Events

January 2013 – September 2016

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.

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.

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!

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.

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…

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!

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 3 Fri 2015
Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
Apr 3 – Monday all-day

Elsewhen PressWe are excited to announce that we will be at this year’s Eastercon – Dysprosium 2015 at the Park Inn in Heathrow. Instead of one large Dealers’ Room, there will be a number of smaller rooms and we have secured a whole room to ourselves ;-)

It’s syndicate room 13, but we’re not at all superstitious, so we’re sure it will be okay (touch wood).

That means we will be able to offer our own programme events. We will be announcing more details soon, but for starters we will be launching the following books in paperback during Dysprosium:

The Janus Cycle cover image

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck Library photograph: zens/shutterstock.com skull: leonello calvetti/shutterstock.com


As well as our book launches, we’re running a workshop for aspiring writers (Editing your Masterpiece), we’ve got a Live Art Demo from Karl Brown the artist who is co-authoring An Android Awakes, we’ve got readings (including one from Ira Nayman who will be doing it from Toronto – I hope he shouts!), we’ve got Meet the authors sessions where you can come and chat to our authors, have a drink or even challenge them to a game.

Oh yes… we’ll be selling our books too. And some of the cover art in limited edition prints. There’ll be flying saucers to eat (of course) and some other fun things to do (but we won’t spoil the surprise just yet!).

 

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.

 

Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – Bookworm III Launch @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
2:00 pm – 3:00 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 14:00 to 15:00 we’ll be launching the paperback edition of Christopher Nuttall’s Bookworm III in our room. There’ll be refreshments too!

Launch: Bookworm III – The Best Laid Plans
Saturday 4th April 14:00-15:00
Elsewhen Press (Syndicate room 13)

Artwork: Alison Buck Library photograph: zens/shutterstock.com skull: leonello calvetti/shutterstock.com

Artwork: Alison Buck
Library photograph: zens/shutterstock.com
skull: leonello calvetti/shutterstock.com

The third instalment in the bestselling Bookworm series, The Best Laid Plans follows on immediately from the events in The Very Ugly Duckling, with Elaine and Johan joined by other favourite characters as they try to track down the Witch-King.

Elaine and Johan are preparing to leave Golden City, with Daria and the travellers, in order to search for the Witch-King. The Grand Sorceress instructs Inquisitor Cass to help them. But before Elaine can leave she is arrested by two Inquisitors on the orders of the Emperor. When she resists she is hit with a powerful spell that forces her to concentrate all her efforts on protecting her mind from its intrusion. Taken to the palace she finds that the Grand Sorceress has been removed and the Throne has accepted an heir to the Empire. Realising this has to be the work of the Witch-King, Elaine must defeat the spell that is eating away at her defences if she is to escape and destroy him. Meanwhile, Johan, Daria and Cass are trying to find a way to get to Elaine and break her out of the cell in which she is being held.

The Golden City is still widely devastated from the disastrous battle for power that followed the death of the previous Grand Sorcerer. The recent escalating breakdown of social order can only be made worse by the return of an Emperor and the imposition of martial law. The Privy Councillors and Heads of the Great Houses succumb to the power of the new Emperor, as he amasses a huge army. It is up to Elaine and her friends, with some unexpected help, to prevent an all-out war.

Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans was published in a digital edition on 13th February 2015 and will be launched in paperback at Dysprosium.

 

Apr 5 Sun 2015
Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – Evil Above the Stars Launch @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
11:00 am – 12:00 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 Sunday 5th from 11:00 to 12:00 we’ll be launching the paperback edition of Volumes 1 and 2 of Peter R. Ellis’s Evil Above the Stars series in our room. There’ll be refreshments too!

Launch: Evil Above the Stars – Vol 1 Seventh Child, Vol 2 The Power of Seven
Sunday 5th April 11:00-12:00
Elsewhen Press (Syndicate room 13)

A mystical land where the planets really do revolve around the Earth, the power of the four elements is tangible, and good must fight to prevent the spread of evil. This is the world of Gwlad, the Land.

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

Volume 1: Seventh Child

September Weekes discovers a stone that takes her to Gwlad, where she is hailed as the one with the power to defend them against the evil known as the Malevolence. September meets the people’s leader, the Mordeyrn Aurddolen, and the bearers of the seven metals linked to the seven ‘planets’ that give them special powers to resist the elemental manifestations of the Malevolence. She returns home, but a fortnight later, is drawn back to find that two years have passed and there have been more attacks. She must help defend Gwlad against the Malevolence.



Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

Volume 2: The Power of Seven

Having reached Arsyllfa, September is re-united with the Mordeyrn Aurddolen with whom, together with the other senior metal bearers that make up the Council of Gwlad, she must plan the defence of the Land.

The time of the next Conjunction will soon be at hand. The planets, the Sun and the Moon will all be together in the sky. At that point the protection of the heavenly bodies will be at its weakest and Gwlad will be more dependent than ever on September. But now it seems that she must defeat Malice, the guiding force behind the Malevolence, if she is to save the Land and all its people. Will she be strong enough; and, if not, to whom can she turn for help?

Seventh Child was published in a digital edition on 2nd January 2015 and The Power of Seven on 30th January 2015 – they will be launched in paperback together at Dysprosium.

