Thanks to Cat Sparks, here’s a sneak peek at two upcoming Agog Press anthologies, each with stories by yours truly inside their papered guts:

Scary Food is a collection of short horror tales with accompanying recipes: Rabbit, Run is my entry, along with a recipe for rabbit stew that isn’t so horrifying in its own right, but does contain some rather accurate instructions on how to kill your rabbit.

Canterbury 2100 translates the form and intent of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to a post-apocalyptic setting. (A full explanation of just how can be found here) It’s a double-Battjob, containing both my own The Metawhore’s Love Story and Lyn’s The Conductor’s Tale. I’ve read a couple of the stories already, and it’s shaping as an absolute cracker.

Purdy, ain’t they? You’ll be able to get them from the Agog Press soon.


If you didn’t make it to the KSP Minicon on Sunday, well, you missed a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging occasion. The focus was very much on writing and writers (I’m tempted to say ‘this was the con we rescued from the fans’, a la Swancon 2006) but there was much socialising, coffee and mini-muffins, and banter for all. It was the most relaxed and happy day I’ve spent at a convention in a long time.

Pity you missed it.

Adrian & Michelle Bedford share a joke with Lyn, while Dave Luckett and Stephen Dedman get up to no good in the background

Three wise men: Simon Haynes, Bevan McGuiness, Russell Farr

How to Escape The Slushpile: Everyone’s Gotta Opinion!

Lyn makes with the funnies as Janet Blagg and Alisa Krasnostein show their appreciation


Oh, you meet some weirdos in our line of work, you really do.

One of the nicest, and frankly, most attractive, is the Manchild known as John Robertson: fanboy, bon vivant, wearer of natty purple jackets, and as of quite recently, winner of the national Green Faces Comedy Competition, the final of which was held in Canberra. Swanconners already know John’s non-stop and wildly inventive comedy style, so it comes as no surprise that he’s beginning to garner wider attention. Those who haven’t seen him in action (and those who have) should catch him at Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den tomorrow night and Friday.

Let me lick your shoulderblades……


It’s the KSP Minicon today.

It starts at 10am. You don’t have anything else you’d rather be doing today. I expect to see you there.

(A small change in the program, btw: Martin Livings has announced he won’t be coming, and as it always takes two people to replace a man of his stature, the part of Martin will be played by me and Rusty Farr. Sort of like a pantomime horse. I’m assuming I’ll be the ass end, as usual…)