More Angry Robot authors confirmed for the SFX Weekender
The literary love at the next live SFX event continues with more guests from Angry Robot
If you haven’t got your ticket yet for February’s SFX Weekender event in Prestatyn, can we tempt you with some more great authors, this time from our chums at Angry Robot? Dan Abnett, Adam Christopher and Guy Haley have already been confirmed, and they’ll be joined by these high class stablemates. [Please note: Peter Crowther is no longer able to attend.]
Anne Lyle grew up in 1970s Nottinghamshire with a fascination for English history, folklore and swashbuckling heroes. Having been forced to study sensible subjects such as science and languages, she now spends the majority of her time writing and planning fantasy fiction about swordsmen and spies in imaginary pasts and parallel worlds.
Andy Remic’s first novel Spiral was published in 2003 by Orbit books, and has recently been released in ebook form, along with its two follow-ups Quake and Warhead. For Angry Robot, he’s written The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles, consisting of Kell’s Legend, Soul Stealers and Vampire Warlords, which will be re-released in an omnibus edition in March 2012.
Gav Thorpe has written over a dozen novels for Black Library and Angry Robot. Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop on the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 before going freelance in 2008. It is claimed (albeit solely by Gav, frankly) that he is merely a puppet of a mechanical hamster called Dennis that intends to take over the world via the global communications network. When not writing, Gav enjoys playing games, cooking, pro-wrestling and smiling wryly.
Lavie Tidhar grew up in Israel, and has since lived in South Africa, the UK, Asia and the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Angry Robot published his debut novel, The Bookman, in 2010. 2011 has seen the release of two further novels, with two more due to follow next year – one on the Thursday of the SFX Weekender! Lavie won the inaugural Clarke-Bradbury competition in 2003, and was nominated for the Sturgeon Award in 2011.
David Tallerman has written around a hundred short stories as well as comic scripts, poems, reviews and articles. He has been writing since the age of six, when his work drew comparisons to Enid Blyton. Angry Robot will publish his first novel, Giant Thief, on the first day of the Weekender (look out for a review in SFX 218) with two sequels to follow.
In addition to these great authors, Angry Robot‘s publishing director Marc Gascoigne, himself a legend, will be joining us too – he’s edited, written or co-written more than 50 books including various Warhammer titles, the original Games Workshop Judge Dredd roleplaying game and more. Lee Harris, editor, will be there too; you’ll know him from Hub magazine and blogging for non-other than us here at SFX.
This throng of great authors join a number already confirmed, plus of course Alex Kingston, Eve Myles, Sylvester McCoy, Brian Blessed and more. It takes place in Prestatyn, North Wales, on Friday 3 February and Saturday 4 February 2012, with our pre-party on Thursday 2 February for the early birds. VIP tickets have already sold out, but there are many other great options available. Make sure you get yours by calling 08700 11 00 34, or head to www.sfxweekender.com/tickets for more information.