Events

Aug
17
Sun
2014
Elsewhen Press at Loncon 3 @ International Conference Centre, ExCeL
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Elsewhen Press will be at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention at the International Conference Centre, ExCeL, London Docklands from Thursday 14 to Monday 18 August 2014.
On the Sunday the Dealers’s Zone is open from 10:00 to 18:00. We are in Block L, you can’t miss us we’re right next to the display of the Hugo awards!
Alison Buck, Ira Nayman and Sanem Ozdural will be attending for the whole convention, Caspian, Mike French, Gingerlily, Christopher Nuttall and Dave Weaver will be attending on Sunday.
Alison Buck Ira Nayman Sanem Ozdural Mike French Gingerlily Christopher Nuttall Dave Weaver

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Photo courtesy of Maydwell Photography
Photo courtesy of Maydwell Photography
Between 13:30 and 14:30 we will also be in the Book Launch area of the Library in the Fan Zone. We’re launching the print edition of Caspian’s The Magician in the Attic. Join us for a drink and to hear Caspian read from the book, and maybe you’ll see some magic too – you can even buy a copy and get Caspian to sign it for you!

The Magician in the Attic – launch at Loncon 3 @ Loncon 3
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

We will be launching the print edition of Caspian’s debut novel The Magician in the Attic, the first of the Curlew Chronicles, during Loncon 3. In fact, Sunday lunchtime (17th August) in the Book Launch section of the Library in the Fan Village at 13:30. So if you’re going to be at Loncon 3 (the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, in case you don’t already know!) come and join us for a drink, to hear Caspian do a reading and experience the magic of his story, buy a copy and get him to sign it.

Photo courtesy of Maydwell Photography
Photo courtesy of Maydwell Photography

Aug
18
Mon
2014
Elsewhen Press at Loncon 3 @ International Conference Centre, ExCeL
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Elsewhen Press will be at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention at the International Conference Centre, ExCeL, London Docklands from Thursday 14 to Monday 18 August 2014.
On the Monday the Dealers’s Zone is open from 10:00 to 14:00. We are in Block L, you can’t miss us we’re right next to the display of the Hugo awards!
Alison Buck, Ira Nayman and Sanem Ozdural will be attending for the whole convention.
Alison Buck Ira Nayman Sanem Ozdural

From 14:00 we’ll be busy packing up and taking home the remnants of our stand 🙁

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
 

Dec
11
Thu
2014
Launch of Future Perfect in Saffron Walden @ Intelligent Penguin
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Future Perfect cover imageKatrina MountfortKatrina Mountfort will be launching her debut novel Future Perfect on the evening of December 11th in Saffron Walden at Intelligent Penguin in Gold Street.

Future Perfect is the first book in the Blueprint Trilogy which takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Following a bio-terrorist attack, the population now lives within comfortable Citidomes. MindValues advocate acceptance and non-attachment. The BodyPerfect cult encourages a tall thin androgynous appearance, and looks are everything. A dark undercurrent runs through the trilogy: the enforcement of conformity through fear, the fostering of distorted and damaging attitudes towards forbidden love, manipulation of appearance and even the definition of beauty. Join Katrina to celebrate the launch of her book with a drink, hear a reading, buy a copy and have it signed! What better way to spend a December evening?

It’s also worth saying a big thank you to Intelligent Penguin, a digital agency, who offered the use of their venue in exchange for a donation to a charity of Katrina’s choice. In keeping with the themes of the book, Katrina chose Beat, a charity providing helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

 

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.

 

Sep
3
Thu
2015
Forbidden Alliance publication as eBook
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day

Forbidden Alliance, the second book in Katrina Mountfort’s Blueprint trilogy, will be published in an eBook edition on the 4th September 2015. In the Blueprint future, men and women are almost identical and personal relationships are forbidden.

Artwork: Alex Storer
Artwork: Alex Storer

In Forbidden Alliance, more than sixteen years have passed since the events of Future Perfect, when Caia and Mac, now renamed Cathy and Michael, fled their oppressive lives in the Citidome. But the plight of those who remained behind is never far from their minds.

