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Just a quick note here if you're at fantasy con in Chester?  Was it Chester? Probably, anyway if you are going you'll know where it is so that's cool.  Anyway, here is where I am and what I am doing.


7.30 – The Edward Room

I’ve No Idea What I’m Doing Mike Brooks (m), Russell Smith, RJ Barker, Allanah Hunt, Jeanette Ng

10pm – The Victoria Room

Dungeons and Disorderly Module T1: The Temple of Elemental Weevils - Powder, Stewart Hotston, Lee Harris, Mike Brooks, RJ Barker, Penny Reeve, David Moore (m) Nate Crowley (m)



10am – The Victoria Room

When Magic Goes Wrong Katherine Inskip (m), Steve Mchugh, Ruth de Haas, RJ Barker, Ren Warom

11am – The Victoria

Breaking the Glass Slipper (Live) Lucy Hounsom, Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, RJ Barker, Claire North

12pm – The Disraeli Reading Room

(I am sooo looking forward to this, I love reading and people always seem to really enjoy it so do bob along.)

Then on Sunday I'll be at the British Fantasy Society awards where I am up for Best Novel and Best Newcomer. Doubt I'll win anything but it is nice to be on the shortlists. See you there, or not.

THEN, We go to MCM Comicon the weekend after where I'll be among the guest authors doing a whole host of stuff.


16:00pm – 16:45pm – Creator Stage: Fighting Fit – Crafting fantastic action – Authors Peter McLean (Priest of Bones) Claire North (84K) Gavin Smith (The Bastards Legion) Christa Faust (Batman: A Killing Joke) and Kim Curran (Slay) join moderator and Author RJ Barker (King of Assassins) to discuss what makes a great action scene in fantastic fiction.


17:00pm – 17:30pm – Forbidden Planet SIGNINGPeter McLean (Priest of Bones) Claire North (84K) RJ Barker (King of Assassins) Gavin Smith (The Bastard Legion) Christa Faust (Batman: A Killing Joke) Kim Curran (Slay)



12:00pm – 12:45pm – Creator Stage: Orbit Presents – Orbit Authors Nicholas Eames (Bloody Rose) Tasha Suri (Empire of Sand) Mike Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts) Tade Thompson (Rosewater) Heather Child (Everything About You) RJ Barker (King of Assassins) Stephen Aryan (Mage Born) talk all things Orbit


13:00pm – 13:45pm – Creator Stage: Diversity in Fiction – Authors Marieke Nikamp (Before I Let Go) Micah Yongo (Lost Gods) Temi Oh (Do you Dream of Terra-Two) Tasha Suri (Empire of Sand) and Jeanette NG (Under the Pendulum Sun)  join moderator and Author RJ Barker (King of Assassins) todiscuss the importance of diversity in today’s fantastic fiction, the strides that have been made, and the work that still needs to be done.


13:00pm – 13:30pm – Forbidden Planet SIGNINGI'm not actually doing this as it clashed with the above thing but if for some reason you want me to sign something just grab me.


Then I'll be at AGES OF ESCAFIELD in Sheffield doing a thing on plot and character at 11.30 (Ish) hanging about a bit before haring off to HULL for a HULL SFF thing at Hull Waterstones. I am a bit flaky and can't remember the time, about six ish or something. Anyway. It will be fun and there are other cool writers there too. THEN it's SLEDGELIT on Saturday the 24th of November. Not 100% what I'm doing yet but I am doing stuff so if you're near Derby drop in.

Aren't I just the busiest little bee.

By the way, if you're doing a thing, a con or a podcast or whatever and you want me to appear then I like doing things and my contact details are in the CONTACT bit of the website which is HERE so drop me a note and we'll see what we can do.






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