Sci-fi and fantasy publisher Gollancz has revealed the digital line-up for its second Gollancz Festival next weekend.
Events at the sold-out festival will take place from Friday 16th-18th October across nine social media platforms that can be tracked with the hashtag #GollanczFest15.
This year’s line-up includes Google hangouts with authors Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, and Nalini Singh, a Reddit 'ask me anything' session with Michael Moorcock and C. Robert Cargill, a Good Reads question and answer session with Charlaine Harris, writing tips from Ursula Le Guin on the Gollancz blog, a #FestFace Pinterest board, and #Festpets on Instagram. The full programme is available at gollanczfest.com.
An extra Gollancz Festival event, The Gollancz Festival for Writers, launched two weeks ago for punters who missed out on one of 300 Gollancz Festival tickets available at Manchester Deansgate and London Piccadilly. The event will run at Waterstones Piccadilly from 12-3pm on Sunday 18th October, tickets priced at £8 (£6 for Waterstones card holders). The event is aimed at aspiring writers and anyone looking for an insight into an author’s process, including talks from Ben Aaronovitch, Joe Abercrombie, Joanne Harris and Joe Hill.
As part of a special promotion, for the duration of the festival, Waterstones.com will be offering a 25% discount on selected titles between the 15th and 18th October.
The inaugural Gollancz Festival, which took place on 13th August 2014, was a "social-media success story," according to the publishers, with #GollanczFest reaching nearly 9m timelines and fans watching more than 12,423 minutes of #GollanczFest programming on YouTube.