Fantasycon Hotel Filling Up

Fantasycon 2011 will be held September 30-October 2 at the Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton, UK. The committee advises that fans book by July 1 to avoid disappointment, as the rooms are going fast.

The con’s Guests of Honor are World Fantasy Award-winning author and critic Gwyneth Jones, Swedish horror writer John Ajvide Lindqvist, Peter Atkins, author of Morning Star and Big Thunder and Joe Abercrombie, screenwriter of Hellraiser II-IV  and Wishmaster and several best-selling fantasy novels.

Also coming is distinguished Special Guest Brian Aldiss, author of more than eighty novels, including Frankenstein Unbound and the “Helliconia” Trilogy

The full press release follows the jump.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]



With attendance now well past the 300 mark; accommodation in the Royal Albion Hotel is filling up fast. The hotel will only guarantee rooms up until 1st July, so if you haven’t already organised your accommodation, book yours now to avoid disappointment. Full details can be found on Please note that if you book a room after this date, the convention rate will not be available – and could be as much as £140 per night.

FantasyCon 2011 has negotiated a room rate of £79 per night for a single or double room, over the period of the Convention (30th September – 2nd October 2011). A limited number of family rooms are also available, at a cost of £119 per night. The hotel have kindly agreed to honour the convention rate for anyone wishing to stay on Sunday 2nd October 2011. PLEASE NOTE THE HOTEL IS FULLY BOOKED ON THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2011. All room rates include a full buffet-style breakfast.

To book your room, please call the hotel’s central reservations number: 0871 222 0038, remembering to quote the convention code, fc2011, to get the convention rate. All bookings are dealt with directly by the hotel, and are not the responsibility of the convention.

Please ring the Hotel directly on 01273 329202 Ext. 704 or 706 (This is the conference Team), or email if you have any problems with your booking.

FANTASYCON 2011 will be held over the weekend of September 30th -October 2nd 2011 at the Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, the venue for the highly successful 2010 World Horror Convention.

Guests of Honour: World Fantasy Award-winning author and critic GWYNETH JONES, also known as Ann Halam (whose novels include LIFE, SPIRIT); Swedish horror writer JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST, author of the best-selling LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, which was recently remade in the U.S. as LET ME IN; PETER ATKINS, novelist (MORNING STAR; BIG THUNDER) and screenwriter (HELLRAISER II-IV, WISHMASTER) and JOE ABERCROMBIE, best-selling author of the fantasy novels THE BLADE ITSELF, BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED, LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS, BEST SERVED COLD and THE HEROES.

Our first Special Guest is BRIAN ALDISS, author of more than eighty novels, both mainstream and science fiction, including FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND, HARM and The “Helliconia” Trilogy, to name just a few, along with innumerable short stories, including ‘Super-Toys Last All Summer Long,’ which was filmed as A.I. Brian has 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.


Other professional writers, artists, editors and publishers already registered as attending FantasyCon 2011 include: Guy Adams, Scott Andrews, Ben Baldwin, James Barclay, Simon Bestwick, Anne Billson, Ramsey Campbell, Mike Carey, Vincent Chong, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Peter Crowther (PS Publishing), Joseph D’Lacey, Meg Davis (Ki literary agency), Ian Drury (Sheil Land Associates literary agency), David Anthony Durham, Les Edwards, Steven Erikson, Jaine Fenn, Jo Fletcher (Jo Fletcher Books), Christopher Fowler, Will Francis (Janklow and Nesbit (UK) Ltd literary agency), Stephen Gallagher, Simon R. Green, William Hill, David J. Howe (Telos Books) Stephen Jones, Paul Kane, Jasper Kent, MD Lachlan, Tim Lebbon, Tony Lee, Tom Lloyd, Dorothy Lumley (Dorian Literary Agency), Stephane Marsan (Bragelonne), Juliet E. McKenna, Suzanne McLeod, Gary McMahon, Michael Molcher (Abaddon Books/Solaris), Mark Morris, Adam LG Nevill, Kim Newman, Marie O’Regan, Jonathan Oliver (Abaddon Books/Solaris), Philip Palmer, Christopher Priest, Tina Rath, Gillian Redfearn (Orion Books), Nicholas Royle, Raymond Russell (Tartarus Press), Robert Shearman, Mike Shevdon, Steve Tribe (BBC Books), Lisa Tuttle, Nicholas Vince, Stephen Volk, Ian Whates (Newcon Press), Barbie Wilde, Conrad Williams, Rio Youers and many more.

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