The Gollancz Festival (13th August 2014).

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Gollancz, the science-fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, are delighted to share the full programme of author events at Waterstones Piccadilly for The Gollancz Festival 2014 – the publisher’s first interactive multi-media celebration of genre fiction – on the 13th August 2014.

Today, Gollancz has shared news of sensational new additions to the line–ups of both rooms at Waterstones Piccadilly, including Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4R2) and Connie Willis (Blackout/All Clear). They will be releasing the dynamic schedule of daytime digital author events in due course. For updates on digital events please register your interest at www.gollancz.co.uk/gollanczfestival2014 and follow @gollancz #gollanczfest.

Room 1 at Waterstones Piccadilly will have a reading from Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, followed by a series of panel events with award-winning authors covering the sense of wonderment in SF, the elements of SFF that make it impossible to cross genre boundaries, and whether fantasy, by definition, is consolatory.

In Room 2, Gollancz’s talented 2014 debut novelists (our ‘Class of 2014’) will talk about their novels and experience of publishing, and three bestselling authors will give solo talks, readings and interviews:  Joanne M. Harris will discuss the use of different narratives as a means of exploring stories; Joe Hill might share an insight into having your work become a Hollywood film; and Patrick Rothfuss will give a solo talk and tremendous audience Q&A.

The entire event will be punctuated with performances of SFF inspired songs from The Bookshop Band.

Gollancz can now also confirm that the Gollancz Festival Goodie Bags, available to every ticket-holder, will include two Gollancz novels, and an exclusive Pat Rothfuss The Slow Regard of Silent Things book plate.

For full details of the Waterstones evening event, to purchase tickets or to pre-order a signed book visit www.waterstones.com/events .

Midway between genre-fiction convention Nine Worlds GeekFest and The 72nd World Science-Fiction Convention, Gollancz are celebrating their galaxy of remarkable authors with an unique multi-media fiction festival. On Wednesday 13th August 2014, Gollancz will host a creative programme of daytime digital author events, and from 6–9pm that evening will sponsor a selection of unique panels, readings, Q&As and signings, all hosted by retail partner Waterstones Piccadilly.

The festival will be a unique opportunity for science-fiction and fantasy fans from around the country to meet their favourite writers travelling to the UK in August, and all for the inclusive price of £6 (£4 for Waterstones loyalty card holders)! Attendees will receive a drink on arrival and a Gollancz Festival 2014 goody bag. A mass signing beginning at 7.30pm, immediately after the panel events, will be open to non-ticket holders and those unable to travel to London can pre-order signed stock directly from Waterstones Piccadilly.

Come to the (genre) circus.

Come to the (genre) circus.

Authors participating in the festival will include Ben Aaronovitch, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Alder, James Barclay, Leigh Bardugo, Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, Holly Black, Mitch Benn, Kit Berry, Miles Cameron, Pat Cadigan, Anna Caltabiano, AJ Dalton, Elspeth Cooper, Edward Cox, Janie Fenn, Joanne Harris, Peter Higgins, Joe Hill, Stephen Hunt, Simon Ings, John Hornor Jacobs, Tom Lloyd, Scott Lynch, Paul McAuley, Elizabeth May, Suzanne McLeod, David Moody, Richard Morgan, Den Patrick, Sarah Pinborough, Hannu Rajaniemi, Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Robert VS Redick, Justina Robson, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Nalini Singh, Gavin Smith, Jon Wallace, Connie Willis, Chris Wooding and more.

The festival will be a unique opportunity for science-fiction and fantasy fans from around the country to meet their favourite writers travelling to the UK in August, and all for the inclusive price of £6 (£4 for Waterstones loyalty card holders)! Attendees will receive a drink on arrival and a Gollancz Festival 2014 goody bag. A mass signing beginning at 7.30pm, immediately after the panel events, will be open to non-ticket holders and those unable to travel to London can pre-order signed stock directly from Waterstones Piccadilly.

Authors participating in the festival will include Ben Aaronovitch, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Alder, James Barclay, Leigh Bardugo, Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, Holly Black, Mitch Benn, Kit Berry, Miles Cameron, Pat Cadigan, Anna Caltabiano, AJ Dalton, Elspeth Cooper, Edward Cox, Janie Fenn, Joanne Harris, Peter Higgins, Joe Hill, Stephen Hunt, Simon Ings, John Hornor Jacobs, Tom Lloyd, Scott Lynch, Paul McAuley, Elizabeth May, Suzanne McLeod, David Moody, Richard Morgan, Den Patrick, Sarah Pinborough, Hannu Rajaniemi, Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Robert VS Redick, Justina Robson, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Nalini Singh, Gavin Smith, Jon Wallace, Connie Willis, Chris Wooding and more.

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