New London convention “Nine Worlds” debuts in August

Nine Worlds 2013 PosterNine Worlds is a new multi-genre convention in London taking place the weekend of 9–11 August 2013 for fans of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, cosplay, anime, science and having a big party.

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 AaronovitchJaine FennStephen 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.

• Nine Worlds online: https://nineworlds.co.uk and on Facebook here and also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/London_Geekfest

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.



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