Monday 1 November 2010

Announcing ConJour 2011

Announcing ConJour 2011!

Steve Aryan of Steve's Fantasy Book Reviews fame has been working non-stop the last few months, pulling together a new fantasy convention to be held on 12th March 2011.

Come to Leeds to meet confirmed authors Mark Charan Newton, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Mike Carey, Kate Griffin, Justina Robson and Freda Warrington.

Here is the full press release:

Science Fiction and Fantasy comes to Leeds

On Saturday March 12th 2011, Leeds will be hosting its first Science Fiction and Fantasy event in many years - ConJour.

The one day event is being sponsored by Tor UK and SFF fans will have the opportunity to attend guest talks and panels, and meet some of their favourite authors at signing sessions taking place throughout the day.

Confirmed guests attending the event are Mike Carey, Kate Griffin, Mark Charan Newton, Justina Robson, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Freda Warrington.

The venue is the Leeds Park Plaza hotel which is set in the heart of Leeds city centre, with nearby bus and train transport links, and it is very close to a host of shops, bars and places to eat.

“I’ve been to many conventions and events over the years,” said Stephen Aryan, one of the event organisers. “But the majority of them tend to be in the south, which is a long way to travel for some people. So I’m hoping that by setting ConJour in Yorkshire it will attract fans from all over the country.

“I also appreciate that full weekend events can be a bit intimidating, especially if it’s your first time or you’re attending on your own. This way, by running a one day convention fans can enjoy the event, maybe make some new friends, and they won’t miss out on anything.”

For more information about ConJour visit the website or email or follow on twitter @conjour1

So there you have it! Please please spread the word and make this fledgeling convention one to treasure.

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