Comic Book Outsiders At Nine Worlds
While I was at Nine Worlds I got chance to sit down with Scott & Steve as they were recording their latest Comic Book Outsiders podcast discussing the event and in particular the podcast programming stream.
Be Sure to check it out!
It’s hard to write about something like Worldcon. The multi-day, 10,000 plus attendee event seemed like it lasted a pleasant lifetime for people who were there and we’ve all emerged a little shell-shocked.
In many ways, it was no different to other conventions where the usual suspects meet up, go to panels, drink beer and swap gossip… but on a Galactus world-eating scale. However, I think the thing I’ll take away from Worldcon was how intimate it felt.
A little late notice but I’m happy to announce that I will be doing a reading as part of the pirate program at this year’s World Science Fiction Convention. I’ll be on sometime between 5pm and 7pm (mostly likely, if they follow the order, somewhere around 6pm). It’ll be at the bandstand in the fan village (over behind the stairs leading up to the dealers room)
Not decided what I’ll be reading yet – possibly something from The Four Realms, maybe something from Black As Knight – but if you are at Worldcon and are able to come and give me support, it’ll be greatly appreciated.
Hope to see some of you there!
It wasn’t that I expected Bradford to be a bad Eastercon, I just had really low expectations. For that reason, my entire focus leading up to the event was on my panels and trying to ensure they were as entertaining as possible. But it turned out to be a truly exceptional con.
One of the highlights of the SFF calendar in the UK is Eastercon, an annual convention with a literary focus and solid aattendance. I’ve been going for a few years now, and even when the panels haven’t personally interested me, it’s been great to catch up with friends.
This year is a little different in that it’s my first year as a panelist at the event and I’m equal measures of scared and excited.
Time is just running away from me. It feels like only yesterday I handed in one of my monthly articles and already it’s nearly time to hand in the next. Likewise, I’ve had a note to blog about a friend’s book launch I attended, and I now realise it was a couple of weeks ago. Where has the time gone?
I’ve known Laura Lam for about 18 months. We met at a Fantasycon that feels like years ago. We were both aspiring authors, full of ideas and working hard on books that would eventually become our debuts. “And now,” as she said to me at her launch event at Forbidden Planet, “we’re both published authors.” Yep, mission accomplished.
The boss on my day job is absolutely brilliant. Not only does he understand that happy employees mean productive, dedicated employees, but he is really supportive on what little of a writing career I have. As a result, on Thursday, he said he would stay and deal with a vendor so I could get away early to get up into London for Adam Christopher’s launch event.
Last week, I managed to call in some favours to knock off the day job early in order to head up t the British Library to attend the Strange Chemistry imprint launch. Those who’ve ever read my writing might question why I would go to the launch of an imprint specialising in YA fiction. The answer to that goes back to long before the imprint was conceived.
You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been blogging a lot less lately. This isn’t intentional. I’ve just had the most crazy couple of weeks and blog updates got sacrificed to the gods of time. I promise to blog more next week as I have a lot of big posts lined up.
But as crazy as my week was, I did manage to get away to go up to London for the High Fantasy Event organised by Fantasy Faction, featuring three great fantasy authors.