Should have commented earlier on Fantasycon, in York on the first weekend of September. It was, in fact, great, with good speakers, including the lovely Charlaine Harris; the Alchemy Press books launch, one of which (Urban Mythic 2) has a story of mine; a good poetry session, and lots of meeting up with friends old and new.

But it was without Graham Joyce, who died two days later, and I am very sad. I knew Graham slightly from previous Fantasycons and the British Fantasy Society; he was a brilliant writer, and someone with so much passion, energy, intellect, humour, generosity, wisdom, and downright goodness. So much the sort of person we need more of. If you don’t know his books, find and read them.

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