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Steam Garden 8, the Tokyo Steampunk Festival.

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Steam Garden 8, the Tokyo Steampunk Festival.

February 7th 2015 sees Steam Garden 8, the Tokyo Steampunk Festival, arrive at Tokyo’s Laforet Museum Harajuku. You want to see how they do steampunk down Japan-way? Sure you do. Apparently, in Tokyo, a very popular steampunk fashion is the historical “wa-yo-setyuu” style of mixing kimono with western accessories such as hats and boots. You can get see more […]

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New York ComicCon 2014 (convention review).

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
New York ComicCon 2014 (convention review).

For the last eight years, I have failed in my primary mission at the New York Comic Con. I have not met Patrick Stewart or even breathed the same air as him. I have not met Greg Capullo, I couldn’t find Stephen Amell (I think I was there the wrong day) and I never get […]

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The Gollancz Festival (13th August 2014).

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Gollancz Festival (13th August 2014).

Gollancz, the science-fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, are delighted to share the full programme of author events at Waterstones Piccadilly for The Gollancz Festival 2014 – the publisher’s first interactive multi-media celebration of genre fiction – on the 13th August 2014. Today, Gollancz has shared news of sensational new additions to […]

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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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