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Offline Di Lewis

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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2010, 11:56:43 am »
Thanks, everyone.  I wasn't sure how long the £35 fee would be on offer...

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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2010, 06:15:00 am »
I think they'll stay at this price until after FantasyCon.

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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2010, 01:06:11 pm »
The FantasyCon 2011 website is now up, running and ready to take a dip in the waters. Put on your bathing suits and buy a ticket from www.fantasycon2011.org.

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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011, 12:07:21 am »
What's the criteria on reading slots for FCon? I can't see a section on applying for one of these...how do I go about it? Thanks.
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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2011, 09:51:15 am »
I think you'll need to contact the organisers of FantasyCon 2011 via the addresses on their website.

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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2011, 09:57:59 am »
(I say that just because the organisers of this year's convention aren't regulars on the forum, so they might not see your message for a while.)

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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2011, 05:27:44 pm »
Thanks for that, Stephen. I'll drop them a line now.
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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2011, 03:08:09 pm »
Jay & I have taken the plunge and booked for FCon 2011.  ;D

Hope my budgeting is correct!

We'll be driving down from Leicester on the Friday morning & back on the Sunday evening, either via M1/M25 or M1/M11 and have a spare seat in our car. If anyone is interested in a lift & sharing petrol/parking costs (be about £50 each if 4 of us in car), then let me know.

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Brian Aldiss - special guest!
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2011, 05:29:30 pm »
Oh you have no idea how buzzed I am at the news concerning Brian Aldiss coming to Fantasycon. Of all the Kaffee Klatches I've attended at conventions, Brian's was the best. An absolutely wonderful human being. I had the great pleasure and honour of having a private lunch with Brian in the Crowne Plaza Hotel restaurant during his attendance at the World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow in 2005. And now he's coming to Brighton - oh, happy news!!!  ;D

One of my last reviews for Prism was of his most recent novel, WALCOT. Read it. The only thing more terrific than that book is the man himself.
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Re: Fantasycon 2011 - no art show?
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2011, 02:10:04 pm »
So I hear there will be no art show at this year's Fantasycon?
Not enough rooms or something.

That's annoying as I had put a lot of my eggs in that basket, not going to Eastercon because I wanted to go to the belgian "Trolls et Légendes" instead. And now they (T&L people) aren't answering my questions as to their artshow.

This means I am a bit left in the dark and have no platform for my promotion this year. Bummer.

Does anyone have an idea for an alternate solution? I was kind of thinking of doing what I always do when travelling, sit in a corner with a sketchbook and chat to whoever will come and say hi?
If other illustrators feel as frustrated as I do  maybe we could at least organise something small? A table where people take turns to animate things a bit?

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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2011, 07:53:34 pm »
What's happening with Launch Parties? How do we book a space for a launch - via the BFS committee or the Royal Albion itself?
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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2011, 08:03:09 pm »
It would be through the FantasyCon committee - I think Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane would be the ones to ask.

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Re: Fantasycon 2011 - no art show?
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2011, 12:29:30 am »
So I hear there will be no art show at this year's Fantasycon?
Not enough rooms or something.

That's annoying as I had put a lot of my eggs in that basket, not going to Eastercon because I wanted to go to the belgian "Trolls et Légendes" instead. And now they (T&L people) aren't answering my questions as to their artshow.

This means I am a bit left in the dark and have no platform for my promotion this year. Bummer.

Does anyone have an idea for an alternate solution? I was kind of thinking of doing what I always do when travelling, sit in a corner with a sketchbook and chat to whoever will come and say hi?
If other illustrators feel as frustrated as I do  maybe we could at least organise something small? A table where people take turns to animate things a bit?
Thats a pity because Eastercon was really good this year,and the art show had some outstanding work on show. :)
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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2011, 12:41:47 pm »
There was some outstanding art on display -- but an artshow without Les ... seems wrong, somehow

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Re: Fantasycon 2011
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2011, 04:50:47 pm »
Go ahead, and make me feel even worse for missing out this year  :P

But it's not like I wasted my time. The Trolls et Légendes festival was also very good: http://dragonladych.livejournal.com/191718.html
Just too bad that by the time the people there answered my numerous emails it was too late to participate in the art show. I guess they only accept established names there  :-\

I hope to be at Eastercon next year.