FantasyCon 2008: Blogged!

Martin Roberts rounds up coverage of FantasyCon 2008 in the blogosphere...


FantasyCon 2008 by all accounts was generally considered to be one of the best yet, but don’t take my word for it…

On Fantasycon, Operation Motherland and Twilight of Kerberos from Jonathan Oliver, Editor of Abaddon Books…

…musings about this ‘most convivial of occasions’ from John L. Probert, the only attendee whose attire, a green velvet jacket, paid tribute to our host Lord Froggy!

Author Simon Strantzas travelled all the way from Canada, to read his thoughts all you have to do is simply visit FantasyCon 2008. Although I managed to snag a signed copy of his collection, Beneath the Surface, I never really got the chance to speak to him properly. One of the downsides of being involved in the running of a convention.

FantasyCon – the aftermath from author Geoff Nelder…

…and a short but sweet message from author and all round nice guy, Tony Richards in his September 2008 update.

‘Many thanks to the organisers of an enjoyable convention.’ Ray Russell of Tartarus Press

Friday Saturday Sunday from Tony Lee of Pigasus Press comes not one, but three reports of his mis-adventures in Nottingham…

Fantasycon 2008 memories part 1 & Fantasycon 2008 memories part 2 swiftly followed from author Mark Samuels…

FantasyCon report – 20th September 2008 from author Mark West and…

FCon Aftermath from publisher extraordinaire Chris Teague.

Great news from publisher Steve Upham of Screaming Dreams, he’s posted a few photos of the event and, when time permits, he’s going to put together a little Fantasycon issue of the Estronomicon eZine. FantasyCon 2008 from author Gary Greenwood…

…and speaking of wacky Welshmen, we can read the cry of ‘Ahhh, Fantasycon. I’ve been to lots of conventions, but this one always seems to be the highlight.’, the opening lines of author Tim Lebbon’s FantasyCon round-up.

There’s a short report and some pics on David Howe’s blog - www.howeswho.co.uk – and we also have FantasyCon 2008 – A Brief Diary from author Sam Stone.

The British Fantasy Society’s FantasyCon 2008 from author Raven Dane…

Blimey! I Won! and other witty observations from this years MC and author Chris Fowler…

…and for author, FantasyCon 2008 organiser and ex-BFS Chairman Marie O’Regan it was Back to work, whilst for Paul Kane, FantasyCon 2008 co-organiser, ex- BFS Special Publications and author it was more a question of FCon 08, Launch and Graveyards

Allyson Bird celebrates selling out on her website and Vincent Chongreports ‘I have just returned from another great weekend at FANTASYCON where I was honoured, and very happy, to be awarded with the BRITISH FANTASY AWARD for BEST ARTIST again. I’d like to thank…’

There’s no rest for the wicked, for authors Joesph D’ Lacey and Bill Hussey at FantasyCon and beyond.

PS Publishing triumphant at British Fantasy Awards!PS Publicist Paul Raven celebrates their success in this years BFS Awards whilst acknowledging all the finalists and recommended alike…

…which seems like the ideal point to mention that all the awards videos are now online and can be viewed on the BFS MySpace page, to wet your appetite, here’s a clip of one of my personal favourite moments of the awards: Best Short Fiction 2008: Joel Lane.

This article originally appeared on Martin’s blog, Lord Froggy’s Dungeon.