Ginger Nuts of Horror
I always love it when you see an author who you knew years ago finally start to make it good. I first met Garry Charles in the good old days of The British Horror Novels forum, and I still remember reading his novel Death Tide while waiting to go into hospital to have my wrist fused. Garry has come a long way since then, something which makes me very happy.
The Day of The Mummy which stars one of my favourite actors Danny Glover has been written by Garry. I don't know about you, but I will be checking this out when it is released.
Welcome to Egypt, land of the Pharaohs. A place steeped in history and legend; Gods and spiritual guides; untold wealth - and the bone-cracking, blood-spilling guardians of its riches.
Jack Wells has arrived in Egypt in search of the famous diamond known as The Codix Stone. His journey leads him to the tomb of the cursed King Neferu, cursed not by name but by nature.
With his centuries-old slumber disturbed by timeless human greed, the King rises from the dead with a blood-lust that cannot be staunched and a raging fury that will shred flesh from bone, bringing terrible and tormented death to all who dare witness the Day of the Mummy.
Day of the Mummy stars Danny Glover, William McNamara, Andrea Monier and Nimi Adokiye Iketubosin. She just goes as Nimi now, perhaps for sake of brevity. The film is the sophomore directorial effort from Johnny Tabor (Eaters) and was written by Garry Charles, who has a number of shorts to his name.
It was with a heavy heart that I had to come to this decision, it was one that I didn't come to lightly. I have been mulling this over for months and after talking to some great writers and publishers this weekend I knew I was going to make the right decision.
Don't worry everyone Ginger Nuts of Horror is here to stay. I have just had to make a major cull on the books for review. Please understand this task was not taken lightly. I have spent days going through the huge list of books sitting in my inbox all barking for attention like a pound puppy. The list was just impossible to manage.
there was no hard fast rule as to which books were saved other than, is there ever any chance of me actually wanting to read this book. What I will do is pass on some of the books that sadly didn't make the cut to my two fabulous co reviewers, they might like the sound of it, they might not.
Some of may think that this is a bit unfair, but my review policy clearly states that there is no guarantee of a review. And as it says in the review policy a 99p or even a £7.99 paperback copy of your book does not mean I am entering into a contract with the writer.
On a more positive note, reviews are not the be all and end of book promotion. I know you writerly types love to see loads of positive reviews on Amazon, but looking from the viewpoint of my site, reviews are visited and shared a lot less than the interviews and guest posts. Which means if we can't review your book, please take up the chance to do an interview or a guest post. These will always be accompanied with a synopsis, the cover and a link to purchase the book you are currently trying to promote.
I'll do my best to promote your books, it just might not be in the form of a review.
BEST FANTASY NOVEL
We all love books, so why not take a gander at this years winners then treat yourself to a copy by purchasing one via the links in the post.
Jevick, the pepper merchant's son, has been raised on stories of Olondria, a distant land where books are as common as they are rare in his home. When his father dies and Jevick takes his place on the yearly selling trip to Olondria, Jevick's life is as close to perfect as he can imagine. But just as he revels in Olondria's Rabelaisian Feast of Birds, he is pulled drastically off course and becomes haunted by the ghost of an illiterate young girl.
In desperation, Jevick seeks the aid of Olondrian priests and quickly becomes a pawn in the struggle between the empire's two most powerful cults. Yet even as the country shimmers on the cusp of war, he must face his ghost and learn her story before he has any chance of becoming free by setting her free: an ordeal that challenges his understanding of art and life, home and exile, and the limits of that seductive necromancy, reading.
A Stranger in Olondria is a skillful and immersive debut fantasy novel that pulls the reader in deeper and deeper with twists and turns reminiscent of George R. R. Martin and Joe Hill.
BEST HORROR NOVEL
The jaw-dropping, page-turning, critically-acclaimed book of the year: a serial-killer thriller unlike any other from the award-winning Lauren Beukes. ‘GONE GIRL has not exactly gone. But THE SHINING GIRLS have arrived’ (The Times).“It’s not my fault. It’s yours. You shouldn’t shine. You shouldn’t make me do this.”
