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The Gollancz Festival announces dynamic schedule of digital events

GallfestGollancz is thrilled to reveal an action-packed programme of digital activities from Friday 16 October to Sunday 18 October at The Gollancz Festival 2015. Events will take place on nine social media platforms with the hashtag #GollanczFest15.

The inaugural Gollancz Festival on the 13 August 2014 had a high impact on social media with #GollanczFest reaching nearly 9 million timelines andwith fans watching more than 12,423 minutes of #GollanczFest programming on YouTube.

 

 

 

This year’s activities will include:

  • Google hangouts with Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, and Nalini Singh
  • Reddit AMAs with Michael Moorcock and C. Robert Cargill
  • A Good Reads Q&A with Charlaine Harris
  • Writing tips from Ursula Le Guin on the Gollancz blog
  • A #FestFace Pinterest board,  and #Festpets on Instagram
  • Good Omens and SF Masterworks Play Buzz quizzes
  • The return of One Star Reviews on YouTube
  • And much, much more.

Please find the full programme of digital events at gollanczfest.com, and follow #GollanczFest15 on Twitter for a few surprises.

Waterstones.com will be offering a 25% discount on selected titles to coincide with digital activities.

The Gollancz Festival for Writers

Tickets to The Gollancz Festival 2015 at Manchester Deansgate and London Piccadilly have sold out, with nearly 300 attendees at each venue, but there are still a handful of tickets remaining for The Gollancz Festival for Writers. This extra Gollancz Festival event was launched two weeks ago in response to messages and tweets from disappointed genre fiction fans who missed out on purchasing tickets. It’s already proved extremely popular. The event will run at Waterstones Piccadilly from 12-3pm on Sunday 18 October, tickets priced at £8 (£6 for Waterstones card holders).

The event is aimed at aspiring writers and anyone looking for an insight into an author’s process. It will include talks from Ben Aaronovitch, Joe Abercrombie, Joanne Harris and Joe Hill, as well as a panel of talented debut authors discussing ‘the trials and tribulations of their first year in print’.  Please see the full programme and buy tickets at gollanczfest.com.

The Gollancz Festival at The Prince Charles Cinema on 15 and 18 October.

There are also still tickets remaining for Gollancz Festival 2015 talk events at the Prince Charles ahead of the screenings ofMinority Report on 15th October at 7.30pm, andThe Prestige on 18th October at 8pm. Please visit gollanczfest.com for more information.

About The Gollancz Festival 2015

The full list of participating authors taking part in traditional and/or digital events currently includes: Ben Aaronovitch; Joe Abercrombie; Mark Alder; Stephen Baxter; Greg Bear; Bradley Beaulieu; AK Benedict; Kit Berry; James Blaylock; Aliette de Bodard; Anna Caltabiano; C. Robert Cargill; Elspeth Cooper; Paul Cornell; Edward Cox; AJ Dalton; Stephen Deas; Jaine Fenn; Tony Gonzales; Charlaine Harris; Joanne Harris; MG Harris; Joe Hill; John Hornor Jacobs; Antonia Honeywell; Stephen Hunt; Simon Ings; Alex Lamb; David Langford; Ursula K Le Guin; Philip Mann; Elizabeth May; Paul McAuley; Ian McDonald; Suzanne McLeod; Simon Morden; Richard Morgan; Den Patrick; Sarah Pinborough; Tim Powers; Hannu Rajaniemi; Alastair Reynolds; Adam Roberts; Al Robertson; Justina Robson; Pat Rothfuss; Brandon Sanderson; Nalini Singh; Gavin Smith; Mark Stay; Tricia Sullivan; Lisa Tuttle; Jon Wallace; Catriona Ward, Michael J Ward; Sean Williams; Chris Wooding.

About The Gollancz Festival 2014

Shortlisted for the Publishers Publicity Circle Annual Awards, highly commended by Books Marketing Society, and the winner of The Hachette UK Marketing and Publicity Campaign of the Year 2014 Award, the Gollancz Festival 2014 was the UK’s first ever integrated virtual and traditional literary festival.

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