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  • 20 2018 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #160

    Time once more for Joe and Richard to take a quick spin through all the comics news we’ve noticed this month…...

  • 19 2018 April

    Competitions: score some cool Deadpool 2 gear!

    We loved the Deadpool movie – much as we are adoring the wave of superhero flicks that are ruling the box office these days, some of them, let’s be honest, can be a bit too...

  • 19 2018 April

    The Hero With a Thousand Issues

    This week saw a remarkable milestone as Action Comics celebrated its thousandth issue. A thousand issues since a certain man of steel debuted on that cover, taking on hoods, thugs, gangsters, anyone who thought having...

  • 18 2018 April

    Edinburgh Comic Con

    (all photos from my Flickr, click to see the larger ones on Flickr) Over the weekend I was enjoying the 2018 Edinburgh Comic Con, again at the rather good venue in the city’s conference centre,...

  • 18 2018 April

    Happy birthday, Superman!

    Hard to believe, but one of the most iconic superheroes of all time is celebrating his eightieth birthday. As Action Comics hits the remarkable issue #1000 mark (an amazing run for any comic) we celebrate...

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Book Crossing in Edinburgh

August 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

Edinburgh-based author Debbie Miller (the artist formerly known as Miller Lau) is planning to use the technique of book crossing to give away some copies of her brand new fantasy, Swarmthief’s Dance, which is one of the Book Picks in the current FPI Magazine. Full details over on the Alien Online courtesey of Ariel....

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Jack Kirby Musuem goes live

August 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back we mentioned that the online Jack Kirby Museum was being prepared as both a tribute to one of comics’ most legendary and influential figures and a resource for readers to learn more about Jack. Well, I’m glad to say that the site has now gone live; it is early days and...

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Journey in the SF Blogosphere

August 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Kameron Hurley is currently guest-blogging for one of the FPI blog’s faves, Jeff VanderMeer, who is (or so rumours tell us) trying to build a model of Ambergris using only meringue and cream instead of writing, but so far his Evil Monkey has eaten most of his attempts (at least, he blames the Evil Monkey)....

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Film Festival winners

August 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

The winners have been announced for the 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival which closed last night. The bad news for SF fans is that Joss Whedon’s Serenity, which had been riding high in the daily polls for the Standard Life Audience Award (where those of us in the auditorium actually get to vote for eligible...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

August 27, 2005 | 1 Comments

Well, as we begin the final weekend of this year’s Film Fest here in Edinburgh I can say it has been another stand-out year for bringing excellent and varied movies to Festival goers. We’ve had films from first-time directors and return visits from well-beloved auteurs, from micro-budget indies from home and overseas to mainstream French...

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We need comics, lots of comics…

August 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

There are a whole slew of forthcoming titles to have a good browse through on the FPI Graphic Novels site this week: DC, Marvel and Image have all sent out their November lists and we’ve got them up and live for you. All three have good mixes; Marvel has Shanna the She Devil, volume 4...

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More Nova Scotia

August 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The redoubtable Sandy Auden was at Worldcon and tracked down Neil Williamson and Andrew J Wilson, editors of the excellent Nova Scotia anthology (which also has a tale in it by yesterday’s interviewee, Hal Duncan). The Alien Online has the scoop....

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Mini interview: Hal Duncan

August 17, 2005 | 1 Comments

In between consuming Bloody Marys, Glasgow-based Hal Duncan has been busy taking literary fiction, fantasy and mythology and then forcing them through a black hole to see what interesting new shapes come out. From some excellent short stories he has now arrived with a debut novel entitled Vellum which has been creating waves and whirlpools...

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Boldly going

August 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

You could have mistaken Edinburgh’s FPI branch on Southbridge for the Fringe headquarters of Starfleet Command on Monday afternoon, with the store filled with red, blue and gold uniforms of a very familiar design as we played host to a delightful Trek-themed signing event. As we mentioned a few posts back, the award-winning actress Bari...

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British Fantasy Awards

August 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ariel over on the Alien Online draws my attention to the fact that the British Fantasy Awards nominees have been posted, with the shortlist nominations as follows: Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award) Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War Mark Chadbourn, The Queen of Sinister Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr...

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