THE GIRL WHO WOULDN’T DIE
Kirby is lucky she survived the attack. She is sure there were other victims were less fortunate, but the evidence she finds is … impossible.
HUNTING A KILLER WHO SHOULDN’T EXIST
Harper stalks his shining girls through the years – and cuts the spark out of them. But what if the one that got away came
back for him?
BEAUTY is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story which takes all the elements of the classic fairytale that we love (the handsome prince, the ancient curse, the sleeping girl and, of course, the haunting castle) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. It's fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more.
ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
Each step leads you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet along the way?
Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road. The critically acclaimed editor of Magic, The End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses of the weird from around the globe in an anthology of travel tales like no other. Strap on your seatbelt, or shoulder your backpack, and wait for that next ride... into darkness.
An incredible anthology of original short stories from an exciting list of writers including the best-selling Philip Reeve, the World Fantasy Award-winning Lavie Tidhar and the incredible talents of S.L. Grey, Ian Whates, Jay Caselberg, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Zen Cho, Sophia McDougall, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Anil Menon, Rio Youers, Vandana Singh, Paul Meloy, Adam Nevill and Helen Marshall.
A giant ape... A heartless priest... A descent into depravity under London... An immortal hound... A baby thrown up by the sea... A Voodoo prayer... A legend made flesh in the eyes of a terrified child... Monsters come in all shapes and sizes... From human individuals with an evil streak or deeply aberrant nature, to those who are simply physically wrong. From beasts of the imagination to modern myths from the big screen... In these 15 stories representing the very best recent fiction by the writer of TV's GHOSTWATCH and AFTERLIFE and the acclaimed novella WHITSTABLE, you will meet all the things that made our childhoods terrifying - and bearable... "Others had Bobby Moore or Elvis. We had Christopher Lee and Quatermass. We had monsters in our hearts forever..." ... Containing two never-before-published stories.
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
A fisherman's wife tends the garden and animals while her husband is at sea, but secrets buried under the waves begin to bubble to the surface revealing a secret treachery and forgotten truth. The third and final book in a trilogy of critically acclaimed stand-alone stories by award winning creator Becky Cloonan.
The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year.
They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.
The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people.
The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale.
But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her.
BEST SMALL PRESS
The Alchemy Press is based in the West Midlands but has tendrils spreading across the country — indeed, across the world. (Across the universe?) We began in the late 1990s publishing a range of (mostly) fantasy and horror anthologies and collections, including award-winning (Where the Bodies are Buried by Kim Newman) and award-nominated (Rumours of the Marvellous by Peter Atkins) titles. We continue to produce affordable books in both print and eBook formats to suit the fantasy connoisseur’s reading tastes.
Clarkesworld is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine. Each month they bring you a mix of fiction (new and classic works), articles, interviews and art.
The May 2014 issue contains:
It's that time of the year when the industry standard is released upon a legion of fans. Featuring stories from Clive Barker, Joel Lane, Thana Niveau, Lynda E. Rucker and Simon Kurt Unsworth this is a must buy
Released on 16th October for the UK edition and the 4th November for the US edition. Below is the full table of contents
WHO DARES WINS: ANNO DRACULA 1980 by Kim Newman
CLICK-CLACK THE RATTLEBAG by Neil Gaiman
DEAD END by Nicholas Royle
ISAAC'S ROOM by Daniel Mills
THE BURNING CIRCUS by Angela Slatter
HOLES FOR FACES by Ramsey Campbell
BY NIGHT HE COULD NOT SEE by Joel Lane
COME INTO MY PARLOUR by Reggie Oliver
THE MIDDLE PARK by Michael Chislett
INTO THE WATER by Simon Kurt Unsworth
THE BURNED HOUSE by Lynda E. Rucker
WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT Z— by Lavie Tidhar
FISHFLY SEASON by Halli Villegas
DOLL RE MI by Tanith Lee
A NIGHT'S WORK by Clive Barker
THE SIXTEENTH STEP by Robert Shearman
STEMMING THE TIDE by Simon Strantzas
THE GIST by Michael Marshall Smith
GUINEA PIG GIRL by Thana Niveau
MISS BALTIMORE CRABS: ANNO DRACULA 1990 by Kim Newman
WHITSTABLE by Stephen Volk
25th Anniversary Edition - Best New Horror #1
And while you are at it, why don't you get your hands on the 25th anniversary edition of the book that started it all. I've seen the book and it is gorgeous the picture doesn't do the cover enough justice.
