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BFS London open day
« on: May 23, 2012, 12:37:41 am »
BFS members and non-members alike are FREE to join us in London on Saturday 16 June 2012 from 1pm till late at The Mug House, 1 Tooley Street, London E1 2PF, where we will host the official launch of editor Stephen Jones' and artist Les Edwards' tribute to the great M.R. James (Jo Fletcher Books - more details to follow). We also plan to launch Alt-Zombie edited by Peter Mark May (Hersham Horror).

If you want to become part of the day's celebrations email Martin Roberts, BFS Events Organiser, at events@britishfantasysociety.org

Keep an eye on Facebook and on the main BFS website and forum for updates!  ;)
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Re: BFS London open day
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 12:20:00 am »
And we have further news - another book launch at the London Open Day:

Stumar Press are delighted to announce plans to publish Soul Screams - a collection of thirteen horror stories by horror and crime novelist Sara Jayne Townsend...and they have asked if they can launch this title at the BFS Open Day... Sara will be attending so here's a chance to get your copy signed!
 
More information about Soul Screams can be found here:
http://stumarpress.webs.com/soulscreams.htm
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Re: BFS London open day
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 09:46:02 pm »
And here's more info on that M.R. James book mentioned above which will be launched at the BFS Open Day:

STEPHEN JONES AND LES EDWARDS TO SIGN NEW M.R. JAMES COLLECTION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH IN LONDON
 
Jo Fletcher Books will be officially launching the stunning new hardcover collection, CURIOUS WARNINGS: THE GREAT GHOST STORIES OF M.R. JAMES, with a signing by editor STEPHEN JONES and artist LES EDWARDS on Saturday June 16th at the British Fantasy Society Open Day, The Mug House, 1 Tooley Street, London E1 2PF, from 1:00 pm until late.
 
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of M.R. James, the sumptuously-crafted CURIOUS WARNINGS: THE GREAT GHOST STORIES OF M.R. JAMES contains all the author’s classic supernatural stories collected in a single volume, including the children’s novel THE FIVE JARS, along with uncompleted works, essays, and a historical Afterword by Stephen Jones, all copiously illustrated by award-winning artist Les Edwards.
 
MONTAGUE RHODES JAMES (1862-1936) was Provost of King’s College, Cambridge, and Eton. Most of his ghost stories were occasional pieces, written for friends or college magazines, and were collected in GHOST-STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY (1904), MORE GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY (1911), A THIN GHOST AND OTHERS (1919), and A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS AND OTHER GHOST STORIES (1925). Widely regarded as one of the finest authors of supernatural fiction in the English language, James is credited as the originator of the ‘antiquarian ghost story’, replacing the Gothic horrors of the previous century with more contemporary settings for his subtle hauntings. Many of his stories were originally written as Christmas entertainments and were read aloud by the author to selected gatherings of friends.
 
CURIOUS WARNINGS: THE GREAT GHOST STORIES OF M.R. JAMES is the one collection of the author’s work that fans cannot afford to miss! And Stephen Jones and Les Edwards will be on hand to personally sign copies on the day (time to be announced).
 
There will also be other signings throughout the BFS Open Day, and numerous authors, artists, editors and publishers will be in attendance. Entrance is FREE and open to anyone, so if you like fantasy, horror and imaginative fiction, then come along for a fun day out!
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Re: BFS London open day
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 03:18:35 pm »
A REMINDER!!!

Here's a reminder of the BFS London Open Day on Saturday 16 June 2012 from 1pm till late at The Mug House, 1 Tooley Street, London E1 2PF, together with a rough schedule for the day:

1pm: Meet, greet and quench your thirst...

2pm: Peter Mark May will be arriving with copies of "Alt-Zombie". Peter has also graciously agreed to donate one complete set of Hersham Horror Books to the raffle.

3pm: Stephen Jones and Les Edwards will officially sign copies of "Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James" from Jo Fletcher Books.

4pm: Sara Jayne Townsend will be signing copies of her collection "Soul Screams" from Stumar Press. Sara has also donated a copy of "Soul Screams" to the raffle.

5pm: Raffle draw...tickets will be a pound per strip or one FREE strip with every purchase...get your mind out of the gutter and your pockets lined with GOLD.
     
Above all have fun! It's getting increasingly harder to find a suitable venue that does not require huge amounts of cash up front to hold these unique events, where you can socialise with publishers, authors and, most importantly, fans of fantasy, horror and SF. Donations for the raffle are welcome on the day, but please be aware that donating a dog-eared paperback may well result in public ridicule.
     
Previous BFS open events have included:
-Awards Showcases - Brian Aldiss, Joe Abercrombie to name but a few...
-"Poe" edited by Ellen Datlow (Solaris)
-Tim Powers "Secret Histories" (PS Publishing)
-Sam Stone (Murky Depths) + Torchwood panel and launch with Guy Adams, Mark Morris, Sarah Pinborough (BBC Books)
-Lauren Beukes - "Zoo City" (Angry Robot) - Reading / Talk / Launch
-Mike Lancaster - "0.4" (Egmont) - Young Adult SF - Launch
-Joe Hill - Special Guest + Brian Stableford - "The Womb of Time" (Perilous Press) UK Launch
-"Where Are We Going?" edited by Allen Ashley (Eibonvale Press) - authors included Allen Ashley, Joel Lane, Douglas Thompson, Marion Pitman, Terry Grimwood, Jet McDonald, Andrew Kirby, Gary Budgen and cover artists David Rix.
     
Email Martin Roberts (events@britishfantasysociety.org) for more info!
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