Reality Check: Future Publishing? part 2

Reality Check: Future Publishing? part 2

Tom Hunter (Arthur C. Clarke Awards Administrator), Paul Graham-Raven (editor-in-chief of the science fiction webzine Futurismic), Paul Rainey (creator of serialised web and print comics Book of Lists and There’s No Time Like The Present), Gary Gibson (novelist – Nova War / Stealing Light) and Dave Bradley (Editor-in-Chief of SFX magazine) conclude their talk about the Future of Publishing in the iPad / Kindle age, looking at the synesthethic reaction to real books and the interative nature of downloaded / online content. Also features questions by Alex Fitch (Resonance FM) and John Freeman (Doctor Who Magazine)… (part 2 of 2)

Recorded live at Sci-Fi London 9, Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Spring 2010 (recorded and edited by Alex Fitch)

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at / listen to part 1

Links: Paul Rainey’s website
Gary Gibson’s blog
SFX magazine website
Paul Raven’s Futurismic website
Arthur C. Clark awards website

Listen to Alex’s interview with Paul Rainey about his work

Recommended events:

Screenings at The Alibi

The fun ‘Film Club’ at The Alibi in Dalston continues with more free, classic movies on the big screen in January. Now with an earlier start time of 8pm.

10th Jan // The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
17th Jan // Anchorman (2004)
24th Jan // Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
31st Jan // American Movie (1999)

Free Every Monday from 7pm (film at 8pm)
The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High St

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Call for Mechanical Elephant strips

As part of their ‘First Fridays’ events, Marine Studios in Margate are putting together an exhibition that looks at comics, graphic novels and sequential art.

Featuring work from a range of local and international artists and writers, live talk from guest speaker Paul Gravett, more comics than you can stand, and the chance to discuss your work and ideas.

To kick start proceedings prior to the show they are inviting submissions for a two page comic under the title: ‘Mechanical Elephant’. All ideas are welcome to inspire, amuse, terrify and entertain. There are no limits other than sticking to the two page rule (206 x 280 mm each, in either portrait or landscape), and of course, don’t forget the Mechanical Elephant!
Send your entries (jpeg, pdf, tif, eps or mov format) with the subject ‘Mechanical Elephant’ to: Kam [at] or Rick [at]

The deadline for entries is 21st January 2011. Marine Studios will display the finished artwork and as much of the preparatory work as possible in their show beginning 4th February 2011 at Marine Studios, Margate.

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Laydeez do Comics January meeting

Guest Speakers:

Corinne Pearlman: Cartoonist, designer and illustrator.
Co-coordinator of Cartoon County, the Sussex Association of Cartoonists and Comic Strip Artists.
Creative Director of Comic Company, and Myriad Editions

Erica Smith: Editor and Creator of Girl Frenzy, the UK’s only underground girl zine. First Published in ’91.

Ilya: British comic book writer and artist.
Creator of Bic who appeared in a self-published series of comics (now collected as Skidmarks). His first (not graphic) novel The Clay Dreaming was published in 2010.

Monday 24 January 2011, 6.30-9.30pm, The Rag Factory, Henage Street (off Brick Lane), London E1 5LJ

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Tom Hunter at Sci-Fi London, photo (c) 2010 Craig Grobler

Tom Hunter at Sci-Fi London, photo (c) 2010 Craig Grobler