This year’s FantasyCon is being held (after a false start where the previous organisers pulled out) at the Radisson hotel at Heathrow, the same place as the last two physical EasterCons. It is, let’s be honest, not the most inspiring venue in the world, but it does the job. The programme for this year has just been announced, and for anyone interested in what I in particular am doing:
SATURDAY 17TH SEP
11 am – Writing Marginalised Villains (Atlantis 1)
1pm – Writing in Shared Worlds (Discovery 1)
5pm – Religion in SFFH (Discovery 1)
7(?)pm – British Fantasy Awards (Discovery 3)
SUNDAY 18TH SEP
12 noon – Genre Animation (Atlantis 2)
I hope to see some of you there, and am crossing my fingers that The Black Coast wins the Best Novel award!
IN THE MEANTIME: WAAAAAAAAGH!
My latest Games Workshop novel, Warboss, is out tomorrow as a mega-edition. It’s a massive box which contains the titular Warboss, a Warhammer 40,000 novel about the struggle for power between three massive orks (and one feisty grot) after their warboss meets an untimely end, as well as a map, a sticker, six resin “ork teef” which are numbered so you can use them as objective tokens in games of Warhammer 40,000 (or just make them into a necklace, I dunno), and – my personal favourite – an additional short book of Da Grotboss Manifesto. This is an in-universe book “written by” Snaggi Littletoof, one of the characters of Warboss, who is determined to be the first-ever Grotboss. It was tremendous fun to write, and I would describe it as Geoffrey Willans’ classic ‘Down With Skool!’, but from a grot perspective.