The next four weeks are going to be really busy for me so I apologise now if the ensuing blog posts are somewhat short or even none-existent. With that in mind I’m going to talk about everything I’ve achieved this past year and what I hope to achieve going ahead.
Back in 2018 I attended four events with Camelot 2050, my goal during 2019 was twelve. In the end I managed ten but, considering one of those events was WorldCon I think I can forgive myself. So far this year I’ve attended;
- The Enchanted Market (Reading),
- EasterCon (by Ytterbium, Heathrow),
- London Film and Comic Con Spring (by Showmasters)
- Portsmouth Comic Con (by GoGeek events),
- CollectorMania (by ShowMasters at the NEC Birmingham),
- WorldCon Dublin,
- NorCon at the Norfolk Showgrounds.
Still to come I have;
- Worthing Wormhole,
- DragonMeet (at the Novotel Hammersmith)
I must say I met so many wonderful people and made so many new friends who are really enthusiastic about Camelot and my upcoming projects that I really can’t begin to say ‘thank you’ enough to everyone who’s followed me on social media or come up to chat at the conventions and shows. The series continues to sell and gain traction. Once I’ve completed a couple of new projects and really settled into the next series it might be time for those revised editions I’ve been considering to really polish the Camelot Books and bring them up to the standard YOU deserve.
One of the reasons for doing a year in review now is because I’m already elbow deep in scheduling next year. A lot of these events are already on that list (some will fall by the wayside) with a likely return to Sheffield FCC thrown in. Those paying close attention will see there are Literary cons, Trade cons and Games conventions on there. This coming year I’ll be pushing some of the other independent projects that I have contributed to by Isolation Games, table-top games like ‘Age of Steel’ and ‘Tormented’ will be going on my table. That, of course, doesn’t include the other projects with Onyx Path and Dirty Vortex. The Contagion Chronicles, Dark Era’s 2 and Solemn Vale all draw closer to general release so watch out for them.
As far as Camelot 2050 is concerned there are two shorts written and in editing and I’ll be looking for anthologies or magazines to take them up while I work on not one, not two, but three new, original novels. Two stand-alone pieces aimed at full publication and the first novel of the long talked-about Bentley Pennywhistle Chronicles (think Lord of the Rings meets Lock, Stock and Two Smokin’ Barrels). I’ll keep my ear to the ground for new RPG projects to sign onto and my nose to the grindstone writing my new material. Look to see me at GoGeek, Ytterbium and ShowMasters events throughout the year and I’ll update on other events I book onto.