Awards! Tentacles! Goths! What’s Not To Love?

London, Reading & Writing


THE KITSCHIES present annual prizes in the form of tentacles to the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining genre literature. This year, join me at Blackwell’s as we explore dark and fascinating interpetations of THE GOTHIC. We’ll be filling the venue with shadowy figures and haunting images.

The evening features a selection of mysterious figures from literature, art and film, all ready to deliberate the most disturbing works of fantasy and horror. Guests include me, Tanith Lee, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Marcus Hearn, S.D. Crockett, Suzanne McLeod, Jonathan Rigby, James Pearson, Emma Vieceli, Joel Meadows and John Kaiine.

I’ll be having an introductory chat with Hammer expert Marcus Hearn, and there’ll be a short reading from Jon Courtenay Grimwood. The rest of the evening will be given over to mingling, ogling, friendly discussion and sampling The Kraken’s finest rum.

Tickets are not necessary and the event is free to attend. RSVPs on FACEBOOK or LANYRD are helpful but not required. Bring as many as you like. The event is on Thursday, 8 March from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at 100 Charing Cross Road. More details here.

4 comments on “Awards! Tentacles! Goths! What’s Not To Love?”

  1. Dan Terrell says:

    And here I was going to take a rest from posting today. This season we have an unsxpectedly good show on Friday evenings called Grimm. Losts of dark woods and monsters, but told with a medium to light touch. Often creepy, sometimes bloody, generally inventive. It must have a website.

  2. Helen Martin says:

    I watched it and must say it is interesting.Now that there are all the bells and whistles available so they can switch from human to Grimm instantaneously it is particularly effective. I had thought it was a Once Upon a Time thing using the Brothers Grimm and pleased to find it isn’t. I think I may be hooked – thank you so much, Dan.

  3. Helen Martin says:

    I must be hooked. We got the explanation for dragon stories last night. And now I know why so much copper wire is disappearing around here.

  4. Helen Martin says:

    I must be hooked. We got the explanation for dragon stories last night and now I know why so much copper wire is disappearing around here.

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