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Birmingham Science Fiction Group meeting and Forbidden Planet Event

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I’ll be interviewed at the monthly meeting for the Birmingham SF Group: come say hello!

June 9th, Briar Rose Hotel, Bennett’s Hill

Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start.

Admission : £4 (£3 for Members)

More details here.

On Saturday June 10th I’ll be signing at Forbidden Planet in Birmingham from 1:00pm to 2:00pm–if you want a signed book here’s your chance!

MCM comicon

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I’ll be at the London MCM Comicon, May 26th-28th. Come say hello!

My schedule:
Brave New Worlds: How to World-Build in Fantastical Fiction

No matter whether you have dragons on every street corner, are urging armies of knights into endless battle or are trying to figure out to how money works across entire star systems, all fantastical fiction requires strong world building. Join authors Alastair Reynolds (REVENGER), Aliette de Bodard (THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS), EDWARD COX (THE RELIC GUILD SERIES), and Tom Toner (THE PROMISE OF THE CHILD) as they discuss what the ins and outs of writing in imagined places.

Panellists: Alastair Reynolds, Tom Toner, Edward Cox , Aliette de Bodard, Ian McDonald
Moderator: Mark Stay
Panel Duration: 1hr & 15mins
Exact Time: 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Day: Friday 26th of May
Lower Platinum Suite
Author signing (not clear if this is during the time slot or shortly thereafter, but I’ll be around!)

Women in Fantasy: Zen Cho, Vic James and Aliette de Bodard in conversation

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Come hang out with Zen Cho (author of Sorcerer to the Crown), Vic James (author of Gilded Cage)  in Waterstone’s Picadilly! We’ll talk women in fantasy, Regency & 19th Century, and quite possibly food!

You can get tickets here, or on the day: they’re £8 but redeemable against the purchase of one of our books–and The House of Binding Thorns will just have come out (just saying *grin*)

Read for Pixels Google Hangouts

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I’ll be taking part in Read for Pixels’ Google Hangout on Sunday March 19th, 4pm Paris Time, to raise money for The Pixel Project’s fundraising campaign to fight violence against women. I’ll be reading from my forthcoming The House of Binding Thorns: ruined and decadent Paris, magical intrigues, dragons in human shape, and kissing and stabbing (not necessarily in that order :p), and taking questions about my writing.

More info here, and access details to the livestream channel here.

I’m also offering a Parisian Bundle for the fundraiser, which will let you curl up with The House of Shattered Wings, good food, and a print of gorgeous artwork by Likhain, featuring Françoise and Berith, two characters from The House of Binding Thorns (a Fallen and her mortal lover).

Innominate, Eastercon 2017

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I will be attending the 2017 Eastercon in Birmingham. You can find my schedule here. I’ll be reading from my recent release The House of Binding Thorns. 

A reminder that I go to cons specifically for meeting people: I’m always quite happy to stop and chat if not obviously on my way to somewhere else, and I won’t bite! (also quite happy to sign whatever you have to hand if you want an autograph).

BSFA London Meeting

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BSFA London Meeting

Glad to announce that on March 23rd I’ll be interviewed by the fabulous Ed Cox at The Artillery Arms (102 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8ND), as part of the BSFA London meetings. (and ahead of my stint as GoH at Mancunicon)


Start Time: 19:00, room open from 6pm, fans gathering in the bar downstairs from 5pm onwards (I’ll likely be in the bar around 5pm because I’m arriving pretty early in London).

This is a free event, and you don’t have to be a member of the BSFA to take part (non-members are welcome, in fact!). The interview will start at 7 pm.

There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes. I’m also quite happy to sign anything that has my name in it (ok, not blank checks or IOUs, but you get the idea!)

London drop by

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London drop by

Just a quick note that I’ll be dropping by Forbidden Planet in London (179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR) to sign some stuff Saturday 6th February at 15:30.

So, a. there will be signed stock from Saturday afternoon onwards, and b. I’ll be hanging out a bit afterwards to check out new releases, so if you have spare Bodard stuff lying around and happen to be in London I’ll be quite happy to sign your books ^-^


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I will be a Guest of Honour at the 2016 Eastercon in Manchester, along with Ian McDonald, Sarah Pinborough and David L Clements.

More details here!

My schedule is here, including Saturday’s freestyle cooking demo *gulp*