Bristol WestCon & Other Fall Fandangos

Still from Once Upon a Time in the West

Well, it’s been a fine ol’ summer here in the cabin, but I’m just about ready to dust off my duster, haul out my hat, and get me into the wide world for a spell. Me and some other fine folks (such as my ol’ pal and all round curly wolf Jonathan L. Howard, cattle baron Pete Sutton and chief longrider Charles Millsted) have been trying to set up something of a western convention. We’re making the month of October BRISTOL WESTERN MONTH with a trio of events at reputable establishments. Come join us as we spin some corral dust for y’all. Otherwise, I shall no doubt be found in the bar. Mine’s a rum and spruce beer, since you’re asking.

14th October

Bristol Horror Con

Ghost TownsGunslingers, & Ghouls. The weird west is having something of a resurgence, but there is a long and interesting history of spooky westerns. Join Jonathan L Howard, Stark Holborn, Charles Millsted & Kim Newman to discuss cowboys versus the supernatural.

23rd October

Bristol Festival of Literature

Once upon a time in the West

6.30-10pm @ Royal Navy Volunteer

Come to a screening of True Grit (2010) and discuss the film afterwards in a Q & A with local western writers to discuss western literature and book to screen adaptions.

True Grit (2010) Dir Coen Brothers – A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father’s murderer. Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn.

Tickets £8.75 from Bristol Ticket Shop

28th October