The lucky blogger: “I’m a novelist, and a comics and TV writer, notably for Doctor Who and Action Comics. I’m also the creator of Bernice Summerfield.” He also writes a wonderfully esoteric, and loveably personal blog where you’ll probably learn as much about cricket and folk bands of the home counties as Doctor Who and Captain Britain.
The lucky blogger: “Hello! I wrote Severance, and episodes of Torchwood series 2 and 3, Doctor Who series 4, Primeval series 3, Crusoe, Spooks series 7, and Spooks: Code 9. I’m currently working on more movies and TV things. Blog contains strong language, reading while pregnant may harm your child’s mind.” Reading James’s blog is like realising your best mate has got your dream job… but somehow has still remained your best mate, because underneath he’s still excited about the same things you are.
The lucky blogger: Writer of Sandman, Neverwhere, American Gods and now Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman is a man so busy he sometimes gets someone else to write his blog (take a bow, Dan Guy), and still no one seems to worry. That’s how loved this man is.
The lucky blogger: The busiest (and sharpest) woman in Hollywood genre circles (Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood, Warehouse 13), provides regular updates with writing tips and what she had for lunch. Genius.
The lucky blogger: The online musings of the legendarily outspoken comic scripter isn’t the wall-to-wall rant you might expect. It’s a thoughtful, insightful, passionate blog that often puts a different spin on the comics world and can open your eyes to all sorts of new stuff. But there’s the occasional rant too.
The lucky blogger: Author John Scalzi (Old Man’s War,The Android’s Dream) may not be one of the most instantly recognisable names on this list (though that may change when the film of Old Man’s War comes out) but his blog, Whatever, is renowned for its insight, wit and ability to rant at length without becoming remotely dull.
The lucky blogger: Fantasy author Kate Griffin made so many new fans at the SFX Weekender we expect that they, like we did, immediately sought out her blog. And it was well worth the search. A hugely entertaining and utterly random old school blog – you never know what she’ll be writing about, but she always makes it interesting.