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British Fantasy Awards / Re: Voting opens for British Fantasy Awards
« on: February 12, 2012, 01:12:37 pm »
I would like a little clarification on the screenplay eligibility:

Eligibility:  a screenplay for TV, Film or Electronic Broadcast released in the English language in any part of the world during the relevant year."

Are subtitled and dubbed versions of foreign language films eligible? Or is it only things that were originally written/broadcast in English?

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Selina Lock
« on: January 28, 2012, 09:29:32 pm »
I've been venturing outside of comics in terms of creativity and have had a short story accepted by Peter Mark May (Hersham Horror) for his Alt Zombie anthology.

Hersham Horror have announced several of their forthcoming books at

Happy to be in the company of lots of other BFS members & Congrats to everyone in the forthcoming books.

Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: January 10, 2012, 06:51:36 pm »
Just finished The Hunger Games (bk 1) by Suzanne Collins, which I enjoyed as lots of action plus interesting characterisation.

Currently reading
- Carnacki: The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson, as I've come across Carnacki in other books/TV but not read any of the original stories. Like the fact that some of the solutions are supernatural and some not. Reading this on the eReader & have also downloaded some John Silence stories for the same reason.

- Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen : an interesting, oversize illustrated novel about a precious 12 year old cartographer. Will probably take me a while as most pages have illustrated footnotes or side notes, which ass to the story or characterisation. The intriguing cover made me pick it up last time we were in Gosh Comics in London (when down for the BFS Open Night).

Announcements and Suggestions / Re: Outstanding book reviews
« on: December 03, 2011, 03:55:53 pm »
He'll re-send them now. That might explain why he didn't get a reply to say you'd received them!  :D

Presume he didn't get anything to review from the last batch as we haven't received books. Ta.

Announcements and Suggestions / Re: Outstanding book reviews
« on: December 02, 2011, 09:08:20 pm »
Did you receive the batch Jay sent you?

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Selina Lock
« on: November 09, 2011, 05:56:58 pm »
A sneak peak of a comic strip I wrote and David O'Connel illustrated for his new magazine Ink+Paper, which will be on sale at the Thought Bubble convention in Leeds, Nov 19/20th (which Marie & Paul are guests at). We'll be there as punters.

Not really fantasy, but might be of interest to fans of airships:

General Discussion / Re: The trouble with reading...
« on: November 09, 2011, 05:52:49 pm »
I like the idea of Andrew's system, but when Jay finished cataloguing our books earlier in the year it turns out we have over 5k books & I'm not sure how many I haven't read... though every time I go down to our library at the bottom of our garden I spot things I forgot I'd bought & want to read!

At the moment I'm reading review books that I need to get through before going on to any of our purchases...

Books / Re: Who First Kicked of Your Love of "Fantasy"
« on: October 27, 2011, 07:03:45 pm »
In books I think it would have been The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston as a child, but I really got into reading about age 12/13 and worked my way through the SF&F section of the local library. Starting with Eddings and McCaffrey before randomly reading whatever volumes were in from Norton to Feist to Heinlein to Clarke to Zimmer Bradley...

Think it helped that our English teacher was pro SF&F, we studied Futuretrack 5 by Robert Westall at GCSE and Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood at A'level & she got me to recommend a lot of books for school library stock.

Announcements and Suggestions / Re: Members Only
« on: October 24, 2011, 07:03:58 pm »
Me too please.

BFS Publications / Re: Prism reviews
« on: October 13, 2011, 02:54:30 pm »
Thanks Lou. Probably should have said... do I need to kill myself trying to write the six reviews I was planning to do by Sunday or can I take a bit longer if we're no longer on deadline for the print edition?  :D

I assume once you've had time to design the new system there'll be new guidelines on formatting, word counts etc for the web.

Introductions / Re: Greetings and Salutations!
« on: October 13, 2011, 02:43:11 pm »
Hi Sarah. Think we met briefly at Alt Fiction while waiting for the doors to open on the Sunday morning. Welcome to the forums.

BFS Publications / Re: Prism reviews
« on: October 13, 2011, 02:34:24 pm »
Saw this after I'd sent an email to Lou about deadlines. So does this mean the reviews won't be included in the Winter Journal that we're currently on deadline for?

Do we still send reviews to the section editor e.g. Peter or Jay?

Announcements and Suggestions / Re: Book Reviews Editor
« on: October 06, 2011, 05:41:04 pm »
Thanks for all the hard work and chasing of publishers you've been doing Jan. Great to see so many reviews and reviewers.

Hope this means you have more energy to concentrate on your own creativity instead  ;)

Thanks also to Peter for stepping in to take over.

Announcements and Suggestions / Re: BFS Short Story Competition 2011
« on: October 05, 2011, 04:40:18 pm »
As Tony said the announcement from the Awards is on YourTube

I'm sure it will also go up on the site or in the Journal.

There are many, many different discussions of this on FB but a few things I noticed were that I think someone who is a non-publisher/writer was offering to be the awards admin next year, and that Cavan Scott was offering to organise a round table discussion/articles on the different options for the next Prism.

When David or another committee member gets the time it would be useful for a message to go out to members stating the current Awards constitution (so we all know what it is rather than replying on memory) and suggestions for how members of the society could participate in the discussion of how the awards should be done in future.

Hopefully this will spur people to volunteer more for things rather than any other reaction.

Alas, I cannot offer to do more than the reviews I currently do.

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