VIEW Conference 2021

If you're interested in animation, visual effects, computer graphics, digital cinema, VR or gaming, then VIEW Conference is the place for you. Beginning with a rolling programme of free online PreVIEW events, VIEW 2021 culminates in October in a week-long conference featuring inspirational keynote speeches, illuminating panels and presentations, in-depth masterclasses, lectures, screenings, and much … Continue reading VIEW Conference 2021

VIEW 2021 – Pixar SparkShorts Directors Discuss Creativity, Storytelling and Representation

VIEW Conference is holding a live PreVIEW event focusing on Pixar’s SparkShorts programme. The free online session, which takes place on February 26, 2021 at 10:00 PST / 6:00pm UK / 19:00 CET, brings together the directors of five films from Pixar Animation Studios’ programme for a lively discussion about their work. Dan Sarto, editor … Continue reading VIEW 2021 – Pixar SparkShorts Directors Discuss Creativity, Storytelling and Representation

VIEW 2021 – Baobab Studios, “Bombay Rose” and the 93rd Academy Awards

VIEW Conference just unveiled its latest round of PreVIEW events for 2021. Each online session is free to attend, and features conversation with a team of animation professionals as they debate the hottest topics and share insights about their latest projects. “In the middle of January, we held our first PreVIEW session of 2021. We … Continue reading VIEW 2021 – Baobab Studios, “Bombay Rose” and the 93rd Academy Awards

The String City Mysteries – Now in Paperback

Hot on the heels of the Kindle edition, I'm delighted to announce The String City Mysteries is now available in paperback. Its pages are bulging with werewolves and titans, angels and zombies, murder, love and, above all, mystery. There's never been a better time to explore the extraordinary world of String City in the company … Continue reading The String City Mysteries – Now in Paperback

New Book – The String City Mysteries

What better time than New Year to launch a new book? Okay, full disclosure, The String City Mysteries is not entirely new. It's a collection of seven novelettes first published in Realms of Fantasy magazine, and later as individual ebooks by 40K Books. Now, for the first time, they've been assembled into a single volume. … Continue reading New Book – The String City Mysteries

Cinefex Black Friday Videos

We just wrapped up our 2020 Black Friday sale at Cinefex, offering two-for-one on 40 years-worth of back issues. The sale's over now, but here are the three videos I created to promote the event online. Movie buffs will get the references in a heartbeat! https://videopress.com/v/uUnILKFc?preloadContent=metadata https://videopress.com/v/rCvMLlBC?preloadContent=metadata https://videopress.com/v/FmeMApBA?preloadContent=metadata Browse the Cinefex back catalogue

Spend Winter in the Stone Age

What better way to spend a cold winter's evening than curled up with a good old historical murder mystery? In fact, you could even go pre-historical with my Neolithic detective novel Talus and the Frozen King. Return to the dawn of time with wandering bard Talus and his companion Bran, as they journey to the … Continue reading Spend Winter in the Stone Age

Wings Too Wide – A Short Story from FantasyCon 2000

Wings Too Wide is a short story I wrote for FantasyCon 2000. Organised by the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon is an annual celebration of all things wonderful in speculative fiction, culminating in the spectacular British Fantasy Awards ceremony. Read a review of FantasyCon 2000 by convention organiser David Howe The story appeared in the menu … Continue reading Wings Too Wide – A Short Story from FantasyCon 2000

Roots of Cinema – Handschiegl Twin Camera Matte Process

If you're interested in the history of visual effects, you're probably familiar with the Williams process. By combining two separate filmed scenes, it enables a filmmaker, for example, to place an actor inside a miniature environment. The Williams process relied on what became known as a traveling matte, and I've written about it before, in … Continue reading Roots of Cinema – Handschiegl Twin Camera Matte Process

VIEW Conference Wallpapers

Here's a trio of VIEW Conference wallpapers for your PC, lovingly created at 1920x1080px resolution. Just right-click or alt-click on the image to download it to your desktop. VIEW Conference 2020 Wallpaper 1 - right-click or alt-click to download VIEW Conference 2020 Wallpaper 2 - right-click or alt-click to download VIEW Conference 2020 Wallpaper 3 … Continue reading VIEW Conference Wallpapers