Book launch at Uncon!

Fair & Tender Ladies by Chris Nickson

Fair & Tender Ladies by Chris Nickson

We are very excited to announce that one of our speaker authors, Chris Nickson, has chosen the Leeds Unconvention as the venue for his latest book launch.

Chris will be officially launching the latest in his series of popular novels featuring Richard Nottingham and based in Leeds.

The newest addition to his bibliography is Fair & Tender Ladies and attendees at the Uncon will be able to get their first edition copy, and have it signed by Chris himself, before anyone else in the world!


And Now for Something Completely Different….

Alaric Hall

Alaric Hall

Our final confirmed author for this year’s Unconvention marks a change from the standard line-up of fiction authors.

Dr. Alaric Hall is a lecturer in medieval English literature at the University of Leeds with a great interest in English and Scandinavian medieval literature, history, and language and……. elves.

For the Unconvention Alaric will be talking about the links between Tolkien and Leeds and it promises to be a very entertaining presentation.

If you would like to find out more about Alaric and his work, visit the Alaric Hall page.

Second Author Confirmed!

Chris Nickson - photo courtesy of his website.

Chris Nickson – photo courtesy of his website.

The second author to be confirmed as speaking at this year’s Unconvention in Leeds is Chris Nickson.

Chris is the author of an acclaimed series of crime fiction books featuring the character Richard Nottingham, the Constable of Leeds in the 1700s. Chris was born and brought up in Leeds and plans to move back to the city later this year having spent 30 years living in America in the interim.

In addition to his Richard Nottingham series, Chris has further crime novels due for release later this year, has written numerous celebrity biographies and is a well respected music journalist and musician.

To find out more about Chris visit his author page on our website, or visit Chris’s own website here.

First Author Confirmed!

Robert Twigger

Robert Twigger

The committee are very pleased to announce that we have a first confirmed author for the 2013 Unconvention in Leeds.

First in the line up is Robert Twigger, a British author who now lives in Cairo and has been described as a “19th century adventurer trapped in the body of a 21st century writer”.

For more information about Robert Twigger and his books visit his author page. We also have a new Author page where all the Uncon authors will be listed as they are confirmed. Remember if you want to get updates to your email address, subscribe to the Uncon website newsfeed by entering your email address in the box on the right hand side of every page or follow us on our Twitter feed @BCUKUncon.