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  • 16 2018 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 151

    It’s Friday, and that means just one thing… time for Richard and Joe to talk of themselves in the third person yet again as they run down the comics news stories that have caught their...

  • 15 2018 February

    Reviews: the eternal tangle – Best of Enemies

    The Best of Enemies:a History of US & Middle East Relations Volume 3, Jean-Pierre Filiu, David B, SelfMadeHero I have been waiting for this third volume in the Best of Enemies series for a while...

  • 14 2018 February

    Reviews: Psychological horror in the Holly Kane Experiment

    The Holly Kane Experiment, Directed by Tom Sands, Starring Kirsty Averton, Nicky Henson, James Rose, Lindsey Campbell A psychologist with a very unusual technique that allows her to alter how human minds perceive things is...

  • 14 2018 February

    Convention Spotlight: Portsmouth Comic Con

    The UK has a LOT of comic conventions and festivals, and here at the FPI Blog we love to support them all. But our absolute favourite conventions are those that prioritise the COMICS part of...

  • 13 2018 February

    Previewing 2000AD Prog 2068 – out Feb 14th…

    Latest 2000AD Prog, 2068, hits the shelves on Wednesday 14th February… perfect for the loved one in your life!...

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Mike Carey talks the Devil You Know

November 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Going through the advance publication lists and learning which authors publishers are lining up for release is one of my more enjoyable duties. I’m always keen to check Orbit’s schedule – one of the UK’s top SF&F publishers they always delight me (and other readers) with a mix of new talent and some of the...

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Supersize my Superman

November 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Warner Brothers and the IMAX Corporation have made a joint announcement stating that the forthcoming Superman movie, Superman Returns, will be released in normal cinemas and IMAX screens on June 30th in the US. This follows a very successful run for Batman Begins in IMAX screens this summer. A spokesperson summarised the movie: “Following a...

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Hogwarts in Edinburgh

November 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Edinburgh Evening News reports that the Royal Bank of Scotland is spending thousands of pounds to transform the Dominion Cinema in Edinburgh into the fabled Hogwarts, home to Harry Potter and his wizardly chums. The bank has its own corporate bash on Saturday 19th of November – the day after the movie’s general release...

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Cancelled event

November 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’re sorry to report that the Michael Shanks events discussed below have been cancelled. Such appearances are, of course, always subject to circumstances and Michael has just had the good fortune to be cast in a role on CSI. Unfortunately this means he will not be in the UK in the near future – we...

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Steve Ditko’s Birthday!

November 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

I had no idea until I checked the Comics Reporter that today is the 78th birthday of a comics legend – the great Steve Dikto. Can you imagine a comics industry without Steve’s artwork? Is there some parallel Earth where giants like Steve or Jack Kirby never roamed the 4-colour landscape and all the kids...

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Scottish National Theatre performs Gaiman

November 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

In a piece on the new Scottish National Theatre in the Scotsman, Vicky Featherstone, the artistic director of the NTS, confirmed that has set up a touring performance in the US of The Wolves in the Walls, the children’s picture book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. Just the thing to take kids along to...

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The Dresden Files

November 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

“Friday night, I went so see Bianca, the vampiress. I didn’t just leap out of bed and go and see her, of course. You don’t go walking into the proverbial lion’s den lightly. You start with a good breakfast.” Meet Harry Dresden; down-at-heels gumshoe working the PI circuit in Chicago. And like another Harry, he’s...

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Gamerz at BAFTA Scotland

October 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

I’ve just heard from Robbie Fraser, the writer/director of the fantasy-themed indy movie from Scotland, Gamerz, which was shown at Worldon and has been doing a circuit on some other releases, notably through Cineworld (the people who now own UGC cinemas). Robbie told us: “We have had a very warm response to the film both...

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Paul McGillion at FPI

October 31, 2005 | 1 Comments

The Stargate news just keeps getting better here – Paul McGillion who plays Doctor Carson Beckett in Stargate Atlantis will be visiting the Emerald Isle and has agreed to meet fans and sign autographs in our Irish branches. He will be appearing at the Dublin FPI (5-6 Crampton Quay) on the 2nd of December from...

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Michael Shanks signing at FPI

October 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

Michael Shanks, adored by millions of fans for his portrayal of Doctor Daniel Jackson in the long-running Stargate SG-1, will be making personal appearances to meet fans and sign autographs at two of our Forbidden Planet International stores this week. Michael will be in our Derby branch at 1-2 Corn Exchange, Albert Street onthe 1st...

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