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The London Book Fair has announced that comic writer and author Neil Gaiman will give the opening keynote speech at the fifth Digital Minds Conference in London on Sunday 14th April.
Neil is internationally recognised via his bestselling novels: American Gods and Coraline, graphic novels, films and TV programmes. His presence on social media via his blog and Twitter as @neilhimself has elevated him to superstar status and nurtured a vast, loyal and vocal online community of readers for his works.
“As a writer whose stories cross genres, Gaiman enjoys success across multiple media embodying all of the themes that the Digital Minds Conference will explore in its fifth edition,” say the organisers.
The wide range of speakers at the event includes Darren Nash, Digital Publisher for Gollancz, Orion’s SF & fantasy imprint, where he runs the SF Gateway initiative; and Eric Huang, the New Business/IP Acquisitions Director for the Penguin Children’s Group in London whose team work on apps, game-like books, and books.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
Categories: British Comics