Well, FantasyCon is almost here again—always one of the highlights of my year. It’s a great opportunity to meet readers, and to hang out with some of the wonderful friends I have made in the world of writing and publishing. We get a little drunk, a little giggly, and we always have a wonderful time … and yeah, it’s a wee bit sad when Sunday comes around and it’s time to say goodbye.
FantasyCon is the British Fantasy Society’s annual convention, held at the Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton, England, celebrating the very best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Needless to say, it’s taken very seriously (it’s not all fun and games). Believe it or not, some of us even have work to do.
And with that, here’s my alarmingly full schedule:
FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER:
20:00 – 21:30: Mass Signing.
SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER:
13:00 – 14:00: Panel: Culture Shock: Why are Britain and America so different when it comes to the genres?
14:30 – 15:00: Reading. (I’ll be reading from WESTLAKE SOUL.)
17:00 – 18:00: PS Publishing Book Launch: A CARNIVÀLE OF HORROR: DARK TALES FROM THE FAIRGROUND.
20:00 – 21:00: ChiZine Book Launch: A belated British launch for WESTLAKE SOUL (along with a number of other ChiZine titles).
22:30 – ????: The Gollancz FantasyCon Disco. (I’m DJ-ing with Grandmaster Guy Adams, so get ready to dance your pretty little asses off.
SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER:
13:00 – 16:00: Banquet and British Fantasy Awards Ceremony. (I’ll be co-presenting the award for Best Artist.)
After which, we’ll all be dead dogs at the Dead Dog Party, and then it’s home time.
If you’re attending this year’s FantasyCon, I’d love to see you at any one (or preferably all) of the above events. If not, I’ll be around, doing my thing, so you’re bound to bump into me at some point (particularly if you’re in the vicinity of the bar). It’s going to be another amazing weekend. For more information, click any one of the FantasyCon links in this post, or here … you can even click THIS ONE.