Well, Fantasycon is nigh. And in attendance this year will be myself and my estimable colleague, David Moore. We have some things planned for this weekend which, if you're along for the Con, I think that you will enjoy very much.
Firstly, on Friday 17th from 8pm, David and I will be at The Salutation Inn, there to oversee a raucous evening of heavy metal karaoke, sponsored by Abaddon Books. The first 50 customers will get a free Abaddon zombie novel and there will be a prize for the best singer of the evening. This event isn't restricted to Fantasycon guests, so if you are in Nottingham and at a loose end, and loveth the metal, come join us.
Saturday, 1pm, Fantasycon, Britannia Hotel main bar - we will be launching the horror anthology edited by myself, The End of The Line, published by Solaris, our sister imprint. Not only will you be able to get this book two months before it hits the shop, you will also be able to get it for the discounted price of £5! Not only that, but many authors in the collection will be in attendance to deface your copy if you so wish.
Saturday, 4pm - I will be on a panel on what NOT to do when trying to get published. With me will be Marcus Gascoigne and Lee Harris from Angry Robot, Jo Fletcher from Gollancz, and editor extraordinaire Stephen Jones. Come along and hear us rant.
Other than that, David and I will both be there to talk to punters, authors and generally feel the vibes flowing from the industry.
If I see you in the bar, mine's a pint.