Events

November 2012 – September 2014

Nov 10 Sat 2012
Mike French, Blue Friday print edition launch at Novacon 42 @ Novacon 42
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mike French will be launching the print edition of his novel Blue Friday at 11am on Saturday 10 November 2012 at Novacon 42 in Nottingham.  Details in the Novacon 42 programme.

Nov 24 Sat 2012
Mike French signing Blue Friday at Waterstones in Milton Keynes @ Waterstones
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mike French will be signing copies of his novel Blue Friday from 10am on Saturday 24 November 2012 at the Waterstones in Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes MK9 3GA

Note: The date has changed from 1 December to 24 November.

Nov 30 Fri 2012
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, speaking at Words and Music Festival in New Orleans @ Words and Music festival
9:45 am – 11:00 am

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be speaking at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans, at 09:45am on Friday 30 November 2012 in the Queen Ann Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone:


LITERATURE OUT OF TIME
The Art of Using Fiction as a Magic Carpet for Time Travel

Transporting the reader to another time, another world, even worlds that are still in the future, with the reader eagerly stepping aboard the author’s time travel vehicle is a special kind of magic. And it’s the kind of magic that can make or break speculative fiction. New Orleans fiction writer Moira Crone and debut novelist Sanem Ozdural will discuss the art of exploring the future with fiction.

Ms. Ozdural, a practicing attorney who cut her legal teeth as a prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, is author of LiGa (acronym for Life Game), a novel about a game of the future where the coin is extra years of life.

Both authors, keen observers of the harsh realities of our time, take those realities and multiply them, envisioning a future in which the division between the haves and have-nots reaches epic proportions. Against their dramatic landscapes, they each in different ways explore the fall-out from quests for immortality. The key to the success of such explorations? Moira and Sanem will let you in on that secret.

Sanem will be signing copies of LiGa in the Book Mart immediately after the session.

Jan 11 Fri 2013
Jacey’s Kingdom by Dave Weaver, publication as eBook
Jan 11 all-day

Jacey’s Kingdom by Dave Weaver will be published on 11 January 2013 in an eBook edition. It will be available in ePub, Kindle, Kobo and iBook formats.

Sanem Ozdural. LiGa™. Science fact or fiction? Prediction or warning? Reading and discussion at Bluestockings Center, New York @ Bluestockings Bookstore
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™ will be reading from her debut novel and hosting a discussion at the Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Café and Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, New York on Friday 11 January 2013 from 19:00 to 21:00.

LiGa™ by Sanem Ozdural. Science fact or fiction? Prediction or warning?

Imagine a world where a select few can manipulate their own cellular degeneration to become effectively immortal. Where membership of this elite was gained through a game. Imagine the impact on society, and on those who lose. Sanem Ozdural has imagined such a world. Her debut novel, LiGa™, tells the story and examines the players’ motivation and the implications. Join her for a reading and a discussion ranging from writing speculative fiction to the ramifications of her imagined world.

Jan 26 Sat 2013
Mike French signing Blue Friday at Waterstones in Bishop’s Stortford @ Waterstones
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mike French will be signing copies of his novel Blue Friday from 10am on Saturday 26 January 2013 at the Waterstones, 12 South Street, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3AT

Feb 16 Sat 2013
Mike French signing Blue Friday at Waterstones in Bedford @ Waterstones
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mike French will be signing copies of his novel Blue Friday from 10am on Saturday 16 February 2013 at the Waterstones in Silver Street, Bedford MK40 1SY

Mar 31 Sun 2013
Dave Weaver, Jacey’s Kingdom print edition launch at Eastercon @ Eastercon
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dave Weaver will be launching the print edition of his fantasy novel Jacey’s Kingdom at 5pm on Sunday 31 March 2013 at Eastercon in Bradford. Details in the Eastercon programme.

Ira Nayman, Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) print edition launch at Eastercon @ Eastercon
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ira Nayman will be launching the print edition of his science fiction satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) at 5pm on Sunday 31 March 2013 at Eastercon in Bradford. Details in the Eastercon programme.

Apr 6 Sat 2013
Ira Nayman, Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) print edition launch at Ad Astra 32 @ Ad Astra 32
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Ira Nayman will be launching the print edition of his science fiction satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) in Canada at 11:30 on Saturday 6 April 2013 at Ad Astra 32 in Toronto. Details in the Ad Astra programme.

Apr 27 Sat 2013
Dave Weaver signing Jacey’s Kingdom at Waterstones in Hemel Hempstead @ Waterstones, Hemel Hempstead
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dave WeaverDave Weaver will be signing copies of his novel Jacey’s Kingdom from 11am on Saturday 27 April 2013 at the Waterstones at B4 The Riverside, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BT

Jun 29 Sat 2013
Dave Weaver signing Jacey’s Kingdom at Waterstones in St. Albans @ Waterstones
10:00 am – Sunday @ 12:00 pm

Dave WeaverDave Weaver will be signing copies of his novel Jacey’s Kingdom from 10am on Saturday 29 June 2013 at the Waterstones in St. Albans. There’s a Roman-themed kid’s funday and a conjurer too, so absolutely no excuse not to go along!

