Wednesday, March 21, 2007

We Want You for the Zombie Army!

This is a classic example of how things can get out of hand on the internet...

A while back Leah and I were interviewed for the Forbidden Planet International Blog and our interviewer, Joe Gordon, made some reference to my zombie army. Actually... It must have started before that, but even I can't remember how or why now... Anyway, as a result of these references John Freeman put together the above logo/design using some artwork by Paul Harrison Davies.
The joke was that there were going to be t-shirts made for members of the Army to proudly wear. The thing is, now they actually exist...

John Freeman is selling them in his Cafe Press Shop!

I have to say that I'm a little bit scared by the whole thing and find it hard to imagine people actually wanting to join my Zombie Army but it takes all sorts doesn't it?

Therefore, I make the following pledge: I promise to buy a pint (or other beverage of choice) for anyone who comes up to me at a signing/convention wearing one of these t-shirts and if you want to send us a picture of yourself wearing your RZA t-shirt then we'll happily display it on our website.

Just don't hurt me...


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Witchblade - SoG #1 Release Date(s)

According to the Diamond Shipping List for 21st of March 2007 issue one of Witchblade - Shades of Gray should be hitting the stands in the USA in one weeks time (arriving in the UK and Europe the next day).

Hope you've pre-ordered your copy. ;-)

Post P-Con 4

Last weekend saw the fourth annual Phoenix Convention take place in Dublin, Ireland and I'm happy to report that it was even better than last year's event.

Kim Newman.

2007's guest of honour was Kim Newman and somehow I ended up being the interviewer. Sadly, the dictaphone which I ordered specially to record the interview didn't arrive in time so I haven't actually got any way of transcribing the thing. Anyway, rest assured that it went very well.

John interviewing Kim.

Other guests included the editorial team from Albedo 1, Michael Carroll, Paul Cornell, Raven Dane, George Green, Conor Kostick, Oisin McGann, Juliet E McKenna, Ken MacLeod, Deborah J. Miller, C E Murphy, John W Sexton and Charlie Stross. And there were many, many very enjoyable and informative talks on subjects as varied as "Around the Writer's Block" and "Zombies".

C. E. Murphy and her husband Ted.

Leah and Paul Cornell.

Micheal Carroll, Leonia and Danielle.

There was even an "Alan Moore Show and Tell" curated by our old friend Mr. Pádraig Ó Méalóid which Leah was roped into (as a helper, not an exhibit).

Pádraig showing off.

During a weekend of meeting lots of new people and catching up with old friends I was especially pleased to make the acquaintance of Mr. Brian J. Showers whose Swan River Press chapbooks and Literary Walking Tours of Gothic Dublin I now heartily recommend.

All in all we had a fantastic time (for which we thank new P-Con chairman and organiser Frank Darcy) and sincerely hope that we get asked back again in the future.

If you can get over to Dublin in early April (when I believe the con is being held) next year then you should definitely check out P-Con 5 with guest of honour Catie Murphy.