Sunday, 25 September 2022
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
Fighting Fantasy Fest 4 held at the University of West London in Ealing, this year was celebrating 40 years of the release of the first Fighting Fantasy book - The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.
Featuring as honoured guests the two men who started it all off - Steve Jackson and Sir Ian Livingstone numerous other authors and artists who have wrote and illustrated the various gamebooks and other material were also in attendance and would be holding talks and signing sessions.
Also in attendance was Rhianna Pratchett, daughter of Sir Terry Pratchett of Discworld fame, who had recently lent her talents to writing a Fighting Fantasy gamebook. As a massive fan of the Discworld series and Pratchett's work as a whole, it would be interesting to listen to her talk and hopefully meet her and have a chat.
For anyone who is new to Fighting Fantasy and would like to know more about what the gamebooks are or the history of how they came about click this link: YOU ARE THE HERO.
Kicking up a Storm - Rhianna Pratchett talks to Johnathon Green about her Fighting Fantasy book - Crystal of Storms.
|Meet and Greet the Artists|
|Alan Langford, Illustrator on Titan-The Fighting Fantasy World Source Book|
|John Sibbock, Illustrator on Titan-The Fighting Fantasy World Source Book|
|Mike McCarthy, Cover Artist on Shadow of the Giants (and Fable the computer game, along with the new forthcoming Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy game)|
|Duncan Smith, Cover Artist on Scorpion Swamp|
|Marc Gascoigne, writer on Titan-The Fighting Fantasy World Source Book|
|Zagor the Warlock of Firetop Mountain illustration, signed by Steve Jackson, Sir Ian Livingstone and Artist Russ Nicholson - went for £310|
|Solution book for Tasks of Tanthalon - went for £300|
|Fighting Fantasy map - went for £60 odd|
Saturday, 20 August 2022
As one of the heroes of Parravon, Sir Redemond is able to call upon a notable amount of household troops as well Grail Knights and a large contingent of Elite Pegasus Knights. Also on occasion his army has also been honoured by the prescence of the Green Knight mostly thanks to the many Damsels of the Lady.
Painting these 10mm Warmaster miniatures from Forest Dragon proved a challenge for my old eyes and I didnt do myself any favours in deciding to paint every Knight (Normal, Grail, Pegasus and Hero) in their own livery!
|Sir Redemond and the Green Knight|
|Sir Redemond, Green Knight and Damsels|
|Men at Arms|
|The Great Trebuchet|
|Sir Redemonds Retinue|