Last week I attended 3 Fall gigs in a row. It was an amazing experience, and interesting to see a band on consecutive nights. I posted the following reviews on The Fall Forum, but thought I’d share them with a wider audience. So here goes: Cardiff Globe, Wednesday 22 May Setlist: Victrola Time Strychnine Jetplane […]Read More Following The Fall
This was my third BristolCon (I’d been at the relatively tiny launch event in 2009, the much larger 2010 one, but missed last year’s due to holiday commitments) and the biggest and best so far! I don’t do many conventions but always enjoy the ones I do attend – especially if I am a guest, […]Read More BristolCon 2012 Report
This should be good. I didn’t go last year as I was in the States but the 2010 one was pretty massive, after a tiny start in 2009. I’ll be on 2 panels (one about Space Toilets – typical! – and a Battle of the Books) and giving a talk about the anthologies edited […]Read More BristolCon 2012
Here’s a poem wot I wrote for my local community newsletter Talk of Totterdown. Springtime in Totterdown South of the river, The wrong side of the tracks, High above town: Totterdown. From Zone N to Zone A, It’s a beautiful day; The sun is out, the daffs are too – It’s Spring at last! Admire […]Read More Springtime in Totterdown
BristolCon 2011 is now open for business! It’s on Saturday 22 October at the Ramada Hotel (same venue as last year’s). Guests of Honour are Juliet E. McKenna, Justina Robson and Jim Burns. Other guests include Paul Cornell, Alastair Reynolds, Colin Harvey, John Meaney, Gareth Powell, Jo Hall, and (I think) me. There’ll be an […]Read More BristolCon 2011
BristolCon was on Saturday and I have only just recovered! It was only the second ever BristolCon, but it certainly seems to be making its mark. 150 guests this year – over 3 times as many as last year – and a very full day, stretching over 12 hours from 10am to 10pm and beyond! […]Read More BristolCon 2010
These signs have started appearing in my local Tesco Metro: Is it me, or aren’t they immensely fucking sinister? YOU’RE NEXT. Holy crap, what for?! YOU’RE NEXT. Please, leave me alone! And they’re incorrect. I stood next to one today and there were seven people in front of me, so I certainly wasn’t next, and […]Read More Hoppity-Hop, Boppity-Bop, Who’s Next for the Chop?!