Saturday 27 August 2022

Happy 40th Birthday, Zagor!

Today is the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, by Steve Jackson and Sir Ian Livingstone.

Who knew, back in 1982, that four decades later, brand new Fighting Fantasy gamebooks would still be published, the series having sold in its millions all over the world? This achievement has been marked in a number of recent publications, including Fortean Times magazine and Tabletop Gaming magazine.

The latest titles to be released - Secrets of Salamonis by Steve Jackson, and Shadow of the Giants by Sir Ian Livingstone - will be available for sale, next Saturday, at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4.

I must be said that Zagor is looking very good after 40 years. To celebrate this landmark occasion, FF author and historian Jonathan Green, and publisher Snowbooks, are preparing a newly updated and revised edition of YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, and this time it's going to be interactive!

So here's to Zagor the Warlock and his creators, Steve Jackson and Sir Ian Livingstone, and to the next 40 years of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks!

Happy 40th Birthday, Zagor!

Friday 19 August 2022

Fighting Fantasy Fest 4 - The Schedule

There are now barely two weeks to go until Fighting Fantasy Fest 4 takes place at the University of West London in Ealing, on Saturday 3 September 2022.

The programme has been finalised, which means that we can now reveal the schedule for the day.

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A few tickets are still available, but they won't be for long. If you haven't secured yours yet, click here.


Friday 12 August 2022

Marvel's Multiverse Missions launching at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4!

In something of a coup for Fighting Fantasy Fest, the first place you will be able to get hold of physical copies of Marvel's much-anticipated Multiverse Missions gamebooks in the UK is at FFF4 on Saturday 3 September.

Both books have been written by renowned game designer Tim Dedopulos, while the mastermind behind the new series is none other than Aconyte Books' Publishing Director, and Fighting Fantasy alumnus, Marc Gascoigne. Marc will also be attending Fighting Fantasy Fest again this year, and taking part in an author panel as well as signing books for fans.

FF consultant editor and author Marc Gascoigne

Unfortunately, previously announced guests Jamie Thomson, Malcolm Barter and Gary Mayes, are no longer able to attend FFF4.

Friday 5 August 2022

Exclusive FFF4 Zagor Figurine

Here's just another reason to attend Fighting Fantasy Fest 4 on Saturday 3rd September - a new and exclusive 75mm figurine of Zagor the Warlock created by Blue Giant Studios*, who will also be attending the convention.

The Zagor figurine will be on sale at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4 and Paul 'Pandemonium Miniatures' Cooke will be giving a demonstration of how to paint the model during the course of the day.

*Formerly Atlantis Miniatures.

Thursday 4 August 2022

The Podcast of Firetop Mountain

There are many podcasts, Twitch streams and YouTube channels that regularly discuss Fighting Fantasy gamebooks or play through them, but the latest is definitely one that fans of the premier gamebook series are going to want to check out.

The Podcast of Firetop Mountain is a new venture by Alison Cybe and co-host Stuart Lloyd. Each episode, they take a deep dive into one of the FF adventures, starting with fan-favourite, Sir Ian Livingstone's City of Thieves.

You can listen to The Podcast of Firetop Mountain via YouTube or Spotify, as well as many other places. Next up is Steve Jackson's House of Hell, which premieres on Tuesday 9th August. So make sure you bookmark The Podcast of Firetop Mountain today.