World Fantasy Convention

October 21st, 2013

So the World Fantasy Convention, along with its galaxy of authors, publishers, editors, agents, and serious fans from the length and longth of the known world is coming to Brighton in a couple of weeks, and I will be amongst it for the first time.  Probably going to be pretty busy because a lot, and I mean A LOT of folks known to me from home and abroad are going to be there, including some collaborators who I rarely get the chance to see.  However, my official schedule, such as it is:

Thursday 31st 8-9.30pm, Oxford Suite: David Gemmell Legend Award: Yes indeed, watch me clapping with a fixed grin as someone else snatches the axe from my grasping claws for yet another year.  I believe this event will also see the launch of Legends, an anthology in honour of the late great Gemmell which happens to contain a story by me, and the authors will be signing of it…

Friday 1st 8-10.30pm, Oxford Suite: Mass Signing: Very unlikely I’m going to be there for the entire two and a half hours, but I undertake to be there for at least an hour from 8.30 to 9.30, and will probably nip back just in case I missed anyone…

Friday 1st, 2-3pm, Library: Kaffeeklatsch: Yes indeed, the exclusive and never to be repeated until next time opportunity to meet me, in an informal group of 20 like minded friends and neighbours, to discuss my work and stuff with the additional star-spangled attraction of my editor and future of the British Fantasy Genre Gillian Redfearn.  Sadly sold out already, this one.

Saturday 2nd 12-12.30pm, Hall 8A: Reading: A little something to whet your appetites from my forthcoming masterpiece Half a King, and hopefully time for a couple of questions too…

Saturday 2nd, 5-6pm, Oxford Suite: Elvish has left the Building: A panel on the exciting new directions taken by fantasy fiction over recent years, and perhaps even the years to come.  Don’t know who else is on this one, but expect it to be star-studded. Maybe.

Sunday 3rd 1-god knows when pm, Oxford Suite: Banquet: Once wasn’t enough? Then watch me clap with a fixed grin AGAIN as I fail to win twice in one convention, this time the British Fantasy Award.  Wicked…

Hope to see some of you there….

Posted in announcements, appearances by Joe Abercrombie on October 21st, 2013.

9 comments so far

  • Roger says:

    For the unfortunate ones that won’t be able to be at Brighton, would you consider to put here the part of Half a King that you’ll read? You know, to wheat our appetites too…

  • Chris says:

    Just imagine how you will feel when you win both, Joe.

  • Christian the 1st says:

    Good Luck, Joe. I would expect some skull-splitting stories upon return , be it by axe or whiskey.

  • Self Important Duck says:

    Good on ya Joe, have fun! Let us know how it goes.

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    There’ll certainly be an extract going up at some point – might be a little while yet though, the book’s not out til July.


  • sword1001 says:

    Is this one of them conventions where people dress up as their favourite characters . . who you going as Joe?

    Logen, Jezal, Ardee . . . Severard looks pretty cool in the comics . . not so much here though:

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    I’m going as renowned fantasy author Joe Abercrombie. I’ve got all the stuff already.

  • sword1001 says:

    I like that. But only if you get a latex mask made up of your face, and then wear it on your actual face all day long.

    And then replicate the tilted-head-face-half-in-shadow pic from your books – All. Day. Long.

    Oh, and at all your appearences, only talk about shows that every saw years ago. Have you seen Little House On The Prairie yet?

  • Jay Gregory says:

    Looks like I am late again, can no longer gain entry to the event…


    …I would very much enjoy punmping your fist in respect joe!

    Are there any other appearances you will be making in the south east any time soon?

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