Gollancz Festival 2015 line-ups revealed

SF and fantasy imprint Gollancz have released more details of the Gollancz Festival 2015 – for which tickets are now on sale.

SFX and Gamesradar+ are supporting the festival, which encompasses both physical events in London and Manchester between 15 and 18 October, and a slate of online events.

The Manchester event takes place at Waterstones Deansgate on 16 October, from 6-9pm. You can find full details of the line-up here.

The main London event takes at Waterstones Piccadilly on 17 October, from 2-6pm. You can find full details of that line-up here.

We’re promised “two unique strands of action-packed programming” at each of the main physical events, followed by a group signing session with the authors involved. All attendees will also get a goody bag containing “some spectacular exclusives”.

Tickets are available now at an early bird price of £8 (£6 for Waterstones loyalty card holders); that increases to £10 (£8 for card holders) on 3 September, so best get your skates on, eh?

Also taking place in London, at the Prince Charles cinema on 15 and 18 October, are two screenings of two Gollancz-themed movies: Minority Report (based on a Philip K Dick story) and The Prestige (based on the Christopher Priest novel). Each will be preceded by a short talk by an author and a signing. Goody bags will also be up for grabs at these screenings.

Details of the digital side of the festival will be revealed in September. To register your interest in hearing more, sign up here.

In the meantime, here’s a list of all the authors who’ll be taking part in traditional and/or digital events: 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 Honor 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.

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