Talking The Talk

Posted: June 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hey all, I know, I know – it’s been a while. I’m claiming ‘busy’ this time rather than lazy though. Just come back from holiday and soon will be going into my almost annual stint as a Tudor. But this weekend, something new and interesting for me, and I really should tell you all about it!

I’ve been asked to do a talk at Nerd East – that’s Durham University Students’ Union’s ever growing con. I will be doing a joint speaking spot with this man: Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt series, which you should check out if you haven’t already.

Following a few chats, we are somewhat collaborating on a talk on writing, followed by a joint Q & A session. My side of things will be a little something on the Urban Fantasy genre and our link to roleplaying games. Given our audience will be in the serious majority those of roleplaying game tendencies – including myself and Adrian, this seemed like the way forward.

I’ve been asked to talk about two of my great passions in life. It’s an honour and a privilege, and I hope that what I do lives up to it. I’m kind of new to this side of things, but I can tell you now that I’m most certainly going to enjoy the experience!

If you can get along, you should come along – it’s going to be a lot of fun. What I will do next week is a longer post with how it went, and what I ended up talking about. This may or may not bring us round to how some of my characters came to be. I’ll try and record some of the Q&A as well, because I reckon it’ll be interesting.  I shall also be bringing more news, as I get it, on the upcoming release date for Misery’s Tear. Strange as this may seem, I actually can’t wait to have a copy in my hands. It’ll make this whole exciting journey this year feel that bit more real!

Until next time then…

  1. Good luck Russ! Sounds like a good gig & chance to talk about the book.

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