Conflux 10 will be chaired by Karen Herkes and will be held at Rydges Capital Hill. The theme: Walkabout: journeys of discovery and self-discovery. Further details and registrations will be available soon.
A new anthology edited by Amanda Pillar Blood will tell… blood holds memory… blood is sacrifice… blood is thicker than water… blood is life. Bloodlines will feature non-traditional horror stories, which take place in an urban fantasy setting. Give me stories about creatures that need blood to live, or blood to do magic, or whose blood is magic. Witches, shamans, faeries, ancient gods and humans can feature in this collection, so long as your story exudes magic and mystery. So long as you enchant me. As for the nitty-gritties: No science fiction stories will be accepted; Romance is acceptable, as long as the story is dark and has horrific themes/elements; Do not send stories written in the second person; While vampire stories can be submitted, please note that it would be in your best interests to wow me with something other than vampires. Lastly, the story must be on theme and meet the above guidelines. It must have blood (its need, use, potency etc.) as a major focus. If it does not, your story will be rejected. The anthology will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in late 2014/early 2015. Submission guidelines: Send me your best dark urban fantasy story. Story[...]
Along with our many diverse media guests, we are extremely pleased to be host to the current DOCTOR WHO companion, JENNA COLEMAN. To make sure that Queues are organized, we are currently pre-selling Autograph and Photo tokens as well as the Whovian pass. Since starting the event in Melbourne in 2007 as the first Pop Culture/Comic Con style of event in the city, Armageddon expo has grown into a benchmark event that friends, fans and families look toward as a highlight of the years event calendar. The expo, run by fans, for fans, returns October 18/19th to the Melbourne Showgrounds for another spectacular weekend where we hope you will join us. With old favorites and new areas, Armageddon will be working to have new and exciting things for you. From Cosplay costume events, live wrestling, anime music concerts, amusement rides, gaming, collectibles and comics as well as plans for a new Zombie terror area, plus continuing to create areas within the event to entertain attendees in ways only this kind of event can. Armageddon prides itself on hosting a diverse array of media and entertainment international guests, from old favorites to current hits, this years event line-up includes TV and[...]