Alchemy Press book launch


For those going to FantasyCon by the Sea this year, The Alchemy Press launches two anthologies at noon on Saturday 24 September:

Promises to be a great book launch. Many of the contributors will be in attendance.



Fire Your Imagination

Fire your Imagination — an afternoon of readings at the Gladstone Museum, Longton, Stoke.


Ghosts at the Gladstone

Renegade Writers (along with Penkhull Press and The Alchemy Press) is hosting an afternoon of ghost and spooky stories at the Gladstone Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent on 31 October (from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm). The event is free but you will need to reserve tickets.

Put it in your diary now!


World Fantasy Awards

The 2015 World Fantasy Awards Final Ballot and Life Achievement Award Winners have been announced. The Gahan Wilson‑designed trophies will be presented to the winners at the World Fantasy Convention, 5 November — 8 November 2015:


  • Ramsey Campbell
  • Sheri S. Tepper


  • Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor (Tor Books)
  • Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Stairs (Broadway Books/Jo Fletcher Books)
  • David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks (Random House/Sceptre UK)
  • Jeff VanderMeer, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals)
  • Jo Walton, My Real Children (Tor Books US/Corsair UK)

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FantasyCon 2014

This year’s BFS’s British Fantasy Convention — FantasyCon 2014 — will be held over the weekend 5-7 September at the Royal York Hotel in York. The Guests of Honour are Kate Elliott, Charlaine Harris, Toby Whithouse and Larry Rostant, with Graham Joyce acting as Master of Ceremonies. Full details plus online booking can be found on the FantasyCon 2014 website.



The Gollancz Festival 2014

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On 13 August 2014 Gollancz unveils multi-media festival celebrating science-fiction and fantasy. Here is their press release:

“Gollancz, the science-fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, and Waterstones Piccadilly are delighted to announce plans to host an interactive multi-media genre fiction festival with participation from Patrick Rothfuss, Joanne M Harris, Joe Hill and many more bestselling genre writers.

Midway between genre-fiction convention Nine Worlds GeekFest (Heathrow, 8-9 August) and The 72nd World Science-Fiction Convention (Loncon 3, ExCel London Docklands, 14-18 August), Gollancz will celebrate their galaxy of remarkable authors by presenting science-fiction and fantasy fans with an unique multi-media fiction festival. On Wednesday 13 August 2014, Gollancz will host a creative programme of daytime digital author events, and from 6–9pm on the same evening they will also offer genre fiction readers the chance to attend a selection of unique panels, readings, Q&As and signings all hosted by retail partner Waterstones Piccadilly.

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Alchemy Press: latest newsletter

The Alchemy Press is off to Birmingham on Saturday (tomorrow), with a stall at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair at the Ikon Gallery, Oozells Street, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HS. This is a day-long event (doors open at 11.00 am) and features independent publishers from the West Midlands and beyond. You will be able to buy all our in-print titles including Merry-Go-Round and Other Words by Bryn Fortey.

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