Andromeda One is a one-day SF, fantasy and horror convention taking place this Saturday (21st September 2013 at the Custard Factory in Birmingham
With a guest list that includes Marvel comics writer and SF author Paul Cornell, SF author Jaine Fenn, horror author Adam Nevill and Rog Peyton, it brings together a host of science fiction, fantasy and horror writers and publishers for a day loaded with book launches, kaffeek latches, panels, signings, writing and publishing workshops and much more.
The event includes sessions with an impressive range of speakers including Chris Amies, Jacey Bedford, Misa Buckley (SFR) Mike Chinn, Theresa Derwin, Alchemy Press & Editor/Writer Jan Edwards, SF Writer Janet Edwards, Simon Marshall-Jones of Spectral Press, Adrian Middleton, Stan Nicholls and Anne Gay/Nicholls, Mark West and Ian Whates.
• Andromeda One runs from 11.00am to 10.00pm with Dealer’s Room open at 09.00am and early bird kaffeek latches from 08.30 am. Single tickets are £27.00 or group ticket for five people, £110.00. More info: http://terror-tree.co.uk/andromeda-one/
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.