'This year's World Fantasy Convention will be held on 27-30 October at the Town and Country Resort & Conference Centre in San Diego. Due to the unprecedented rate of registration for the con, we are more than half way to our firm attendee cap of 850 and are likely to be sold out long before the convention commences. As the convention is aimed at the professionals in our field, we are sending out this 'heads up' so that anyone who wishes to attend can register early and be assured of a place at this unique event. For additional information about the con, please go to the WFC website.'
The Guests of Honour are Jo Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Parke Godwin, Shawna McCarthy and Ruth Sanderson. The Toastmaster is Connie Willis.
'A hit man who kills with coincidence ' A detective caught in a war between two worlds ' A man whose terrible appetites hide an even darker secret'
Dark Horse once again teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound) to bring you this masterful marriage of the darkness without and the darkness within. Supernatural Noir is an anthology of original tales of the dark fantastic from twenty modern masters of suspense, including Brian Evenson, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Gregory Frost, Jeffrey Ford, and many more.'
Brian Froud and John Matthews will be signing their new book How to See Faeries at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR on Saturday 26 October 4.00'5.00 pm
'For over thirty years, Brian Froud has been regarded as the pre-eminent faerie artist in the world. His numerous international best-selling books are considered modern classics. He has worked with Jim Henson as conceptual designer on the feature films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth as well as other projects.
Now he and New York Times bestselling author John Matthews come together for the first time to create a spectacular interactive book that opens the doors to the enchanted world of Faerie. How does one discover faeries in one's backyard or a garden, forest, or meadow? Through insets, hidden messages, magical signs, reflective mirrors, and other paper mechanics, Froud and Matthews reveal how anyone may discover the way to the land of Faerie. All you need is to believe is to own this book!'