Friday, 18 July 2014

A Little More News About The Gollancz Festival...

Remember that post where I mentioned the upcoming Gollancz Festival in Waterstones, Piccadilly? Okay, here's a hint, click Here...
All caught up? Cool because Gollancz have released a few more details about what will be going on. Here's the copy and pasted bit from the press release,

Today, Gollancz has shared news of sensational new additions to the line–ups of both rooms at Waterstones Piccadilly, including Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4R2) and Connie Willis (Blackout/All Clear). They will be releasing the dynamic schedule of daytime digital author events in due course. For updates on digital events please register your interest at and follow @gollancz #gollanczfest.
Room 1 at Waterstones Piccadilly will have a reading from Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, followed by a series of panel events with award-winning authors covering the sense of wonderment in SF, the elements of SFF that make it impossible to cross genre boundaries, and whether fantasy, by definition, is consolatory.

In Room 2, Gollancz’s talented 2014 debut novelists (our ‘Class of 2014’) will talk about their novels and experience of publishing, and three bestselling authors will give solo talks, readings and interviews:  Joanne M. Harris will discuss the use of different narratives as a means of exploring stories; Joe Hill might share an insight into having your work become a Hollywood film; and Patrick Rothfuss will give a solo talk and tremendous audience Q&A.

The entire event will be punctuated with performances of SFF inspired songs from The Bookshop Band.  

Gollancz can now also confirm that the Gollancz Festival Goodie Bags, available to every ticket-holder, will include two Gollancz novels, and an exclusive Pat Rothfuss The Slow Regard of Silent Things book plate.

I'm not going to lie, that thing about SFF inspired songs made me squirm in terror when I first read it. I'm probably being unfair but there is nothing more painful, to me, than the thought of someone singing an ode to their love of Terrahawks (I'm not picking on Terrahawks by the way. Ok, maybe I am a little).
The rest of it looks good though and if I book a ticket I will finally find out what a book plate is. I think you can count me in :o)

No comments:

Post a Comment