Cleaning up after the Tigers

So the tigers and the wolves have been let out of the cage and rushed off into the world. I don’t know how this sort of thing affects most authors. For myself, I hit an absolute high buzz when I get to do something properly Authorial – a convention, say, or especially a launch, and […]

Dublin, Nottingham, Lightspeed!

Firstly, holy hell yes does the structure of this site need updating. That is being looked at. Secondly, Bristolcon was a blast. I was on a really interesting, gritty panel on AIs that delivered (for me anyway) on an intellectual. I got to be the Prophet of Doom, which is a panel role I occasionally […]

Planet of the Updates

Busy busy, so just a few quick things as proof of concept that I’m still updating the blog. Nine Worlds was ace. I’ve already booked for next year. I got to talk (and learn) about Doctor Who and books and stuff, and I had a very successful signing. I also got to give out the […]

Twenty Seven Worlds Have I Walked Thus Far

“Aaaaand I have walked across Nine Worlds, and I have walked across Nine Worlds, just to be the man who walked across some worlds for no particular reason…” So, yes” Nine Worlds 2015 is accomplished and (despite some wobbly organisation on occasion) has proved a worthy successor to the previous two. For sheer scope of […]

On the Edge of Nine Worlds

I’ve just got back from Edge-Lit (1), the Derby-based genre lit convention that seems to be going from strength to strength. I missed it last year owing to Loncon and general overconventionisation, but it had an enormous guest list and I got to catch up with all sorts of fun people. I did a panel […]

After the Omelette

Eastersprosiumcon was a great fun weekend, albeit somewhat expensive when you tot everything up (1). Caught up with all the great and the good (or the scum and the villainy) that constitute the con-going author and publishing bods. My panel items all went well – we had a YA panel with the unusual benefit of […]

The Dysprosium Egg (1)

Firstly, and before everything gets transmuted to Dysprosium (2), I had an awesome time at Luxcon. I got to pal around the Peadar O Guilin and Aliette de Bodard – both authors whose work I tremendously admire. I got to play in a zombie survival game – as myself – run by local GM Ben, […]

Fresh Dates and Rotten Art

It’s that time of year again. I’m currently busy dealing with a number of Secret Projects, which I hope I will be able to spill the beans on soonish, but right now, here’s a fairly bare bones list of Things I Am Doing this year. As one of them’s in a fortnight, I figured I […]

A Shot in the Pods

So, I have discovered podcasts. This does not, I am aware, do much for my reputation as a global trend-setter. Actually, for the longest time I didn’t even know what a podcast was. Coming from a Larping background I just assumed it was the thrown weapon equivalent of a pod shot. This development came from […]

Avengers: Age of Convention

Is just a cheap device to lure unwitting Marvel fans to the site, really. But I am super-pumped(1) by the Avengers 2 trailer that was either leaked or put out by Marvel or something, but whateverthehell, it looked good. But yes, the end of an era: the Age of Convention is over. 2014 has been […]