Black Library Live 2012 – Preview 1 – Attending Authors

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In the run-up to Black Library Live 2012, Bane of Kings writes the first in a series of articles that will appear over the next few days that deal with the event. First up, Bane of Kings discusses the list of authors attending. And also introduces himself in third person.

As you’re well aware by now, or you should be if you’re a Black Library fan, that Black Library Live 2012 is just, as I type this, three days away. Yes, that’s right folks. Three days, until a major Black Library event that should keep us excited until Black Library Weekender, which is happening later this year. I’m also excited as this is my first time heading up not only for a Black Library Live event, but also a trip to the Warhammer World, the HQ of both Games Workshop and Black Library.

And, am I excited?

Hell yes. I’ll get to actually meet the authors who you’ll see below, pick up some Black Library books and possibly some artwork, and meet a few fellow Black Library-Boltholers, and fellow TFF members who I haven’t met before in real life. So yeah, this will be a completely new experience for me. But, I reckon I’ve rambled on for too long now, and instead – am going to move on to the topic which I’m meant to actually be writing about. The authors attending. Now, this is the biggest Black Library event of the year, or at least, until Black Library Weekender – so expect there to be lots of Authors heading up to Nottingham this Saturday. And, if you want to see who’s attending, look no further than this post.

 

WILLIAM KING

Now, if you’re a long-term fan of Black Library, chances are you’ll have heard of William King, author of the early Gotrek and Felix novels and the popular Ragnar Blackmane novels. He’ll be attending several panels at Black Library Live 2012, as well as  signing some books. He’ll be appearing in the following panels: Warhammer (11:25-12:15), William King Open Q+A session (12:30-13:30),  and will of course be available for signing during the following periods: (10:00-11:00), (15:00-16:00).

More by William King on TFF:

Blood of Aenarion (Lord of the Night’s Review), The Space Wolf Omnibus (Bane of Kings’ Review), Wolfblade (Bane of Kings’ Review)

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GRAHAM MCNEILL

Graham McNeill is another fan favourite, and the New-York-Times Bestselling Author of A Thousand Sons, and other such novels like the Ultramarines series and the Iron Warriors novels, will also be attending Black Library Live this year.  He’ll be attending the following panels: Graham McNeill Open Q+A session (12:30-13:30), Horus Heresy (15:00-16:00), and will be signing during the following times: (10:00-11:00), (11:15-12:25), (16:15-17:15)

More by Graham McNeill on TFF:

Storm of Iron (Lord of the Night’s Review), Defenders of Ulthuan and Sons of Ellyrion (Lord of the Night’s Review), Defenders of Ulthuan (Bane of Kings’ Review), Sons of Ellyrion (Bane of Kings’ Review), God King (Bane of Kings’ Review), The Outcast Dead (Bane of Kings’ Review), The Iron Warriors Omnibus (Bane of Kings’ Review)

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SARAH CAWKWELL

Sarah Cawkwell is a newcomer to Black Library, having launched her début novel last year with The Gildar Rift. She’s the only female Black Library author, and will be attending this year’s Black Library Live, and is at the following panels: Space Marines (10:00-11:00), Warhammer (11:15-12:15), Hammer and Bolter (16:15-17:15), and will be signing during the following period: (12:30-13:30),

More by Sarah Cawkwell on TFF:

The Gildar Rift (Lord of the Night’s Review), The Gildar Rift (Bane of Kings’ Review), Accursed Eternity (Shadowhawk’s Review)

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ROB SANDERS

Rob Sanders has written three novels for Black Library, Redemption Corps, Atlas Infernal and the yet-to-be-published Legion of the Damned, and is the next guest of honour at Black Library Live 2012. He’ll be at the following panels: Space Marines (10:00-11:00), Xenos (13:45-14:45), Horus Heresy (15:00-16:00), and will be signing during the following periods: (12:30-13:30), (16:15-17:15)

More by Rob Sanders on TFF:

Atlas Infernal (Lord of the Night’s Review), Legion of the Damned (Lord of the Night’s Review), Atlas Infernal (Bane of Kings’ Review), Legion of the Damned (Bane of Kings’ Review), Legion of the Damned (Shadowhawk’s Review)

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ANDY CHAMBERS

Andy Chambers, author of Path of the Renegade, will be heading up to Black Library Live 2012 along with the rest of the bunch of authors, and is attending the following seminar: Xenos (13:45-14:45). You can also get a book signed by him during the following periods: (10:00-11:00), (11:25-12:15), (15:00-16:00).

More by Andy Chambers on TFF:

Path of the Renegade (Lord of the Night’s Review)

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ANDY SMILIE 

Andy Smillie is the next author attending Black Library Live 2012, and can be found in the following Seminars: Space Marines (10:00-11:00), Black Library Audio (12:30-13:30), Hammer and Bolter (16:15-17:15), and will be signing in the following session: (11:15-12:15)

More by Andy Smilie (Not on TFF): 

Beneath the Flesh (Civilian Reader’s Review)

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JOSH REYNOLDS

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Josh Reynolds, author of Knight of the Blazing Sun, will also be attending, and will be present in the following seminars: Warhammer (11:15-12:15), Hammer and Bolter (16:15-17:15), and will be signing during the following periods (12:30-13:30), (15:00-16:00).

More by Josh Reynolds on TFF:

Knight of the Blazing Sun (Lord of the Night’s Review), Knight of the Blazing Sun (Bane of Kings’ Review), Knight of the Blazing Sun (Shadowhawk’s Review)

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GAV THORPE

Gav Thorpe is another author attending Black Library Live, author of the Horus Heresy novel Deliverance Lost, and is the penultimate on the list of authors that’ll be in Warhammer World on the 3rd of March. He’ll be showing up for the following panels: Space Marines (10:00-11:00), Warhammer (11:15-12:15), Black Library Audio (12:30-13:30), and the Horus Heresy (15:00-16:00) panel,  as well as being available for signing during the following session: (16-15-17:15).

More by Gav Thorpe on TFF:

The Bloody Handed (Lord of the Night’s Review), Deliverance Lost (Lord of the Night’s Review), Deliverance Lost (Bane of Kings’ Review), Raven’s Flight (Shadowhawk’s Review), Deliverance Lost (EJ Davies’ Review)

JOHN FRENCH 

John French is one of the few authors attending Black Library Live whose work has only appeared in short stories, and doesn’t have a full novel yet. However,he will be attending the following seminar: Hammer and Bolter (16:15-17:15), and will be signing during the following periods: (13:45-14:45)

More by John French on TFF:

The Last RembrancerAge of Darkness (Bane of Kings’ Review)
 
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Right, that’s all folks! The next Preview will be up tommorow, by a different TFF member, so stay tuned for that.
 
– Bane of Kings, Over and Out. 

 

Milo, aka Bane of Kings, is a SFF/Comic reader, and watches a lot of TV. His favourite authors are Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson & Iain M. Banks, whilst his favourite TV shows are Battlestar Galactica (2003), Person Of Interest, Firefly, Game of Thrones, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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