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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.149.35.184
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 07:49 pm:   

I may have to go to the BFS wotsit in Brighton this year. Looking at the book launches, the Ninth Black book of horror is there - and I'm in it!

Well one of my stories is in it. Not me physically, obviously. That would be a big book and you could only have one copy. Unless someone chopped me into pieces, dried them and used them as free bookmarcs (see what I did there!). But I don't think I'm willing to suffer that much for the art.

Who else from here will be there?
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.196
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 07:52 pm:   

Sorry, Weber, I won't be able to travel all that way (long distances aren't any good for me any more ).

Congrats on the BBoH story! I'll have to catch you another time to get you to sign my copy for me.
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.22.100
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 09:55 pm:   

Certainly us.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.181.208.239
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:35 pm:   

Certainly us too. As well as a lot of the folk on the board here - have a scan through the 'attending members' section of the fantasycon site.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 213.106.77.123
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:54 pm:   

I'll certainly be there.
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Kate (Kathleen)
Username: Kathleen

Registered: 09-2009
Posted From: 86.131.45.253
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 08:04 am:   

We're always there! And congratulations, Weber!
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John Forth (John)
Username: John

Registered: 05-2008
Posted From: 201.144.243.178
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 08:01 pm:   

I will be. Both in Brighton and in the Ninth Black Book.
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Mark West (Mark_west)
Username: Mark_west

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 62.253.243.90
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 03:58 pm:   

I'll be there
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.168.206.241
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 08:19 pm:   

BBH9

Oooohhhh! this looks good!
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John Forth (John)
Username: John

Registered: 05-2008
Posted From: 82.24.1.217
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 08:50 pm:   

ToC for them that's interested:

The Anatomy Lesson - John Llewellyn Probert
The Mall - Craig Herbertson
Salvaje - Simon Bestwick
Pet - Gary Fry
Ashes to Ashes - David Williamson
The Apprentice - Anna Taborska
Life Expectancy - Sam Dawson
Whatís Behind You? - Paul Finch
Benís Best Friend - Gary Power
The Things That Arenít There - Thana Niveau
Bit on the Side - Tom Johnstone
Indecent Behaviour - Marion Pitman
His Family - Kate Farrell
A Song, A Silence - John Forth
The Man Who Hated Waste - Marc Lyth
Swan Song - David A. Riley
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
Username: John_l_probert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.131.58.84
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 09:02 pm:   

I read my story at the last FCon and had walkouts! I was really rather proud in a Pete Walker "I want people to run out clutching their stomachs" kind of way.
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John Forth (John)
Username: John

Registered: 05-2008
Posted From: 82.24.1.217
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 09:23 pm:   

Gutted I missed that.

... literally.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.30.99
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 09:25 pm:   

Indeed. In another context a walkout might be a snotty "I don't listen to such vulgarity" kind of statement, but at Fantasycon it wasn't a statement at all, it was an involuntary reaction to the impact of the story. Like me at age seven asking to be let out of the classroom where a recording of the Beowulf story was being played. I simply couldn't handle the suspense Ė not the horror of what I heard, the suspense of what was coming. That walkout was my moment of entry into horror fandom. Within a year I'd got the book out of the children's library and read it.
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
Username: John_l_probert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.131.58.84
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 09:26 pm:   

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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 01:58 pm:   

I still can't believe I'm in a book with authors as good as these guys...
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 62.255.207.128
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 08:40 pm:   

Congratulations and make sure you say hello when you're in Brighton. I'll get the first one in.

Cheers
Terry
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 09:53 pm:   

I wish I was going to FCon
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.123.78
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 10:56 pm:   

So do we, Caroline!
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 62.255.207.128
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:59 pm:   

I second that Mick.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:33 am:   

Aww, shucks! Thanks, folks.

Here's hoping they hold the next one a bit further north (OK, a *lot* further north) so that I can get to it. Leeds would be an excellent place for FCon.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.123.78
Posted on Monday, October 01, 2012 - 01:36 am:   

Weber, where were you?
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 31.54.11.102
Posted on Monday, October 01, 2012 - 03:05 am:   

Insanely busy in Manchester. Sorry i couldn't get down there. There's also the fact that I'm at Grimm Up North next weekend and the Festival of fantastic films at the end of the month. My money is on tight rations. Brighton was just a tad too far...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Monday, October 01, 2012 - 01:25 pm:   

And it sounds like there isn't a FCon next year - just World FCon, which is in Brighton again. So much for me hoping to get to FCon in 2013.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.123.78
Posted on Monday, October 01, 2012 - 05:18 pm:   

Ah well, maybe a future convention?

This year's spoils:-

1
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 - 12:32 am:   

Beautiful treasure trove of books there, Mick! I've already got Lady P's book, and the two Lord P ones are on order, along with Mary Danby, but you've just reminded me I must order Ramsey's new book asap.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.123.78
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 - 12:37 am:   

Indeed you must, Caroline! I got these books but missed out on a huge stack of launches, unfortunately, including Charles' Black Book launch, but at least he sold out without my help! I shall be buying his book online.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 - 12:45 am:   

Yep, I must get the new BBoH too!
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 06:05 pm:   

My contributor copy arrived in the post yesterday. I've read half a dozen of the stories so far and it's a great collection.

John P's story is a fabulous opener, Thana's (the good Lady Kate) story is beautifully creepy, Simon B's story is a real belter as well.

I can't believe my story is in there with stories that good.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 06:35 pm:   

I haven't started on BBoH yet - got so many new books to read I don't know where to start. Plus I'm up to my eyeballs in work and stuff at the moment. Hopefully, by next week, things should start to settle down a bit and I can read for pleasure again.

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