We will be at Novacon again this year, which will be held Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, once again at the Park Inn Hotel in Nottingham.
A number of our authors will be in attendance too:
We will be at Novacon again this year, which will be held Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, once again at the Park Inn Hotel in Nottingham. We will also be launching Necropolis by Christopher Nuttall on Sunday morning at 11am in the downstairs bar.
Various of our authors and artists will be in attendance too:
We are excited to announce that we will be at this year’s Eastercon – Dysprosium 2015 at the Park Inn in Heathrow. Instead of one large Dealers’ Room, there will be a number of smaller rooms and we have secured a whole room to ourselves 😉
It’s syndicate room 13, but we’re not at all superstitious, so we’re sure it will be okay (touch wood).
That means we will be able to offer our own programme events. We will be announcing more details soon, but for starters we will be launching the following books in paperback during Dysprosium:
As well as our book launches, we’re running a workshop for aspiring writers (Editing your Masterpiece), we’ve got a Live Art Demo from Karl Brown the artist who is co-authoring An Android Awakes, we’ve got readings (including one from Ira Nayman who will be doing it from Toronto – I hope he shouts!), we’ve got Meet the authors sessions where you can come and chat to our authors, have a drink or even challenge them to a game.
Oh yes… we’ll be selling our books too. And some of the cover art in limited edition prints. There’ll be flying saucers to eat (of course) and some other fun things to do (but we won’t spoil the surprise just yet!).
We will be at this year’s Eastercon – Dysprosium 2015 at the Park Inn in Heathrow.
We have a whole room to ourselves, syndicate room 13 (luckily we’re not superstitious).
On Saturday 4th from 11:15 to 12:15 we’ll be running a Writers’ Workshop in the Armstrong room. If you’re coming to Dysprosium and are interested in reserving a place, let us know ASAP as space is limited. Details below:
Writers’ Workshop – Editing your masterpiece
Saturday 4th April 11:15-12:15
Elsewhen Press (Armstrong room)
This is a one-hour workshop intended for new unpublished writers. You’ve written your masterpiece, but no-one seems to be interested in reading it, let alone publishing it. Many submitted manuscripts are rejected out of hand because the author has clearly not performed even basic editing, proofreading or sanity-checking of their text. This workshop will identify the pitfalls of typical tools as well as common mistakes, and suggest helpful techniques to overcome them.
Mike French, founding editor of The View from Here literary magazine and author of the Dandelion Trilogy, also runs workshops for aspiring writers. As one of the authors published by Elsewhen Press, he has agreed to lead this workshop to help you to make sure that your work is ready for submitting to an agent or publisher. Elsewhen Press authors Christopher Nuttall (Bookworm series, Royal Sorceress series, Inverse Shadows series…), Peter R. Ellis (Seventh Child, The Power of Seven) and Dave Weaver (Jacey’s Kingdom, Japanese Daisy Chain, The Black Hole Bar) will also be on hand to offer advice and help, and an Elsewhen Press editor will also offer an insight into the publisher’s perspective. The workshop will be limited to twelve (12) attendees, pre-booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Attendees should bring with them a Speculative Fiction short story they have already completed or one that is close to completion, of between 2000 and 5000 words. During the workshop there will be the opportunity to edit your story with help and advice from Mike, Chris, Peter or Dave. You can either edit your piece in the workshop on your own laptop, or bring a printed copy and scribble on that! All attendees will be given the opportunity to subsequently submit a short story (by the end of May 2015) for critique and consideration for possible inclusion in a future anthology from Elsewhen Press.
If you wish to attend, please email email@example.com with your name (and badge name if that is different) before Tuesday 31st March.
We will be at this year’s Eastercon – Dysprosium 2015 at the Park Inn in Heathrow.
We have a whole room to ourselves, syndicate room 13 – luckily we’re not superstitious 😉
Launch: Bookworm III – The Best Laid Plans
Saturday 4th April 14:00-15:00
Elsewhen Press (Syndicate room 13)
The third instalment in the bestselling Bookworm series, The Best Laid Plans follows on immediately from the events in The Very Ugly Duckling, with Elaine and Johan joined by other favourite characters as they try to track down the Witch-King.
Elaine and Johan are preparing to leave Golden City, with Daria and the travellers, in order to search for the Witch-King. The Grand Sorceress instructs Inquisitor Cass to help them. But before Elaine can leave she is arrested by two Inquisitors on the orders of the Emperor. When she resists she is hit with a powerful spell that forces her to concentrate all her efforts on protecting her mind from its intrusion. Taken to the palace she finds that the Grand Sorceress has been removed and the Throne has accepted an heir to the Empire. Realising this has to be the work of the Witch-King, Elaine must defeat the spell that is eating away at her defences if she is to escape and destroy him. Meanwhile, Johan, Daria and Cass are trying to find a way to get to Elaine and break her out of the cell in which she is being held.
The Golden City is still widely devastated from the disastrous battle for power that followed the death of the previous Grand Sorcerer. The recent escalating breakdown of social order can only be made worse by the return of an Emperor and the imposition of martial law. The Privy Councillors and Heads of the Great Houses succumb to the power of the new Emperor, as he amasses a huge army. It is up to Elaine and her friends, with some unexpected help, to prevent an all-out war.
Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans was published in a digital edition on 13th February 2015 and will be launched in paperback at Dysprosium.
We will be at Mancunicon, this year’s Eastercon in Manchester. It’s in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel, and over the weekend we’re holding two book launches in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor – our great new anthology Existence is Elsewhen on Saturday evening and Peter R. Ellis’ Unity of Seven on Sunday afternoon. Come and join us for a drink at the launch parties, and say hello if you see us around and about (we’ll be wearing our Elsewhen Press t-shirts!)
Also look out for our authors, no fewer than twelve will be at Mancunicon: Alison Buck, J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Rebecca Hall, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Zoë Sumra, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver. Catch some of them at panels too…
Friday 19:00, Diversity in UK SF: Why are we lagging?
Saturday 16:00, Anime
Saturday 20:30, Queering Heroic Fantasy
Monday 13:00, Sense8
Peter R. Ellis:
Saturday 13:00, Balancing the Creative Life
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction
At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching our new anthology Existence is Elsewhen. With twenty stories from twenty great authors this is a fantastic science fiction anthology. Come and join us at the launch party in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, with a spectacular view over Manchester. Nine of the twenty authors will be joining us: J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.
The stories in Existence is Elsewhen are:
- Christy, J.A. Inside and Out™ V.5 – From Here to ETERNITY
- Ellis, Peter R. In the bleak Long Winter
- Gribbin, John Something to Beef about
- Harrison, Steve Earthsale
- Hayward, Edwin Ambrosia
- Hughes, Rhys Jekking the Oofers
- Jackson, Stefan Luceria
- McKell, Andy Homo Sapiens Inferior
- McVeigh, Siobhan Face the Music
- Moran, Robin Degeneration
- Nayman, Ira The Writer Did It!
- Nuttall, Christopher The Girl in Black
- Oke, Susan Hide and Hunt
- Ozdural, Sanem The Song of the Sky
- Reimer, Tanya Forbidden fruit
- Skye, Chloe Precipitation
- Thompson, Douglas Bird Brains
- Turner, Tej The Last Days
- Weaver, Dave The Copy
- Wolfe, Peter Murder in M-23
In September we will be at FantasyCon by the Sea in Scarborough. It will be our first FantasyCon, so if you’re going to be there please come and say hello to us, we’d love to see you. We’ll be in the Victoria Room selling our books all weekend, and we have a launch party on Saturday for our two latest titles Instrument of Peace by Rebecca Hall and Mandigo and the Hellhounds by Anders Reemark.
While we’re at FantasyCon we will be having a launch party for our two latest fantasy titles.
Mandigo and the Hellhounds, by Anders Reemark, is the book in the Mandigo trilogy. Translated from the Danish by Nina Sokol it is a classic epic fantasy story, suitable for younger readers but just as gripping for older readers.
When he was eight, Mandigo found a baby on a raft in the river and carried her to Greta, the wise woman who lived in the forest. By the time he was twelve, Greta had taught him some magic, but an evil force was looking for the baby and Greta decided to leave for the baby’s safety. Mandigo would have liked to go with her but his world is suddenly turned upside down with the arrival of a fearsome knight accompanied by a pack of Hellhounds…
The launch party is in the Harbourlights Restaurant in the Grand Hotel from 12-1pm on Saturday. If you’re coming to FantasyCon, please join us at the party.
We will be at FantasyCon again in October. This year in the old walled city of Chester.
We will, of course, be in the Dealers Room for the whole weekend. We will be selling all of our titles.
On Saturday morning at 11am we are having a launch event in the Jubilee Room (shared with Horrific Tales) at which we will have readings from three of our latest books as well as some refreshments and the opportunity to chat to the authors and get them to sign your copy of their book (which we can sell you!). The authors at the launch will be:
Please come along to support them.
Some of our authors will also be participating in panels or giving talks as follows:
Fri 5:30pm The Gladstone Room
Putting the Science in Science Fiction – David M Allan
Sat 2:30pm The Edward Room
Reviewing and Getting Reviewed – Susan Oke (moderator)
Sat 4:00pm The Albert Room
Writing Short Fiction – Juliet Kemp (moderator)
Sat 5:30pm The Albert Room
Cavorite to Coaxium – PR Ellis
Sat 8:30pm The Albert Room
Writing and Representing Queer Characters in Genre Fiction – PR Ellis
Sat 9:30pm The Albert Room
Writing Groups – Susan Oke
Sun 12:30pm The Edward Room
Underrepresented Voices in Genre Fiction – Juliet Kemp
The FantasyCon programme can be downloaded from here.
If you’re in or around Chester this coming weekend, but weren’t planning on coming to FantasyCon, there’s some great news for you. The Dealers Room at FantasyCon will be open to the public on Sunday morning (9am to 1pm). That means you can come in and visit a whole room full of Independent Publishers (including us) eager to sell you the best SFF books around; as well as purveyors of t-shirts, artwork and jewellery among other things.