It's Friday, and as such it can only be time for one thing - our staggeringly random mixture of news on Edge-Lit! We've had a lot of awesome updates in the last week, including the announcement that Graham Joyce will be taking part in the event, so here are a few more snippets that will hopefully whet your appetite for the event...
More additions to the raffle, including another fantastic HP Lovecraft prize and some signed Peter F Hamilton goodness. We should have at least 25 lots at the event, and of course you'll have to be in it to win it. For the superstitious among you, we'll have tickets available in a whole host of colours!
I've been arranging some books for sale, so if you swing by the dealers room you'll be able to get some superb bargains at the Edge-Lit table, which I am sure will be equalled by the remainder of our fantastic dealers.
Our four film screenings will each be having a speaker to introduce them and give some insight into both the work of HP Lovecraft and the films themselves. Thus far I can confirm that yours truly will be introducing THE CALL OF CTHULHU (quote possibly my favourite short story of all time) and horror author Simon Bestwick will be stepping to the plate for Lucio Fulci's THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY. More news on the other two intros to follow.
I'm working away at the Edge-Lit Quiz, and not only will there be a prize for the top scoring team, but also a host of spot prizes that will be given out throughout the event. It should be a blast if you're not heading into our superb HP Lovecraft screenings!
We're expecting plenty of interest over the next couple of weeks, including an interview and feature in the Derby Evening Telegraph in the near future. We're also featured in QUAD's July brochure, which you'll be able to pick up all around Derby and beyond.
With only two weeks to go, we're going to have lots of big updates in the next fortnight, including confirmation of who is going to be speaking on which panels, the full range of workshop subjects, the final list of raffle prizes, plus loads more! So be sure to head back here for all the latest, or check out the info and booking at our QUAD webpage at http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/edge-lit-day-ticket.
And don't forget to come and join us in Twitter - @EdgeLitDerby - where we'll be busy posting aplenty!
Thanks a lot