Events

Apr
2
Thu
2015
Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
Apr 2 – Apr 6 all-day

Elsewhen PressWe 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:

The Janus Cycle cover image

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck Library photograph: zens/shutterstock.com skull: leonello calvetti/shutterstock.com


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!).

 

Apr
4
Sat
2015
Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – Writers’ Workshop @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
Apr 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Elsewhen PressWe 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This is a one-hour workshop intended for new unpublished writers.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 pete@elsewhen.co.uk with your name (and badge name if that is different) before Tuesday 31st March.

 

Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – Bookworm III Launch @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Elsewhen PressWe 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 14:00 to 15:00 we’ll be launching the paperback edition of Christopher Nuttall’s Bookworm III in our room. There’ll be refreshments too!

Launch: Bookworm III – The Best Laid Plans
Saturday 4th April 14:00-15:00
Elsewhen Press (Syndicate room 13)

Artwork: Alison Buck Library photograph: zens/shutterstock.com skull: leonello calvetti/shutterstock.com
Artwork: Alison Buck
Library photograph: zens/shutterstock.com
skull: leonello calvetti/shutterstock.com

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.

 

Apr
5
Sun
2015
Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – Evil Above the Stars Launch @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Elsewhen PressWe 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 Sunday 5th from 11:00 to 12:00 we’ll be launching the paperback edition of Volumes 1 and 2 of Peter R. Ellis’s Evil Above the Stars series in our room. There’ll be refreshments too!

Launch: Evil Above the Stars – Vol 1 Seventh Child, Vol 2 The Power of Seven
Sunday 5th April 11:00-12:00
Elsewhen Press (Syndicate room 13)

A mystical land where the planets really do revolve around the Earth, the power of the four elements is tangible, and good must fight to prevent the spread of evil. This is the world of Gwlad, the Land.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Volume 1: Seventh Child

September Weekes discovers a stone that takes her to Gwlad, where she is hailed as the one with the power to defend them against the evil known as the Malevolence. September meets the people’s leader, the Mordeyrn Aurddolen, and the bearers of the seven metals linked to the seven ‘planets’ that give them special powers to resist the elemental manifestations of the Malevolence. She returns home, but a fortnight later, is drawn back to find that two years have passed and there have been more attacks. She must help defend Gwlad against the Malevolence.



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Volume 2: The Power of Seven

Having reached Arsyllfa, September is re-united with the Mordeyrn Aurddolen with whom, together with the other senior metal bearers that make up the Council of Gwlad, she must plan the defence of the Land.

The time of the next Conjunction will soon be at hand. The planets, the Sun and the Moon will all be together in the sky. At that point the protection of the heavenly bodies will be at its weakest and Gwlad will be more dependent than ever on September. But now it seems that she must defeat Malice, the guiding force behind the Malevolence, if she is to save the Land and all its people. Will she be strong enough; and, if not, to whom can she turn for help?

Seventh Child was published in a digital edition on 2nd January 2015 and The Power of Seven on 30th January 2015 – they will be launched in paperback together at Dysprosium.

 

Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – The Janus Cycle Launch @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Elsewhen PressWe 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 Sunday 5th from 14:00 to 15:00 we’ll be launching the paperback edition of Tej Turner’s The Janus Cycle in our room. There’ll be refreshments too!

Launch: The Janus Cycle
Sunday 5th April 14:00-15:00
Elsewhen Press (Syndicate room 13)

The Janus Cycle cover image
Artwork: Alison Buck
The Janus Cycle can best be described as gritty, sexy, surreal, urban fantasy.

Janus is a nightclub. But it’s not merely a location, it’s virtually a character in its own right. On the surface it appears to be a subcultural hub where the strange and disillusioned, who feel alienated and oppressed by society, can escape to be free from convention. Underneath that façade is a surreal space in time where the very foundations of reality can be twisted and distorted. But the special, unique, vibe of Janus is hijacked by a bandwagon of people who choose to conform to alternative lifestyles simply because it has become fashionable to be ‘different’ and this causes many of its original occupants to feel lost and disenchanted.

The story unfolds through the eyes of eight narrators, each with their own perspective and their own personal journey. A story in which the nightclub itself goes on a journey. But throughout, one strange girl briefly appears and reappears, warning the narrators that their individual journeys are going to collide in a cataclysmic event. Is she just another one of the nightclub’s denizens, a cynical mischief-maker out to create havoc or a time-traveller trying to prevent an impending disaster?

The Janus Cycle was published in a digital edition on 2nd January 2015 and will be launched in paperback at Dysprosium.