Cathy and Michael now have three children. But for Cathy, village life is no longer idyllic. While Michael is famed as the leader of the Alliance of Outside Communities, she is left holding the baby. When a chance arises for her to fulfil her potential, will she make the right choices? Michael, however, is too preoccupied to notice Cathy’s personal struggles. Heightened security in the Citidomes has resulted in fewer escapees, a shortage of young farmers and a depleted gene pool in the village. While Michael unveils his most audacious plan yet to liberate rebels from the Citidomes, will his devotion to the cause cost him the love of his wife and daughter? And will his plan endanger his life, as well as those of his allies?

Forbidden Alliance is also the story of Cathy and Michael’s sixteen year-old daughter Joy. Fiercely intelligent but with limited career options, she fights against the future her father has planned for her: marriage to village boy Matt. Forbidden from seeing Harry, the nomadic canal-dwelling boy she has loved since childhood, she finds friendship from an unexpected source: BodyPerfect ex-citizen Ryan, whose perfect Citidome looks are less than perfect in the outside world. And her illusions about life in the Citidomes are about to be shattered.

In addition to the issues explored in Future Perfect, 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.

Forbidden Alliance will be available in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

 

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).

Nov
16
Mon
2015
Forbidden Alliance publication in paperback
Nov 16 all-day

Forbidden Alliance, the second book in Katrina Mountfort’s Blueprint trilogy, will be published in paperback on the 16th November 2015. In the Blueprint future, men and women are almost identical and personal relationships are forbidden.

Artwork: Alex Storer
Artwork: Alex Storer

In Forbidden Alliance, more than sixteen years have passed since the events of Future Perfect, when Caia and Mac, now renamed Cathy and Michael, fled their oppressive lives. But the plight of those who remain in the Citidomes is never far from their minds.

Cathy and Michael now have three children and their Citidome life is a distant memory. But for Cathy, village life is no longer idyllic. While Michael is famed as the leader of the Alliance of Outside Communities, she is left holding the baby. When a chance arises for her to fulfil her potential, will she make the right choices? Michael, however, is too preoccupied to notice Cathy’s personal struggles. Heightened security in the Citidomes has resulted in fewer escapees, a shortage of young farmers and a depleted gene pool in the village. While Michael unveils his most audacious plan yet to liberate rebels from the Citidomes, will his devotion to the cause cost him the love of his wife and daughter? And will his plan endanger his life, as well as those of his allies?

Forbidden Alliance is also the story of Cathy and Michael’s sixteen year-old daughter Joy. Fiercely intelligent but with limited career options, she fights against the future her father has planned for her: marriage to village boy Matt. Forbidden from seeing Harry, the nomadic canal-dwelling boy she has loved since childhood, she finds friendship from an unexpected source: BodyPerfect ex-citizen Ryan, whose perfect Citidome looks are less than perfect in the outside world. And her illusions about life in the Citidomes are about to be shattered.

In addition to the issues explored in Future Perfect, 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.

Forbidden Alliance has been available in popular eBook formats since the 4th September.

 

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:

Mar
27
Sun
2016
Unity of Seven launch @ Mancunicon
Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching the paperback edition of Unity of Seven, the third volume in Peter R. Ellis’ thrilling fantasy series, Evil Above the Stars, that appeals to readers of all ages, especially fans of JRR Tolkien and Stephen Donaldson. 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.

Aug
14
Sun
2016
The Unseen publication in paperback
Aug 14 – Aug 15 all-day
Artwork by Alison Buck; Cottage photograph by 1000 Words/shutterstock.com
Artwork by Alison Buck; Cottage photograph by 1000 Words/shutterstock.com

Dave Weaver’s darkly erotic tale of guilt and obsession, The Unseen, which has been available to buy as an eBook since the 13th May, will be published in a paperback edition on the 15th August 2016.

Both hallucinatory and horrifying, the finale of The Unseen will shock you.

The Unseen will be available to buy or order in paperback through all good retailers and direct from Elsewhen Press.

Sep
22
Thu
2016
Elsewhen Press at FantasyCon by the Sea @ The Grand Hotel and The Royal Hotel
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day

FantasyCon by the Sea

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.

Some of our authors will be there too: Christopher Nuttall, Rebecca Hall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.

Christopher NuttallRebecca Hall© Victoria Koshoni PhotographyImage of James Starling by Hannah B. FarrellTej TurnerDave Weaver

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