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Saturday saw the official launch of “Airship Shape and Bristol Fashion” at the Clifton branch of Forbidden Planet, who had put on a lovely display of books and made a big fuss about it – thanks to Alex and Des and all the team for making a horde of authors feels so welcome and supplying us with biscuits and tea.

Almost everybody who was in the anthology managed to be there, with the honorable exceptions of Christine Morgan (in Seattle) and Scott Lewis (at a wedding). It was lovely to meet Deborah Walker for the first time, and to catch up with Stephen Blake and some other people I don’t see often enough.

Here are a couple of pics :

Airship display

Airship launch 2

(Apologies for looking insufferably smug in the bottom one!)

Jonathan L Howard read from his story “The Sound of Gyroscopes” and we all signed about a million books – so if you missed the launch and you want a signed copy Forbidden Planet should have plenty left. After that we repaired to the local hostelry, the aptly named “Brass Pig” for a pint or several.

It was a great day, thanks to Cheryl and Danie for organising it 🙂

Next up is the Airship Ball, which includes a Victorian Picnic, Presentations Both Dramatic and Educative, and a Musical Performance from Cauda Pavonis, so I’ll leave you with something of theirs. Have a great day.