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Old 2nd March 2012, 10:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Dark Currents - an anthology featuring all new stories from Tricia Sullivan, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Adam Nevill, Nina Allan, Aliette de Bodard, Lavie Tidhar, Sophia McDougall, Rod Rees, Una McCormack, Neil Williamson, etc.

Saving for a Sunny Day - a new short story collection from the inimitable Ian Watson, featuring fifteen previously uncollected stories, with notes on each piece by the author.

The Outcast and the Little One -- brilliant debut novel from Andy West set on a future Venus where two post-human races struggle for supremacy: the pacifist, mechanoid Aumons, and the exotic, aggressive Clonir.

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Old 2nd March 2012, 11:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Although, I have lately learned that Joe Abercrombie will be there, on some panels, and our very own Anne Lyle is intending to be there too!!!!
I am indeed! I'm down for three different panels (none with Joe, unfortunately), and of course I'll be around to sign your nice shiny copies of The Alchemist of Souls - I'm sure Angry Robot will have a stall, and maybe a signing session as well

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* The Fantasy of William Shakespeare
* How Pseudo do you like your Medieval?
* Worldbuilding: When, How and How Much?
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Old 14th March 2012, 11:05 AM   #18 (permalink)
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ktabic ... it'll be good to see you again ... if we all don't get losted in the hotel.

Ian .. see you at your launch/Dealers' Room.
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Old 14th March 2012, 12:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ian .. see you at your launch/Dealers' Room.
I look forward to it, Nesa!
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Old 14th March 2012, 12:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Complete noob question: when one "joins", is this the action that gives you access to the convention, or is there another step and payment? (By the way, I'm considering being there for the whole duration and my joining would be appropriate to that.)



(Yes, I'm almost sure I can attend. )
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Old 14th March 2012, 12:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Complete noob question: when one "joins", is this the action that gives you access to the convention, or is there another step and payment? (By the way, I'm considering being there for the whole duration and my joining would be appropriate to that.)


(Yes, I'm almost sure I can attend. )
Hi, Ursa, yes, joining means you become a member and have full access to the con and all that goes on there. Look forward to seeing you there.
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Old 14th March 2012, 12:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks.

Yes, and see you and (the other) Ian, and (I hope) everyone else there.
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Old 14th March 2012, 12:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The Rocket Science launch will be at 12 noon on the Sunday in the Tetworth room. There'll also be a "The Science of Rocket Science" panel at 3 pm that same day.

And, of course, I'll be at the BSFA Awards presentation, as I'm in the non-fiction shortlist.
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Old 14th March 2012, 03:07 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I shall be reading an excerpt from The Alchemist of Souls at 1pm on Saturday, also in the Tetworth Room, and I'm on at least 3 panels. Not sure what's happening re launching the book, but it will be on sale at the Angry Robot stall in the Dealers' Room.

And if you can't get to Eastercon, I'm doing a signing at Waterstones in Manchester on Saturday 31st March

http://angryrobotbooks.com/2012/03/a...le-march-31st/
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I downloaded the programme last night: it'll take until the opening day to work out where to go and when.

(I note, Anne, that for the panel, How Pseudo do you like your Medieval?, you're joined by GRRM, amongst others; a daunting prospect, perhaps, but also a great opportunity.)
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(I note, Anne, that for the panel, How Pseudo do you like your Medieval?, you're joined by GRRM, amongst others; a daunting prospect, perhaps, but also a great opportunity.)
I know - I'm still pinching myself!

I'm glad I've had a little bit of panel practice at other conventions. It would be horribly daunting if it were my first. As it is, I'm looking forward to it - I have a reading and signing a hour after it ends, so it's fantastic publicity!
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I have a reading and signing a hour after it ends, so it's fantastic publicity!
Well, Anne, two things.

First, with Alchemist of Souls released on the 5th, what if Amazon don't deliver my pre-ordered copy in time for me to take it and get it signed?

Maybe I'll just have to appear why you're appearing another time. Unless we should all just buy another copy at Heathrow, or copies for all our family members?

Second, it is amazing how much publicity I'm seeing for Alchemist of Souls!!! I can only assume this reflect the extent of Angry Robot's belief in the work, so well deserved.

"On a panel with GRRM" Sorry, at the thought I feel the need to lie down.

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Old 25th March 2012, 08:32 AM   #28 (permalink)
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First, with Alchemist of Souls released on the 5th, what if Amazon don't deliver my pre-ordered copy in time for me to take it and get it signed?
You should be OK - Amazon usually ship before the official release date (I'm reliably informed that The Book Depository already has it in stock). I wouldn't be surprised if most branches of Waterstones have them on the shelves by next Saturday. No point having stock taking up space in the stockroom when it could be on sale!

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Second, it is amazing how much publicity I'm seeing for Alchemist of Souls!!! I can only assume this reflect the extent of Angry Robot's belief in the work, so well deserved.
Thank you! I know they think it has good commercial potential, and their sales'n'marketing efforts have elicited some serious interest from bookshops and magazines

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"On a panel with GRRM" … Sorry, at the thought I feel the need to lie down.
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Old 29th March 2012, 02:08 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Re: So... Eastercon?

Just to point out to anyone thinking of nipping along to this year's Eastercon, Olympus, at the last minute, that the convention has announced this morning that memberships are closed, and that there will be no day memberships available on the door; they're full.

http://www.olympus2012.org/
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Old 29th March 2012, 02:23 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Re: So... Eastercon?

A question: are they laying in supplies of petrol (and diesel)?


A more serious question: is the programme likely to be subject to (published**) changes until the last minute, or is it normally fixed by, say, end of business Thursday the 5th?





** - As opposed to ad hoc changes caused by people scheduled to appear falling ill.
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