Category: Conventions

Learning Curves

I’ve heard a lot of authors say that you never stop learning. 2014 turned out to be one heck of a hill for me. On the outside, nothing has happened. Yet, those who write (whatever you write) know that that’s possibly the best type of happening. I put this growth down to tea lack of…


Convention Fever: Part Two – Crazy’s Come to Town. Lincoln Steampunk Asylum.

There I am unpacking the car with the various props and costume extras required for a family of four when I realise I’m being studiously observed by a wary local. These locals are a delightful thing and rare in the Cathedral quarter at this time of year in Lincoln. Usually well mannered, most prefer the…


Convention Fever: Part One, FantasyCon 2014, York

In the space of seven days I feel like I have travelled through time, space and sanity, again abandoning fabulous happenings on my doorstep not to mention things much further from home for events I pre-booked early in the year. Accommodation for both events ruined my experiences, but that is a letter for another department….


FantastiCon Hull

FantastiCon. Hull’s (first) SFF Convention. Well, it’s the first that I know of. A young Jedi decided to take on R2D2 with a lightsaber at Hull’s first “SFF” con. R2 was unarmed, but stood his ground valiantly. That wasn’t all. Kickerstarter funders had early access, but for others the fun started with a Dr Who…