Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Incremental Updates

Last Sunday was our fifth trip to Maidstone for the Grinning Demon comic shop's increasingly popular Demoncon event. Had a great time catching up with the likes of Stephen Downey (Cancertown, Slaughterman's Creed), Kirsty Swan (Master Merlini) and Pete Mason (Cancertown 2). Demoncon keeps on getting bigger and wilder, with this iteration seeing large cosplayer invasions that ranged from the 501st Imperial Stormtrooper legion to a nearly full-sized Sauron (actually, in retrospect, a Witch King - a fantasy misidentification of which I am disproportionately proud). I literally didn't get to step away from the table more than once during the whole day, so missed out on a lot of what was going on, but in the plus column it was our most successful day at a Demoncon event yet, easily rivalling the kind of book sales we'd expect at any of the larger British cons. The Case Files of Harlan Falk was particularly popular, and Russ Leach's outstanding preview art for the upcoming Indifference Engine sequel drew a lot of interest.

Sunday also saw the unveiling of the interview I recently did with Wayne Hall for his Wayne's Comics podcast. Wayne's a big proponent of variety in comics, and always brings a phenomenal amount of energy to his show. We talked over some of my recent and upcoming releases, and discussed a few things I've got planned for the future. You can find the episode here.

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