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News and events

Symphony of War Declared
The second novel in the Kaddon Keys series is available in ebook.

WFC 2013
Impressions from the World Fantasy Convention held in Brighton in 2013.

Threat Of Massive Closures To Lincolnshire Libraries
Lincolnshire County Council plan to shut down two thirds of Lincolnshire libraries, and to slash mobile library services. They must be stopped.

The BFS Award Nominations, And A Hiatus
This is possibly the best kind of jury duty there is.

FantasyCon 2012
The annual convention of the BFS at Brighton was the first convention to feature a dance-off between Joe Abercrombie and Tom Pollock. It may not be the last.

The In-Between Musical
A new fantasy musical concept album launches, but will Laura Tisdall get to put it on the stage?

SFF Imprints Launching
Berkley UK will debut, and Elsewhen Press is to expand into print.

Novacon 41
The 41st Novacon convention, held in Nottingham, featured John Meaney as Guest of Honour.

Lincoln Book Festival 2011
YA authors in costume, steamy paranormal romance, and eye-popping visual appeal from the 2011 Lincoln Book Festival.

Eastercon 2011
Pictures from the 62nd Illustrious Eastercon at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.

Genre for Japan
The science fiction, fantasy and horror community is rallying in support of the people of Japan hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami and its aftermath.

An Interview With John Beachem
John riffs on zombies, trilogies and his plans for The Lorradda Stone, and the Dumbledore and Gandalf deathmatch in this interview.

The Heady Heights of Book Reviewing
Take a peek into the Headline offices, where bloggers were let loose on defenceless authors for the Headline Meets Online do on the 24th March.

British Fantasy Awards 2010

Winners

Best Novel: the August Derleth Fantasy Award
ONE - Conrad Williams (Virgin Horror)

Best Novella
THE LANGUAGE OF DYING, Sarah Pinborough (PS Publishing)

Best Short Fiction
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE NIGHT,
Michael Marshall Smith (Nightjar)

Best Anthology
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 20, edited by
Stephen Jones (Constable and Robinson)

Best Collection
LOVE SONGS FOR THE SHY AND CYNICAL, Robert Shearman
(Big Finish)

The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award
TELOS PUBLISHING, David Howe

Best Comic/Graphic Novel
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER?,
Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert (DC Comics/Titan Books)

Best Artist
VINCENT CHONG, for work including covers for The Witnesses
Are Gone (PS Publishing) and The Mammoth Book of Best New
Horror 20
(Constable & Robinson)

Best Non-Fiction
ANSIBLE, David Langford

Best Magazine/Periodical
MURKY DEPTHS, edited and published by Terry Martin

Best Television
DOCTOR WHO, head writer: Russell T Davies (BBC Wales)

Best Film
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, directed by Tomas Alfredson (EFTI)

Best Newcomer – the Sydney J. Bounds Award
KARI SPERRING for LIVING WITH GHOSTS (DAW)

The British Fantasy Society Special Award: the Karl Edward
Wagner Award

ROBERT HOLDSTOCK

James Barclay

Ramsey Campbell

Robert Shearman

Terry Martin

PS Publishing

Conrad Williams

Sarah Pinborough  
James Barclay was Master of Ceremonies for the 2010 British Fantasy Awards, presented at FantasyCon in Nottingham's Britannia Hotel. These are voted on by members of the British Fantasy Society, as well as people who attend FantasyCon, where the awards are announced.

Pictured from top to bottom are James Barclay, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Shearman, Terry Martin, Nicky and Pete Crowther of PS Publishing, Conrad Williams, and Sarah Pinborough.

Tears

Two award winners turned on the waterworks when the results were announced. David Howe of Telos Publishing was so moved by his accolade he couldn't contain himself. It was kind of sweet.

More soberly, Sarah Pinborough explained that The Language of Dying was inspired by the death of a friend, and she'd far rather have her friend than the award.

More FantasyCon pictures





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