DISCOVER…

Here’s where you can discover the creative work of pro and up & coming London-based writers, artists, bloggers, musicians and others, and friends and co-conspirators beyond the big city. You can find publishers and other larger creative organisations on our Industry Friends page, and if you want to add yourself or suggest someone else then just get in touch!
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Many have links on to our profile article with their web/social media links and more about them; others you can search online for in the meantime but will be coming soon… Scroll down and discover!
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WRITERS / ARTISTS * WEBSITES / EVENTS * BANDS / MUSICIANS FILM MAKERS / EVENTS * BOOK GROUPS * OTHER ACTIVITIES / GROUPS * WRITING GROUPS (to come)

 

WRITERS / ARTISTS

CPP - Ben Aaronovitch CPP - DA - 504px-10.10.10DanAbnettByLuigiNovi2 CPP - The Clown Service Oct - Timebomb CPP - Alastair Ball new
CP - Image to Come
Ben Aaronovitch
Dan Abnett
Guy Adams
Scott K Andrews
Alastair Ball
TBC
Bestselling London Urban Fantasy
Comic (Guardians of the Galaxy!) & Book writer
London-based Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Author (Fantastical)
Blogger, writer (aspiring)
CPP - James Barclay
CPP - Tim Bayley
Terra
CP - Dan Boultwood
CPP - Chris Brosnahan
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James Barclay
Tim Bayley
Mitch Benn
Dan Boultwood
Chris Brosnahan
Corey Brotherson
Author – High Fantasy – and Actor
Urban Fantasy (online), runs Carabas
Musician, Comedian, SF Author
Comic Artist, also writer (Titan & more)
SFF Writer, E-books (Harpercollins & indie)
Comic Writer
Nick Bryan
CBP - Other Girl
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CPP - Viola Carr
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CPP - Paul Cornell
Nick Bryan
Nicole Burstein
Mike Carey
Viola Carr
Michelle Cooke
Paul Cornell
Author (self-published), crime / humour
Childrens Author
Pro Comic / Book Writer, inc London Urban Fantasy
Author of the Electric Empire series (Harper Voyager)
Self-published SFF, tipped as ‘one to watch’ (The Bookseller)
Writer, Pro – TV, Comics, Books, inc Urban Fantasy
CPP - Alan Cowsill
CPP - Edward Cox CPP - James Dawson profile 9780575100589 Alan Devey CP - Cory Doctorow
Alan Cowsill
Edward Cox
James Dawson
Stephen Deas
Alan Devey
Cory Doctorow
“Special Ops Geek” – Writer/Editor: Comics, Non-Fiction
SFF Author – The Relic Guild (Gollancz)
YA Author (thriller / horror), also teen help guides
Pro Fantasy author – Dragons, Thieves & Kings…
Writer, Satire (print – self published)
 Blogger, Journalist, Author (SF)
CPP - Sam Enthoven
CP - Image to Come
CP - Daniel Fish
CPP - Karrie Fransman
CP - Toby Frost
CP - Image to Come
Sam Enthoven
TBC
Daniel Fish
Karrie Fransman
Toby Frost
TBC
Pro Author – YA / Children’s SFF
Creator – Indie Comix
Graphic Novelist, Artist
Author – Steampunk
CP - Kieron Gillen
CBP - Haterz
