Mugs For Discworld Convention Charity Auction

The last weekend in August will see me at the Discworld Convention in Warwick to sell copies of Game Night and If Pigs Could Fly in the trade hall. I had a really good time at last year’s Irish Discworld Convention, and sold 50+ books, and had an equally good time selling just Game Night […]

Jonnycon I: Full Story With Pics

It’s now twenty-four hours since Jonnycon I, the convention-themed launch party for my new novel If Pigs Could Fly, and while the smile has left my face, I am still very happy with how it went. It was a good night, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. Drinks were drunk, nibbles were nibbled, friendships were made […]

Jonnycon I: Programme Guide

I now have a draft convention programme for Jonnycon I. In true convention style, this will be given out to attendees as they “register”. It’s mainly a bit of fun, something to add to the theme. But it does hopefully have some useful information in there, so I thought I’d give you guys a sneak […]

Jonnycon I: Programme Grid

This is mainly just a bit of fun, but I thought I’d have a first cut at a “programme grid” for Jonnycon. It isn’t anything that anyone has to worry about. If you’ve never been to a con, you can completely ignore it – all you need to know is that we’ve got a couple […]

Jonnycon I: The Launch Party For Wild Jester Press and “If Pigs Could Fly”

Later this year, after a difficult gestation of more than seven years, I’m finally publishing my “difficult” second novel, If Pigs Could Fly, and creating my own publishing imprint (Wild Jester Press) to do it. To celebrate both of these events, Jules and I are holding a party, and we’d love you all to come. […]

An Evening With Brighton’s Beach Hut Writers

I was just about to write that yesterday evening, I found myself at the Waterstones in Brighton to witness the launch event of Beach Hut Writers, a new Brighton based authors’ group. But I won’t, because to do so would be to use the lazy, throw-away language that – among other things – the authors […]

A Round-Up Of My Old Convention Reports

People seemed to quite like my Eastercon report, so I figured I’d post some links to previous gaming convention reports I’d done for my roleplaying webzine Critical Miss, just in case anyone was interested. Here they are: * * * * * Gaelcon… Probably The Greatest Convention In The World While shopping at GenCon we […]

Eastercon: The Inevitable Blog Write-Up

I spent last weekend at Odyssey 2010, this year’s Eastercon. And in the tradition of previous trip reports, I thought I’d write it up. So here it is. What is Eastercon? Well there’s the obvious answer: it’s a convention held every Easter. There’s the slightly more informative, but still straightforward answer: it’s the British national […]

I Will Be At Odyssey 2010 (a.k.a. Eastercon)

I’m very pleased to announce that not only will I be attending Odyssey 2010, this year’s Eastercon, but that I’ll be on a panel too: a discussion on “Humour in SF” that’s provisionally scheduled for 11am on the Monday morning. I’ll post again when I have more details of the panel, or if the time […]

Marie Phillips at London Writers’ Club

Last night I went to the London Writers Club to hear a talk by Marie Phillips, author of Gods Behaving Badly. (You may remember that I mentioned this event last week). It was really good. She gave a lot of good advice, too much to mention, so I’ll just mention two things that really struck […]