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Fear and Horror in Portsmouth and London

October 29, 2012

This hectic October is nearly over! In between wedding shoots and some promotional photos for the lovely folks at Boffo Theatre, we went to see Nicholas Briggs as Sherlock Holmes in “A Study in Fear” at the King’s Theatre in Portsmouth. Nicholas was very strong as Sherlock, and the re-working of a classic Holmes story […]

A book worth reading

October 22, 2012

… or more accurately, three of them! This week Emma Jane Hogbin (who, I’m impressed to find has her own wikipedia page and Google search identity thing) asked for recommendations of non-fiction books for her niece. I made some suggestions and thought I would share them with you lucky people too (using affiliate links, natch.) The Secrets of […]

Odds and ends

October 15, 2012

It’s been a busy week. In fact, October is turning out to be a massively busy month. I’m not complaining, but it rather came out of nowhere! Hence this blog post is a little list of things that have happened in the last week. I mentioned last week that I’d recorded a couple of interviews […]

An evening out for the shy and cynical

October 1, 2012

On Wednesday I went up London to see Rob Shearman interviewed by Simon Guerrier. I’d not been to a BSFA (the British Science Fiction Association) event before, but found them to be a friendly bunch, a surprising number of whom were called Tony. (In all honesty, I’d not even heard of the BSFA before this event. My science-fiction […]

The Power of the Daleks

September 3, 2012

I had a great time at the Power Reimagined charity convention this weekend. The whole event had a relaxed, informal atmosphere, and I was pleasantly surprised to bump into several people I knew. All the sessions were entertaining, but it was particularly wonderful hearing Christopher Barry talk about his early career, working on films at Ealing. […]