Joe Abercrombie to guest at FantasyCon 2011

FantasyCon 2011 has announced a further Guest of Honour: Joe Abercrombie.

Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster, England, on the last day of 1974. He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Manchester University, then moved to London and spent ten years working as a freelance TV editor, mostly on documentaries and live music, cutting concerts for bands from Iron Maiden to Coldplay. For much of this time he was spending his late nights bent over the keyboard, working on his take on epic fantasy.

The Blade Itself, from 2006, has been published in over twenty countries. Its sequels, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument Of Kings, followed in 2007 and 2008. Best Served Cold, a stand-alone book set in the same world, was published in 2009, and a second stand-alone, The Heroes, in 2010, when it made No. 3 on the  Sunday Times bestseller list.

Joe Abercrombie joins existing Guests of Honour Gwyneth Jones (Ann Halam), John Ajvide Lindqvist, and Peter Atkins, Special Guest is Brian Aldiss, and Mistress of Ceremonies Sarah Pinborough.

Fantasycon 2011 will be held over the weekend of 30th September to 2nd October 2011 at the Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton. The current cost of registration is ’55 (’50 to BFS members); costs will increase once more (on 1st July 2011), to ’60 (’55 for BFS members). To book your ticket and for more information on the guests and MC visit the website.

[Photo (c) Peter Coleborn]

FantasyCon 2011 has announced a further Guest of Honour: Joe Abercrombie.

Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster, England, on the last day of 1974. He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Manchester University, then moved to London and spent ten years working as a freelance TV editor, mostly on documentaries and live music, cutting concerts for bands from Iron Maiden to Coldplay. For much of this time he was spending his late nights bent over the keyboard, working on his take on epic fantasy.

The Blade Itself, from 2006, has been published in over twenty countries. Its sequels, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument Of Kings, followed in 2007 and 2008. Best Served Cold, a stand-alone book set in the same world, was published in 2009, and a second stand-alone, The Heroes, in 2010, when it made No. 3 on the  Sunday Times bestseller list.

Joe Abercrombie joins existing Guests of Honour Gwyneth Jones (Ann Halam), John Ajvide Lindqvist, and Peter Atkins, Special Guest is Brian Aldiss, and Mistress of Ceremonies Sarah Pinborough.

Fantasycon 2011 will be held over the weekend of 30th September to 2nd October 2011 at the Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton. The current cost of registration is ’55 (’50 to BFS members); costs will increase once more (on 1st July 2011), to ’60 (’55 for BFS members). To book your ticket and for more information on the guests and MC visit the website.

[Photo (c) Peter Coleborn]