Media Alert: Gollancz fest line up
Media Alert: Gollancz fest line up Anouncement
Official Press release:
Gollancz Announces Programme for The Gollancz Festival 2015
Gollancz, the science-fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce the programme of The Gollancz Festival 2015 taking place at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, 16 October 2015, and Waterstones London Piccadilly, 17 October 2015. We are also thrilled to reveal partnerships with The Prince Charles Cinema and The Gamer’s Bus.
The award-winning Gollancz Festival 2014 was the first of its kind – an integrated multi-platform, digital and physical one-day book event featuring live participation from almost 50 writers. Amongst other brilliant results, #GollanczFest reached nearly 9 million timelines on Twitter and has been watched nearly 18,000 times on You Tube. Tickets for the 2014 event at Waterstones Piccadilly sold out in three weeks.
Even bigger and better, the Gollancz Festival 2015 will offer four days of action-packed events and creative digital programming. Headline authors will include, amongst others: Ben Aaronovitch; Joe Abercrombie; Charlaine Harris; Joanne Harris; Joe Hill; Ursula K Le Guin; Sarah Pinborough; Patrick Rothfuss; Brandon Sanderson and Nalini Singh.
Tickets for the Waterstones events in both Manchester and London will go on sale at 11am today, 6 August 2015, at an early bird price of £8 (£6 for Waterstones loyalty card holders), with the ticket price increasing to £10 (£8 for card holders) on 3 September 2015.
Both the events in Manchester Deansgate, 16 October 6–9pm, and London Piccadilly 17 October 2–6pm, will have two unique strands of action-packed programming, followed by a group signing session including all participating authors. Each attendee will receive a goody bag with some spectacular exclusives. You can find full details of the authors you can meet face-to-face, in Manchester and London, and book tickets at gollanczfestival.com.
Gollancz is also thrilled to announce a partnership with the Prince Charles Cinema who will be screening two films of Gollancz titles, Minority Report and The Prestige, on the 15 and 18 October 2015. The Gollancz Festival events at the Prince Charles cinema will include a short talk by the hottest new talents in SF&F before each screening. There will be a chance to meet the authors and get books singed the bar from 19.30pm (and again after the films), with Minority Report starting at 20:15pm and The Prestige at 20:30pm. Each attendee will also receive a Gollancz Festival goody bag. Tickets will go on sale on the 6 August 2015 at gollanczfestival.com.
Gollancz is delighted to reveal that they will be working with the Gamer’s Bus to bring console and gaming pc’s to The Gollancz Festival venues in both London and Manchester.
And Gollancz is very pleased to be working with Future PLC, the publisher of SFX and Total Film magazines and the website GamesRadar+, who will be supporting traditional and digital events of The Gollancz Festival 2015.
We are also thrilled to make this an international event, working with Hachette Australia and New Zealand who will be running digital events from midnight–8am GMT on the 16 and 17 October.
Gollancz will be releasing the dynamic schedule of digital author events in due course. For updates on digital events please register your interest at gollanczfestival.com.
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; 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 was the UK’s first ever integrated virtual and traditional literary festival.
Gollancz is the oldest specialist SF & Fantasy publisher in the UK. Founded in 1927 and with a continuous SF publishing programme dating back to 1961, the imprint of the Orion Publishing Group is home to a galaxy of award-winning and bestselling authors. Through our long-running SF and Fantasy Masterworks programme, and major digital initiative the SF Gateway, Gollancz have one of the largest ranges of SF and Fantasy of any publisher in the world.