A date for your diaries if you live in or within reasonable striking distance of London. This coming February 16th and 17th, I’ll be Guest of Honour at Imperial College’s PicoCon.
As you’ll see from this link, I am not alone in this – fellow GoHs are:
Peter F. Hamilton - distinguished doyen of British SF who very kindly gave Altered Carbon a booster rocket of a blurb back when I was starting out, sent champagne to me on my first US book tour, and fed me one evening during Eastercon 2005 in the bosom of his own home, while also juggling the – I now appreciate – myriad heavy demands of early fatherhood.
Steph Swainston - one of the finest fantasy stylists to emerge this young century, whose work has been a subtle but pervasive influence on the Land Fit for Heroes novels, who knows – and holds – her whisky better than any man I know, and who lent me a book about seven years ago which I still haven’t returned – sorry Steph, will bring it down.
Kate Griffin/Catherine Webb - whom, uhm, I confess I know nothing at all about, but who is, I’m sure very talented and lovely to talk to.
So look, there’s really no decent excuse not to attend. Right?
See you there!