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Deborah Harkness – The Book Of Life Pre-Launch Party: an article by Sarah Bruch.

July 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Deborah Harkness – The Book Of Life Pre-Launch Party: an article by Sarah Bruch.

On Friday 4th July, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the pre-launch party for the last book in Deborah Harkness’ trilogy ‘The Book Of Life’. This was my first ever event and happened to be for one of my favourite authors so, needless to say, I was incredibly excited! I took the […]

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It’s a great big scifi and fantasy circus at Piccadilly!

June 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
It’s a great big scifi and fantasy circus at Piccadilly!

Gollancz and Waterstones London Piccadilly are hosting a genre fiction festival with participation from Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen Hunt, Joanne M. Harris, Joe Hill and many other bestselling genre writers. Midway between genre-fiction convention Nine Worlds GeekFest (Heathrow, 8-9th August 2014) and The 72nd World Science-Fiction Convention (Loncon 3, ExCel London Docklands, 14-18th August 2014), Gollancz […]

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Book Expo America 2014 (convention review).

June 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Book Expo America 2014 (convention review).

Held annually in the publishing mecca of New York City, Book Expo America is the convention for book lovers. The focus is wide – covering all genres – and the convention is designed for all levels of interaction. It is for publishers, authors, publicists, agents, editors, retailers, librarians, press, bloggers and readers. There is something […]

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World FantasyCon 2013 Brighton UK 31 October–03 November 2013 (convention report).

November 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
World FantasyCon 2013 Brighton UK 31 October–03 November 2013 (convention report).

By the pricking of my thumb… The roving carnival of creativity that is the World Fantasy Convention rolled into Brighton and set up camp on a dark and stormy All Hallows Eve 2013. The event was billed as being for fans and pros to get their geek on, do deals, drool over famous authors (icky […]

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Bristol-Con 2013 by KT Davies (convention review).

October 31, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Bristol-Con 2013 by KT Davies (convention review).

‘Bristol-Con is a one-day convention organized by the Bristol Fantasy & SF Society, under the auspices of the Bristol-Con Foundation’. Taken from the website: www.bristolcon.org/ This year the Bristol-Con event took place on the 26th October in Bristol at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre, which was very easy to find driving down […]

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New York Comic Con 2013 by Kelly Jensen (convention review)

October 16, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
New York Comic Con 2013  by Kelly Jensen (convention review)

My mission this year at the New York Comicon was to meet Greg Capullo. I failed miserably, in part due to the NYCC mobile app being all but useless and because there were 125,000 people pressed hip to shoulder inside the Javits Center. Navigating the crowd became the featured activity, seconded by finding an empty […]

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Geekfest 2013 gets geeking.

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Geekfest 2013 gets geeking.

Described as a the mutant hybrid of a science fiction convention crossed with a TED talks conference, Nine Worlds Geekfest will bring together hordes of UK geeks for a 3-day celebration of geek culture on August 9-11, 2013 in London, UK. As well as including the core elements of traditional science fiction conventions like literature […]

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Is Birmingham really the Shire, Master Frodo? Free Middle-earth Weekend is a-coming!

May 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Is Birmingham really the Shire, Master Frodo? Free Middle-earth Weekend is a-coming!

Good news for Brits, and Brummie Brits in particular, the Middle-earth Weekend is coming you way, due to be held at Sarehole Mill Recreation Ground, Cole Bank Rd, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28-0BD on Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th May 2013. Visitors to this family festival can expect free entertainments, activities, craft demonstrations, as well […]

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Ad Astra 2013 – video con report.

April 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ad Astra 2013 – video con report.

I’ll be doing a con report of my time as Guest of Honour at the 2013 Ad Astra convention – Canada’s main SFF con of a literary bent. As befitting an author, it’ll be mostly words (with a few photos thrown in). Meanwhile, here’s the Canadian Nerd’s video blog from the con.

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Nineworlds Geekfest… London’s answer to Comic-Con thrashes Kickstarter target.

March 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nineworlds Geekfest… London’s answer to Comic-Con thrashes Kickstarter target.

Nineworlds Geekfest has, at the time of writing, 36 hours to go until the finish of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for London to mount the UK’s answer to the monster Comic-Cons over in the USA. And the good news is the event organisers have already monstered their target for fundraising, with the folding […]

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