General Discussion: Your Views

Wow, that header sounds formal considering my prior letters columns titles have ranged from Battlefield and Letterbox to Post Mortem and Dispatches. Feel free to use this section to post any general comments about the site and its content. When appropriate I will of course answer any specific questions, but don't go taking advantage of me, you h…

Hammer’s House of Dezzer

Bloomin' 'eck, suddenly I'm having a busy time of it. Now I'm being whisked off to Manchester again to do an afternoon talk/Q&A on Hammer Films and my own contribution, House of Hammer, with quizzing inquisitor Adrian Salmon. Unlike last year's sell-out Audience with Dame Dezna, it's going to be a freebie. So if you're in central M'nchestaaah S…

Dundee Literary Festival 2010

Was flown north of the border (26-27 June) as a guest speaker at Dundee University's Literary Festival. And there was me thinking Scotland had its fair share of literary types without spending money on we(e) Sassenachs. Scary thing is nobody told me what I was meant to be talking about! But I think I managed to hoof it. L-R, back row: D…

Vworp 3: Doctor Who pubcon

Fer me sins, I've got caught up in another Doctor Who event... In Manchester at the Lass O'Gowrie pub (sensible venue!) on Sunday July 18 alongside actress & good buddy Sophie (Ace) Alred, director Graeme Harper, writers Terrance Dicks, Robert Shearman & Andrew Cartmel and artists Chris Achilleos and good egg Adrian Salmon. Hope to see some…

Horror Mags

One for horror film geeks: Famous Monsters of Filmland is being relaunched (yet again!) this summer as a quarterly. America's first horror film title, the Jim Warren published & Forry Ackerman edited mag was a strong influence on many leading film directors of today (and a few magazine editors!). Comics publisher IDW is handling the relaunc…