The British Fantasy Society, in conjunction with renowned London-headquartered science fiction, fantasy, and horror emporium Forbidden Planet, is bringing together a pumpkinfest of feted horror authors for the Mass Hallowe’en Signing & BFS Open Day Social on Saturday October 25th, at Forbidden Planet’s original 179 Shaftesbury Avenue chamber of horrors, kicking off at 10.00 am. Afterwards, there’ll be a sociable get-together at The Bloomsbury pub on Shaftesbury Avenue for book and horror talk, with free entry to both events.
Modestly titled “The Greatest Hallowe’en Signing of All Time,” the event assembles the following writers, illustrators, and editors, according to Forbidden Planet’s listing:
John Llewellyn Probert
Lynda E. Rucker
Simon Kurt Unsworth
According to the Forbidden Planet press alert, “there will be in-store give-aways” as well as prize draws for certain related purchases, and “for those who cannot make it into London, you can pre-order your signed books through the FORBIDDEN PLANET website.”
Numbers of participating writers seem to be rising all the time, so it’s worth keeping an eye on this one for any other names you might want to meet. Considering the caliber of the lineup already announced, though, it’s bound to be a scream …