Raven Dane launches The Unwise Woman
of Fuggis Mire
The signing table for the Zombie Apocalypse!
anthology. Stephen Jones is in
The signing table for The Mammoth Book of
Best New Horror.
Publishers Jo Fletcher, Marc Gascoigne, and
Jonathan Oliver held a rib-splitting panel on
How Not To Get Published.
Sam Stone at the launch of Demon Dance.
Peter F. Hamilton speaks to Alasdair Stuart
about space opera word counts.
FantasyCon is one of the more civilised genre conventions. There are no costumes, unless you count
Peter F. Hamilton's tecnnicolor dream waistcoat, and not so many screaming hordes of autograph
It's more about the literature, with a programme packed full of readings, panels, quizzes
and signings. At the 2010 FantasyCon there was a good chance of getting to talk to authors
for more than a few seconds, and of finding them relaxed at the bar rather than cordoned off
behind barriers. So it's an intimate affair. As such it makes a great choice for a first convention,
especially since there was a dedicated Area 51 for welcoming convention virgins.
Garry Kilworth, Lisa Tuttle, Guy Adams, James Barclay, Lee Harris and Bryan Talbot
taking part in a panel.
© Ros Jackson