BSFA London Meeting April 26th: Nik Abnett interviewed by Donna Scott

Location: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St)  EC1Y 8ND

Nik Abnett has been a prolific writer for many years, working in mediums as diverse as comics, training manuals, and ghost writing the odd novel or two. As Nik Vincent, she has significantly added to the Black Libraries’ Warhammer and Warhammer 40K canon, including many collaborative works written with her partner Dan Abnett. Savant is her first solo, independent full-length work of fiction. She is currently working on a computer game, and a companion novel to Savant.
Donna Scott is Chair of the British Science Fiction Association and a well-respected editor within genre, and has worked with Immanion, Angry Robot, Games Workshop and many independent presses. She has recently worked on Alan Moore’s Jerusalem and her current project is the Best of British Science Fiction 2016 anthology for Newcon Press. As a stand-up, she reached the semi-finals of Jongleurs Comedy Callback in 2009 and the semi-finals of Old Comedian  in 2016. She recently performed her first solo show The Pleasant Revolt about the history of social justice at Leicester Comedy Festival.

The order of the evening usually goes like this:
6:00 pm People gather
7:00 pm Interview
8:00 pm Q & A
8:30pm Book raffle (win a selection of sf novels for just £1 for 5 tickets).

BSFA Monthly London Meetings (all welcome- free : one does NOT have to be a BSFA member to attend)

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec).  Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar-prompt upstairs start at 1900 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier.

Where: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St)  EC1Y 8ND
Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican).  Brewery: Fullers.  Hot food available.  SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)
Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal. (though no obligation to partake).
May 23 – TBA
June 28 – TBA

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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

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