We're well and truly on the final countdown to Edge-Lit now, with just two days to go until the big day, and things are coming together apace at this stage.
But of course proceedings kick off tomorrow night, where I'll be giving an introduction to THE CALL OF CTHULHU, which will be followed by a screening of the superb THE THING. If you wanted to pick up your tickets for our opening double-header, you can grab them at http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/thing-call-cthulhu-18. What better way to enjoy Friday 13th than to enjoy some superb horror screenings?
As for the day itself, we've got our wonderful team of volunteers ready for the day, goodie bags all set to be stuffed, and a top line-up of talent ready to descend upon QUAD for the event. Add into that a jam-packed programme of events, our fabulous raffle and the sparkling quiz, and this promises to be an event not to be missed.
So it's a random mixture of updates for this morning, just to keep everyone in the loop on what to expect!
Unfortunately Angry Robot publishers Marc Gascoigne has had to pull out of the event - but fear not, Marc will be replaced by Mike Shevdon on the 'The Writer and the Internet' panel, and Angry Robot Editor Lee Harris will be stepping onto the 'Breaking into Writing' panel.
Just sorting out for both raffle and quiz prizes, and we'll actually have 4 sets of PS Publishing books to give away at the raffle, plus I've added some new spot prizes to the quiz for those quick-fire answers!
Our registration desk will be upstairs, and as a little bonus for everyone I'll be keeping a steady supply of Haribo there throughout the day. As I'm sure you all know, any great event is founded on the twin pillars of sugar and caffeine... plus kids and grown-ups do love it so.
Each goodie bag will contain at least two books per person, plus our programme leaflet and a host of other flyers and information. By the time I sort through all of our fantastic books to give away, the early birds among you may even be getting three freebies (that rolls off the tongue...)
We'll have twelve tables in the dealers' room, as Exaggerated Press have swooped to claim our final table. Expect plenty of bargains and a great buzz throughout!
That's all for this morning - much more to follow later today, including our finalised raffle list! If you've still not got that ticket, you can pick one up at http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/edge-lit-day-ticket or pop along on the day and grab one from QUAD's Box Office on the ground floor of the building.