Fighting Fantasy Fest returns in September, celebrating 40th anniversary of “Deathtrap Dungeon”

Fighting Fantasy Fest V - Sunday 7th September 2024

Fighting Fantasy Fest is back to mark 40 years of Sir Ian Livingstone’s bestselling Fighting Fantasy gamebook, Deathtrap Dungeon.

40 years ago, were you brave enough to enter evil Baron Sukhumvit’s devilish dungeon and take part in his Trial of Champions? It’s a trap-filled and monster-infested labyrinth where you’ll compete against five other adventurers to collect certain gems, which are the key to escaping and winning the Trial.

The multi-million copy globally bestselling choose-your-own-adventure series was repackaged and reignited for a brand new generation by Scholastic, back in 2018.

Fighting Fantasy Fest 5 will be the fifth dedicated Fighting Fantasy convention, featuring Guests of Honour Sir Ian Livingstone and artist Iain McCaig, who will be giving a talk and signing books on the day, including the latest Fighting Fantasy release from Scholastic Books – The Dungeon on Blood Island by Sir Ian Livingstone, with cover art by Iain McCaig, due for general release on 12th September.

Fighting Fantasy Fest 5 will also feature other talks and panels, gaming sessions, signings, a selection of traders, and numerous other special guests, including World Fantasy Award-winning publisher Marc Gascoigne, children’s author Paul Mason, author, editor, publisher Peter Darvill-Evans, best known for Fighting Fantasy and Doctor Who books, Jamie Thomson, a longtime writer of books and computer games, author Dave Morris (whose work includes the graphic novel series Mirabilis with artist Leo Hartas, and much more) and Jonathan Green, along with Fighting Fantasy artists Malcolm Barter and Tony Hough, with more to be announced.

Price of adult entry includes a collectible programme and autograph book, and a themed lanyard permitting entry to the infamous Deathtrap Dungeon.

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Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon by Sir Ian Livingstone
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• Fighting Fantasy: The Dungeon on Blood Island
By Sir Ian Livingstone andIain McCaig (Illustrator)
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Are you brave enough to enter the Dungeon of Despair? Jealous of the fame and fortune that Baron Sukumvit’s Deathtrap Dungeon has brought him, his brother Lord Carnuss spends five years using an army of slaves to build the ultimate dungeon challenge on Blood Island.

Offering a prize of the Golden Orb of Fang, he challenges all-comers to risk their lives to find the Golden Orb and escape with it alive.

Filled with deadly creatures, lethal traps, and horrific surprises, danger lurks at every turn in this Fighting Fantasy adventure.

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