fantasycon2012I don't know where the time has gone this year but (hurrah!) it's now time for another spectacular FantasyCon, taking place for the second year in a row in Brighton at the Royal Albion Hotel. And special guests this year include Joe R. Lansdale, Muriel Gray, Brent Weeks, Mary Danby, Mark Gatiss and Robin Hardy. James Herbert will also be making a special appearance, with Tim Lebbon being the august Master of Ceremonies this year.  

Full details of the programming are here, and you can also find below information on Tor author activities, plus highlights from fabulous genre bloggers.


nevill-adam20:00-21:00 - Mass author signing This includes Adam Nevill, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Johnny Mains (who helped us bring the classic Pan Book of Horror Stories back to a modern audience).


10:00-11:00 - Fantasy Fiction: Keeping it real Panel includes: B. Jacka, J. Kent, J. E. McKenna, A. Tchaikovsky, B. Weeks

10:00-11:00 - How and Why to Blog Marc Alpin, of the fabulous Fantasy Faction, gives some tips

13:00-14:00 - James Herbert signing To include copies of his latest novel, Ash

tchaikovsky-new-colour-crop213:00-14:00 - Mary Danby Guest of Honour interview Conducted by Johnny Mains

14:00-15:00 - The End is Nigh Panel includes: Simon Clark, A. Baker, G. McMahon, A. Nevill, A. Wearing

17:00-18:00 - Is Steampunk Dead? Panel includes: J. Green, K. Lakin-Smith, K. Newman, G. Sebold, J. Shurin

22:30-23:00 - Adrian Tchaikovsky reading



11:30-12:30 - Newcon Press launches Hauntings Edited by Ian Whates and featuring a short story by Adrian Tchaikovsky, amongst a fine selection of short fiction by other authors. Editor, cover artist and authors will be on hand to sign the book.