I was a BFS member for ten years during the 80s/90s, first under my pen name "Gilles Bergal" then under my own name "Gilbert Gallerne" which is also the one I use now for my writings. Some of you will certainly remember me : I was one from the "french desk" in the raffles, always carrying my camera.
I took a lot of pictures during these years, some of them are on my site http://www.gilbert-gallerne.com
; a selection was even recently published as a hardcover under the title "Writers from beyond".
I abandoned fantasy and horror to write mainstream (??) thrillers, with which I got some success here in France. But last year I heard about the convention in Brighton and I came back.
And guess what ? I think I'll try my hand again at dark fantasy.
Anyway, it was a great pleasure to be back and to meet again with some friends I hadnít seen for ten years (Hi, Stephen, Peter, Jo...) and I am now here to stay. See you at the next Con (with my camera, of course).