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.
https://twitter.com/N_VincentAbnett
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.
https://twitter.com/wishusdonna

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

BSFA London Meeting March 22nd: Andrew Wallace interviewed by Faith Lee

This month's guest is Andrew Wallace, author of the Diamond Roads series of novels, which follow the challenges facing Charity Freestone and her family in 24th Century Diamond City.

img_0274Following stage productions of his plays ‘Byron’ and ‘The Scissors Angel’ Andrew’s Radio 4 play, ‘Burn Your Phone’ was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award and turned into a film on BBC2 starring and directed by Alan Cumming. He followed commissions for the feature-length script of acclaimed short ‘The Cutter’ and an adaptation of the novel ‘As Good As It Gets’ with the BBC7 show ‘Wonderworld’ and wrote regularly for Radio 4’s flagship comedy ‘Look Away Now’. He has produced three Edinburgh shows including ‘The Free Three’ and ‘Seething Is Believing’ and created the ‘Vengeance’ and ‘Bloody Mary’ shows for the London Dungeon.

Andrew will be interviewed by fantasy novelist F.D. Lee, author of the Pathways Tree series.

 

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).

Apr 26-   Nik Abnett interviewed by Donna Scott
May 23 - TBA
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2017-03-22

BSFA London Meeting February 22nd: Adrian Tchaikovsky

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

This month our guest is Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Adrian Tchaikovsky.

Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the acclaimed Shadows of the Apt fantasy series, and he joins us as the second volume in his Echoes of the Fall series celebrates its publication date - that's The Bear and the Serpent, the sequel to The Tiger and the Wolf. See the very pretty covers below...

Adrian of course had a great 2016 as his brilliant science fiction novel Spiderlight won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and apparently he has lots more top SF in store for us this year. Come and find out what Adrian has been writing about...

... and joining us as interviewer for Adrian is Ian Whates!

Ian is the author of the City of a Hundred Rows fantasy series, and in science fiction The Noise series published by Solaris and The Dark Angels series published by Newcon, of which the much-anticipated second volume, The Ion Raider is being launched at Eastercon. Ian is also famous as the brains behind Newcon Press, and is a Director of the BSFA, having been the Chair before me...

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec).  Fand 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).

Upcoming meetings:
Mar 22-   Andrew Wallace
Apr 26-   TBA

BSFA London Meeting Wed 23rd November: Ian Whates

Location: The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8ND

Ian Whates is a tour de force in the realms of sff. Author of the City of a Hundred Rows books (City of Dreams and Nightmare, City of Hope and Despair, and City of Light and Shadow) published by Angry Robot and The Noise Within and The Noise Revealed published by Solaris, and the excellent Pelquin's Comet from his ongoing Dark Angels series, Ian is also a prolific short story writer, and was shortlisted for the BSFA Best Short Fiction Award in 2007. As an editor, Ian has presided over the Solaris Rising series, and his own independent publishing house, the multi-award winning Newcon Press. He is also a former Chair of the BSFA, and one of it's current Directors.

“Born story-teller Ian Whates takes us on a gripping, terrifying trip-of-a-lifetime, through the heights and depths of the exotically grim city of Thaiburley, in this excellent fantasy thriller.”
- World Fantasy Award-winning author, Tanith Lee

He is interviewed by Gerard Earley, who runs the Science Fiction Book Club in London.

ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY
SCHEDULE
6pm Fans gather
7pm: start of interview.
8pm Q&A
8.15pm: book raffle (win a selection of sf novels for just £1 for 5 tickets).
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2016-11-23

NB: there is no event in December. We'll be back 25th January.

Media links and pics from Jason Arnopp and Scott K. Andrews: BSFA Meeting, 26th October 2016

If you missed last night's BSFA meeting in London, or just want to pretend you're back there again because you enjoyed it so much, there is a video link of the proceedings over on Twitter here.

An audio only link is available here.

That's an hour of awesomeness to you!

Once again, we have Chad Dixon to thank for providing these, and here he is with Jason and Scott in the pub last night. Ooh, indeed!

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Next month, our guest is Ian Whates!

Recording of Edward Cox interviewed by Al Robertson at the Artillery Arms

Thanks once again to Chad Dixon who has sent us the audio recording of Edward Cox talking with Al Robertson at The Artillery Arms on Wednesday 28th September.

Listen to the conversation here.

And here they all are, looking fab and smiley.

 

14513571_10157473783425065_1250612907_oThank you, Al and Ed for being marvellous guests.

 

 

BSFA London Meeting Wed 26th October: Jason Arnopp interviewed by Scott K. Andrews

Location: The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8ND
 Jason Arnopp is the former editor of Kerrang magazine turned scriptwriter extraordinaire. Author of various BBC and Big Finish Doctor Who works, scriptwriter of numerous horror features, he is also the author of The Last Days of Jack Sparks published this year by Orbit.

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Jason is interviewed by Scott K. Andrews, who is the author of The Timebomb books published by Hodder & Stoughton and The Afterblight Chronicles: School's Out books for Abaddon books.

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ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY
SCHEDULE
6pm Fans gather
7pm: start of interview.
8pm Q&A
8.15pm: book raffle (win a selection of sf novels for just £1 for 5 tickets).

Start Time: 19:00