Friday, 1 August 2014

Gamebook Friday: Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 featuring YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

There are now just 9 days left in which you can purchase your ticket for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014, which is attracting guests from all over the world*.

The event will feature the official book launch of YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, which in turn features the artwork of numerous famous Fighting Fantasy artists. The softback edition of YOU ARE THE HERO will be out in September, and the first place it will be available is Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014.


* And Southampton.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Fighting Fantasy 2014 - Deadline for tickets sales extended!

Good news! Today was supposed to be the very last day when you could buy tickets for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014, but due to popular demand (and because we have been able to renegotiate the lead times needed to produce various items) we have been able to extend the ticket sales deadline to Sunday 10 August!

So, if you were hoping to come to Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 but funds were too tight at the end of July or the timing of ticket sales just didn't quite work for you, you now have an extra 10 days in which to secure your place at the world's first dedicated Fighting Fantasy convention.

Keep spreading the word about the event and make sure you've got your ticket, and prepare for the gaming event of the year!


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 - Featuring the Warlock of Firetop Mountain

There is now just 1 day left in which you can buy tickets for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014...

A number of people who are already attending have asked if they can come in costume. The answer is, of course you can, and there has been so much interest in dressing up as a Fighting Fantasy adventurer, or one of your favourite villains from the books, that we've introduced a brand new event to the schedule for the day.

Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 is going to feature a costume competition, voted for by those attending, and with the prize of a framed, signed Blood of the Zombies poster on offer.

So what are you waiting for? Purchase your ticket for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 and start preparing your Zagor costume today!


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 - Featuring Guests of Honour, Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone

There are now just 2 days left in which to buy your tickets for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014...

 Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014, and the launch of YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, wouldn't be happening if it wasn't for two individuals who, since their humble beginnings at Altrincham Grammar School, have grown to become veritable gaming legends in their own lifetime - Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone!

Earlier this year, Steve and Ian were inducted into the UK Games Expo Hall of Fame, adding yet enough award to the prestigious collection the two of them have between them (including a Professorship and a CBE).

Steve and Ian are the Guests of Honour at this September's Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 - the first dedicated FF convention in the world - where they will be speaking about the history of Fighting Fantasy, as well as running an auction, and another very special surprise event! And best of all, attendees at the con will be able to hang out with them at Port Blacksand's Black Lobster Tavern!

Also appearing on the day is Russ Nicholson, the artist who illustrated Steve and Ian's first ever gamebook - The Warlock of Firetop Mountain - as well as Steve's first solo outing, The Citadel of Chaos. So buy your ticket today (before it's too late) and come and meet the guys on Sunday 7 September. You might even be persuaded to buy them a pint. ;-)




There's never been an event like it, so book your place at Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 today! And tell all your friends!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 - Featuring Malcolm Barter and the Fighting Fantasy Exhibition

There are now just 3 days left in which to buy your tickets for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014...

In yet another coup for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014The Forest of Doom artist Malcolm Barter is going to be joining us at the DoubleTree Hilton, Ealing, on Sunday 7 September.

Malcolm's unique artwork appears in YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, which has a whole chunk of one chapter given over to Ian Livingstone's The Forest of Doom and which will be launching at the event. So why not come along and get Malcolm to sign your copy on the day?


Another of the highlights of the day is going to be an exhibition of rare and unique items from the history of Fighting Fantasy - everything from original artwork, to miniatures, to hand-written manuscripts!

There's never been an event like it, so book your place at Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 today! And tell all your friends!

Thought for the Day

"We use words to understand each other and even, sometimes, to find each other."

~ Jose Saramago, Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 - Featuring guest artist John Blanche

There are now just 4 days left in which to buy your tickets for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014...

In what has to be quite some coup for Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014Sorcery! and Clash of the Princes artist John Blanche is going to be joining us in Ealing on Sunday 7 September.

Yes - the John Blanche, whose mind now works feverishly to create the quasi-Medieval worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000.

John's unique artwork appears in YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, which has a whole chapter given over to the Sorcery! series, and which will be launching at the event. So why not come along and get John to sign your copy on the day?