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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Attending Your First Convention As An Unpublished Writer

Attending Your First Convention As An Unpublished Writer 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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There and Back Again: A Novice Con-Goer’s Tale

There and Back Again: A Novice Con-Goer’s Tale 

Prologue No, I don’t live in a hole in the ground, but I do live in Devon, which bears a remarkable resemblance to the green and sheltered Shire. But even before Gandalf came calling, I’d heard tell of a land beyond the, erm, Salisbury Plains, a land containing vast treasures of tote bags and books, […]

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San Diego Comicon 2014 Report

San Diego Comicon 2014 Report 

I got lucky once more this year and managed to join the mass nerd migration to the San Diego Comic Convention. As always, the lines go for miles (literally) and it’s the worst place to be if one isn’t somewhat comfortable moving in an extremely close mass of humanity. There is way too much for […]

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Convention Survival Guide

Convention Survival Guide 

At about this time of year, at least in my little section of the world, the season of genre conventions begins in full force. As such, it seems like a good time to go over the basics of surviving a convention without sore feet or making a horse’s bottom of oneself in front of a […]

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Newcastle Film & Comic Con 2014

Newcastle Film & Comic Con 2014 

It began with a conversation, one of those out of the blue remarks: “Did you know there’s going to be a comic convention in Newcastle at the beginning of March?” As it was, finger on the pulse and all, I had no idea. I logged on, checked out the site and – in what was, […]

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