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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: Garth Nix, Joe Abercrombie, Adam Roberts, Tom Lloyd, Laura Lam, Justina Robson, Ed McDonald, Elizabeth May, Paul McAuley, Edward Cox, Tom Toner, Mike Shackle, Tricia Sullivan, Catriona Ward, Gavin Smith & Vic James.


This ticket grants you access to the morning events at Foyles Charing Cross Road, including:


3:00pm – 3:40pm Panel: Virtual Landscapes:
How to think outside the box in order to write outside reality.

Featuring: Paul McAuley, Adam Roberts, Justina Robson & Tricia Sullivan


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: Bradley Beaulieu, Tom Lloyd, Elizabeth May & Chris Wooding


4:20pm – 4:40pm Break


4:40pm – 5.20pm Panel: World-building in the Future:
How do you go about creating a world that no one else has imagined yet?

Featuring: Edward Cox, Laura Lam, Gavin Smith & Tom Toner


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 & Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson


6:00pm – 7:00pm Signing:

Featuring: Joe Abercrombie, Vic James, Garth Nix, Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson, Edward Cox, Laura Lam, Gavin Smith, Tom Toner, Bradley Beaulieu, Tom Lloyd, Elizabeth May, Chris Wooding, Paul McAuley, Adam Roberts, Justina Robson & Tricia Sullivan


If you wish to meet all the guest authors, we recommend you stay in one venue/purchase all-day tickets. This is because the authors will be rotating between venues after the lunchbreak—if you were to attend as Reader in the morning and Writer in the afternoon (or the other way around), it’s likely you would see the same authors in both morning and afternoon sessions.


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

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road


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