 

Jul
16
Thu
2015
Sailor to a Siren publication as eBook
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day

Sailor to a Siren, the debut novel from Zoë Sumra and a great introduction to her universe, will be published in an eBook edition on the 17th July 2015. A space opera novel with significant nods to the gangland thriller genre, Sailor to a Siren establishes Zoë as a name to watch in epic space opera.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

When Connor and Logan Cardwain, a gangster’s lieutenants, steal a shipment of high-grade narcotics on the orders of their boss, Connor dreams of diverting the profits and setting up in business for himself. His plans encounter a hurdle in the form of Éloise Falavière, Logan’s former girlfriend, who has been hired by an interplanetary police force’s vice squad.

Logan wants a family; Éloise wants to stop the drugs shipment from being sent to her home planet; Connor wants to gain independence without angering his boss. All of their plans are derailed, though, when they discover that the shipment was hiding a much deadlier secret – the prototype of a tiny superweapon powerful enough to destabilise galactic peace.

Crime lords, corrupt officials and interstellar magicians are soon pursuing them, and Connor, Logan and Éloise realise they have to identify and confront the superweapon’s smuggler in order to survive. But when, one by one, their friends begin to betray them, their self-imposed mission transforms from being difficult to near-impossible.

Sailor to a Siren will be available in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

 

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.

 

Nov
13
Fri
2015
Elsewhen Press at Novacon 45 @ Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Elsewhen Press

As usual, we will be at Novacon in Nottingham in November (try saying that after a few pan-galactic gargleblasters!).

A panoply of our authors will be joining us, and participating in various panels. We will be co-hosting a party early on Saturday evening (in the downstairs bar of course). We will be in the Dealers Room so come and say Hello, browse our books (and please buy some – it makes the authors so happy, it’s a delight to see their eyes light up and their little faces beam with pleasure; especially so close to Christmas, it might mean they can afford to put a log on the fire after all on Christmas Day – no pressure!). We will also be launching three paperbacks at Novacon this year:
Sailor to a Siren by Zoë Sumra,
SmartYellow™ by J A Christy, and
Forbidden Alliance, the second book in Katrina Mountfort’s dystopian Blueprint trilogy.
There will be copies of the incredible and innovative An Android Awakes by Mike French and Karl Brown, which is published on Friday 13th (just to tempt fate!).
We will also have exclusive advance copies for sale of Bookworm IV: Full Circle, the fourth and final book in the Bookworm series by Christopher Nuttall, which is officially published on the 23rd November.

There will be flying saucers too 😉

 

Nov
14
Sat
2015
Sailor to a Siren publication in paperback
Nov 14 all-day

Sailor to a Siren, the debut novel from Zoë Sumra and a great introduction to her universe, will be published in paperback on the 14th November 2015. A space opera novel with significant nods to the gangland thriller genre, Sailor to a Siren establishes Zoë as a name to watch in epic space opera.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

When Connor and Logan Cardwain, a gangster’s lieutenants, steal a shipment of high-grade narcotics on the orders of their boss, Connor dreams of diverting the profits and setting up in business for himself. His plans encounter a hurdle in the form of Éloise Falavière, Logan’s former girlfriend, who has been hired by an interplanetary police force’s vice squad.

Logan wants a family; Éloise wants to stop the drugs shipment from being sent to her home planet; Connor wants to gain independence without angering his boss. All of their plans are derailed, though, when they discover that the shipment was hiding a much deadlier secret – the prototype of a tiny superweapon powerful enough to destabilise galactic peace.

Crime lords, corrupt officials and interstellar magicians are soon pursuing them, and Connor, Logan and Éloise realise they have to identify and confront the superweapon’s smuggler in order to survive. But when, one by one, their friends begin to betray them, their self-imposed mission transforms from being difficult to near-impossible.

Sailor to a Siren has been available in popular eBook formats since the 17th July.

 

Sailor to a Siren – Launch party @ Novacon 45
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you’re going to be at Novacon 45 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 14/15th November, come and join us for our party on Saturday evening and also for our three book launches over the weekend.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Zoë SumraOn Saturday morning from 11-12 in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Sailor to a Siren by Zoë Sumra. This is a space opera novel with significant nods to the gangland thriller genre. It’s a great debut from Zoë and establishes her as a name to watch in epic space opera. The depth of her characters, the breadth of her world-building, the ambition and longevity of her story-arcs spanning multiple generations of families, all make this a first step in what is likely to be a fascinating and enthralling universe. As Jaine Fenn said “If you like your space opera fast and violent, this book is for you”.

There will be drinks, books and Zoë (obviously – although as she’s very pregnant at the moment I suppose there’s a chance she might go into labour early and have to give it a miss).

