Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
I have been asked by my editor to provide an introduction to the book - so what do you want to know about Ulysses Quicksilver, the creation of the world of Pax Britannia, or the books themselves?
Over to you...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Steve Jackson, Ian Livingstone and their stalker (at least that's how it appeared in some of the other photos).
The crowds waiting to meet Steve and Ian (the queue went out the door!) whilst Gav Thorpe and Alessio Cavatore sign too.
FF editor Nick Sidwell proudly displaying his wares.
His wares - the brand-spanking-new FF gamebooks!
I also caught up with Ralph Horsley (who I collaborated with a couple of times back in the day), chatted jungle maintenance and work avoidance tactics with Gav Thorpe, and met Alessio Cavatore who was there promoting his new board game Shuuro (which I heard a punter describe as 'Chesshammer').
Ralph Horsley surrounded by his phenomenal body of (vibrantly colourful) work.
Alessio demonstrates Shuuro.
So all that remains now is for me to thank all those who organised the weekend (Tony and his team), everyone who dropped by and said "Hi!" and let me deface their new books, and Nick Sidwell, the FF editor, who manned the stand all weekend, doing sterling work, and who scored me a pass for the event.
You can get hold of your copy of Pax Britannia: Blood Royal right here. So, what are you waiting for?
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Now to pick up on a few points...
Steampowered cars. Check. Golems. Check. A dank Noir NYC. Check. Twisted people. Check. Strange gadgets. Check...
And then there's this review, which has the following...
Ghosts of Manhattan is an unashamed homage to Batman.
Sorry, which book are we talking about here? Pax Britannia: Evolution Expects (published a full year before Ghosts) features the aforementioned steam-powered cars, a golems, twisted people, strange gadgets and is an unashamed homage to Batman. The only thing it's lacking is the dank Noir NYC setting.
Now, call me paranoid but...
Or perhaps it's simply a case of, great minds think alike... fools rarely differ.
You might also be interested to know that Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone will be there on the Saturday, signing books as well as giving a talk...
An illustrated history of Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy
We are delighted to have a visit from Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, co-creators of the Fighting Fantasy Books who are also exhibiting at UK Games Expo. Steve and Ian will be signing books and will give a talk about the Fighting Fantasy Books. After their talks they will also sign copies of Family Games: The Top 100
I'll also be there on the Sunday, so if you're around why not pop by the FF stand and say 'Hi!'
Maybe I'll see you there...