Monday, May 12, 2008

Bristol 2008

THE Bristol Expo just sped by in a blur this year. It seemed as if one minute we were arriving at the hotel and the next I was loading my stuff into the car and heading back up the M4 for Southend. Still, I've never had anything other than a great time at Bristol and so it proved again this year.

The Moonface booth had a prime position on the floorplan (opposite Forbidden Planet) and did a roaring trade for much of the weekend but especially on the Saturday. We sold lots of copies of Septic Isle and older stuff like Hero Killers and Blood Psi did steady business too. In fact, in terms of copies sold, it was our most successful Bristol since 2002 when we launched the first Devilchild volume.

The best thing about the Expo, though, is the people. It's just fantastic to spend time with the likes of Declan Shalvey, Mick Trimble, Simon Wyatt, Keith Burns, Bob Byrne, Colin Mathieson, Dave West and Regie Rigby . These are people that I not only admire but for whom I have genuine affection, even though I don't see them that often.

I'm looking forward to Birmingham in October already...

* LOOKS like the aforementioned movie stuff is going to take longer to conclude than I first thought - the people from the production company I've been talking to aren't coming over to London now until early June. This isn't as frustrating as you might think because, not having an agent, I'm having to find a solicitor to help me with the contract stuff. Updates as I get them...

3 comments:

Mick said...

Good to spend time with you too, we had a really great weekend. Cheers, Andy!

jamie said...

we had a great time,even though at times i felt slightly in awe of those around me.

joelmead said...

Of course we didn't get to see each other again (except for five seconds). Hope you had a good show and let's try and actually meet up in London in June.