Nov
15
Sun
2015
Forbidden Alliance – Launch party @ Novacon 45
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you’re going to be at Novacon 45 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 14/15th November, come and join us for our party on Saturday evening and also for our three book launches over the weekend.

Artwork: Alex Storer
Artwork: Alex Storer
Katrina MountfortOn Sunday morning from 11-12 in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Forbidden Alliance by Katrina Mountfort. This is the second book in the Blueprint trilogy that takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. More than sixteen years have passed since Caia and Mac, now renamed Cathy and Michael, fled their oppressive lives in the Citidome in Future Perfect (the first of the trilogy), although the plight of those who remain behind is never far from their minds. In addition to the issues explored in the first book, Forbidden Alliance poses additional questions, including those of leadership, family loyalties and whether it is possible to justify the sacrifice of human lives for the greater good.

Along with the drinks and books, Katrina will be on hand to read from her book and sign copies. What’s more there’ll be Parma Violets (Katrina’s favourite – so please come along to stop her from eating them all).

Mar
18
Fri
2016
Existence is Elsewhen publication as eBook
Mar 18 all-day
Artwork by Alison Buck
Artwork by Alison Buck

Existence is Elsewhen, our fantastic new anthology is available from 18th March 2016 as an eBook. It will be published in print on 25th March 2016, and launched at Mancunicon.

The title, Existence is Elsewhen, paraphrases the last sentence of André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism, perfectly summing up the intent behind this anthology of stories from a wonderful collection of authors. Different worlds… different times. It’s what Elsewhen Press has been about since we launched our first title in 2011.

In Existence is Elsewhen we present twenty science fiction stories for you to enjoy, one from each of the following twenty great authors:

Mar
25
Fri
2016
Elsewhen Press at Mancunicon @ Mancunicon
Mar 25 – Mar 28 all-day

MancuniconElsewhen PressWe 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…
 
Tej Turner:
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
 
Zoë Sumra
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction

 

Mar
26
Sat
2016
Existence is Elsewhen launch party @ Mancunicon
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Artwork by Alison Buck
Artwork by Alison Buck

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:

Nov
12
Sat
2016
Freedom’s Prisoners – Launch party @ Novacon 46
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If you’re going to be at Novacon 46 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 12/13th November, come and join us for the launch of Freedom’s Prisoners.

Artwork: Alex Storer
Artwork: Alex Storer
Katrina MountfortOn Saturday afternoon from 5-6pm in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Freedom’s Prisoners by Katrina Mountfort. This is the third book in the Blueprint trilogy that takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Tensions have escalated since the breakout. Michael and his army of rebels may have won the first battle in their fight against the Citidome authorities, but can they win a war? The Citidomes are fighting back and no-one is safe any more as RotorFighters rain down fire on defenceless villages destroying them and their inhabitants. Freedom’s Prisoners explores betrayal, guilt, hope and endurance in an explosive conclusion to the Blueprint trilogy.

Along with the drinks and books, Katrina will be on hand to read from her book and sign copies.
 

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Launch event at Nine Worlds Geekfest – Don’t Look Back and The Wages of Sin @ Nine Worlds Geekfest
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you are going to Nine Worlds Geekfest this August, come along to our launch event on Saturday afternoon at 5pm in Mouton Cadet.
Zoë SumraJohn GribbinPeter R. Ellis

Join Zoë Sumra, John Gribbin, and Peter R. Ellis.

Cover: Alex Storer
Cover: Alex Storer
Zoë will be reading from her new book The Wages of Sin, the second book in her Underside series (Sailor to a Siren was the first book in the series).

Artwork: David A. Hardy
Artwork: David A. Hardy
John will be reading from his retrospective anthology of short stories Don’t Look Back.

Then Peter R. Ellis (whose latest book Cold Fire, a September Weekes novel, will be out in eBook on 4th August) will interview them both. There should be time for a few questions from the audience too! There will be refreshments available of course, and copies of the books to buy – they’ll even sign them if you like 😉

It’s in the online programme (as Elsewhen Press presents) so be sure to add it into your personal Grenadine schedule. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Elsewhen Press at Ytterbium (Eastercon 2019) @ Park Inn Heathrow
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day

We will be at this year’s Eastercon, Ytterbium, at the Park Inn in Heathrow.

We will have our own Elsewhen Press room, where you will be able to browse and buy our books, talk to various of our attending authors, and more besides…

On the Saturday evening (5:15pm) we will be hosting a launch party for Genesis by Geoffrey Carr in the book launch room.