Events

Nov
30
Fri
2012
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, speaking at Words and Music Festival in New Orleans @ Words and Music festival
Nov 30 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be speaking at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans, at 09:45am on Friday 30 November 2012 in the Queen Ann Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone:


LITERATURE OUT OF TIME
The Art of Using Fiction as a Magic Carpet for Time Travel

Transporting the reader to another time, another world, even worlds that are still in the future, with the reader eagerly stepping aboard the author’s time travel vehicle is a special kind of magic. And it’s the kind of magic that can make or break speculative fiction. New Orleans fiction writer Moira Crone and debut novelist Sanem Ozdural will discuss the art of exploring the future with fiction.

Ms. Ozdural, a practicing attorney who cut her legal teeth as a prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, is author of LiGa (acronym for Life Game), a novel about a game of the future where the coin is extra years of life.

Both authors, keen observers of the harsh realities of our time, take those realities and multiply them, envisioning a future in which the division between the haves and have-nots reaches epic proportions. Against their dramatic landscapes, they each in different ways explore the fall-out from quests for immortality. The key to the success of such explorations? Moira and Sanem will let you in on that secret.

Sanem will be signing copies of LiGa in the Book Mart immediately after the session.

Dec
20
Thu
2012
Douglas Thompson – “Launching into the Slipstream” at Scottish Writers’ Centre, CCA Glasgow @ Scottish Writers’ Centre
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Douglas Thompson, author of Entanglement, will be launching and reading from his latest work, including Entanglement, and “will talk about the background to why and how I wrote them and the state of the genre scene in general”. He will be introduced by independent press editor and ‘Slipstream guru’ Allen Ashley, in the form of a talk on what exactly Slipstream fiction is and why its special blend of fantastical and realistic elements makes it the perfect contemporary fiction for the 21st century.

This free entry event is being held on 20 December 2012 at 7pm, under the auspices of the Scottish Writers’ Centre at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.

Feb
12
Tue
2013
Ira Nayman on Artists First radio
Feb 12 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 13 @ 12:00 am

Ira Nayman will be appearing on the Artist First radio show on February 12 at 6pm (EST).  In an hour-long programme he will be interviewed by the show’s host Tony Kay. Topics will include discussions of Ira’s life, work and especially his hilarious sci-fi satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience).  You can find out more about Artist First radio here.

Mar
12
Thu
2015
Peter R. Ellis at the Malvern Mad March events (1) @ Foley Arms (Wetherspoons)
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter R. EllisMalvern Mad March is a series of eleven events around Malvern during March 2015, hosted by Malvern Book Promoters who organise “events for authors and people who love lively fun poems and books”. Each event is free and provides an opportunity to meet local authors and buy a signed copy of their books.

Our very own Peter R. Ellis, author of the Evil Above the Stars series, will be participating in two of the events. The first two volumes of the series (Seventh Child, and The Power of Seven) are already available as eBooks and will be published in paperback editions at the end of March. However Peter will be talking about Evil Above the Stars and will have pre-launch copies of the paperback editions with him at the Mad March events.

The first of Peter’s appearances will be at the Foley Arms (Wetherspoons) from 7pm om Thursday 12th March.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Mar
18
Wed
2015
Peter R. Ellis at the Malvern Mad March events (2) @ The Cake Tin Café, The Cube
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Peter R. EllisMalvern Mad March is a series of eleven events around Malvern during March 2015, hosted by Malvern Book Promoters who organise “events for authors and people who love lively fun poems and books”. Each event is free and provides an opportunity to meet local authors and buy a signed copy of their books.

Our very own Peter R. Ellis, author of the Evil Above the Stars series, will be participating in two of the events. The first two volumes of the series (Seventh Child, and The Power of Seven) are already available as eBooks and will be published in paperback editions at the end of March. However Peter will be talking about Evil Above the Stars and will have pre-launch copies of the paperback editions with him at the Mad March events.

The second of Peter’s appearances will be at the Cake Tin Café in The Malvern Cube from 12-2pm om Wednesday 18th March.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Apr
17
Fri
2015
Peter R. Ellis signing Evil Above the Stars at the Great Oak Bookshop, Llanidloes @ Great Oak Bookshop
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter R. Ellis will be at the Great Oak Bookshop in Llanidloes on Friday 17th April from 19:30-21:00 to sign and talk about his new fantasy series Evil Above the Stars. Both volume 1, Seventh Child, and volume 2, The Power of Seven, will be available. Everyone’s welcome to come along to meet Peter, listen to him talk and read, buy copies of the books and get him to sign them 😉



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Sep
25
Fri
2015
Zoë Sumra guests at TitanCon @ Wellington Park Hotel
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

Zoë SumraZoë Sumra author of the fantastic space opera novel Sailor to a Siren will be a guest at TitanCon 2015 in Belfast in September.

Zoë will be taking part in a number of literature panels alongside other guests such as Pat Cadigan, Joe Abercrombie and Sarah Pinborough.

Sailor to a Siren has been available in popular eBook formats since July and will be launched in paperback at Novacon in November.

 

Sep
29
Tue
2015
Peter R. Ellis reading from Evil Above the Stars at Llanidloes Library @ Llanidloes Library
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter R. Ellis will be at Llanidloes Library on Tuesday 29th September from 18:00 in a session shared with fellow local fantasy author Kim Gravell. Peter will read from and talk about his fantasy series Evil Above the Stars. Both volume 1, Seventh Child, and volume 2, The Power of Seven, will be available. Everyone’s welcome to come along to meet Peter, listen to him talk and read, buy copies of the books and get him to sign them 😉



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Myth & Magic in Mid-Wales @ The Star
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Mysterious worlds of monsters, metals, mines and the Maengolauseren. Meet Malice, the Malevolence and September.

Visit the sites described in vol.3 of Evil Above the Stars, the fantasy trilogy with a Celtic theme, shortlisted for the Wishing Shelf Teenage Fiction Award.

The Star, Dylife
(on the mountain road between Machynlleth and Llanidloes)
11 a.m. Sat 25th June
Price £10 includes, tea/coffee & cake, talk, walk and light lunch.
Finish 2 p.m. approx. or take an additional walk.


For details and booking – email or tel/text (contact details above)

Find out more at www.ellifont.wordpress.com/peter-r-ellis-sf-fantasy

The Star, Dylife, SY19 7BW is a former drovers inn; one of the highest and most remote in Wales; now an event venue and b&b.
Tel: 01650 521345
Email: info@StarInnDylife.co.uk
Web: http://starinndylife.co.uk

Download a pdf flyer here

 

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Resurrection Men at Good Press, Glasgow @ Good Press
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

David Craig will be hosting a book event at Good Press to promote his Glasgow-based debut novel, Resurrection Men. He will be discussing the book, Glasgow as it was then, and reading a short extract of the book. Copies will be on sale, signed on request.

Where: Good Press, 5 St Margaret’s Place, Glasgow, G1 5JY
When: Saturday 6th April, 1400-1600

Cover design and artwork by Alison Buck
A gothic tale of mystery, friendship, tragedy and revenge. Join body snatchers Hunt and Foley as they explore a Victorian Glasgow ruled by a secret society who are ruled in turn by the undead, from the private clubs, townhouses and country manors of the privileged to the dung-choked wynds and overcrowded slums of the poor. Tread warily…

Published by Elsewhen Press in paperback and ebook format.