Monday, 4 December 2017

Dice Men: The History of Games Workshop Unbound!

Some exciting news broke at Dragonmeet over the weekend. If you haven't already heard, Unbound will be publishing a new book about the early years of Games Workshop.

Dice Men: Games Workshop the Early Years 1975 to 1985 is co-authored by Steve Jackson, Ian Livingstone and Jamie Thomson. Steve and Ian need no introduction, and Jamie Thomson will be best known to Fighting Fantasy fans as the co-author of Talisman of Death, Sword of the Samurai and The Keep of the Lich-Lord, but he was also an employee of Games Workshop in those early days.

We've already had the history of FF gamebooks by Jonathan Green, which currently runs to two volumes and which touched on the foundation of Games Workshop, but Dice Men will explore that seminal time in much greater detail. It will take the form of a full colour, highly illustrated hardback over 300 pages long, A4 (210mm x 297mm) printed on 140gsm gloss art stock, with colour printed endpapers and a bookmark ribbon.

To find out more about this very special book, and to pledge your support to the project, follow this link.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Fighting Fantasy at Dragonmeet 2017

Celebrate 35 years of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks at Dragonmeet this Saturday, 2nd December.

Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, the co-creators of the world's most popular gamebook series, will be giving a talk, to mark this incredible milestone, at 1:00pm.

Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone
1982 - 2017

The day-long event runs from 10:00am until midnight, and Fighting Fantasy historian Jonathan Green will also be there, selling copies of YOU ARE THE HERO Parts 1 and 2.

Not only that, but Fox Yason Audio (producers of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain audio drama) will also be in attendance.

If you're attending the event, remember to stop by stands K5, K6 and K7 and say hello.

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Freeway Fighter signing at Forbidden Planet

Fighting Fantasy co-creator Ian Livingstone, legendary SF&F artist Jim Burns, and comic book artist Simon Coleby were at Forbidden Planet on Saturday to sign copies of Ian Livingstone's FREEWAY FIGHTER - the limited edition comic book series from Titan Comics - written by Andi Ewington and drawn by Simon Coleby, with colours by Len O'Grady and lettering by Jim Campbell - which has now been collected as a paperback graphic novel.

The new Ian Livingstone's FREEWAY FIGHTER looking resplendent within its Jim Burns cover.

Signed book plates.

Some very limited edition giclee prints of Jim Burns' cover art for Freeway Fighter.

It wasn't just Ian Livingstone's FREEWAY FIGHTER that was on sale and available for signing at Forbidden Planet on Saturday!

Fans gather to meet the guests and have their treasures signed.

Jim Burns, Ian Livingstone and Simon Coleby ready to sign!

The signing session gets under way.

It was great to see fans who discovered Freeway Fighter and Fighting Fantasy when they were young introducing the next generation of children to the wonders of interactive gamebooks and graphic novels.

Forbidden Planet also had a limited of number of copies of Jim Burns' artwork collection Hyperluminal on sale on the day, which Jim was also happy to sign.

Special thanks to Fighting Fantasy stalwart James Aukett for the photographs, and if you weren't able to make it to Forbidden Planet at the weekend, Ian Livingstone will be appearing at Dragonmeet this Saturday, 2nd December, where he will be giving a talk about Fighting Fantasy and his hopes for the future of the series.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Freeway Fighter signing at Forbidden Planet today!

If you're in London tomorrow, why not stop by the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue, between 1pm and 2pm, where Ian Livingstone, Jim Burns and Simon Coleby will be signing copies of the collected trade paperback of Titan Comics' Ian Livingstone's FREEWAY FIGHTER?

Ian will also be signing any other Fighting Fantasy merchandise you care to take along to the event.