Events

October 2012 – December 2015

Oct 8 Mon 2012
Sanem Ozdural on JOYRadio @ JOYRadio
10:00 am – 10:30 am

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be appearing on JOYRadio on 8 October at 10:00. Sanem and Moira Crone, who will together be discussing the Aesthetics of Literature at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans at the end of November, will be interviewed by Pattie Welek Hall as part of a series of radio programmes promoting the festival.

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.

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 12 Tue 2013
Ira Nayman on Artists First radio
11:00 pm – Wednesday @ 12:00 am

Ira Nayman will be appearing on the Artist First radio show on February 12 at 6pm (EST).  In an hour-long programme he will be interviewed by the show’s host Tony Kay. Topics will include discussions of Ira’s life, work and especially his hilarious sci-fi satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience).  You can find out more about Artist First radio here.

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

Apr 12 Fri 2013
The Ascent of Isaac Steward by Mike French, publication as eBook
Apr 12 all-day

The Ascent of Isaac Steward Cover ImageThe Ascent of Isaac Steward by Mike French, will be published on 12 April 2013 in a new eBook edition. It will be available in ePub, Kindle, Kobo, iBook and Nook formats.

Aug 2 Fri 2013
The Ascent of Isaac Steward by Mike French, publication as paperback
9:00 am

The Ascent of Isaac Steward Cover ImageThe Ascent of Isaac Steward by Mike French, will be published on 12 April 2013 in a new paperback edition. It will be available through all good bookshops.

Oct 25 Fri 2013
Convergence by Mike French, publication as eBook
Oct 25 – Saturday all-day

Astronaut: 315 Studio / shutterstock.comConvergence by Mike French, the concluding novel in his Dandelion Trilogy series will be published as an eBook on 25 October 2013.  It will be available from ebook retailers in the usual formats, i.e. kindle, ePub, iBook, Kobo.

Dec 30 Mon 2013
Convergence by Mike French, publication as paperback
Dec 30 – Tuesday all-day

Astronaut: 315 Studio / shutterstock.comConvergence by Mike French, the concluding novel in his Dandelion Trilogy series will be published in paperback on 30 December 2013.  It will be available at, or to order through, all good retailers.

Jan 17 Fri 2014
Book launch party for Convergence @ The Kitchen Cafe, The Hat Factory
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mike French

Astronaut: 315 Studio / shutterstock.com

Astronaut: 315 Studio / shutterstock.com

Join Mike French and The Kitchen for a party to celebrate the launch of the print edition of Convergence. There will be a pop up bar (open till 10pm), coffee and free nibbles. It’s all happening at the Kitchen Cafe in the Hat Factory Art Centre in Luton on Friday 17th January 2014 from 7pm.

Jan 18 Sat 2014
Mike French reads in a nightclub @ The Edge Nightclub
9:00 pm – Sunday @ 12:00 am

Mike FrenchNo, that’s not an admission of lack of cool, but the exciting premise of an evening’s entertainment at the Edge Nightclub in Luton. Mike won’t be alone, there will be other performers of written, spoken and musical work. All under the intriguing title of

Dixie Fried – A beatnik night!

The organisers describe it as…

an off the wall night of beatnikkery and hepcat havoc. We’ll be celebrating the talent of local emerging and established writers, poets, and musicians with an open mic session from 9PM onwards, followed by an evening of smokey jazz and trippy psych with DJ sets from local cool cats Lupo and the hippest shop in town, Shop 33.

If that’s not enough, there will also be a Vintage Clothes and Records sale, as well as a selection of work available from the writers of Luton Haiku and Clod Magazine, which recently made its way into the Tate Modern!

Doors 9PM
Free entry before 11PM
£3 After

18+

Nov 16 Sun 2014
Elsewhen Press at Novacon 44 – Sunday @ Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Nov 16 – Tuesday all-day

Elsewhen PressWe will be at Novacon again this year, which will be held Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, once again at the Park Inn Hotel in Nottingham. Necropolis cover imageWe will also be launching Necropolis by Christopher Nuttall on Sunday morning at 11am in the downstairs bar.

Various of our authors and artists will be in attendance too:

Alison Buck Christopher Nuttall Dave Weaver Gingerlily Karl Brown Mike French Peter R. Ellis Sanem Ozdural
 

Apr 4 Sat 2015
Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – Writers’ Workshop @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Elsewhen PressWe will be at this year’s Eastercon – Dysprosium 2015 at the Park Inn in Heathrow.
We have a whole room to ourselves, syndicate room 13 (luckily we’re not superstitious).

On Saturday 4th from 11:15 to 12:15 we’ll be running a Writers’ Workshop in the Armstrong room. If you’re coming to Dysprosium and are interested in reserving a place, let us know ASAP as space is limited. Details below:

Writers’ Workshop – Editing your masterpiece
Saturday 4th April 11:15-12:15
Elsewhen Press (Armstrong room)

This is a one-hour workshop intended for new unpublished writers.  You’ve written your masterpiece, but no-one seems to be interested in reading it, let alone publishing it.  Many submitted manuscripts are rejected out of hand because the author has clearly not performed even basic editing, proofreading or sanity-checking of their text.  This workshop will identify the pitfalls of typical tools as well as common mistakes, and suggest helpful techniques to overcome them.

