Now that all that half-marathon business is out the way with, on with the next thing. And the next thing is this:
This weekend, I’ll be at Fantasycon 2015, which takes place over Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October at East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel, Nottingham (UK). Officially, I’ll be at two events — one panel and one reading. The full schedule can be found at this link — but here’s what I’ll be up to:
Come us for a chat about what makes for characters we truly want to stick with and root for in stories. With not only Guest of Honour John Connolly on the panel, but a bunch of authors who’ve written about the perspective of limited pattern AI, half-human half-lizards, dragons, and possible the most lauded goat in genre, this promises to be a well good chat
Saturday 24th October
9:15pm – Readings: Ruth Booth
No room for this yet, but I’ll be on after Foz Meadows – so, why not pop in for the full half hour as a mid-disco break?
This was part of Poly Spree’s tour celebrating the 15th Anniversary of The Beginning Stages of… – the album that contained ‘Soldier Girl’ and ‘Reach for the Sun’. Their first shows over here in 12 years, and it was like they’d never been away. Coincidentally, DiS is also 15 years old this month – so happy birthday to them too! Photo link below.
‘The love of a season’ will be my first published poem, so I’m immensely pleased that Margrét and the Foxy folk will be putting this one out.
The anthology isn’t due out until early next year, but I’ve got the green light to preview my poem later this month at Fantasycon, where I’ll be reading on the Saturday night. Hope to see you there, if you’re going.
Otherwise, Winter Tales will be out through Fox Spirit Books in early 2016. You can find the full line-up here.
I ran a half-marathon on Sunday. And I have you to thank for it.
There I was, waiting in the Pink Wave, watching those in front crossing the starting line, and wondering why so many of them were just walking across it, instead of running, and getting on their way. Then I looked ahead, up St Vincent Street. Way, way up…
It’s nearly here! Just two more days until the Great Scottish Run kicks off in Glasgow, where I’ll be running in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. I’ve got my shirt, I’ve got my race number, and my wave. All that’s left is to actually do the thing.