I’ve just returned from a busy, and all-too-short trip to Australia for Games Day, as well as a couple of Q&A sessions at the Sydney bunker and signings at the Galaxy and Kinokuniya bookstores (signed books on their selves now if you couldn’t attend one of these events). Thanks are due to Mike and Mal from Black Library for being excellent travelling companions and I had a great time meeting fellow authors Henry Zou and Matthew Farrer. Special mention to my good friend Ant ‘Nosebag’ Reynolds, it was great to catch up.
Oz was just the start of a mad couple of months of events and signings, so for those across the globe here is my upcoming itinerary.
Next up is Games Day UK in Birmingham on the 23rd September. Games Workshop’s biggest event, Games Day is usually the most hectic day in my calendar. I can’t say for definite, but I expect there will be pre-release copies of The Sundering available, as well as awesome Path of the Outcast prints (I have to snag one of these to complete my trio).
The following weekend I will be down in Brighton for Fantasycon 2012. It will be my first Fantasycon and I’m looking forward to meeting up with a whole host of folks from the genre fiction world. I’ll be there with my Angry Robot pals, taking part in the packed schedule of signings, readings and panels.
For those on the other side of the Atlantic, the Chestermere Black Library Expo will provide an impressive line-up of authors to poke, prod and question. Taking part over the first weekend in October, the BL expo is going to be one of the hottest Black Library events outside the UK, so for those that can’t make BLLive! or the BLWeekender this might be your best chance to meet and talk to your favourite writers.
Speaking of which, this period continues with the Black Library weekender, taking place in Nottingham on the 3rd & 4th November. A brand new event, this promises to be even better than Black Library Live!, and that’s impressive indeed; exclusive chapbooks, new releases, some titles months ahead of hitting the shelves and more authors than you can shake a big stick at.
Finally, there’s an Angry Robot author event at Sheffield Central library on 17 November 2012. Along with the AR editors I’ll be with David Tallerman and Adam Christopher to talk about things F, SF and WTF.
Dennis and I hope to see you at one of these events, please come and say hello.