 

Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – The Janus Cycle Launch @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
2:00 pm – 3:00 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 Sunday 5th from 14:00 to 15:00 we’ll be launching the paperback edition of Tej Turner’s The Janus Cycle in our room. There’ll be refreshments too!

Launch: The Janus Cycle
Sunday 5th April 14:00-15:00
Elsewhen Press (Syndicate room 13)

The Janus Cycle cover image

Artwork: Alison Buck

The Janus Cycle can best be described as gritty, sexy, surreal, urban fantasy.

Janus is a nightclub. But it’s not merely a location, it’s virtually a character in its own right. On the surface it appears to be a subcultural hub where the strange and disillusioned, who feel alienated and oppressed by society, can escape to be free from convention. Underneath that façade is a surreal space in time where the very foundations of reality can be twisted and distorted. But the special, unique, vibe of Janus is hijacked by a bandwagon of people who choose to conform to alternative lifestyles simply because it has become fashionable to be ‘different’ and this causes many of its original occupants to feel lost and disenchanted.

The story unfolds through the eyes of eight narrators, each with their own perspective and their own personal journey. A story in which the nightclub itself goes on a journey. But throughout, one strange girl briefly appears and reappears, warning the narrators that their individual journeys are going to collide in a cataclysmic event. Is she just another one of the nightclub’s denizens, a cynical mischief-maker out to create havoc or a time-traveller trying to prevent an impending disaster?

The Janus Cycle was published in a digital edition on 2nd January 2015 and will be launched in paperback at Dysprosium.

 

Mar 18 Fri 2016
Existence is Elsewhen publication as eBook
Mar 18 all-day

Artwork by Alison Buck

Artwork by Alison Buck

Existence is Elsewhen, our fantastic new anthology is available from 18th March 2016 as an eBook. It will be published in print on 25th March 2016, and launched at Mancunicon.

The title, Existence is Elsewhen, paraphrases the last sentence of André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism, perfectly summing up the intent behind this anthology of stories from a wonderful collection of authors. Different worlds… different times. It’s what Elsewhen Press has been about since we launched our first title in 2011.

In Existence is Elsewhen we present twenty science fiction stories for you to enjoy, one from each of the following twenty great authors:

Mar 25 Fri 2016
Elsewhen Press at Mancunicon @ Mancunicon
Mar 25 – Monday all-day

MancuniconElsewhen PressWe will be at Mancunicon, this year’s Eastercon in Manchester. It’s in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel, and over the weekend we’re holding two book launches in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor – our great new anthology Existence is Elsewhen on Saturday evening and Peter R. Ellis’ Unity of Seven on Sunday afternoon. Come and join us for a drink at the launch parties, and say hello if you see us around and about (we’ll be wearing our Elsewhen Press t-shirts!)

Also look out for our authors, no fewer than twelve will be at Mancunicon: Alison Buck, J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Rebecca Hall, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Zoë Sumra, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver. Catch some of them at panels too…
 
Tej Turner:
Friday 19:00, Diversity in UK SF: Why are we lagging?
Saturday 16:00, Anime
Saturday 20:30, Queering Heroic Fantasy
Monday 13:00, Sense8
 
Peter R. Ellis:
Saturday 13:00, Balancing the Creative Life
 
Zoë Sumra
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction

 

Mar 26 Sat 2016
Existence is Elsewhen launch party @ Mancunicon
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Artwork by Alison Buck

Artwork by Alison Buck

At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching our new anthology Existence is Elsewhen. With twenty stories from twenty great authors this is a fantastic science fiction anthology. Come and join us at the launch party in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, with a spectacular view over Manchester. Nine of the twenty authors will be joining us: J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.


The stories in Existence is Elsewhen are:

Aug 15 Mon 2016
The Unseen publication in paperback
Aug 15 all-day

Artwork by Alison Buck; Cottage photograph by 1000 Words/shutterstock.com

Artwork by Alison Buck; Cottage photograph by 1000 Words/shutterstock.com

Dave Weaver’s darkly erotic tale of guilt and obsession, The Unseen, which has been available to buy as an eBook since the 13th May, will be published in a paperback edition on the 15th August 2016.

Both hallucinatory and horrifying, the finale of The Unseen will shock you.

The Unseen will be available to buy or order in paperback through all good retailers and direct from Elsewhen Press.

Sep 23 Fri 2016
Elsewhen Press at FantasyCon by the Sea @ The Grand Hotel and The Royal Hotel
Sep 23 – Sunday all-day

FantasyCon by the Sea

In September we will be at FantasyCon by the Sea in Scarborough. It will be our first FantasyCon, so if you’re going to be there please come and say hello to us, we’d love to see you. We’ll be in the Victoria Room selling our books all weekend, and we have a launch party on Saturday for our two latest titles Instrument of Peace by Rebecca Hall and Mandigo and the Hellhounds by Anders Reemark.

Some of our authors will be there too: Christopher Nuttall, Rebecca Hall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.

Christopher NuttallRebecca Hall© Victoria Koshoni PhotographyImage of James Starling by Hannah B. FarrellTej TurnerDave Weaver

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