It’s been a long time, but finally, last weekend, there was a full-blown pop culture convention in the Gold Coast, IFWG’s (now) home city. While it may not have been as big as the usual gig at the Gold Coast, we believe that the turnout was still well above expectations. It was fun.
IFWG has a long association with Supanova and we jumped at the opportunity to knit it (as well as Sydney, Melbourne and possibly Perth later this year) into our routine, particularly our Uncaching The Treasures campaign. It certainly was a winning move this time around. Two of our upcoming releases: Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 3 and Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies had early short runs made so that attendees at Supanova were lucky to purchase them, and we had the privilege of having Venero Armanno turn up as one of our authors to sign copies of his recent masterpiece, The Crying Forest. Chris Sequeira, our Editor in Chief of our new IPI comics line, as well as one of our senior editors of anthologies, was there, as was Helen Stubbs and Kat Pekin, two of the amazing authors that contributed to SPAWN. We had two panels, each centred around our new releases, and behind the scenes we negotiated an exciting new deal with a prominent Australian author (more to be said about that at a later date).
Below are a selection of photos taken of the event (regrettably, we have no shots of the second panel with Helen and Kat) – enjoy!
IFWG Publishing is very pleased to be guests at Gold Coast Supanova, including Gerry Huntman (Managing Director), Christopher Sequeira (Chief Editor), Helen Stubbs and Kat Pekin (author contributors to our upcoming Spawn anthology), and Venero Armanno (author of the recently released dark fiction novel, The Crying Forest). We will be exclusively selling a limited number of Spawn and Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 3, prior to their release.
IFWG Publishing shared a booth with Cohesion Press at Supanova Melbourne 2015 (11-12 April). It was a successful enterprise with the team selling out the hardcover edition of the newly released Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories by Robert Hood. Robert was there for signings at what was, effectively, the Melbourne release of his collection. Gerry Huntman (Managing Director, IFWG Publishing) and Stephen McCracken (Marketing Director) were on hand, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting readers and writers.
Cohesion Press’ Geoff Brown (Managing Director) and his daughter Leah provided great company, as well as the visit of their authors for signings: Deborah Sheldon and Kaaren Warren.
We’re sure most of you know, but just in case…we are pleased to announce we will be having a prominent table at Supanova (right next to Cohesion Press), on 11th and 12th of April 2015. We have a great deal to offer:
Peripheral Visions by Robert Hood will be there for sale (the single volume hardcover edition – over 800 pages, and Volume 1 of the two volume version, Trade Paperback – over 400 pages). The hardcover edition will contain the wonderful artwork of Nick Stathopoulos both inside and out.
Peripheral Visions is officially published on the 10th April, and so this will be the Melbourne Launch of the title. Robert will be in attendance on the Saturday (11th), and will participate in two lots of book signings. Be there or be square!
Star Quake 1 and Star Quake 2, the ‘Best of’ SQ Mag stories for 2012 and 2013, with original fiction by greats such as Jay Lake, Gary McMahon, Emma Newman, Cat Rambo, Daniel I Russell, Cat Sparks, and many more.
We look forward to seeing you there – Gerry Huntman (Managing Director) and Stephen McCracken (Marketing Director) will be stationed at the desk, and would love to have a chat.
Here’s a preview of the full jacket cover of Peripheral Visions hardcover (and limited edition), noting the Dark Phases series logo.