On Saturday, I travelled down to Tring for Gamesfest3. I had a lot of fun, meeting and talking to fans and also several other authors. I was delighted to exchange a copy of the Last Chancers omnibus with Derek Gunn for his Vampire Apocalypse. Derek is a fan of Black Library and had read 13th Legion and Kill Team but missed out on Annihilation Squad and the omnibus, so I was happy to help out. It helped that he’s a thoroughly decent chap and great fun to talk to. If you like war and vampires, Vampire Apoclypse does exactly what it says on the tin!

Other BL luminaries were also there: Dan Abnett, Jim Swallow and Richard Williams. It was great to see the guys again; though I saw them at Games Day we were all so busy none of us had much chance to chat at that event. Best of luck to the guys for their current projects, they all sound very exciting :-).

There was a nice vibe around the writers’ hall, and everyone seemed to be enjoying the day. I’d like to mention The Write Fantastic, in particular Stan Nicholls and Juliet E McKenna. Dennis put in an appearance to rub shoulders with the great and the good, and I’m trying to track down some photos to add here and on the Facebook page.

Last and by no means least, thanks to Mark, Walter and Diane for organising the event and taking care of us all. It’s always inspiring to meet folks with the passion and enthusiasm to get an event like this up and running. I’m sure there will be a Gamesfest4, and I’d heartily recommend it. Don’t be put off by the ‘game’ in the name, it’s a celebration of all things fantasy, sci-fi and horror, and there was a room filled with authors very willing to ply their wares and chat to visitors.

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