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Hey guys,

Members have been really generous this year and we're very close to hitting our target and covering Fantasy-Faction's running costs ;D ;D ;D That's pretty awesome and I'm really grateful, because a few years back when we were closing in on renewal day I'd be hyperventilating :P

If you love what we're doing here at Fantasy-Faction and would like to throw a few £/$ towards keeping us up and running (as I know many of you already do), our donation page is here: http://fantasy-faction.com/support-us (Paypal email if easier is: Marc@Fantasy-Faction.com ).

It's Paypal-based, so really easy and quick to do. Of course, only consider doing so if you can afford it  :D

Thanks all - here's to another year or two (maybe)...  :P

I am considering doing an Indie Steam recommendations video, but thought I'd post here and ask what you guys are playing? :D

Maybe as a top 5... here's mine:
Hollow Knight (Fantasy),
Enter The Gungeon (Fantasy),
Super Meat Boy (no idea how you class this!),
Doki-Doki Literature Club (Sci-Fi),
BroForce (Sci-Fi),

Honourable mention:
Pony Island (Urban Fantasy / Sci-Fi).

This topic has been moved to Forum News & Help, because things *seem* to be fixed now (touch wood and all that!)


Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Grim Gathering: Questions :)
« on: September 24, 2017, 05:23:13 PM »
Grim Gathering in Bath tomorrow - last chance to give me your questions to ask our authors!

If you ask them I'll try and record them for you and upload them ;) :P :D

Questions open for: Peter V. Brett, Mark Lawrence, Anna Stephens, Peter Newman, Joe Abercrombie

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« on: July 28, 2017, 10:16:56 AM »
Hi all,

There will be another Grim Gathering in a couple of months. Hoping to be able to release details early next week.

Afraid to say it will be south of London (Bath), but if any of you could make it, that would be amazing.

There are some really popular authors, some F-F favourites too, going to be there :-)

More details to follow.........


Hi all,

Fantasy-Faction is having a meet up in London on April 29th.

Robin Hobb and Peter Newman will be there in addition to another author who we've yet to announce (just finalising a couple of details).

It will be around Kensington area and we are planning to meet up from 12noon (although come at any time) with a panel at 7pm and a signing at 8pm.

Tried hard to get a Northern venue, but due to the short notice (I requested this event in December!!!), it's not going to be possible sadly.

Hope to see a few of you there, but obviously understand that with only 2 and a half weeks notice it's a challenge to say the least ^_^

The incredible covers for Peter V. Brett's The Core will be revealed on Fantasy-Faction tomorrow :O :O :O :O

Having read chapter one of The Core, I'm really intrigued about the book. I presume the reveal in that chapter is going to play a big part in this novel, but knowing that the new character is going to be the protagonist of Peter's next series, I'm curious to see how the world reacts. And we've not even spoken about demons, Arlen/Jardir, etc! :P

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Hope And Red by Jon Skovron
« on: August 24, 2016, 09:18:51 AM »
Hope And Red is the most fun book I’ve read in 2016 and one of the first I will recommend to people, from now on, who ask for a book similar to that of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series or Brent Weeks’s Night Angel trilogy...


Anyone read it yet? Excited to see where the second book goes...

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Who is going to Nine Worlds?
« on: August 09, 2016, 06:09:40 PM »
Any of the Fantasy-Faction team hoping to make Nine Worlds?

General Discussion / #22 Pushups Challenge
« on: August 09, 2016, 01:11:08 PM »
I've been called out by Jonathan Ashman for the push-up challenge!

The challenge is 22 push-ups for 22 days to raise awareness on the fact that 22 AMERICAN VETERANS will commit suicide today.

I don't think the fact I'm British gives any reason not to take part. 22 people is a truly sad, startling number of people and people should be aware of it.

I don't want to call people out, but if this is something you feel you can do then please take part too...


Table Top & RPG Games / Super Dungeon Explore / Ninja All Stars
« on: June 15, 2016, 01:23:44 PM »
Anyone own either of these?

I've been given them to paint for a friend and the miniatures are really good... only problem I have is that it will take approximately 5 years to paint all the models (based on how slow I paint stuff), so I'm not sure anyone will get to play them anytime soon :P

Hey all,

Been away for a few weeks. In addition to some of my own health issues, Nikki's father (who has been like my own father for 7 years) passed away last week after a short battle with cancer. The past few months of my life have been about spending as much time as I could with him before be went.

As a result, I've let a few things slide with Fantasy-Faction (such as T-Shirt postings - 13 left to send! - and Events and Podcasts and things). During those past few months, I've been thinking about how I've been sitting on and holding up a few projects due to not facing the fact we don't have the money to pull them off. Having spoken to some of the staff, I've been convinced to start a Patreon page to help make my ideas actually come to fruition. This has been suggested to me quite a few times over the years, but I've been reluctant. See today's post - below - for more info (Patreon Page is here:  https://www.patreon.com/FantasyFaction?ty=h )


Fantasy-Faction has a Patreon page! For years, people have been suggesting we set something like this up, but we’ve always held off. I’ve seen Patreon as a great website for artists, but one that you need to have some great rewards or wild ambitions in order to justify.

Well, this year I’ve come to the sad, frustrating conclusion that with F-F growing and with so much demand for more varied content and events we need a pot of money to draw from. As it stands, we can continue delivering our kickass content, running a Grim Gathering once every year or two, but I have a vision for a bigger site and one that reaches even more people via even more means.

