Memorabilia Birmingham NEC(0)
November 24, 2012 all-day
daily until November 25, 2012
NEC, NEC, Birmingham
24 – 25 November 2012
Guests – Autographs – Dealers – And more!
Discovering Alternative Genres – panel discussion, Birmingham Book Festival(0)
Discovering Alternative Genres
Science-fiction, fantasy and the spaces in between
This panel discussion features bestselling science-fiction writer Peter F. Hamilton (The Commonwealth Saga and The Void Trilogy), million-selling fantasy novelist Stan Nicholls (Orcs: First Blood and Orcs: Bad Blood), young adult author Janet Edwards (Earth Girl) and author and publisher Mez Packer (The Game Is Altered) who is one of two writers creating the narrative for the Festival’s Reliable Witness project.
This is the ideal event for those with an existing interest in this popular field, as well as the perfect introduction for those wanting to know more about these varied and long-lasting genres.
To book please call the BOX on 0121 245 4455 or visit the Birmingham Book Festival website:
This Is Horror Birmingham ‘Shock & Gore’ evening(0)
This Is Horror is proud to present a brand new evening of horror literature at The Electric Cinema, Birmingham as part of Shock & Gore 2012. Award-winning horror author and crowd favourite Jasper Bark plays host to special guests David Moody, Conrad Williams and Sam Stone, three acclaimed authors who will be answering questions from the audience and reading excerpts from their work.
The event kicks off at 6PM on Sunday July 8.
For more information and tickets please visit This Is Horror at Shock & Gore, The Electric Cinema, 47 – 49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY
Birmingham author David Moody wrote the Hater and Autumn books, the latter of which he published online. The book became a sensation, eventually being downloaded by half a million readers and spawning a series of sequels and a 2009 movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine, while film rights to the Hater series have been snapped up by director Guillermo del Toro.
Conrad Williams is the author of seven novels, four novellas and a collection of short stories. He has won two major prizes for his novels – one was the winner of the August Derleth award for Best Novel (British Fantasy Awards 2010), while The Unblemished won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel in 2007, beating the shortlisted Stephen King on both occasions.
Award winning author Sam Stone’s first novel won the Silver Award for Best Horror Novel in ForeWord Magazine’s book of the year awards in 2007. In September 2008, the novel was re-edited and republished by The House of Murky Depths as Killing Kiss. The sequels, Futile Flame and Demon Dance, went on to become finalists in the same awards, and both novels were later shortlisted for The British Fantasy Society Awards.
Adam Nevill signing at Forbidden Planet, Birmingham(0)
Saturday 26 May 2012 13:00 –
Insurgence – The Vampire Diaries convention (Birmingham)(0)
June 22, 2012 – Monday all-day
Birmingham Metropole Hotel
INSURGENCE: THE RECKONING
Introducing our 4th Insurgence Convention dedicated to the successful US TV show “The Vampire Diaries”.
We are pleased to announce that we are holding our 4th Convention under the name INSURGENCE: THE RECKONING. Insurgence 4 is a 3-day convention for The Vampire Diaries fans with Guest Talks, Photo and Autograph sessions, Evening Entertainment and lots of fun! It takes place on the weekend of 22 – 24 June 2012 and we are returning to the fantastic Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel adjacent to the NEC Complex in Birmingham.
GUESTS OF HONOUR
The 11th Hour (Doctor Who), Birmingham(0)
THE 11th HOUR is a 3-day celebration of Matt Smith’s tenure as the 11th Doctor
The event will feature:
15 -17 June 2012 at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel.
Matt Smith and Alex Kingston will be guests at the event.
Middle-earth Weekend 2012(0)
Middle-earth Weekend 2012
Open 11am to 5pm each day.
This year sees the 75th anniversary since the publication of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It seems fitting, therefore, to celebrate this event at the weekend with all things Hobbity.
Second breakfasts will of course be available throughout the weekend!
Archery, dragons, drama, re-enactments and medieval crafts feature again, but we also hope to introduce some interesting new activities to the weekend this year. Put the dates in your diary and return now and then to the website for updates.
It’s all about GLEE at STARFURY: G2! After the success of G1, Starfury is holding another unofficial three day convention for fans of GLEE! It’s 100% Unofficial and it’s 100% Glee! Featuring:
THRONE CON is a 3 day celebration of the TV series GAME OF THRONES, and other fantasy shows such as LEGEND OF THE SEEKER, MERLIN and SPARTACUS. Featuring:
The 11th Hour(0)
The 11th Hour is a 3 day celebration of Matt Smith‘s tenure as the 11th Doctor. The event will featuring:
• guest talks