There are times…

when I really wish I lived in the northern hemisphere. Things happen over there in the book world that either don’t happen here or they’re just bigger. I’m only jealous. If you’re wondering what I’m annoyed about now then you can wander over to your Twitter account and put #TheBookCon into the search engine there. […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today’s paragraph is coming from a location that I’ll reveal in my […]

Following the SPN Conference 2018

As you should know by now I love attending or volunteering at conventions and conferences, while it makes little difference what the subject matter is I do prefer the topic to be about books in some way. In November I was invited to volunteer at the Small Press Network Conference. I spent a few words […]

Going through photos

I’m going through photos to try and decide what to write about today. I’ve decided you’re going to get a random selection of photos. First up is a picture I took in Adelaide. It was while on a break I took during the Sixth Australian Discworld Convention. We were in Westlakes and there was a […]

Conventions. Conferences. Great fun!

This is an article that was supposed to be published on the 17th November 2017. I have no idea why it didn’t happen but as it’s still relevant so I’m publishing today instead. Today I had my first stint volunteering at the Small Press Network Conference. It happens every year and last year was my […]

Apologies in retrospect and advance

I’m over-committed, many people know this. Sometimes it catches up with me and things done get done. Early Thursday morning I drove to pick up my passenger and head off to Adelaide. It was the Australian Discworld ConventionĀ and we were preparing to have the time of our lives. It was a lovely drive with lots […]

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017 Interviews part 2

This year I attended Oz Comic-Con with the view to getting more interviews. It took me three weeks to think of a question. It turned out to be suitable for both authors and artists alike so that’s what happened. I’m always amazed at how hearable the interviews are despite me using really basic equipment. Yes, […]

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017 Interviews

This year I attended Oz Comic-Con with the view to getting more interviews. It took me three weeks to think of a question, it turned out to be suitable for both authors and artists alike so that’s what happened. I’m always amazed at how hearable the interviews are despite me using really basic equipment. Yes, […]

Oz Comic-Con 2017 – Melbourne

There was a change this year and I haven’t managed to put my finger on it. It wasn’t the cosplay, that was as amazing as ever but I took fewer photos. It may have been the selling type people, there did seem to be a few different items this year. There were more authory type […]

Oz Comic-Con and writing

Yes, there is a connection. I’ll be at Oz Comic-ConĀ this weekend and then the following weeks I’ll be writing about what I’ve done and who I’ve seen. There will be photos on Instagram, stuff on Twitter and Facebook and then some scribbles here. There are some awesome special guests coming including Alyson Hannigan from Buffy […]