Category: Conventions
How A Salesman Can Help You Pitch…

So in a couple of weeks I’m returning to Raindance to run my one day seminar on Writing for Graphic Novels and Screenplays, and part of my seminar is about networking, and more importantly what not to do. They’re rules I’ve used all my career, and now I’m moving into film and TV, I’m finding that they’re even more vital for a screenwriter. [&hellip

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Houston, We Have A Convention…

Last week I was at Houston’s ComicPalooza Con, or rather the ‘Texas International Comic Con’, and it had possibly one of the most awesome beginnings that I’ve ever had at a convention, and possibly may corrupt any idea in my wife Tracy’s mind on what to expect in the future on one of these trips, as on the Thursday before the convention, I [&hellip

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Comicpalooza CANCELLED…

Sad news today – Tracy and I have had to pull out of attending the ComicPalooza Comic Con in Texas next weekend. It’s a ‘real world’ problem over work conflicts – the chap we rent our flat from is selling it and our ‘get out’ date has been moved forward from August to the start of June, which means that [&hellip

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The Year That Was… And What Will Be…

So. 2012 is finally ending, and the newborn 2013 is already starting to make it’s way around the world as I write this, my summary of the year. A year where I began at my lowest ebb and slowly clawed my way back up. Well, that might be a little melodramatic - after all, I wasn’t ending the year at the [&hellip

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Hiding In The Headmaster’s Office…

When I was ten years old, I sent Anthony Ainley a letter. Bear with me on this one, there’s a reason I start with this. Ainley was, at the time ‘The Master’ on Doctor Who, and I thought he was brilliant. And, on a day of writing off to various actors for autographs (these were the innocent eighties, where autograph [&hellip

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The 11th Hour…

So this weekend I travelled up to jolly old Birmingham in a rainstorm to attend my first Doctor Who event in approximately three years. Amusingly it was the exact same hotel with many of the same faces from my last time, but it was a totally different experience. For a start, it was the Starfury Events 11th Hour convention, the [&hellip

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Hollowland – The Comic…

So this weekend at the 2D Comics Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland I was on a panel about zombies. And during the panel, I announced (with Dynamite head honcho Nicky Barrucci’s blessing) that I’m working with Amanda Hocking on turning her massively popular zombie book series Hollowland into a ten part series for Dynamite Enternatinment. It’s not a straight adaptation, [&hellip

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