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Gollancz Festival returns

Gollancz Festival 2016 logo

The Gollancz Festival is back, and is almost upon us (in fact, the online version has already begun!).  This year, the oldest specialist SF & Fantasy publisher in the UK  (now the science fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group) is working with Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross Road, London to bring readers two days of events.  There is also an online event programme – see below.

The publisher has three different bookshop panel events running from 17th-18th September at Foyles. These events are planned to be three hours long and cost £15 each to attend. Prospective attendees can discover more about participating authors, panel events and times on the Foyles website.

Readers party

Gollancz are also holding a party for readers and authors on the 17th September, including a brief talk from three major fantasy authors as well as a chance to meet and talk to some of your favourite authors. Ticket price for the Gollancz Festival party will be £15 and will include two drinks and nibbles. You can find out more and buy your tickets via this link.

Writer’s day

This year Gollancz are also presenting an entire day dedicated to writers, teaming up with Foyles and The Phoenix Artist Club to offer a special day of workshops, intimate author panels and agent advice.

The Gollancz Festival for Writers will run over two three-hour sessions on the 17th September. Space is very limited. Tickets cost £25 per session. You can find out more and buy your tickets via this link.

Gollancz Festival online

For those unable to attend the bookshop events in London, there is also an online Gollancz Festival with digital events running from the 12th-16th September. This year Gollancz are working with Hachette Australia and New Zealand to organise exciting online events in the week leading up to the bookshop programme at Foyles and the Phoenix Artist Club. For updates on digital events please register your interest at GollanczFest.co.uk.

Direct link

Pick up on digital happenings via the Gollancz or Orion Twitter feeds or follow the hashtag #GollanczFest

In addition, check out the Gollancz Facebook page.

The Gollancz Festival is brought to you in conjunction with Foyles, Future PLC, the publisher of SFX magazine and the websites GamesRadar+, PictureHouse Central and The Arthur C. Clarke Award.