August 11th, 2014

nine worlds geekfest

This weekend I went to my first Nine Worlds Geekfest! I did four events, but my big one was introducing CAKES IN SPACE, my brand-new book with Philip Reeve, and Oxford University Press came up with some pre-launch copies just for the convention. Philip and I performed in costume, of course.

And we certainly weren't the only ones who dressed up! My studio mate Lauren O'Farrell had knitted a giant hammer just for the occasion. Here she is with a sword-bearing Andrew Coulson on the bridge. The hotel (the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow) was cool; it had lots of bridges, glassy atriums, waterfalls, ponds and strange air ducts.

Photo from Lauren's Instagram

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My next events - on Friday - are at World Con, otherwise known as LonCon3, and you can find out more over on their website here.