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Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Reader's Ticket

Saturday 19th October 2019 3pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival.

Get yourself along to our Charing Cross Rd flagship and the Phoenix Artist's Club just across the street for a day of panels, workshops and signings. Hear your favourite authors debate everything, from travelling at faster-than-light speed to who wrote the best magic system; receive expert advice on your writing project from leading voices in the business, and meet all the writers themselves as they sign your favourite books.

As in previous years, Gollanczfest will be running two separate strands. The Reader’s ticket will grant you access to the panels and speaker events in the auditorium at Foyles, whilst the Writer’s Ticket opens the doors to the Phoenix Artist's Club to those wanting to improve their craft and receive an insight into the publishing process.


Take a look at the schedule for the Afternoon-Only Reader’s events at Foyles Charing Cross Road below:





Authors appearing include: Joe Abercrombie, Vic James, Garth Nix, Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson, Edward Cox, Laura Lam, Gavin Smith, Tom Toner, Tom Lloyd, Elizabeth May, Mark Stay, Adam Roberts, Justina Robson, Ed McDonald, Catriona Ward, Adam Roberts, & Tricia Sullivan


This ticket grants you access to afternoon events at Foyles including…


3:00pm – 3:40pm Panel: Virtual Landscapes: Thinking outside of the box and writing outside of reality, how do you write something no one else has written before? Featuring Mark Stay, Adam Roberts, Justina Robson & Tricia Sullivan. This panel will be moderated by author Gavin G. Smith.


3:40pm – 4:20pm Panel: The Terrors of an Author’s Search History: From deadly poisons to what a dragon’s guts might actually look like - how do authors do their research? Featuring Ed McDonald, Tom Lloyd, Edward Cox & Catriona Ward. This panel will be moderated by author Elizabeth May.


4:20pm – 4:40pm Break


4:40pm – 5.20pm Panel: Worldbuilding in the Future: Where do you start when writing the future? How do you go about creating a world that no one else has imagined yet? Featuring Elizabeth May, Laura Lam, Gavin Smith & Tom Toner. This panel will be moderated by author Justina Robson.


5:20pm – 6:00pm Panel: Magic and the Mundane: Whether your story takes place in another world or is firmly rooted in history, how do you weave together reality and the fantastical? Featuring Joe Abercrombie, Vic James, Garth Nix & Mike Shackle. This panel will be moderated by author Tom Lloyd.


6:00pm – 7:00pm Signing: Featuring Garth Nix, Joe Abercrombie, Vic James, Laura Lam, Elizabeth May, Tom Toner, Gavin G. Smith, Adam Roberts, Justina Robson, Tricia Sullivan, Mike Shackle, Tom Lloyd, Ed McDonald, Catriona Ward, Edward Cox and Mark Stay.


Tickets: £15 Afternoon-Only Gollanczfest Reader’s Ticket

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road


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