On April 2nd, Joanne Hall and I hosted the launch of our latest collaboration, the anthology Fight Like A Girl. It took place in the Hatchet Inn, which is one of several pubs that can lay claim to being the oldest in Bristol (it’s complicated).
Being BristolCon, we don’t believe in doing something easy when we could be doing something spektaklier, so with a little help from the Foundation fund and a lot of help from our friends (Hi John Bav!), we ran what attendees were soon calling a ‘mini-con’, with readings from contributors Lou Morgan, Sophie E Tallis and Danie Ware, whose idea it all was, and a panel discussion hosted with exquisite expertise by the lovely Cheryl Morgan. We had demonstrations of sword fighting from School of the Sword ladies Lizzie Rose and Fran Terminiello (also a contributor) and the astonishing Aikido black belt Juliet E. McKenna (Also a contributor.)
Cheryl has audio from the mixing desk and will no doubt be producing a high-quality podcast of the readings and panel in due course. I had video from my iPhone, supplemented by clips from Pete Sutton and photos from Sophie (cheers!), and have produced a lo-fi highlights reel of the afternoon’s entertainment, which you can view on YouTube here.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped make both the book and the event happen!