Where I’ll be, what I’ll be doing

Below is a list of conventions, festivals and other events I’ll be attending. Come say hi – even better, come say hi and buy me a drink!

2018

If you haven’t have enough of me on social media yet, you can always come and see/hear me live at one of the many following events! I’m usually to be found in the bar beforehand and always afterwards…

  • Super Relaxed Fantasy Club – 27 March – venue TBC (London)
  • Panel event with Bradley Beaulieu and Stephen Aryan, 5 April – Waterstones Birmingham
  • Guest speaker for Birmingham SF Group, 13 July 8pm, The Briar Rose pub, Birmingham city centre

I’ll be discussing my road to publication, the writing process, Godblind and its sequels, and anything else anyone wants to know. Do come along!

  • Edge-Lit 7, Derby – 14 July:

12pm, participation space, ground floor – Workshop – From Battles to Brawls: the art of writin’ fightin’

1pm, Sir John Hurt cinema, 2nd floor – Panel – New worlds: is fantasy slowly becoming a broader genre?

6pm, Sir John Hurt cinema, 2nd floor – The Edge-Lit raffle/auction – hosted by Anna Stephens and RJ Barker!

  • Unsung Live! Star of Kings pub, London – 24 July:

I’ll be reading Flesh and Coin, the short story featuring in the Art of War charity anthology, which you can buy here.

  • Nine Worlds, Friday 10 August:

Panel – Know your Enemy, hosted by the excellent, and excellently-mohawked, Mike Brooks, on writing villains. 1.30pm

Panel – Racing in Fiction – this one is a bit of a tricky one, and I’ll mostly be winging it and having fun. 3.15pm

  • Darksoul launch event, Waterstones Birmingham, Thursday 23 August:

Birmingham Waterstones, 6.30-8pm-ish, followed by drinks in Bacchus Bar, below the Burlington Hotel. There will be a short reading from Darksoul and an interview, then Q&A, so any burning questions, come along and ask them! Tickets are free, book through Waterstones Birmingham’s events page online.

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  • SFF-Horror panel, Waterstones Swansea, Thursday 30 August:

Join me, RJ Barker, Sci-fi’s Gareth Powell (Embers of War) and Horror’s Catriona Ward (Rawblood) for a cross-genre panel extravaganza! Tickets cost £3.00 available from Waterstones Swansea’s events page.

  • Fantasy panel, Forbidden Planet Birmingham, Wesdnesday 5 September:

I’ll be speaking alongside the epic Stephen Aryan (Mageborn trilogy) and GX Todd (Hear the Voices trilogy) on all things fantastic, dsytopic and magical. Starts at 5pm, so great for the straight out of work crowd.

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  • Fantasy panel, Waterstones Edinburgh, Wednesday 19 September:

Me and new debut author Cameron Johnston (The Traitor God) will be chatting away on publishing, fantasy, approaches to writing and anything else you’d like to know at 6.30pm in Edinburgh. Sign up through the shop’s events page.

  • Fantasy panel, Waterstones Glasgow Argyle Street, Thursday 20 September:

Me and Cameron Johnston, as above, will be joined by Anna Smith Spark (The Court of Broken Knives) for even more fantasy chat – books, swords, research, influences and more.

I’ll be on a couple of panels, details to be confirmed, and possibly running a workshop. Tickets are £25 for the day, and there’s a vast array of talent talking about a vast array of writing/publishing/editing and everything else you might want to know.

  • Fantasycon, Chester – 19-21 October

Panels to be confirmed, but I’m staying over Friday and Saturday, so I’ll be around all weekend.

  • Bristolcon – 27 October

Panels to be confirmed, but I’ll be in the bar the rest of the time. I may even bring Twister to play at 4am.

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2017

Eastercon – Birmingham Hilton Metropole, 15 and 16 April 2017. Event review here:

Godblind book launch event- Thursday 15 June, 6.30pm-8pm. Launch day party review here.

Edge-Lit – Derby, 15 July 2017. How did it go? Find out here.

New voices in Fantasy, Waterstones Piccadilly, 20 July.

Fantasy in the Court – London, 3 August

Nine Worlds – London, 4-6 August. Event review for this, the Facebook Live, New Voices panel and Fantasy in the Court here.

Grim Gathering, Waterstones Bath, 25 September. See how it went here

Gothenburg Book Fair – 28-29 September. How did it go?

Escape to Fantasycon: Peterborough – 30 Sept-1 Oct.

Writing Fantasy Fiction, Waterstones Bristol, 27 October. Fantasycon and Bristolcon round up here

Grim Gathering Sept 2017