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To those who tweet, please do so during the Uncon to let everyone know what is happening, using the hashtag #bookcrossing. Our Twitter username is @bcuncon2016 and the main BC Twitter username is @BookCrossing

If you like our authors, do give them some publicity.

Looking forward to seeing all the tweets!

Change to schedule

We were very disappointed to learn this morning that Lynn Shepherd has had to withdraw from speaking at the Unconvention as she is unwell. She is a brilliant author and we recommend you look out for her books!

However, we are very pleased to announce that Simon Michael has stepped in at the last minute to talk to us. Simon was a barrister for over 30 years before turning to writing as a full-time career, and has brought all his experience of that to his writing. We look forward to hearing him speak!

Schedule updated

The Schedule page has now been updated with the detailed timings and links for all three days.

The programmes have now gone to press, but if anything changes we will post details here.

Look forward to seeing everyone very soon!


(Not) the final newsletter

Nearly there! We are very excited that the Uncon is nearly upon us; cannot believe that it has arrived so quickly.

So many last-minute things to do, that there is no time to draw up a formal newsletter. Any final bits of information will be communicated here as Posts. Please keep checking.

We look forward to meeting old friends and new at the weekend.

Book swap game

Well known to many Bookcrossers (although some of us are not so familiar with the rules!), at least one of these games will be run by weebly on Saturday afternoon. To participate, all you need is one registered wrapped book. If you forget to do this, there will be plenty of books on the book buffet that you can use, and one of the committee can provide something to wrap it in.

These games are always great fun. Do join in!

Latest newsletter

The September newsletter is now visible in the Newsletters drop-down menu. It’s been in the page list – below – for a while, but hadn’t appeared anywhere else. Will this be the last one, or is there scope for a last-minute publication?

NSS update

There have been a couple of late NSS entries. I could pair them up with each other, but it would be good to have one or two more to make it a little more secret. Please reply through the website, or by sending a PM to katisha50. If you are already participating, feel free to have a second go!

Uncon merchandise

Please note that the cut-off date for ordering T-shirts and tote bags is close of play tomorrow, Thursday 8th September. This is so that we can get the order to the supplier in time for everything to be ready for the Friday of the Uncon.

Themed release labels!

Here is the link to the page of BCUK Uncon 2016 release labels. Thanks to shnedwards for the three brilliant designs.