As part of a fund raising night to support London radio station Resonance FM, themed around the subject of silver, Alex Fitch will be talking to comic book writer and novelist Simon Spurrier about the Marvel comics character the Silver Surfer, who he penned in a recent mini-series called ‘In Thy Name’.
Alex and Simon will be discussing the character’s origins at London’s Vortex Club, on and off the page and aspects of space opera and eschatology in his appearances.
Simon is a regular contributor to 2000AD and has written several licensed works for the Black Library and Abaddon Press. More recently he’s written scripts for both Marvel and DC Comics and has launched Gutsville through Image. His first non-licensed prose work, Contract, was published by Hodder’s Headline Review in 2007.
Other guests on the night will include representatives of the V&A’s silver collection on the socio-economic and historical role silver played in British Imperialism; the BBC’s central Asia correspondent on the geo-politics of silver; London’s Pétanque society; a panel of art critics discussing Belgian surrealist René Magritte’s portrayal of silver and Mark Pilkinson on silver in relation to contemporary mythology and sci-fi.
• Panel Borders Live: Gleaming the Silver Surfer – 8.30pm Tuesday 7th September, The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ (London Overground Dalston stations). Web Link: www.vortexjazz.co.uk