Introduction: Horror in 1989 — The Editors
Pin — Robert R. McCammon
The House on Cemetery Street — Cherry Wilder
The Horn — Stephen Gallagher
Breaking Up — Alex Quiroba
It Helps if You Sing — Ramsey Campbell
Closed Circuit — Laurence Staig
Carnal House — Steve Rasnic Tem
Twitch Technicolor — Kim Newman
Lizaveta — Gregory Frost
Snow Cancellations — Donald R. Burleson
Archway — Nicholas Royle
The Strange Design of Master Rignolo — Thomas Ligotti
. . . To Feel Another’s Woe — Chet Williamson
The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneaux — Robert Westall
No Sharks in the Med — Brian Lumley
Mort au Monde — D.F. Lewis
Blanca — Thomas Tessier
The Eye of the Ayatollah — Ian Watson
At First Just Ghostly — Karl Edward Wagner
Bad News — Richard Laymon
Necrology: 1989 — Stephen Jones & Kim Newman
Brian Keene’s fan-favorite ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stolzfus, the star of GHOST WALK and A GATHERING OF CROWS, returns to face demons and monsters inLAST OF THE ALBATWITCHES, an all-new collecting two novellas, The Witching Tree and The Last of the Albatwitches!
Click here to purchase in paperback. (Digital forthcoming in two months).
The Witching Tree
In the woods of Pennsylvania there is a clearing with only one lone tree in the center. And from that tree, there comes only death.
Levi has been brought in to investigate the mysterious killings. In doing so, he must face a force much older than mankind – – an evil that will threaten to take his life and leave his faith shattered.
The Last of the Albatwitches
There’s an old legend about the forest surrounding Chickies Rock – how it’s the home to a reclusive race of Sasquatch-like creatures known as the Albatwitches. But after a recent murder, Levi suspects there might be some truth to the stories.
Now he must race against both the Cryptid Hunters reality television team and a squad of private security contractors from the mysterious Globe Corporation, to unravel the source of the legend and determine what manner of monster has turned the forest into a killing ground. But will doing so reveal an even bigger mystery — a conspiracy against reality itself?
The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2014, as announced on Sunday, 7 September 2014, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2014 in York:
Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)
Best novella: Beauty, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
Best short story: Signs of the Times, Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)
Best anthology: End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)
Best collection: Monsters in the Heart, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)
Best small press: The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)
Best comic/graphic novel: Demeter, Becky Cloonan
Best artist: Joey Hi-Fi
Best non-fiction: Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)
Best magazine/periodical: Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker (ed.) (Wyrm Publishing)
Best film/television episode: Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)
Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)
The British Fantasy Society Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award): Farah Mendlesohn
The nominees in each category were decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2012 and FantasyCon 2014, with the juries having a discretion to add up to two further egregious omissions in each category. The full list of nominees is here.