CP - Jonathan Green
 CPP - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
CBP - MJH - Light
CP - Will Hill
Kieren Gillen
James Goss
Jonathan Green
Kate Griffin
M (Mike) John Harrison
Will Hill
Pro Comics Writer (Marvel, Image, Avatar)
Writer / Producer – Dr Who & others
Writer / Creator – Fighting Fantasy, Pax Brittania
Writer – Catherine Webb, also AKA Claire North
SFF pro – “genre contrarian”
Writer – YA Horror
CP - David Hine
CPP - Trevor Hoyle CPP - Stephen Hunt
CPP - Simon Ings photo
CPP Benedict Jacka
CPP - MaryAnn Johanson
David Hine
Trevor Hoyle
Stephen Hunt
Simon Ings
Benedict Jacka
MaryAnn Johanson
Pro Comics Writer
SFF Author
SFF Author – Steampunk
SFF Author – Cyberpunk etc
London Urban Fantasy Author
Fantastical Fiction & Non-fiction
CP - Image to Come
CPP - Francis Knight
CPP - Rebecca Levene
CPP - Tom Lloyd
CPP - MMS CPP - Alan Martin
Jessica Kemp
Francis Knight, Dark Fantasy
Rebecca Levene
Tom Lloyd
Michael Marshall-Smith
Alan Martin
Comic Artist
Author, Dark Fantasy
SFF Author & Editor
Author, Fantasy
Author, Science Fiction and Thriller
Author / Creator of Tank Girl
JessicaPhoto_TN CPP - Taran Matharu CP - James Mathurin CPP - Paul McAuley (Orion)
CPP - Sarah McIntyre
CPP - Jamie McKelvie
Jessica Martin
Taran Matharu
James Mathurin
Paul McAuley
Sarah McIntyre
Jamie McKelvie
Actress / Indie Comic Creator (Writer-Artist)
YA Author, Wattpad Phenomenon
Artist / Blogger, Ex-pat Londoner in Oz
Author, SFF
Artist, Childrens
Comic Artist, Pro (Marvel, Image etc)
CPP - China Mieville CPP - Tom Muller CPP - Kim Newman CPP - Den Patrick CPP - Sarah Pinborough CPP - Tom Pollock
China Mieville
Tom Muller
Kim Newman
Den Patrick
Sarah Pinborough
Tom Pollock
Author / Pioneer – New Weird SFF
Comic Artist / Designer
SFF / Horror Author, Critic & Journalist
Fantasy Author, SRFC Co-founder
Author – Speculative & Horror
Author – London Urban Fantasy
CBP - Feb - isbn9780356502434-detail CPP - sf c Kelly Brownlee
CP - Image to Come
CPP - Stephanie Saulter
CPP - Liesel Schwarz CPP - Luke Scull
Anthony Ryan
SF Said
Alison Sampson
Stephanie Saulter
Liesel Schwarz
Luke Scull
Author, Fantasy
Author – Children’s / YA
Comic Artist; also architect
SFF Author
Author – Steampunk
Author, Fantasy
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CPP - Gavin G Smith
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CP - Numbercruncher
CPP - CS - Charles Stross at EasterCon 2012 - by Cory Doctorow
CAP - EJSwift
Samantha Shannon
Gavin G. Smith
Si Spencer
Si Spurrier
Charles Stross
E.J. Swift
Author – Dystopian London
Author – Science Fiction
Pro Comic Writer
Pro Comic Writer
Author of the London-based Laundry Files Urban Fantasy & SFF besides!
Author – Science Fiction
Oct - A Man Lies Dreaming
CBP - Barricade
CP - Copper Promise
CP - retribution-falls
Lavie Tidhar
Jon Wallace
Jen Williams
Chris Wooding
 Author – SFF, Literary
 Author – Science Fiction
Author, Fantasy & SRFC Co-founder
 Author – Steampunk, Fantasy, YA

