Category World Fantasy Convention 2013

RIP Tanith Lee – a true genius of #fantasy and #horror #writing

The sad news has just filtered out of the death (on Sunday, May 24th, 2015) of Tanith Lee, prolific author of fantasy and horror. She was the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award (1980) and was recognized just a couple of years ago at the World Fantasy Convention with a Lifetime Achievement Award […]

World Fantasy Convention – How to Write That Difficult Second Book – or Why Indie Publishing May Be Right For Me!

So you’ve written that first book, done the impossible and won a publishing contract. Now you have to write the next. Simple. Or is it? This is my final panel report from World Fantasy Con 2013 – and a totally appropriate one for me, as I’m also in the throes of writing the sequel to […]

World Fantasy Convention – Life Achievement Award for TANITH LEE

Science fiction and fantasy writer TANITH LEE, author of 91 books, was presented with a richly deserved LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the World Fantasy Convention 2013 in Brighton. Author of such classics as: THE BIRTHGRAVE        EAST OF MIDNIGHT    THE UNICORN TRILOGY    NIGHT’S MASTER     THE SILVER METAL LOVER   THE SILVER METAL LOVER: Tanith Lee is one […]

World Fantasy Convention – TOR signs a deal with NASA

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION – PART 3 At the panel entitled: THE NEXT BIG THING, the brief for the publishers involved was to try to predict the upcoming trends in genre fiction. Whilst that brief was probably more comprehensively covered in another panel (What do publishers NOT want to see), this one focussed more on the […]

World Fantasy Con – Neil Gaiman talks about his first book – on Duran Duran!

As promised, here’s the video clip of Neil Gaiman at the World Fantasy Convention 2013 in Brighton (yay!) UK, talking with Jo Fletcher (Jo Fletcher Books) about his first published book – about Duran Duran (the pop group, not the character in Barbarella). Please excuse the shakiness – hand holding a camera is not the […]

World Fantasy Convention – what do publishers NOT want to see?

  This year I’ve been so lucky – WFC2013 is in my home city of BRIGHTON, UK, and I gave myself 4 days off work to immerse myself in the experience. Yesterday I tried to put up a great video (shaky, but it’s the contents that count) of Neil Gaiman speaking, but my internet connection […]