The winners were decided by the following jury members. Fantasy novel: Gary Couzens, Laurel Sills, Matthew Hughes, Neil Williamson and Selina Lock. Horror novel: Cate Gardner, Jim McLeod, Mark West, Pauline Morgan and Thana Niveau. Novella: Aleksandra Kesek, Jo Thomas and Paul Holmes. Short story: David Tallerman, Matthew Hughes and Pauline Morgan. Collection: Matthew Hughes, Ole Andreas Imsen and Pauline Morgan. Anthology: Carole Johnstone, Gary Couzens and Matthew Hughes. Small press: Dave Brzeski, Elaine Hillson, Elloise Hopkins, Rachel Kendall and Rhian Bowley. Non-fiction: Djibril al-Ayad, Emma Newman and Jason Arnopp. Magazine/periodical: Aleksandra Kesek, Donna Bond and Jim McLeod. Comic/graphic novel: Jay Eales, Jennie Gyllblad and P.M. Buchan. Artist: Jennie Gyllblad, P.M. Buchan and Rachel Kendall. Film/television episode: Adrian Faulkner, Catherine Hill and Gary Couzens. Newcomer: Douglas Thompson, Ian Hunter and Lizzie Barrett. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.
The physical award this year, a handmade wooden bookend featuring Lee Thompson’s BFS logo, was commissioned from Sarah Goss, who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration: sarahgoss.co.uk.
I've never been before, so I don't really know how this compares to previous years, but it does look as though the push to bring genre parity has really begun in earnest, with only, as far as I can see, two horror specific panels. I know they wanted to address the dominance of horror but I think this has gone too far.
FRIDAY 5th September3.00pm – Opening Ceremony
We introduce our team, our Master of Ceremonies and our Guests of Honour.
Graham Joyce, Kate Elliott, Toby Whithouse, Charlaine Harris, Larry Rostant
3.00pm – Doctor Who: Space Messiah
The Doctor of the twentieth century was a wandering outcast, an inconsequential outsider who only occasionally figured in the concerns of the ancient and powerful Time Lords. New Who, by contrast, looms vast over time and space, a universal saviour known and feared by every race. How has this change affected our perception of the hero?
Jonathan Oliver (m), Guy Adams, Mark Morris, Juliet E McKenna, Joanne Harris
4.00pm – My First Con
Part-panel, part-mingling. If you’re new to the convention scene, come and join us.
Tiffani Angus (m), Ewa Scibor-Rylska, Toby Vanables, Glen Mehn
4.00pm – Joanne Harris in Conversation
Alasdair Stuart interviews novelist Joanne Harris.
4.00pm – Rejectamentalist Manifesto
The gory details of building an anthology and why stuff gets rejected
Terry Grimwood (m), Jonathan Oliver, Adele Wearing, Ian Whates, Peter Coleborn
5.00pm – Pointless
Paul Cornell hosts this FantasyCon edition of the popular TV show.
5.00pm – Awards and their value
What are they good for? Which are the important ones? Who really benefits?
Glen Mehn (m), Stephen Theaker, Ramsey Campbell, Larry Rostant, Vincent Chong, Charlaine Harris
5.00pm – WORKSHOP: Writing for Comics
From idea to sale, what do you have to do? (limited to 20 attendees on sign-up sheet at Registration)
Selina Lock, Jay Eales
6.00pm – A Tribute to Joel Lane
The writer and FantasyCon stalwart Joel Lane died unexpectedly in 2013. Join some of his friends as they raise a glass and share some of their memories and some of his writing.
7.00pm – Larry Rostant in Conversation
Marc Gascoigne interviews our Artist Guest of Honour.
7.00pm – When Fiction Goes Digital
What happens in the age of the digital story? Does stories look the same? How does form intersect with function, beyond a trip to the e-reader?
Glen Mehn (m), Jenny Barber, Farah Mendlesohn, Marc Aplin, Laurel Sills, Del Lakin-Smith
7.00pm – Podcasting for beginners
What makes a really good podcast? Which are the ones you should be listening to? How can you make your own?
Peter Newman (m), Alasdair Stuart, Emma Newman, Stephen Aryan
7.30pm – Karaoke
Join Rebellion (Solaris and Abaddon) for an evening of… well, let’s just call it “music”.
7.30pm - Round-Robin Poetry
Join us for an evening of poetry, and feel free to bring your own! Allen Ashley hosts.
SATURDAY 6th10.00am – Does Anyone Get Out of Here Alive?
Can there be hope in Horror, or are unrelieved despair and gore the essence of the genre?
