Events

Feb
16
Sat
2013
Mike French signing Blue Friday at Waterstones in Bedford @ Waterstones
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
25
Fri
2013
Convergence by Mike French, publication as eBook
Oct 25 – Oct 25 all-day
Dec
30
Mon
2013
Convergence by Mike French, publication as paperback
Dec 30 – Dec 31 all-day
Jan
17
Fri
2014
Book launch party for Convergence @ The Kitchen Cafe, The Hat Factory
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mike French

Astronaut: 315 Studio / shutterstock.com
Astronaut: 315 Studio / shutterstock.com
Join Mike French and The Kitchen for a party to celebrate the launch of the print edition of Convergence. There will be a pop up bar (open till 10pm), coffee and free nibbles. It’s all happening at the Kitchen Cafe in the Hat Factory Art Centre in Luton on Friday 17th January 2014 from 7pm.

Jan
18
Sat
2014
Mike French reads in a nightclub @ The Edge Nightclub
Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 12:00 am

Mike FrenchNo, that’s not an admission of lack of cool, but the exciting premise of an evening’s entertainment at the Edge Nightclub in Luton. Mike won’t be alone, there will be other performers of written, spoken and musical work. All under the intriguing title of

Dixie Fried – A beatnik night!

The organisers describe it as…

an off the wall night of beatnikkery and hepcat havoc. We’ll be celebrating the talent of local emerging and established writers, poets, and musicians with an open mic session from 9PM onwards, followed by an evening of smokey jazz and trippy psych with DJ sets from local cool cats Lupo and the hippest shop in town, Shop 33.

If that’s not enough, there will also be a Vintage Clothes and Records sale, as well as a selection of work available from the writers of Luton Haiku and Clod Magazine, which recently made its way into the Tate Modern!

Doors 9PM
Free entry before 11PM
£3 After

18+

Nov
16
Sun
2014
Elsewhen Press at Novacon 44 – Sunday @ Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day

Elsewhen PressWe 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. Necropolis cover imageWe 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:

Alison Buck Christopher Nuttall Dave Weaver Gingerlily Karl Brown Mike French Peter R. Ellis Sanem Ozdural
 

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Launch of TimeStorm in Sydney @ William Wallace Hotel
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

TimeStorm cover imageSteve HarrisonSteve Harrison will be launching the action-packed timeslip adventure TimeStorm in the William Wallace Hotel, an historic pub in Balmain in Sydney on the evening of Tuesday November 18th. Copies of the book will be on sale and Steve will be happy to sign them! If you’re planning on coming along please contact Steve to let him know.

 

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.

 

Nov
7
Sat
2015
An Android Awakes – Film & Comic Con Brighton @ Hilton Brighton Metropole
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm
Artwork: Karl Brown Cover Design: Craig Nash
Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash

An Android Awakes, due to be published on Friday the 13th November 2015, will be available in advance exclusively at the Film and Comic Con Brighton on 7-8th November 2015.

With text by Mike French and art by Karl Brown, An Android Awakes charts the struggle for survival and the fate of a story teller in a future where culture is shaped by machines and the novel has been reduced to a thousand words.

The team responsible for this innovative combination of art and prose will be appearing on the Comic Zone Panel Programme to chat about the concept and creative process behind An Android Awakes. Immediately afterwards An Android Awakes will be launched and available for the first time in print.

Android Writer PD121928 is part of the Android Publishing Program. To replicate their idea of a writer’s life, his partner has been forcibly removed and he lives in solitude with an allowance for drugs and prostitutes. He also has just had his novel The Eating of Citizen Kane rejected. He has 14 more attempts to get a novel accepted for the humans by the Android Publishing Programme or he will be deactivated. Can one of his characters and their story save him?

Featuring Absolute Zero (the coolest spaceship ever built – literally), an ocean in the sky, sub-atomic particles, a Märchen zoo, android communion, naked angels and mockingbirds, An Android Awakes hurtles towards the shocking conclusion of Android Writer PD121928’s fate.

 

Nov
13
Fri
2015
An Android Awakes – publication in paperback and as eBook
Nov 13 all-day
Artwork: Karl Brown Cover Design: Craig Nash
Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash

An Android Awakes will be published on Friday the 13th November 2015 (we’re not superstitious!) in both paperback and a luxury eBook edition. With text by Mike French and art by Karl Brown, this innovative combination of art and prose charts the struggle for survival and the fate of a story teller in a future where culture is shaped by machines and the novel has been reduced to a thousand words.

Android Writer PD121928 is part of the Android Publishing Program. To replicate their idea of a writer’s life, his partner has been forcibly removed and he lives in solitude with an allowance for drugs and prostitutes. He also has just had his novel The Eating of Citizen Kane rejected. He has 14 more attempts to get a novel accepted for the humans by the Android Publishing Programme or he will be deactivated. Can one of his characters and their story save him?

Featuring Absolute Zero (the coolest spaceship ever built – literally), an ocean in the sky, sub-atomic particles, a Märchen zoo, android communion, naked angels and mockingbirds, An Android Awakes hurtles towards the shocking conclusion of Android Writer PD121928’s fate.

An Android Awakes will be available in paperback through bookshops and online, and in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

 

Dec
12
Sat
2015
An Android Awakes signing and Live Art event in Chaos City Comics St Albans @ Chaos City Comics
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Mike FrenchKarl BrownMike French and Karl Brown will be in Chaos City Comics in St. Albans today to sign copies of An Android Awakes. There will also be a Live Art show and a look at the making of the book. This is the last public appearance of this Dynamic Duo in 2015!

Artwork: Karl Brown Cover Design: Craig Nash
Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Fictional Alignment and An Android Awakes at Sci-Fi Weekender SFW9 @ Hafan y Môr Holiday Park
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day
Apr
6
Fri
2018
Launch party for Fictional Alignment @ Ahh Geek Out!
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
25
Fri
2018
Fictional Alignment and An Android Awakes at MCM London Comic Con @ ExCel London
May 25 – May 27 all-day
Jul
27
Fri
2018
Fictional Alignment and An Android Awakes at London Film & Comic Con @ Olympia
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Cover Art: Tony Allcock; Logo Design: Craig Nash
Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash
Mike French and Karl Brown will be promoting An Android Awakes and Fictional Alignment at the London Film & Comic Con at Olympia 27-29 July 2018.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Fictional Alignment and An Android Awakes at Thought Bubble
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Mike French and Karl Brown will be promoting An Android Awakes and Fictional Alignment at Thought Bubble in Leeds, the largest festival of sequential art in the UK.

Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash
Cover Art: Tony Allcock; Logo Design: Craig Nash