Thursday, 25 May 2017

100 days to go until Fighting Fantasy Fest 2

There are just 100 days left to go until Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 opens its doors to fans on Saturday 2nd September, at the University of West London in Ealing.

A large number of guests have already been confirmed for the event, including Guests of Honour Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone and one-time FF consultant editor, gamebook author and novelist Marc Gascoigne. And now we ready to announce some of the traders who will also be attending.

All Rolled Up - creators of the award-winning ARU game roll, and purveyors of other popular gaming supplies - including dice trays and dice - All Rolled Up will also have a number of FF-themed products for sale at Fighting Fantasy Fest 2.

Arion Games - publishers of the Advanced Fighting Fantasy RPG (2nd edition) will be running games throughout the day for anyone to drop in and enjoy, as well as selling their many and varied AFF prodcuts.

Fighting Fantasy Collector - Jamie Fry will be in attendance, selling signed books and hard-to-find items of Fighting Fantasy memorabilia.

inkle Studios - creators of the popular Steve Jackson's Sorcery! apps (and the critically-acclaimed 80 Days), inkle will be talking about bringing the legendary gamebook quartet to the small, hand-held screen, as well as demoing their games.

Nomad Games - in a Fighting Fantasy Fest exclusive, Nomad Games (creators of the Games Workshop-licensed Talisman games) will be showcasing their new game Fighting Fantasy Legends for the first time at Fighting Fantasy Fest 2.

Titan Comics - publishers of Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter (as well as Doctor Who, Assassin's CreedDark Souls, Warhammer 40,000 and Anno Dracula comics) will be in attendance, accompanied by the creative team behind this year's most anticipated new monthly comic release.

And that's just for starters. More traders and partners will be announced soon.

There are still some Early Bird tickets left, so don't delay - grab yours today!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Freeway Fighter signing at Forbidden Planet

On Saturday 20th May 2017, fans of comics and gamebooks united to gather at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London for the signing of the very first Fighting Fantasy comic, Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter, published by Titan Comics.

In attendance were writer Andi Ewington, artist Simon Coleby, letterer Jim Campbell, editor Jonathan Green, variant cover artist Jim Burns, and the creator of the original Freeway Fighter gamebook, Ian Livingstone.

Signing pre-orders in the back room at Forbidden Planet.

Ian Livingstone and Andi Ewington marvel at Simon Coleby's original pencils and inks for the Freeway Fighter comic.

Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks were also available for fans to pick up and have signed at the event.

Issue #1 of Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter comes with seven variant covers, one of which was only available from Forbidden Planet.

The fans gather for the signing, including the usual suspects.

Two fantasy legends were reunited for the event - the original Freeway Fighter cover artist and author, Jim Burns and Ian Livingstone.

You can see more photos from the signing here.

Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter has been extremely well-received by comics and gamebook fans alike, and you can read reviews all over the web. And don't forget, Issue #2 goes on sale next month and is available to pre-order now, while the variant covers for Issue #4 have also now been released.

Cover A by Simon Coleby & Len O'Grady - Cover B by Ben Oliver - Cover C by Tazio Bettin & Luis Guerrero

Friday, 19 May 2017

Forbidden Planet Freeway Fighter signing - Saturday 20th May 2017!

The day is finally upon us!

On Saturday 20th May 2017, from 1:00-2:00pm, many of the creative team behind Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter, published last Wednesday by Titan Comics, will be visiting the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London to sign copies of the very first Fighting Fantasy comic.

In attendance will be writer Andi Ewington, artist Simon Coleby, variant cover artist (and original gamebook cover artist) Jim Burns, letterer Jim Campbell, editor Jonathan Green (author of the award-winning YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks), and author of the Freeway Fighter gamebook, co-creator of the FF series and co-founder of Games Workshop, Ian Livingstone!

At the Forbidden Planet signing of Freeway Fighter fans will also to be to buy two limited edition Jim Burns giclee prints (each one £29.99, 18" x 24"), signed by Jim Burns and Ian Livingstone. These will only be available at the event and will not be available later from the Forbidden Planet website!

The event is bound to be very busy, so make sure you start queueing early, and may your STAMINA never fail!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Freeway Fighter roars into comic stores today!

Yes, it's the day comics fans and Fighting Fantasy fans have been waiting for ever since it was announced on the official Fighting Fantasy website in December last year that Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter would be coming out from Titan Comics, written by Andi Ewington, with art by Simon Coleby, colours by Len O'Grady, and letters by Jim Campbell.

Today Freeway Fighter #1 goes on sale in comic book stores around the world - although word is it has already sold out in New York's legenday Midtown Comics!

As Issue #1 hits newsstands - with numerous variant cover formats, including the one to the right here by series artist Simon Coleby - Issue #3 is well on the way to being finished, with work having already begun on Issue #4.

Issue #1 of Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter includes an exclusive introduction by Ian Livingstone himself and a letters page featuring missives by some very well-known figures within the world of comics indeed.

If you're in or around London on Saturday (20th May 2017) why not pop along to the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue from 1:00-2:00pm, when the creative team behind the Freeway Fighter comic - creator Ian Livingstone, writer Andi Ewington, artist Simon Coleby, original cover artist Jim Burns, and editor Jonathan Green - will be taking part in a mass signing.