Guy Adams (m), Adam Neville, Tim Lebbon, Roz Kaveney, Sara Jayne Townsend, Charlaine Harris
10.00am – But Does It Make Sense?
Economics of fantasy systems. If Smaug holds all the gold and it gets liberated, what does that do to the economy?
Leila Abu el Hawa (m), Kari Sperring, Kate Elliott, Tom Pollock, Anne Lyle
10.00am – From Page to Screen
What’s different about books and film and how can you make your book/script/pitch saleable?
Tony Venables (m), Toby Whithouse, Joanne Harris, Ellen Gallagher, Maura McHugh, Sean Hogan
11.00am – Film show (until approx. 2.00pm)
Details to follow.
11.00am – The Pen vs the Sword
Writers who also happen to be swordfighters discuss the myths and realities of the sword in fiction – and demonstrate their skills with the blade!
Marc Aplin (m), Fran Terminiello, Juliet E McKenna, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Clifford Beale
11.00am – The Reign of the Geek
With Game of Thrones, Marvel’s franchise and Doctor Who all mainstream staples, the fantastic is no longer the reserve of the lone outsider. Geeks won the culture war – but what do we do now?
Max Edwards (m), Joanne Harris, Alasdair Stuart,
11.00am – It’s the End of the World as we Know It – And I Feel Unsurprised
Does the popularity of dystopia in YA reflect a generation’s expectation of living in a nightmarish future?
Guy Adams (m), Janet Edwards, Leila Abu el Hawa, Jonathan Oliver, Laura Lam
12.00 Noon – Charlaine Harris in Conversation
Adele Wearing interviews one of our literary Guests of Honour
12.00 Noon – Dead Parents, Burned Homesteads and Wicked Stepmothers
Is it essential to write out the parents before youthful characters can head out on adventures? Are adult figures always unhelpful or malign? Should writers search for ways to keep parents around — or do fantasies of a world without parents fulfil a real need?
Marc Gascoigne (m), Edward Cox, Emma Newman, Glenda Larke, Laura Lam
12.00 Noon – Gentleman Thieves, Loveable Pirates and Sex Tricksters
Gentlemen Thieves, Loveable Pirates and Sexy Tricksters. Why are untrustworthy characters and criminals among SFF’s most beloved characters? Does sympathy for the underdog shade into idealising predators?
James Barclay (m), Joanne Harris, Kim Lakin-Smith, Frances Hardinge, Libby McGuigan
1.00pm – Break for Lunch
2.00pm – Surprise!
What happens when the reader feels the rug has been pulled out from under them? Why do some shock twists leave an audience in awe and others make them feel cheated? What does it mean for an author to play fair by their reader?
Karen Miller (m), Roz Kaveney, Charlaine Harris, Toby Whithouse, Simon Spanton, Sarah Lotz
2.00pm – Beyond Grimdark
Is the trend for mud, misery and moral bankruptcy on the wane in SFF, and if so, what’s next? What do reader and writer get out of bleak, nihilistic worlds? With many works heavily featuring violence against women, is the genre inherently reactionary?
David Moore (m), Martin Taylor, Jen Williams, James Oswald, Adrian Tchaikovsky
2.00pm – How to Get Noticed
Booksellers, librarians, fans, marketing. What’s the magic in getting people to discover new books?
Allen Ashley (m), Nazia Khatun, Larry Rostant, Sophie Calder, Ruth Tross, Graeme Reynolds
3.00pm – She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Sister
Kirk and Spock, Luke and Han, Frodo and Sam – epic friendships between men are common in fantasy, but friendships between women, or platonic relationships
between men and women that stay that way – are much thinner on the ground. The panellists discuss why it matters and examine some of the rare exceptions.
Roz Kaveney (m), Mhairi Simpson, Glenda Larke, Charlaine Harris, Den Patrick
3.00pm – The Chosen One
From Neo to Barack Obama. Many works of SFF place the fate of the world on the shoulders of a single, pre-ordained hero, who often possesses some magical trait. The panellists discuss ideas and subversions of the One in SFF and beyond. Are there echoes in real world politics? Is the concept stale and regressive, or can it be redeemed by a more diverse range of Chosen Ones in pop culture?
