News Round-up Week Ending 24 July

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British Fantasy Award nominees announced

The nominees for the 2015 British Fantasy Awards have been announced. The shortlists have been whittled down by the juries with some fantastic books and authors amongst them. Special congratulations go to Rich Hawkins and Laura Mauro for their maiden nominations along with Ray Cluley for his nomination for Water For Drowning, his novella published by This Is Horror. Well done Ray! The full list of nominations can be found at the British Fantasy Award website.

Mayhem needs teenage kicks

Mayhem Film Festival is looking for six young people aged between 9-13 to help arrange their teenage horror strand at this year’s festival. The successful applicants will choose a weekend of programming that will be screened at Broadway in Nottingham on 28 and 29 November. For full details of how you or your offspring can apply, head over to the Teen Mayhem website.

Zombie All-Nighter

The organisers of Grimm Up North have organised a real treat for you dead heads out there, 5 September will see the Grimm guys unleash 6 zombie flicks on willing participants. The films include the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, 28 Days Later and Nightmare City. Grab your ticket now from the Grimm Up North website.

FrightFest trailer released

The organisers of FrightFest have announced Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton as just one of their special guest appearances that also see Rick Wakeman, Toyah Willcox, James Cosmo, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose. Hopefully your appetite has been whetted by that list, if not – check out the trailer below.

John Connolly in Black Static

Black Static #47 should now be with subscribers but non-subscribers can grab their copy of the latest issue which features fiction from John Connolly and Ray Cluley amongst others. It also includes essential non-fiction from Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker and the best of book and film reviews. Grab your copy from the TTA Press website.

DAN HOWARTH

 


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