 

WEBSITES / EVENTS

CP - Atomic-Bark
CPP - British Fantasy Soc logo
BSFA Logo
CP - Broken Frontier CP - Comica Deviant Robot
Atomic Bark
British Fantasy Society
BSFA
Broken Frontier
Comica
Deviant Robot
Website – SFF
Main Fantasy Org
Main SF Org
Comics, mainstream & indie
Website, Festival & Social Events
Website & Social Events
CPP - Fantasy Faction
CP - Geek Syndicate
CP - Gingle CPP - Girls Love Sci-fi
CPP - Holdfast Magazine
CP - Home Defence
Fantasy Faction
Geek Syndicate
Gingle / Alternative Nightlife
Geeky Girls Love Sci-Fi
Holdfast Magazine
Home Defence
London SFF Talks & Website
TV / Film / Books / Games / Comics SFF Website
London Event Reviews & Organiser / Host
London-based ladies who love their SFF!
Free Speculative Fiction Quarterly
Paranoid Satire website
CPP - The Kitschies
LE - LAYDEEZ DO COMICS
CEP - Liars League logo
CPP - London Graphic Novel Network
CP - Natural Born Storytellers
Nine Worlds
The Kitschies (Awards)
Laydeez Do Comics
Liars League
The London Graphic Novel Network
Natural Born Storytellers
Nine Worlds
Awards for Speculative Fiction / Art
Social Events & Talks (by laydeez but not limited to)
London Storytelling Events
Community of Graphic Novel Library and other reading groups
London Storytelling Entertainment
Annual SFF Convention
CP - Image to Come
CEP - Panel Border Logo  CPP - The Pharos Project
CP - Image to Come
CP - Pornokitsch
CP - Image to Come
TBC
Panel Borders
The Pharos Project (Podcast)
TBC
Pornokitsch
TBC
The UK’s Comic / Graphic Novel Radio Show!
THE sweary Dr Who, SFF & Horror podcast!
Website: SFF in all media – and more besides!
CP - SFL
CP - SINDBAD SCI-FI
CP - Stranger Views
CEP - SRFC
CP - SWALC CP - Winterville
Sci-Fi London
Sindbad Sci-fi
Stranger Views
Super Relaxed Fantasy Club
SWALC
Winterville
Annual SF film festival & year round source of entertainment
Annual talks on Arabic Science Fiction (fabulous stuff!)
TV, Film, Books – SFF reviews and news on all media
Top monthly event with book readings and social drinks
Si Spencer’s roughly quarterly comic microfest!
Winter fair with evening bands / parties, earlier fun for families

 

MUSIC, BANDS, PROMOTERS, RADIO & NEWS

Discover… a big mash up mix of the bands we’ve rated, musical friends and accomplices, podcasts and radios shows and stations, gig goers / groups, conveners, promoters and labels, and social media sites with all the latest on alternative music in the capital and far beyond! More to come…

CPP - Alison Grey CP - We Are Axes CPP - Baba Yaga's Hut CPP - Barricade Radio CP - Bleech CP - The Dark Coast
Alison Gray
Axes
Baba Yaga’s Hut
Barricade Radio
Bleech
The Dark Coast
Gig Meet Organiser & Indie radio host on Dystopia Radio
“InstruMENTAL chunky funky pretty power pop prog punk.”
Corsica Studios’ in house & roaming live music event
Alternative dance music 24/7, plus fantastic Indie as well!
Alternative Rock band from East London
Nu-Folk duo from London
CP - DeLooze
CPP - Don Kipper
CP - Image to Come
CPP - Evi Vine CA - Fat White Family CE - Gerry Carty
DeLooze
Don Kipper
TBC
Evi Vine
Fat White Family
Gerry Carty
“Pulsing electronics, rock drums/guitar and operatic vocals…”
 London-based ensemble dedicated to interpreting music of Eastern origin…
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“Reverential, physical music that evokes a rare experience…”
“Some bands just ooze character, and Fat White Family are one of them…”
Folk, blues, soul, indie, acoustic, singer songwriter
CPP - The Gyro Horror on the High Seas CP - Lola Colt CPP - LondonGigs.Net CPP - LIMMU CPP - London in Stereo
The Gyro
Horror on the High Seas
Lola Colt
London Gigs.Net
London Indie Music Meet-up
London in Stereo
To come…
Our Alt Rock pals from the Midlands
Top rated by all our reviewers: “fresh and exciting”
Online recommends of gigs in the big city…
One of London’s gems: regular gig going / hosting group
London gig guide, online and in print!
CPP - London Metal Monthly
CPP - London Music Buzz
CP - Love L.U.V.
CPP - Mark K
CPP - TMTCH CPP - Odd Box Records
London Metal Monthly
London Music Buzz
Love L.U.V.
Mark Kelly
The Men they Couldn’t Hang
Odd Box Records
METAL!
 Gigs, Bands, DJs, Festivals, Lessons, Wanteds + more
Garage pop sugar kick / stomp
Our own gig reviewing maestro!
“Agitprop folk rock…” – MK
DIY Pop music for the 21st Century!
CP - Image to Come
CPP - Penny for the Workhouse
CP - Purson
CPP - Reaction Radio London
CP - Sheabou CA - Slaves
TBC
Penny for the Workhouse
Purson
Reaction Radio
Sheabou
Slaves
Indie folk with the added swagger of London Town
Five piece psychedelic rock
Award-winning Underground Dance Music Radio
London Female Fronted Indie Band
Joyous primitive beats, punk energy and witty lyrics
CPP - Star Shaped
Strange Tales
CPP - MWR Toned Not Deaf - Penny for the Workhouse et al CP - Wolf Alice CP - The Wolfhounds
CP - Image to Come
Star Shaped Club
Strange Tales
Toned not Deaf
Wolf Alice
The Wolfhounds
TBC
Awesome PROPER Indie Night (also Strange Days + more)
Duo producing electro-tinged musical curiosities
Gigs & Promotions (also Midweek Rockers, Weekend Rockers
Grungey alternative rock
Post-punk, garage, indie: youthful ne’er-do-wells, middle-aged miscreants