Dec 1 Sun 2013
Join Douglas Thompson at The Speculative Bookshop Presents… @ Old Hairdressers
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Douglas Thompson

Douglas Thompson will be at The Speculative Bookshop’s first ever event. Taking place in Glasgow at the Old Hairdressers on Sunday 1st December from 6:30pm, they are hosting some local writers (not least of whom will be Douglas) who will be reading from – and selling – their books.

Go along, say “Hello” to Douglas, buy a copy of Entanglement and he will surely sign it for you ;-)

Feb 7 Fri 2014
Japanese Daisy Chain publication as eBook
Feb 7 all-day

Japanese Daisy Chain cover imageDave Weaver’s second novel to be published by Elsewhen Press, Japanese Daisy Chain, will be published in a digital edition on the 7th February 2014. In a journey around contemporary Japan, through a series of apparently unrelated incidents, we are given an exclusive insight into the consequence of contact with the paranormal. On each occasion, a minor character becomes the main protagonist in the next, creating a human daisy-chain. Just like a daisy-chain, what goes around comes around…

Apr 26 Sat 2014
Elsewhen Press at AuthorCon 2014 @ The MadLab, Manchester
Apr 26 all-day

We will be at the AuthorCon UK fair at the MadLab in Manchester on April 26th. The winners of the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards will be announced there, and Bookworm and Arteess: Conflict are both finalists in separate categories. We will be selling copies of all of our titles, and some of our authors have promised to drop in to sign copies of their books. Apparently, anyone who buys an advance ticket from the AuthorCon UK website will get a goody bag with all sorts of stuff in it. There’s a raffle too. It should be a fun day, so do come along and say hello.

May 12 Mon 2014
Japanese Daisy Chain publication in paperback
May 12 all-day

Japanese Daisy Chain cover imageDave Weaver’s second novel to be published by Elsewhen Press, Japanese Daisy Chain, will be published in a paperback edition on the 12th May 2014. In a journey around contemporary Japan, through a series of apparently unrelated incidents, we are given an exclusive insight into the consequence of contact with the paranormal. On each occasion, a minor character becomes the main protagonist in the next, creating a human daisy-chain. Just like a daisy-chain, what goes around comes around…

May 22 Thu 2014
Dave Weaver reading and signing at Waterstones @ Waterstones St. Albans
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Japanese Daisy Chain cover image

Artwork by Alison Buck

Dave Weaver will be at the Waterstones in St Albans on the evening of 22nd May to read from, and sign copies of, his novel Japanese Daisy Chain which was launched in paperback on the 12th May. The evening will start at 7:30pm, and includes refreshments!

Aug 16 Sat 2014
The Rhymer – launch at Loncon3 @ Loncon 3
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Palimpsest derived from photos of Leonardo’s work by Janaka Dharmasena/shutterstock.com Original artwork by Alison Buck

Palimpsest derived from photos of Leonardo’s work by Janaka Dharmasena /shutterstock.com
Original artwork by Alison Buck

We will be launching the print edition of Douglas Thompson’s latest novel The Rhymer, an Heredyssey, during Loncon 3. In fact, Saturday lunchtime (16th August) in the Book Launch section of the Library in the Fan Village at 13:30. So if you’re going to be at Loncon 3 (the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, in case you don’t already know!) come and join us for a drink, to hear Douglas do a bit of a reading, buy a copy and get him to sign it.Douglas Thompson

Aug 17 Sun 2014
The Magician in the Attic – launch at Loncon 3 @ Loncon 3
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

We will be launching the print edition of Caspian’s debut novel The Magician in the Attic, the first of the Curlew Chronicles, during Loncon 3. In fact, Sunday lunchtime (17th August) in the Book Launch section of the Library in the Fan Village at 13:30. So if you’re going to be at Loncon 3 (the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, in case you don’t already know!) come and join us for a drink, to hear Caspian do a reading and experience the magic of his story, buy a copy and get him to sign it.

Photo courtesy of Maydwell Photography

Photo courtesy of Maydwell Photography

Sep 21 Sun 2014
Ira Nayman at Word on the Street – Toronto @ Word on the Street
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) cover imageYou Can't Kill the Multiverse* cover imageIra Nayman, author of the Transdimensional Authority series of novels, Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) and You Can’t Kill the Multiverse (But You Can Mess With its Head), will be at the Toronto Word on the Street festival in Queen’s Park Circle in Toronto on Sunday September 21st.

Ira NaymanIra will be sharing a table with two other authors, Nicole Chardenet and Karen Dales, in the Writers Block section.  A great opportunity to get a signed copy and a few words of wisdom (?!) from Ira.

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