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Announcements and Suggestions / Re: BFS Short Story Competition 2011
« on: October 06, 2011, 04:15:24 pm »
Crikey Jen well done to you and the other readers,

Congrats to the winners.


I've not seen the face book thing but I can some of the people who started it. It's a small community and most people know each other, so a lot of the bitterness can be personal mixed in with professional jealousy. Whose work gets into an anthology can really cause some nasty rivalries.

As to the bias of horror over fantasy, I agree, but it's down to the membership. Although for years Michael Moorcock was the daddy of the awards.

The Jury system would not solve the problem, and as Emma said it would make it worse. Not only accusations of bias on how the panel is picked, but bias of the panel too (Industry people would be accused of backing their own product.) and then you have arguments and fallings out in the jury itself, listen to the rubbish that comes out around the Booker prize.

No long list and short list open to FantasyCon & BFS members is the best way.

As to changing it, put it to the vote at the next AGM, even if the committee don't like it the members there get the final vote. BFS and awards rules & regs are linked on the main website for all to see.

Just sorry I missed the AGM this year, anything happen?


British Fantasy Awards / Re: BFS Awards 2011 - Shortlist Announced
« on: July 31, 2011, 01:08:13 pm »
Well thanks for the links but things have been a little busy and I've not read any of the novellas so I've not voted in that cat. I have voted now and so has my wife. Good luck to you all.

I should have said sooner I'm actually one f the contributors to The Shrieking 60's which covers all British Horror films from the 60's. I real labour of love from Darrell which took a number of years. I did 3 reviews of the many. The Blood Beast Terror is one guilty pleasure.

The book has gone so well he is putting together a book on the 80's. I have agreed to review The Comic amongst others, anyone who has seen this will now pity me.

Ten Years of Terror by Harry Fenton was the inspiration and covers the 70's. A new addition is due but exactly when nobody is sure.


Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: D F Lewis
« on: June 18, 2011, 09:22:39 pm »
They look good, 1 and 5 are my faves.


General Discussion / Re: Favorite Fantasy Book
« on: June 18, 2011, 09:13:52 pm »
Sorry but my mind seems to always go back to lord of the Rings, but I do have a soft spot for Gens Wolfe's The Devil in a Forest.

Although I'm not really happy just picking one.


Well after messing up my form the first time I finally got my vote in and only with a few hours to go.

Not read any single author collections this year but hope to correct that soon, so much to read.


Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: September 22, 2010, 01:17:50 am »
At the moment I'm reading a pulp form the 30's in The Spider series, Death's Crimson Juggernaut by Grant Stockbride (Norvell W. Page.). It has some splendid deathless prose, not quite in the same league as Operator 5 and it's 'heap of doom.' but cruxifying people to help a real-estate deal is extreme. Here's a taster "And after the killing, tenants recalled that they heard cracked, half-mad laughter as though a torturing madman chortled over the suffering of his victims."


Books / Re: The Pan Book of Horror Stories - Reissued after 50 years
« on: September 22, 2010, 12:47:11 am »
Got my copy and there was a splendid reading by Mr. P. He even drank is wine on cue from the tale.

I do hope the early ones are reprinted. Some of the last ones I'm not so sure about.


FantasyCon / Re: FantasyCon 2010 Artshow
« on: September 21, 2010, 10:02:54 pm »
Excellent show, thanks to all the artists and to you Steve.

I was one of the happy wanderers, nadia has a wonderful Dragon refrigerator magnet. If only I had some money, then a number of those wonderful pieces would have been mine.


FantasyCon / Re: FantasyCon 2010 - a few photos
« on: September 21, 2010, 09:42:18 pm »
Splendid pictures, David.

Stephen you and the rest of the team did an excellent job.

I'll miss Nottingham but here's to Brighton nextr year.

Myself and nadia had a really good time, the books are already being read.

Thanks for standing in as chair Stephen. Very much appreciated, and good luck to David Howe.

The King is dead, long live the King.


Cheers Stephen.


I sent in my long list

The artist name I got wrong.

It's Paul Mudie.

I know I spelt his first name wrong, it's not Pauk. I hope I didn't get his last name wrong.

Should resend that part of my vote??


General Discussion / Re: November Novel Writing Month.
« on: September 26, 2009, 02:39:18 am »
Crikey I doubt I could write that much in a year. But it's tempting to join just to get rolling.

As a warm up you could go for the 24 hour comic book on 3rd Oct, 24 pages in 24 hours. Kube in Dorset and Kingdom of Adventure in Fife are doing it in the UK.


General Discussion / Re: Comics with incentives
« on: September 26, 2009, 01:59:58 am »
No idea, some of the covers on the collecters eds leave me cold.

Stephen that's just reprints you want the new good stuff.  ;)

Beast at the moment it would be but finicially things are grim, but it's about the goin rate.


Don't blame you Paul. The whole damn thing is over rated.

Have to admit I prefer meeting people face to face.


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