Last year Newcon Press published my fantasy novel The Unlikely World of Faraway Frankie and did a beautiful job of it. Newcon supremo Ian Whates has done some fantastic things with the Press over the years. Five years, to be precise, and he’s such a nice guy he’s even putting on a birthday party.
This is what he has to say on the subject:
Incredible though it may seem (I know it does to me), Time Pieces, our first publication, was released as long ago as 2006. The mathematicians among you will already have spotted that this means NewCon Press has reached the ripe old age of five. To celebrate this momentous event, I’m hosting a party at a London pub, to which you are cordially invited. Venue: The Cittie of Yorke public house, Holborn, London on Saturday 9 July from 1.00pm.
The event will also mark the release of our latest title: A Glass of Shadow, a short story collection by Liz Williams with an introduction by Tanith Lee.
Attendees can look forward to: Free alcohol (until my money runs out). A free limited edition booklet of original fiction from various Newcon Press authors. Special party-crash bargains on several current Newcon Press titles. The opportunity to meet and chat to a host of NewCon Press authors and contributors.
Those who have confirmed attendance to date include: Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Keith Brooke, Eric Brown, Pat Cadigan, Andrew Hook, Dave Hutchinson, Philip Palmer, Stephen Palmer, Sarah Pinborough, Kari Sperring and Ian Watson.
So please, feel free to come and make merry! Anyone is welcome to simply turn up on the day, though if you do know for certain in advance, please let me know, as this will give me some idea of how much money I’ll need to put behind the bar!
As the good man says, I’ll be there. And I hope you will too.