Micheal Cobley

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Hi ho, hi ho, its off to Derby we go!

Posted on June 11th 2010 | Leave a comment
 

Yessirreebob, for tomorrow is Alt.Fiction, held at the Derby Quad in the centre, and yr hmble scribe will be making his presence known at a couple of events in the afternoon, to whit -

1pm – Orbit Authors signing, being me and Kate Griffin

2pm – Podcast group interview, ‘The Future Of The Future’, involving me, Tony Ballantyne and Colin Harvey.

You can see more on the programme and the Quad at this link:

http://altfiction.co.uk/

 
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Alt.Fiction: One-Day SF,Fantasy & Horror Festival In Derby

Posted on May 31st 2010 | Leave a comment
 

And I’m going! Yes, for it came to pass that yours truly was asked if I’d like to attend, and having only been to Derby once (for the first EMMA Electronic Music festival back in ’94), I thought the only answer could be ‘Aye, no problem!’

Alt.Fiction will take place on Saturday, June 12th, at the Derby Quad in the centre of the town, with its program starting about 10am I think. I have thus far got 3 events scheduled, being

1pm – a signing session for myself and Kate Griffin, both of us being Orbit authors

2pm – podcast on new writers and breaking in to the biz

3pm – podcast on writing SF: the future of the Future

Take a look at the link below, which leads to the Alt.Fiction website – you will notice that my name is not in the sidebar list, but not to worry about that – where you’ll find out lots more detail, events and ticket prices etc.

http://altfiction.co.uk/

 
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Status Report: I Can Breathe Again

Posted on May 26th 2010 | Leave a comment
 

As luck would have it, I came down with a crippling bug which disabled my sinusses just in time for my visit to London for the SFX Summer of Reading bash at Waterstones. I still went, and acquitted myself with honour, came back and had to endure another 10 days of congestion hell. It felt as if my head was full of hot toffee for a week and a half.

Anyhow, with antibiotics and relentless application of decongestants (Asda brand, 16 for a pound, or Sudafed 16 for about £2.80; tough choice, huh?) I can breathe and, after a fashion, think again. I’m still afflicted with gummy phlegm and irritated coughs etc (dont wanna get into TMI territory but you can figure it out), so I am now firing on about 8 outa 10 barrels and the writing is going well.

I’m just praying that I dont get any other surprise infections by the time the 2nd week in June rolls round, as yours truly has been invited to the 1-day SF festival, Alt-Fiction, being held at the Derby Quad in Derby on Saturday, June 12th. For more info see the link -

http://altfiction.co.uk/

 
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