Gillian Redfearn (m), Tom Pollock, James Oswald, Joanne Hall, Frances Hardinge, Helen Marshall
3.00pm – Icky Romance
Love and sex are powerful motivators and sources of dramatic conflict. However when combined with the conventions of SFF, there’s a lot of potential for cliché, from damsels in distress to dangerous supernatural boyfriends. But how often do complaints about the place of romance in SFF come down to a fear of girl cooties?
David Moore (m), Joanne Harris, Edward Cox, Karen Miller, Tom Harper, James Oswald
4.00pm – Kate Elliott in Conversation
4.00pm – SFF and Politics
There is nothing more glorious than to defeat your enemy by transparent democratic process, and hear the lamentation of the other sides’ whips. Can SFF make political process dramatic and heroic, or will it always come down scheming viziers and noble warriors?
Lizzie Barrett (m), Jaine Fenn, Fox Meadows, Catherine Mann, Scott Andrews
4.00pm – FanFiction
The Fan, the Pro and the Publishing Industry Writers on both sides of the fan/pro divide and writers who straddle it discuss fanfiction. After the success of E.L James, should publishers be searching for more hit writers on AO3 and Fanfic.net? What keeps talented writers away from traditional publishing?
James Barclay (m), A J Dalton, Gillian Polack, Charlaine Harris, Helen Kenwright
5.00pm – Who’s Missing?
A discussion about some authors you should be reading, but probably aren’t.
Glen Mehn (m), Ramsey Campbell, Kate Elliott, Tom Pollock, Gillian Redfearn, Marc Gascoigne.
5.00pm – Horror on the Small Screen
TV is getting darker, and with the recent success of American Horror Story, Black Mirror and Being Human, are we entering a new golden age of terrifying TV?
Maura McHugh (m), Stephen Volk, Toby Whithouse, Paul Kane
6.00pm - We’ve Got It Covered
What are the elements of great cover design? From artwork and design, through to cover copy and author blurbs.
Larry Rostant, Jim Pitts, Marc Gascoigne, Helen Marshall, Adele Wearing (m)
6.30pm – Mass Signing
Your favourite authors are here, ready to sign your books!
7.00pm – Tea and Jeopardy with Toby Whithouse
Join the Hugo-shortlisted podcast team of Emma Newman and her butler Latimer, as they grill Guest of Honour, Toby Whithouse. Warning: Contains mild peril!
Emma Newman, Peter Newman, Toby Whithouse
7.00pm – Comics on the Small Screen
Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, the Flash, Daredevil, Peggy Carter – is TV the new cinema for superior superhero drama?
Maura McHugh (m), Selina Lock, Guy Adams, Mike Chinn, Lee Harris
8.00pm – Just a Minute
Our resident quizmaster, Paul Cornell, hosts this classic panel gameshow.
8.30 – The FantasyCon Disco, sponsored by Gollancz. Dedicated to Hajnalka Bata
Strut your funky stuff, oh no. (We’re probably serious about the “oh no”.)
9.00pm – Super Relaxed Fantasy Club
SUNDAY 7th10.00am – Toby Whithouse in Conversation
Our Media Guest of Honour is interviewed by Ellen Gallagher
10.00am – A Working Class Hero is Something to Read?
Fantasy often focuses on characters at the extreme ends of society, but is frequently written by middle-class authors who bring middle class assumptions to their princes and peasants. The panellists discuss class in SFF.
Gillian Redfearn (m), Joan De La Haye, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Sarah Lotz, Den Patrick, Charlaine Harris
10.00am – WORKSHOP: Worldbuiding
Kate Griffin, Tom Pollock
11.00am – Editing Dreams and Editor Nightmares
Editors are people, and get to see *everything* – how to work with them and make their lives easier, which will make your life easier.
