50 Years of Fantasy and Horror – 50 Years of SFFH and the BFS

We are delighted to announce the final panel for this weekend’s online event: 50 Years of SFFH and the BFS. We are very lucky to be joined by panellists who not only have had lengthy careers in speculative fiction, but are also long-standing and active members of the BFS.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, there’s still time to book: Buy tickets / Join the guestlist – 50 Years of Fantasy and Horror – Zoom, Sat 25 Jun 2022 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (tickettailor.com) Tickets are free for members and £5 for everyone else and get you access to the full day of activities (more details below).

Gary Couzens has had short fiction published in F&SF, Interzone and other magazines, and film and disc reviews in Black Static, Cine Outsider and elsewhere, including BFS publications. Gary first attended Fantasycon in 1992, joined the Society in 1994 and was Chair from 2000 to 2003.

Jan Edwards has been both Chair and treasurer for the BFS and winner of the Karl Edward Wagner award.

She is an editor for the award winning Alchemy Press.

Her Bunch Courtney Investigations series of WW2 crime novels has gained an ‘Arnold Bennett Book Prize’.

Jan has 50+ short stories in horror, fantasy, mainstream and crime fiction anthologies, including: Mammoth Book of Folk Horror, Criminal Shorts, The Book of Extraordinary New Sherlock Holmes Stories: and multiple volumes of the MX Books of New Sherlock Holmes Stories. She has written film scripts for Doctor Who spin offs.

To read more about Jan go to: https://janedwardsblog.wordpress.com/

Peter Coleborn joined the BFS in the mid-1970s and was elected to the committee in 1979 (or 1980 – anyway, at that time) as Treasurer, which soon evolved into Secretary/Treasurer role. Since then he has had a variety of roles including VP (now Chair), Newsletter editor, Dark Horizons editor, Chills editor, book reviews co-ordinator, on-line news editor; plus various jobs on the Fantasycon committees throughout the years (including Chair). He created the award-winning Alchemy Press in the late 1990s and has since (co)-published a range of anthologies and collections, and co-edited with Pauline E Dungate the Joel Lane tribute anthology Something Remains in 2016. Since 2018 he co-edited with Jan Edwards the first three volumes of The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors. In 2021 he published Stephen Jones’ The Alchemy Press Book of the Dead 2020, with the 2021 edition appearing earlier this year. When he has a free moment he likes to “zap” images in Photoshop and muck about in the allotment.


What a line up we have for you! Feminism in SFFH, an interview with Ramsey Campbell, 50 Years of SFFH and the BFS, and Queer History in SFFH. Plus readings throughout the day and an open mic session to top it all off. I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to this. We’re planning to run two more of these online events before the end of the year, so if you’re not a member yet, now is a great time to sign up.