Mike French, founding editor of The View from Here literary magazine and author of the Dandelion Trilogy, also runs workshops for aspiring writers. As one of the authors published by Elsewhen Press, he has agreed to lead this workshop to help you to make sure that your work is ready for submitting to an agent or publisher.  Elsewhen Press authors Christopher Nuttall (Bookworm series, Royal Sorceress series, Inverse Shadows series…), Peter R. Ellis (Seventh Child, The Power of Seven) and Dave Weaver (Jacey’s Kingdom, Japanese Daisy Chain, The Black Hole Bar) will also be on hand to offer advice and help, and an Elsewhen Press editor will also offer an insight into the publisher’s perspective. The workshop will be limited to twelve (12) attendees, pre-booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Attendees should bring with them a Speculative Fiction short story they have already completed or one that is close to completion, of between 2000 and 5000 words.  During the workshop there will be the opportunity to edit your story with help and advice from Mike, Chris, Peter or Dave.  You can either edit your piece in the workshop on your own laptop, or bring a printed copy and scribble on that!  All attendees will be given the opportunity to subsequently submit a short story (by the end of May 2015) for critique and consideration for possible inclusion in a future anthology from Elsewhen Press.

If you wish to attend, please email pete@elsewhen.co.uk with your name (and badge name if that is different) before Tuesday 31st March.

 

Apr 24 Fri 2015
Christopher Nuttall at Ravencon 2015 @ Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond VA
Apr 24 – Sunday all-day

Christopher NuttallChristopher Nuttall, author of books including The Royal Sorceress series, Bookworm series, A Life Less Ordinary, The Mind’s Eye, and Sufficiently Advanced Technology, will be at Ravencon in Richmond VA for the weekend of 24-26 April, taking part in some panels and signing books.

Nov 7 Sat 2015
An Android Awakes – Film & Comic Con Brighton @ Hilton Brighton Metropole
9:00 am – Sunday @ 6:00 pm

Artwork: Karl Brown Cover Design: Craig Nash

Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash

An Android Awakes, due to be published on Friday the 13th November 2015, will be available in advance exclusively at the Film and Comic Con Brighton on 7-8th November 2015.

With text by Mike French and art by Karl Brown, An Android Awakes charts the struggle for survival and the fate of a story teller in a future where culture is shaped by machines and the novel has been reduced to a thousand words.

The team responsible for this innovative combination of art and prose will be appearing on the Comic Zone Panel Programme to chat about the concept and creative process behind An Android Awakes. Immediately afterwards An Android Awakes will be launched and available for the first time in print.

Android Writer PD121928 is part of the Android Publishing Program. To replicate their idea of a writer’s life, his partner has been forcibly removed and he lives in solitude with an allowance for drugs and prostitutes. He also has just had his novel The Eating of Citizen Kane rejected. He has 14 more attempts to get a novel accepted for the humans by the Android Publishing Programme or he will be deactivated. Can one of his characters and their story save him?

Featuring Absolute Zero (the coolest spaceship ever built – literally), an ocean in the sky, sub-atomic particles, a Märchen zoo, android communion, naked angels and mockingbirds, An Android Awakes hurtles towards the shocking conclusion of Android Writer PD121928’s fate.

 

Nov 13 Fri 2015
An Android Awakes – publication in paperback and as eBook
Nov 13 all-day

Artwork: Karl Brown Cover Design: Craig Nash

Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash

An Android Awakes will be published on Friday the 13th November 2015 (we’re not superstitious!) in both paperback and a luxury eBook edition. With text by Mike French and art by Karl Brown, this innovative combination of art and prose charts the struggle for survival and the fate of a story teller in a future where culture is shaped by machines and the novel has been reduced to a thousand words.

Android Writer PD121928 is part of the Android Publishing Program. To replicate their idea of a writer’s life, his partner has been forcibly removed and he lives in solitude with an allowance for drugs and prostitutes. He also has just had his novel The Eating of Citizen Kane rejected. He has 14 more attempts to get a novel accepted for the humans by the Android Publishing Programme or he will be deactivated. Can one of his characters and their story save him?

Featuring Absolute Zero (the coolest spaceship ever built – literally), an ocean in the sky, sub-atomic particles, a Märchen zoo, android communion, naked angels and mockingbirds, An Android Awakes hurtles towards the shocking conclusion of Android Writer PD121928’s fate.

An Android Awakes will be available in paperback through bookshops and online, and in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

 

Dec 12 Sat 2015
An Android Awakes signing and Live Art event in Chaos City Comics St Albans @ Chaos City Comics
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Mike FrenchKarl BrownMike French and Karl Brown will be in Chaos City Comics in St. Albans today to sign copies of An Android Awakes. There will also be a Live Art show and a look at the making of the book. This is the last public appearance of this Dynamic Duo in 2015!

Artwork: Karl Brown Cover Design: Craig Nash

Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash

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