Media Alert: Gollancz Festival is imminent!

Media Alert: Gollancz Festival is imminent! 

This year Gollancz is taking the initiative to launch a big, big festival hosted at Waterstones Picadilly on the 13th of August. The Gollancz Festival will be a multi-media experience celebrating the genre fiction of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The Gollancz Festival will go down in the history books as one of the biggest publisher events hosted so far. 

About a month ago the room schedule was released where you could see who would appear in real flesh, just recently they have released the digital line up. Which can be found below:

Gollancz Festival Digital Schedule
09:00* Join us on Pinterest and Twitter for top Convention breakfast tips and ideas from our fabulous authors.
To participate just follow Gollancz on Pinterestand pin to our Breakfast Board
09:30 Hang out on Reddit with the incredible Nalini Singh for an AMA!
10:00 Drop in on Facebook and check out an epic Fantasy Panel (with Den PatrickElspeth Cooperand Stephen Hunt)
10:30 **SECRET INTERACTIVE EVENT** Follow Gollancz on Twitter, or keep an eye on Facebook to find out how you can take part
11:00 Have you got a question for Team Gollancz? We’ll be answering all your questions in a Google Hangout from 11.00
11:30 And stay tuned for an exclusive Google Hangout with Joe Abercrombie!
12:00 Stop by our YouTube Channel to see Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear in conversation about their books, lives, conventions and more
13:00 **WORLD PREMIERE EVENT** Have you been longing for news of Foxglove SummerBen Aaronovitch will be joining us for a Google Hangout and he’s bringing an amazing teaser from his new bestseller!
13:30 **SUPER-SECRET EVENT** Follow @Gollancz on Twitter, or keep an eye on Facebook and YouTube to learn more
14:00 Visit Facebook for a great SF Panel with some of the top authors of their generation (featuring: Richard MorganStephen BaxterPat CadiganAlastair Reynolds and Justina Robson)
14:30 Grab a cup of tea and settle down in front ofYouTube, ready to enjoy a song from the inimitable Mitch Benn
15:00 Head over to Goodreads for something special – a Q&A with the fantastic Holly Black. And be ready: she’ll be sharing a sneak peek inside her brand new booThe Darkest Part of The Forest
15:30 **SECRET INTERACTIVE EVENT** Drop in on our YouTube channel for an exclusive video from Leigh Bardugo and be ready to get involved
16:00 Join in the conversation by following@Gollancz, as Anna Caltabiano and Paula Weston stop by for a twitter Q&A!
16:30 Meet the Gollancz 2014 Debuts. They’re the stars in our Class of 2014 Vox Pops. Which superpowers or amazing pets they would love to have? Find out on YouTube 
17:00 ** WORLD PREMIERE EVENT** Visit Goodreads for a Q&A with Brandon Sanderson and a very special announcement!
17:30 Be a part of the festival! Share 3 Favourite SF Books from your bookshelf! Tweet @Gollanczand watch #GollanczFest for top recommendations.

Gollancz also have mentioned that they still have enough tricks up their sleeves so keep a close eye on the social media platforms of Gollancz!

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Below you can find the schedule of Waterstones Piccadilly once again

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.

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