Piccadilly, right in between the dates for Nine Worlds Geekfest (8-9th Aug) and The 72nd World Science-Fiction Convention (14-18th Aug). There will be a host of digital author events throughout the daytime and between 6-9pm there will be the opportunity to attend some unique panels, readings, Q&As and signings.

Simultaneously using the two largest event spaces in the Waterstones Piccadilly store, the Gollancz Festival 2014 will include a solo talk by NAME OF THE WIND author Patrick Rothfuss, and a reading by GOSPEL OF LOKI author Joanne M. Harris. There will be the chance to meet Gollancz’s talented 2014 debut novelists (our ‘Class of 2014’) and to participate in a spectacular selection of panel discussions with a brilliant range of Gollancz authors touching on hot genre topics.

The Gollancz festival will include physical and digital participation from Ben Aaronovitch, Joe Abercrombie, James Barclay, Elizabeth Bear, Anna Caltabiano, Edward Cox, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Stephen Hunt, Simon Ings, John Hornor Jacobs, Tom Lloyd, Scott Lynch, Paul McAuley, Elizabeth May, Suzanne McLeod, Richard Morgan, Den Patrick, Sarah Pinborough, Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Gavin Smith, Jon Wallace, Chris Wooding and more.

Tickets are set at £6 but are only £4 for Waterstones loyalty card holders. Visitors will receive a drink on arrival and also a Gollancz Festival 2014 goody bag. There will be a mass signing after the panels at 730pm which will be open to non ticket holders as well. People unable to attend the event can pre-order signed stock directly from Waterstones Piccadilly.

Cheap at twice the price in my humble opinion.

GollanczFestivalPosterSource: OrionBooks
GS Blogger: Casey Douglass

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