Visi, Astro or Gogo?

Reading & Writing

Goths,I mean – I think the last lot are Welsh. I rather like Goths, if there are still any around. They’re gentle and read books.THE KITSCHIES are holding their Goth night tomorrow, presenting prizes in the form of tentacles to the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining genre literature.

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’m opening the evening by chatting with Hammer expert Marcus Hearn, who wrote the excellent ‘Vault of Hammer’ book, and there’ll be a short reading from Jon Courtenay Grimwood. The rest of the evening will be given over to mingling, friendly discussion and The Kraken’s finest rum.

Tickets are not necessary and the event is free to attend. 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.

5 comments on “Visi, Astro or Gogo?”

  1. J. Folgard says:

    I’d love to know the winners -is there a link to this, or might you succinctly list your favorites on your blog if you got time for it?

  2. Gretta says:

    That top photo, isn’t that a church somewhere? Prague or somewhere similar?

    Anyway, I hope you have a fun night, damin.

  3. FabienneT says:

    Argh. I’m going to see Killing Joke in Camden tonight but might pop in for 5mn on my way! Sounds great! 🙂

  4. Jared says:

    J. Folgard – Thanks for the interest! Tonight isn’t the awards, rather the awards are hosting tonight’s little shindig. The themed nights are a semi-regular thing to showcase great work happening in the genre.

    For the list of winners (recent and historic) and shortlisted types, check out http://www.thekitschies.com!

  5. J. Folgard says:

    Thank you Jared! After my post I tried to search for this, but apparently my Google skills are rather lacking. I’ve spotted several favorites on the lists already, and I’ll be sure to check out the other works! I hope everyone had a brilliant time, we need this type of events & associations to keep our favorite genres fresh during those dark times when everyone and their neighbour seems to read/watch the same things.

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