Covering film and TV, Doctor Who, Steampunk and more, the guest list is enormous and wide ranging, including comic creators such as Paul Cornell, Cory Doctorow, Kieron Gillen and Barry Nugent, along with SF and Fantasy authors such as Ben Aaronovitch, Jaine Fenn, Stephen Hunt, Kim Newman, Rhianna Pratchett, Charlie Stross and James Swallow, as well as actors such as Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie, Torchwood‘s Kai Owen and Matthew Waterhouse, who played companion Adric in Doctor Who.
Check out the full guest list here, which also includes former Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures script editor Gary Russell, Roz Kaveney, Stan Nicholls, Professor Ian Stewart, Danie Ware and acclaimed alien life theorist Dr Jack Cohen.
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.