One week to go to FantasyCon at Brighton (UK), and I confess I’m beginning to get a little bit excited. Of course, being a realist I know full well that my slot will get very little attention, so I’m not expecting to see hoards flocking, but if even half a dozen turn up I’ll consider it a success!
There is a let down, however. The artist who was supposed to delivery the book cover has failed to deliver, which is a real shame. I’ve seen a sample of his other work which I thought looked pretty good, and I also liked his preliminary sketches which, I thought, captured the surreal and wacky atmosphere of Badger’s Waddle. But there you are. I don’t know why he wasn’t able to deliver. Maybe he had a genuine reason, a family issue or something, I just don’t know. Whatever, it is disappointing. However, Greyhart Press wisely had a standby book cover just in case, so at least there’ll be something to dress the pages in!
If you can make it, the publisher is offering a discount on published price (and no, I don’t actually know what that will be) such that you can buy 2 books for £10.00 – I don’t think you have to buy 2 of my books, though. There will be others on sale, including the launch of Unauthorised Contact, a collection of dark SF by my good friend and peer Paul Melhuish. So if you are coming to the event, why not by his offering and mine together?
See you there!