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Christopher Fowler
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I'm seen here having won two awards. I can't remember what they were for, because moments after this photo was taken the plaques attached to them fell off and I couldn't glue them back on. I don't respect awards very much; as a juror on many panels, I know they're at best arbitrary and at worst political. Some festival organisers take themselves very, very seriously. The British Fantasy Society…
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Christopher Fowler
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Reading & Writing
There's a British Fantasy Society Open Night tomorrow, Friday 2nd March 2012 at The Mug House, 1-3 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London SE1 2PF. This is a treat way for fledgling writers to mingle with professionals in a no-hierarchy no-nonsense way. The BFS is currently going from strength to strength but we need new members. The last time I announced one of these, a young lady arrived at the…
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Christopher Fowler
If you're a budding writer interested in horror, SF, fantasy or genre fiction in general, now's your chance to meet authors and publishers in a friendly, attitude-free atmosphere. The British Fantasy Society regularly hold open nights where newcomers are welcome, and tomorrow night sees a new venue for the BFS at Truckles, Off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2JR. There's always a good turnout, and it…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
See the people on the signing panel. How happy they are that anyone turned up at all. How pleased they are when someone purchases a paperback instead of spending all their time on their walky-phones and jabscreens. From time to time, though, the lovely people at the British Fantasy Society are prepared to put up with me and actually encourage me to address their throngs. This is an unwise move…
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