Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con
 

Brian Lee Durfee Interview

Utah Prison Comic-Con

 
Never Die by Rob J. Hayes – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
 

Never Die

SPFBO #5 Finals Review

 
A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
 

A Tale of Stars and Shadow

SPFBO #5 Finals Review

 

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Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con

Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con 

Today we are talking with epic fantasy author, Brian Lee Durfee, about his recent convention in the Utah State Prison. For anyone who doesn’t know you and isn’t familiar with your novels, can you provide a brief overview? I am the author of The Forgetting Moon, The Blackest Heart, and The Lonesome Crown, the first […]

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Harry Potter Day: Land of the Midnight Sun Style

Harry Potter Day: Land of the Midnight Sun Style 

We Alaskans know how to get nerdy with it. Geek culture is everywhere in Anchorage—from Bosco’s Not at Comic Con festival and SenshiCon to Geeks Who Drink trivia nights and the Critical Role critters strolling around town in t-shirts—we know how to let our nerd flag fly. So, when the Z. J. Loussac Library—our local […]

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VoyagerCon – Event Review

VoyagerCon – Event Review 

First, let me confess to being an idiot. Those who know me, have met me, or avoided me (I’m sure it happens), were probably aware of that already. I always, always, plan my journey across the London Underground before I leave home. Otherwise, as happened here, I end up staring at a TFL map seeing […]

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Georgia Renaissance Festival – Opening Weekend Review

Georgia Renaissance Festival – Opening Weekend Review 

Introduction For the past few years now, I have overheard family members exclaiming on how much fun they have had at the Renaissance Festival in Georgia. When the opportunity arose for me to finally share in the fun, I made plans to get myself up to Georgia and see what all the hype was about! […]

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A Newbie’s First SFF Con: AKA BristolCon Confidential

A Newbie’s First SFF Con: AKA BristolCon Confidential 

I didn’t intend to write this article. I didn’t prepare for it, make any notes for it or believe that I was going to be submitting anything but reviews to Fantasy-Faction for the next few months. It all started when a fellow Factioner, the author and editor Steven Poore, asked me a question. At the […]

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Going to a Writer’s Convention: What You Need to Know

Going to a Writer’s Convention: What You Need to Know 

When thinking about science fiction and fantasy conventions—sometimes referred to as cons—the mind automatically dashes off to PAX or New York Comic Con or any one of the conventions in and around your town. You know the ones I’m talking about. The events where you cosplay your favorite characters and sit at panels listening to […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: The Expo!

Small Press, Big Stories: The Expo! 

Today on Small Press, Big Stories – an announcement! On Saturday 24th February, the Forbidden Planet London Megastore will be hosting a small press expo! Authors and editors from four of the UK’s leading SFF small presses will be on hand in one of Forbidden Planet’s trademark “open-plan” events to chat, sign books, and answer […]

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Fantasy in the Court 2017

Fantasy in the Court 2017 

Back in August I headed up to the ‘big smoke’ – though with electric cars, the congestion charge and the general relocation of heavy industry out of London, it is not really that smoky any more, but it is big. The reason for my train journey was simple – Fantasy in the Court. An event […]

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UK Games Expo 2017 Recap

UK Games Expo 2017 Recap 

Recently (Friday 2nd of June 2017 to Sunday 4th of June 2017) I attended the UK Games Expo, which was held at the NEC near Birmingham. As expected for a board game fair, most of the popular games could be bought there, from the Pandemic series to Fantasy Flight Games’ franchises to slightly lesser known, […]

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BristolCon 2016 – Convention Review

BristolCon 2016 – Convention Review 

I went to Bristol. I’ve been before and usually get lost in the one way system. SatNav is no help, not for me and I speak as Geography graduate with many years’ experience at getting lost. More importantly, I went to BristolCon that the weekend. This is a small (ish) and friendly (very) convention held […]

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Lessons Learned from the Gollancz Festival for Writers

Lessons Learned from the Gollancz Festival for Writers 

On Sunday, 18th of October, prolific SFF publisher Gollancz held the Gollancz Festival for Writers, as a sort of addendum to the already sold-out Gollancz Festival 2015. It had a smaller line-up of authors compared to the main festival itself, and focused solely on writing (obviously). I was gutted that the main festival sold out […]

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New York Comic Com 2015 Report – Part One

New York Comic Com 2015 Report – Part One 

Once upon a time, the Supreme Overlords of Fantasy-Faction asked if anyone on staff lived in the general area of New York City and would be willing to take one for the team and go to New York Comic Con with a press badge. “It’s a tough job,” I said to myself, “but somebody’s gotta […]

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