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Fantasycon Launches
« on: August 28, 2010, 10:39:04 AM »
I'm not on the committee but have said I'll help in spreading news of launches. So off we go!

12 noon on the Saturday, in the dealers' room, is ANGRY ROBOT who are kindly sponsoring the printed schedule guide and the souvenir programme!

Three new books launched from Angry Robot, with their respective authors on hand to sign copies:
Mike Shevdon, launching The Road to Bedlam
Colin Harvey, launching Damage Time
Andy Remic, launching Soul Stealers

http://angryrobotbooks.com/

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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 10:43:08 AM »
At 1p.m.
Abaddon/Solaris Launch. (Main Bar).

Launching Solaris' London Underground anthology 'End of the Line' and Paul Kane's Arrowland from Abaddon.

Confirmed as signing are:

Joel Lane
Gary McMahon
Nicholas Royle
Paul Meloy
Mark Morris
Ramsey Campbell
Stephen Volk
Adam Nevill
Conrad Williams
John L Probert
Paul Kane

There might be one or two more there ....

http://abaddonbooks.com/

http://www.solarisbooks.com/

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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 10:46:24 AM »
2.pm. In the Main Bar...Gray Friar Press launching 'Never Again' with a whopping 17 authors (at least):

Ramsey Campbell
Lisa Tuttle
Stephen Volk
Rob Shearman
Rosanne Rabinowitz
David Sutton
Simon Kurt Unsworth
Carole Johnstone
Steve Duffy
Thana Niveau
Andrew Hook
Alison Littlewood
Simon Bestwick
Nina Allan
Gary McMahon
Ray Russell

Editors...Joel Lane and Allyson Bird will be there. Gary Fry, too.

http://grayfriarpress.com/catalogue/neveragain.html
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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 10:48:38 AM »
Main Bar...

3:00-4:00pm: “A MAMMOTH SIGNING” presented by Robinson Publishing: Come along and join editor STEPHEN JONES and numerous contributors for the launch of the new anthologies ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! and THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR #21, plus THE BEST OF BEST NEW HORROR. Participating authors include RAMSEY CAMPBELL, PETER CROWTHER, PAUL FINCH, JO FLETCHER, TIM LEBBON, REGGIE OLIVER, ROSALIE PARKER, JOHN L. PROBERT, SARAH PINBOROUGH, NICHOLAS ROYLE, ROBERT SHEARMAN, MANDY SLATER, LISA TUTTLE SIMON KURT UNSWORTH, MARK VALENTINE and STEPHEN VOLK, along with cover artist VINCENT CHONG. A Free Glass of Wine with every book purchased! (But come early, stocks are strictly limited.)
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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 10:54:43 AM »
Another list sent to me to spread around...

At 4p.m. Saturday. Main Bar.

PS Publishing.

1) CATASTROPHIA
- an anthology of new stories about the end of the world, edited by Allen Ashley.

(2) THE SEVEN DAYS OF CAIN
- a novel by Ramsey Campbell

(3) THE COMPANY HE KEEPS
- the latest Postscripts anthology, 155,000 words edited by Crowther & Gevers (

4) THE HOUSE OF CANTED STEPS
- a specially priced novel from Gary Fry.

(5) TALES FROM THE FRAGRANT HARBOUR
- a collection from Garry Kilworth.

(6) CINEMA FUTURA
- an anthology of essays on favourite SF movies, edited by Mark Morris.

(7) END TIMES
- a novel by Rio Youers

I'm pretty sure that all the authors of the novels will be there. Gary Fry and Rion Youers will be there. Garry Kilworth is also guest of honour. Ramsey will be there. Pete Crowther of course. Mark Morris for Cinema Futura (should be at least 10 of the authors there for that one) I haven't been sent a list of who is signing for any of the anthologies, sometimes the publishers just send a list of what is to be launched and not which authors will be present.

Link to the PS publishing newsroom.
http://news.pspublishing.co.uk/




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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 10:57:22 AM »


5:00-6:00pm: “THE BRIGHTON BASH”: As a “thank you” from WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2010 and a “welcome” from FANTASYCON 2011, come along and have a glass of wine with the organisers and guests, and sign up now for next year’s 30th Anniversary convention at the special reduced rate offered exclusively this weekend! WHC Books and T-shirts for sale! Giveaways! Special Announcements! And much more!

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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 10:59:12 AM »

Midnight...there will be a launch taking place on the Saturday. As you may know Macmillan are republishing the very first Pan Book of Horror. It's a facsimile edition with the original cover but has an introduction from Johnny Mains (signing) about the legacy of the series. FantasyCon will be launching the book several weeks ahead of its publication date as a convention exclusive. John Probert will be reading 'His Beautiful Hands' by Oscar Cook at 11.15 as a precursor to the book being launched afterwards.

http://www.panmacmillan.com/titles/displayPage.asp?PageTitle=Individual+Title&BookID=422619
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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 09:29:53 PM »
No time for going to panels then?
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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 08:14:54 AM »
DEMON DANCE, Book 2 The Vampire Gene Series will also be launched in the bar near the Dealer's Room at 6pm on Saturday 18th September - prior to the banquet/buffet. If you like vampires and time-travel then join me and The House of Murky Depths for a pre-banquet drink. The wine will be flowing.

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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2010, 01:07:25 PM »
Yes! Sam is in there and as the others are finalised I'll post more.

Also waiting on news of Guest of Honour Lisa Tuttle's new collection to be launched at Fantasycon from Ash Tree Press, to come and ..............more. :)

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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2010, 01:13:43 PM »
Pendragon Press update on launches.

http://www.pendragonpress.net/

There is talk of a joint launch with Atomic Fez....either of the publishers will update us soon.
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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2010, 01:25:33 PM »
Another update on the Nightjar Press site...

http://nightjarpress.wordpress.com/


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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 02:36:38 PM »
Pendragon Press update on launches.

http://www.pendragonpress.net/

There is talk of a joint launch with Atomic Fez....either of the publishers will update us soon.

No specific event organised, but PP will be launching Terry Grimwood's debut short novel The Places Between along with (fingers  crossed they arrive from the printers in time) two chapbooks: Simon Bestwick's Angels of the Silences and Toiya Kristen Finlay's The Legend of False Dreaming.

Acting on behalf of Atomic Fez, will be selling their various wares along with the new short novel by Andrew Hook - whose title escapes me.

Screaming Dreams will be launching Bob Lock's novella The Empathy Effect plus a short story collection Stories from Spider Street by Mark Howard Jones.

If there is a slot available in the dealer's bar, then would be most definitely interested...

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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2010, 03:34:58 PM »
So we need the link to Screaming Dreams...

http://screamingdreams.com/whatsnew.html

and

http://www.atomicfez.com/

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Re: Fantasycon Launches
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2010, 05:03:39 PM »
Telos will be launching two new titles ... but at the moment I have no idea when!!

They are both by Graham Masterton:

THE DJINN - is a reprint of Graham's wonderful 1977 novel, with a spanking new cover and internal illustrations by Daniele Serra.


RULES OF DUEL - this is an incredible fantasy/crime novel written with William S Burroughs in the late sixties and never before published. With a brilliant cover by Lee Thompson, RULES OF DUEL is a poetic and thought provoking read.


We're hoping that Graham will pop in at some point during Saturday to sign copies ... but at the moment we don't know when!

However copies will be available in the Dealer room, along with the British Fantasy Award-shortlisted title IT LIVES AGAIN!

More details and online ordering at www.telos.co.uk

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