Simon Spanton (m), Nicola Budd, Abigail Nathan, Gillian Redfearn, David Moore
11.00am – Building the Same Old World
Only SFF gives us the opportunity to imagine an entirely new world, but how often do we actually do that? Do any writers manage to leave preconceptions about the way the world works behind – and should they? The panellists discuss the opportunities, pitfalls and politics of worldbuilding.
Camille Lofters (m), Tiffani Angus, Foz Meadows, Kate Elliott, Peter Higgins
11.00am – British Fantasy Society AGM
Open to current members of the British Fantasy Society. Discuss the last year, and plans for the next.
1.00pm – The Annual British Fantasy Awards Banquet
There may be some places left – check with the redcloaks at Registration
2.30pm (Approximately) – The British Fantasy Awards
Join host Paul Cornell as we celebrate the best works of 2013.
CARL LINDBERGH PRODUCER / DIRECTOR OF THE BUNNYMAN MASSACRE TRILOGY JUDGES THE CRYPT VIDEO CONTEST.
Carl Lindbergh Producer / Director of BUNNYMAN MASSACRE 2 (and the upcoming BUNNYMAN MASSACRE 3) wants to give a away a very limited Crypt edition BUNNYMAN MASSACRE 2 poster and DVD.
All you have to do to enter is shoot a crazy fucked up video, 6 -10 seconds long, post it on The Crypt app (download for free at www.fearthecrypt.com), on our official Facebook page www.facebook.com/fearthecrypt or on our official Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/fearthecrypt or @FearTheCrypt). Contest starts Tuesday 26 AUG through Friday 29 AUG . Winner(s) will be picked by Carl himself and will be announced on Sunday 31 AUG on The Crypt and on Facebook. You can checkout this extremely limited Crypt Edition poster below or on the Crypt and Facebook. We have an exclusive preview of Carl's video below to checkout BEFORE it hits our site starting tomorrow.
Checkout the official video from Carl announcing the contest link:
About The Crypt
The Crypt is the first interactive mobile horror app and your one stop shop for everything horror. Watch streaming horror videos, browse through the work of special makeup FX artists, read exclusive interviews and reviews of the latest horror films and best of all, showcase your love for the genre. Use the 'hang' button to submit your own article, photo or video and have your creation personally viewed by acclaimed horror filmmaker Eli Roth! This is your chance to share your passion and knowledge for horror with the most devoted horror community in the world. Just remember one thing. Don't. Close. Your. Eyes.
A Thriller Award nominee for Best eBook Original Novel... Book 1 in award-winning author Alexandra Sokoloff's riveting new Huntress FBI series about a driven FBI agent on the hunt for that most rare of all killers: a female serial.
FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is closing in on a bust of a major criminal organization in San Francisco when he witnesses an undercover member of his team killed right in front of him on a busy street, an accident Roarke can’t believe is coincidental. His suspicions put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman who appears to have been present at each scene of a years-long string of “accidents” and murders, and who may well be that most rare of killers: a female serial.
Roarke’s hunt for her takes him across three states...while in a small coastal town, a young father and his five-year old son, both wounded from a recent divorce, encounter a lost and compelling young woman on the beach and strike up an unlikely friendship without realizing how deadly she may be.
As Roarke uncovers the shocking truth of her background, he realizes she is on a mission of her own, and must race to capture her before more blood is shed.
Arrow Video are delighted to present this special screening of the infamous 1987 underground German shocker NEKROMANTIK, with a Q&A with its director Jörg Buttgereit!
Never released on home video in the UK, NEKROMANTIK plunges the viewer into a depraved world of nihilism and necrophilia – weaving the tale of Rob, a young man who finds himself competing for the affections of his girlfriend with a putrefying cadaver. So prepare yourself for Arrow Video's full, uncut version of NEKROMANTIK – the film once seen, never forgotten!
Tickets priced at £10, available in advance
The event will take place on
TUESDAY 26 AUG 2014
350 Sauchiehall Street
There may be a small allocation of tickets available on the door, however due to limited ticketing, advance booking is strongly recommended!