Friday 23 June 2023

Sir Ian Livingstone signing Dice Men in Paris!

Sir Ian Livingstone was in Paris last week for the launch of the French language edition of Dice Men, which is being published by Arkane Asylum.

Sir Ian also signed copies of the book at the exclusive, invitation-only event

Sir Ian Livingstone at the launch of the French language edition of Dice Men, at the French Wargame Cafe in Paris.

Some of the French Fighting Fantasy gamebooks currently available from Gallimard Jeunesse.

Monday 19 June 2023

Magic Realms: The Art of Fighting Fantasy

Coming in 2024 from Unbound is Magic Realms: The Art of Fighting Fantasy, written by Sir Ian Livingstone and FF historian Jonathan Green. 

The book focuses on the work of 26 artists, who have contributed art to the Fighting Fantasy series over the past four decades, across 25 chapters. Each chapter starts with a brief biography of the artist, followed by pages and pages of full colour and/or black & white artwork, along with some previously unseen sketches and other tidbits. There are also insights from the artists themselves into their work.

The book is currently seeking funding here and rewards on offer include signed hardbacks, a clamshell box edition, and a new A2 colour map of Allansia by Leo Hartas.

To pledge your support, click on the link to the Unbound Magic Realms: The Art of Fighting Fantasy project page.


Friday 16 June 2023

Remembering Russ Nicholson

Sir Ian Livingstone joined industry veterans Marc Gascoigne (author of Titan, Out of the Pit, Battleblade Warrior, and much more), Dave Morris (co-author of The Keep of the Lich Lord), and James Wallis, to reminisce about the legend of fantasy art that was Russ Nicholson.

You can watch the discussion about his life and work, which was hosted by Inside the Rookery, below.

Friday 9 June 2023

Sir Ian Livingstone at the UK Games Expo 2023

A week ago today, Sir Ian Livingstone attended the UK Games Expo 2023, signing copies of his Fighting Fantasy gamebooks for fans, including the hardback edition of Shadow of the Giants and his history of the first ten years of Games Workshop, Dice Men.

Zagor 75mm figurines and the Shadow of the Giants hardback.

 Dice Men by Ian Livingstone, with Steve Jackson.

Sir Ian Livingstone signing at the UKGE 2023.

Jamie Fry, the Fighting Fantasy Collector, chatting with Sir Ian Livingstone.

Blue Giant Studios were also in attendance, selling the remaining 75mm figurines of Zagor the Warlock, and the other Fighting Fantasy Legends miniatures.

If you would like one of the Zagor figurines (only 400 of which were produced) follow this link. If you would like any of the other FF Legends miniatures, click this link.

Wednesday 7 June 2023

Fighting Fantasy Readthroughs

Fighting Fantasy was at the UK Games Expo again this year and one of the highlights of the weekend was the live readthrough of Sir Ian Livingstone's City of Thieves.

Olly Mc and a very enthusiastic audience guided John Robertson on a whistle-stop tour through Port Blacksand to a climactic duel with Zanbar Bone... which he promptly lost.

Hopefully the pair will be back next year for a runthrough of Deathtrap Dungeon, which will be celebrating its 40th birthday in 2024.

Olly Mc, John Robertson, and the audience take on
Sir Ian Livingstone's City of Thieves.

The all-conquering Zanbar Bone, plus bunny ears.

If you enjoy live readthroughs of your favourite Fighting Fantasy books, don't forget that Ken Boyter is currently tackling Sir Ian's Shadow of the Giants. Part 3 of his quest will commence at 6:00pm UK time tonight! You can catch up on Parts 1 and 2 via his Twitch channel.

Friday 2 June 2023

Fighting Fantasy at UK Games Expo 2023

The UK Games Expo 2023 starts today, and Sir Ian will be in attendance on the Friday*. 

You will find him at Stand 2-T21 where you will be able to get your Fighting Fantasy gamebooks signed.

Also, on Saturday 3rd June 2023, Olly Mc of The Storymaster's Tales fame will be guiding John "The Dark Room" Robertson through the infamous City of Thieves* in the adventure's 40th anniversary year.

Terror stalks the night as Zanbar Bone and his bloodthirsty Moon Dogs hold the own of Silvertown to ransom. John Robertson's mission will take him to Port Blacksand's dark, twisting streets, where thieves, vagabonds and creatures of the night lie in wait as he tries to find Nicodemus. Beyond Port Blacksand lies the stronghold of the Night Prince Zanbar Bone. 

Olly and John will be playing their way through City of Thieves on Saturday 3rd June at 5:00pm in the Hilton Pavilion.

Tickets for the event are available here, and half of the revenue from each sale will be added to the UKGE Charity donations.

To find out more and book your ticket, follow this link.

 * It had previsouly been advertised that Sir Ian would be attending on Saturday as well, but he is no longer able to for personal reasons.