 

FILM-MAKERS, FILM EVENTS & ORGANISERS

CP - Image to Come
CP - Body Double Films
CP - BH
CPP - Classic & Cult Film London
CP - Eastern Kicks
CP - Fighting Badgers
Asian Movies Meet-Up Group
Body Double Films
Braine Hound Films
Classic & Cult Film London Meet-Up
Eastern Kicks
Indie Boogie / Fighting Badgers
CP - Kosmos
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CPP - The Luna Cinema
CP - Macabra
CPP - The Nomad Cinema Square
Pop Up Screens
Kosmos
London Fields
The Luna Cinema
Macabra Productions
Nomad Cinema
Pop-up Screens
CPP - Protoverse
CPP - Rooftop Film Club
CPP - Secret Cinema
CPP - ShinMoro Films
Protoverse
Rooftop Film Club
Secret Cinema
ShinMoro Films

 

BOOK GROUPS

You can click DISCOVER… in the panels below for more information on our site or click their title link to go direct to their page. NB. All groups are based primarily on London’s Meet Up site with the exception of Fabulations which uses Twitter and Facebook; The PA Book Club has its own site and Meet Up page besides. See also Fantasy Faction in WEBSITES / EVENTS above who run an online book group.

CP - Fabulations
CPP - The Mostly Science Fiction Mostly Books Book Club
CP - The Fantasy Book Club
CP - The Horror Book Club
CP - Image to Come
CPP - TCBC
FABULATIONS
THE ECLECTIC MOSTLY SCIENCE FICTION MOSTLY BOOKS BOOK CLUB
THE FANTASY BOOK CLUB
THE HORROR BOOK CLUB
TBC
THE LONDON COMIC BOOK CLUB
Feminist, Queer & Postcolonial SFF
Fantasy
Fantasy
Horror
Graphic Novels
CP - The MHSF&FBC
CP - PA BOOK CLUB
CP - The Science Fiction Book Club
THE MOSTLY HARMLESS SFF BOOK CLUB
THE POST-APOCALYPTIC BOOK CLUB
THE SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB
SF & Fantasy
Dystopian & PA SFF
Science Fiction

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Also check out our ‘Regular Events’ page above for details on GOSH! Comics reading group…

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES / GROUPS

London Longsword Academy CP - LSD Schola Gladitoria
LONDON LONGSWORD ACADEMY
LONDON SWORD & DAGGER CLUB
SCHOLA GLADITORIA

 

Writing Groups

To come…