We’ve thought for a long time about doing a Podcast, I’d love to be able to travel to authors, agents and publishers and do some professional quality video interviews with them and share their insight with readers and writers around the world. Then there are events, Fantasy-Faction was so, so close to running a huge event this June – that we could have streamed for Internationals – but it fell through when we couldn’t afford a venue. How about a yearly Oscars-like awards system? Where we have categories such as “Best Character” or “Best Magic System” in addition to “Best Novel”?

The problem is… I don’t like charging people money for content and I’ve always kept away from working with publishers on a business basis (i.e. charging a publisher for advertising space or anything similar). I think it is important that Fantasy-Faction remain a free community and also that we remain independent: in my opinion, it would not be right to review a book that we are being paid to advertise. How could you trust a word we say on it?

So, that’s where Patreon comes in. Regular users who like all these concepts will be able to support us in making them a reality. How I’ve set the Patreon Page up is that should we reach $x per month, the site with evolve into a new version and something cool will happen:

Version 2.0 will see a monthly podcast.
Version 3,0 will bring author/editor/agent videos.
Version 4.0 means a couple of events per year.
Version 5.0 will see Fantasy-Faction’s annual awards launched.

I realise that asking anyone to invest their hard earned cash into a website is a big ask and I will never insist upon money being handed over to access Fantasy-Faction. The reason I started the site was to promote great fantasy books and amazing authors bring people together to talk about the genre and tempt newer readers to check it out. If you can spare $1/$2.50/$5.00 a month to help us achieve some of the above, there are some cool rewards on offer and we will be eternally grateful to you for helping us achieve our goals. Indeed, you will also be able to take pride in the fact you’ve helped Fantasy-Faction reach a new level and even more users as the new content begins to get released.

Thanks for reading and I hope you are as excited as I am to be contemplating Fantasy-Faction Podcasts, Videos, Events and Awards! Here’s that Patreon link one more time: https://www.patreon.com/FantasyFaction?ty=h

Fantasy-Faction's next Grim Gathering event will be in April/May/June, we are leaving it up to the community to decide when is best. It will be in either Bristol/Bath/Swindon (sorry my Northern friends, you know I'm desperate to get one up there soon, it's just a bit short notice for me to explore venues. I'm planning a trip to Liverpool/Manchester and another to Scotland to scope some potentials).

With this in mind, when would be the best date for you? I asked people whether they would like another weekday event or a weekend event and the overwhelming response was that a weekend would be much better.

This opens a few doors and what we are looking to do now is make it a big social event with 2 panels and a workshop.

  • Panel featuring 3/4 authors.
  • Lunch.
  • Panel featuring 3/4 authors.
  • Break.
  • Optional workshop for writers that will be presented by two well-known authors.
  • Drinks and fun.

It looks, from Facebook and Twitter, that there will be quite a few people up for coming... Hopefully some of you guys will be up for it too. I'm thinking that if people are up for it, we could try and get a room deal for a local hotel (I think you need 10+ which we could manage easily).

I leave this here for comment...

Guns & Dragons Anthology / What is GUNS & DRAGONS?
« on: March 08, 2016, 11:26:47 AM »
Thank you so much to the Fantasy-Faction community who have always been so quick to support and encourage us on our increasing array of projects. Because you've all been a part of this journey (even helping us decide upon the theme!), we've decided to release details about the upcoming Guns & Dragons anthology here first.


GUNS & DRAGONS is an anthology that will bring together twenty SFF tales. Seventeen stories will be written by some of the world’s most renowned authors and three will come from a writing competition to discover new talent.

Why guns and dragons?

Dragons: ancient and wise, holding the secrets of the universe; fire-breathing monsters protecting their hordes of gold; genetically modified beasts capable of travelling through time and space; or immortal beings worshipped for their god-like abilities?

Guns: protection against a hostile race; tools of redemption or revenge; a turning point in history; or instrument threatening planetary destruction?

GUNS & DRAGONS invites authors to create wondrous scenarios that combine two of the most iconic, versatile, and powerful elements of SFF. High magic, low magic. Ancient, modern, or futuristic. We have invited authors to show us how these great beasts can coexist with one of the most deadly weapons ever invented.

What kind of stories are you looking for?

Fantasy, science fiction and all their subgenres are invited. Hybrids are encouraged.

Will you be representing SFF and authors appropriately?

It is important to us that this anthology is diverse in every sense of the word. This extends beyond the genres being written in through to the authors we are inviting to submit work.

An anthology called GUNS & DRAGONS could simply be a book containing only high-octane ‘man with gun vs ferocious dragon’ stories. Although we would like this type of story represented, we have invited our authors to be creative with the ways guns and dragons are used, who is using/interacting with them, and how the worlds of the dragons and guns collide.

What length will the stories be?

We will be inviting authors to submit stories of 3000, 5000 or 8000 words.

In addition to the anthology, what else can readers expect?

Over the course of around 18 months, we will be running cross-media content related to the anthology. This will include video/audio/text-based interviews and guest posts on Fantasy-Faction. We will also be producing behind the scenes content along our journey towards the completed anthology. My hope, too, is that we can run some short story advice content from the professional authors and get permission from authors to break a few short stories down to analyse what we love about them too.

What are the details for the contest?

More information on the contest will be release VERY soon! :) Authors will have a good 3 months to write their stories, so don't worry!

When will it be published?

We will look to publish the anthology between February and March 2017.

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