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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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Attending Your First Convention As An Unpublished Writer

Attending Your First Convention As An Unpublished Writer 

So there comes a time early in every writer’s career when you make a very serious decision. You’ve been writing as a hobby for years, you enjoy it and your head is literally bursting with ideas for all the various stories you want to write. You’ve developed as a writer, either you or friends have […]

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The Super Relaxed Fantasy Club

The Super Relaxed Fantasy Club 

An urban nightscape. Soft up-lighting casting blue petals against the wall. Flame captured in tall glass pyramids heat the room. The quiet chatter of people at the bar and staff placing chairs in silence. It surrounds you, entices you, relaxes you. And that’s good. This was my first time. I’d meant to go before, things […]

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London Comic Con – Review

London Comic Con – Review 

The dark water below promised a painful death should the cable snap. The gentleman making faces at us during the five minute cable car ride from one side of the river to the other was only the beginning. I turned up to the usual manic rush of the convention crowd rushing around me; cosplayers roleplaying […]

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