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    Thanks, Tom. A good time was had. It was nice to...

    Thanks, Tom. A good time was had. It was nice to put more faces to names and to meet up again with those who attended last year's World Fantasy Convention.

    Re: projects - barring the odd short...
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    Just as poignant would be my purchase of Cemetery...

    Just as poignant would be my purchase of Cemetery Dance's The Century's Best Horror Fiction. I spotted both volumes on a dealer's table at FantasyCon and was immediately drawn to them. It was only...
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    The most notable absence from FantasyCon 2014 was...

    The most notable absence from FantasyCon 2014 was Graham Joyce, whose illness had taken a turn for the worse in the run-up to the event. Despite this, it was a sad shock to learn yesterday of his...
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    I splashed out on the limited edition of Gary...

    I splashed out on the limited edition of Gary McMahon's The End, another book launch at FantasyCon:

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    The End by Gary McMahon...
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    Adam Nevill was also there to launch his upcoming...

    Adam Nevill was also there to launch his upcoming novel, due for release at the end of October:

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    No One Gets Out Alive by Adam...
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    The convention hosted a number of book launches....

    The convention hosted a number of book launches. One of the most popular ones was for this little number:

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    The Spectral Book of...
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    Good evening, Dancesters. Having recently...

    Good evening, Dancesters. Having recently returned from FantasyCon 2014 I have all sorts of purchases and signed stuff to show off.

    First up here is a shot of the assorted free books gleaned at...
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    Thanks, guys. Am I the only one who would pay...

    Thanks, guys. Am I the only one who would pay good money to read "The Corpse That Wouldn't Die"? Still gives me a chuckle!
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    To mark the return of Doctor Who next week, here...

    To mark the return of Doctor Who next week, here are a trio of books by Mark Gatiss featuring the wonderfully icy Lucifer Box.

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    Thanks, Tom. They should keep me going for a few...

    Thanks, Tom. They should keep me going for a few years. :)
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    I also extended my Cemetery Dance collection,...

    I also extended my Cemetery Dance collection, finding a batch of issues that neatly preceded mine. Here they are, fresh from the box:

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    A recent splurge on magazines has seen one's...

    A recent splurge on magazines has seen one's collection swell further. Here's a heads-up of what may be a theme to my collection thread in the near future:
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    Here's another cool item for any fantasy fans,...

    Here's another cool item for any fantasy fans, with an eyecatching cover of an implausibly fiery battleaxe by Dominic Harman:

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    I like the look of those magazine slipcases. I've...

    I like the look of those magazine slipcases. I've been humming and hawing about preordering four or five of those myself, but I think the shipping would give me palpatations!

    Thanks for posting a...
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    It's like the publishers knew something about our...

    It's like the publishers knew something about our climate! :D
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    Ah! No worries. I've a few months to plan a few...

    Ah! No worries. I've a few months to plan a few things. :)
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    I found a few bars in DC that promise a good...

    I found a few bars in DC that promise a good old-fashioned pub quiz, which amuses me no end. Yes, I'll have travelled thousands of miles to take part in the very thing I need only cross the road for...
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    Hi Martin! I think my copy may be an early-bird...

    Hi Martin! I think my copy may be an early-bird as I've got an ad running inside. :)

    Any suggestions you have are most welcome. I'll be staying at the same hotel in which WFC is taking place,...
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    Thanks, Theli! I should get my WFC 2013 haul out...

    Thanks, Theli! I should get my WFC 2013 haul out of my system just in time to attend this year's shindig in Washington. That's right, folks, Mr Poll is heading Stateside!

    I haven't quite figured...
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    And I suppose we can't really talk Joe Hill...

    And I suppose we can't really talk Joe Hill without mentioning this:

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    Mr Mercedes by Stephen King (UK Hardcover) by lucian.poll, on...
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    The UK trade hardcover of NOS2R2 loses out to the...

    The UK trade hardcover of NOS2R2 loses out to the US's NOS4A2, IMHO, but is much improved with a signature and a doodle on the inside:
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    I love the scaly-textured cover on the UK trade...

    I love the scaly-textured cover on the UK trade paperback of Horns:

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    Horns by Joe Hill: cover. by lucian.poll, on Flickr
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    Meanwhile, back with Joe Hill... ...

    Meanwhile, back with Joe Hill...

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    Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill: cover. by lucian.poll, on Flickr
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    I also managed to get Peter Crowther's signature...

    I also managed to get Peter Crowther's signature too. He seemed surprised to see the comic, albeit in a good way!

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    Rustle, from...
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    Which reminds me... Here are a few issues of...

    Which reminds me... Here are a few issues of Grave Tales that Joe Hill signed for me, which was pretty mighty cool:

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    Grave Tales #6...
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