FantasyCon 2011′s first Special Guest is multiple award-winning author Brian Aldiss. Author of more than eighty novels, both mainstream and science fiction, including Frankenstein Unbound,The Helliconia Trilogy and Harm to name just a few; and innumerable short stories, including ‘Super-Toys Last All Summer Long,’ which was filmed as A.I. Brian has also edited many anthologies, acted in performances of his plays, and is also an artist.
Brian will be attending on the Saturday and Sunday of the Convention ( 1st and 2nd October) and joins Guests of Honour John Ajvide Lindqvist and Gwyneth Jones, as well as M.C. Sarah Pinborough. For more details visit http://www.fantasycon2011.org.
Other Attending Professionals include: Guy Adams, Scott Andrews, James Barclay, Anne Billson, Ramsey Campbell, Mike Carey, Vincent Chong, Peter Crowther (PS Publishing), Les Edwards, Christopher Fowler, Simon R. Green, Stephen Jones, Paul Kane, MD Lachlan, Michael Marshall Smith, Suzanne McLeod, Gary McMahon, Adam LG Nevill, Kim Newman, Nicholas Royle, Robert Shearman, Mike Shevdon, Steve Tribe (BBC Books), Lisa Tuttle, Ian Whates (Newcon Press), Rio Youers and many more.
The price for a weekend membership is currently ÂŁ45 to BFS members, ÂŁ50 to non-members. A day membership (for Saturday only) is ÂŁ40. These prices are due to rise on 1st April 2011, so to book now, please visit http://www.fantasycon2011.org/join.htm.