Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Panel Borders: Neil Gaiman – Worlds of Wonder

November 20, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Neil Gaiman – Worlds of Wonder

Partially broadcast 20/11/11 on Resonance FM

Images from Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman and Miguelanxo Prado

Images from Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman and Miguelanxo Prado

Continuing our month of shows about genre, it’s a science fiction double feature as Alex Fitch chats to author Neil Gaiman about examples of SF in his work such as Doctor Who, American Gods, Babylon 5 and Sandman: Endless Nights. Plus, in an extract from a talk at the British Library, Neil discusses his experiences of the genre around the world from China to Tasmania.

For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Listen to the the 75 min panel discussion with Neil Gaiman, Peter F. Hamilton, Rachel Armstrong, Kari Sperring and (chair) Farah Mendlesohn

Links: Original listing for the event on The British Library website
Write up of the event on the Margo’s Musings blog
Neil Gaiman’s journal
Art by Miguelanxo Prado

Recommended events:

Laydeez do comics – Internation Comica special

The monthly meeting Laydeez Do Comics links up again with Comica Festival to present special guests from Canada, the USA and Germany. Sarah Leavitt launches Tangles, her graphic memoir of her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease, published by Jonathan Cape. MK Czerwiec, aka ‘Comic Nurse’, presents her unique medical comics and cartoons from a nurse’s perspective. German guests Mawil and Uli Oesterle discuss their careers and latest albums translated into English courtesy of Blank Slate.

Tickets: £1.50
Where: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage St, London E1 5LJ
When: Monday, November 21, 2011 – 6.30pm to 9.30pm

History and Future of Superheroes Comica talk

Secret Origins are exposed and Secret Identities are unmasked in Paul Gravett’s illustrated overview of how the superhero genre was born and has evolved, and where it is heading next. By the co-author and editor of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die. 

Tickets: Admission free
Where: Islington Central Library, Fieldway Cresent N5
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 – From 7pm

Events at Gosh! Comics

November 25: Nelson launch party, signing and art show. Exclusive Gosh! Bookplate Edition by Frank Quitely available on the night!

November 26: Luke Pearson signing copies of his new Hilda book from Nobrow + art show (all pieces are up and on sale now)

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

Today’s show: Neil Gaiman – Worlds of Wonder

November 20, 2011

Tonight on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Neil Gaiman – Worlds of Wonder

Images from Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman and Miguelanxo Prado

Images from Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman and Miguelanxo Prado

Continuing our month of shows about genre, Alex Fitch chats to author Neil Gaiman about examples of Science Fiction in his work such as Doctor Who, American Gods, Babylon 5 and Sandman: Endless Nights. Plus, in an extract from a talk at the British Library, Neil discusses his experiences of the genre around the world from China to Tasmania.

8pm, Sunday 20th November, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Original listing for the event on The British Library website
Write up of the event on the Margo’s Musings blog
Neil Gaiman’s journal
Art by Miguelanxo Prado

Listen to Alex’s interviews with Neil about science fiction conventions and Stardust

Recommended events:

Events at Gosh! Comics

November 25: Nelson launch party, signing and art show. Exclusive Gosh! Bookplate Edition by Frank Quitely available on the night!

November 26: Luke Pearson signing copies of his new Hilda book from Nobrow + art show (all pieces are up and on sale now)

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

Thought Bubble comics festival

This year’s week long Thought Bubble festival, part of the Leeds International Film Festival, starts on 14th November 2011, with comic related screenings each day. On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th, there is a traditional comics convention at the Royal Armouries with additional talks, tables, activities and workshops at Saviles Hall.

Sunday 20th, 2pm, Alex Fitch will be hosting a panel about the Image Comics Sci-Fi Noir Elephantmen with writer Richard Starkings and artist Boo Cook.

Other guests include Doug Braithwaite, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Adam Hughes, Jeff Lemire, Posy Simmonds, Peter Milligan, D’israeli, The Etherington Brothers and many more. More info at www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

Reality Check: Worlds of Wonder at the British Library

November 18, 2011 3 Comments

Reality Check:
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Worlds of Wonder at the British Library

 Farah Mendlesohn, Neil Gaiman, Rachel Armstrong, Peter F. Hamilton, and Kari Sperring at The British Library. Photo by Marjorie Taylor

Farah Mendlesohn, Neil Gaiman, Rachel Armstrong, Peter F. Hamilton, and Kari Sperring at The British Library. Photo by Marjorie Taylor

In a panel discussion entitled “Worlds of Wonder?”, recorded at the British Library as part of their events season to support the exhibition ‘Out of this World’, authors Neil Gaiman and Peter F. Hamilton, scientist Rachel Armstrong and critics Kari Sperring and Farah Mendlesohn (chair) discuss the current state of science fiction around the world and its relationship with the latest advances in science fact.

(This show replaces November’s episode of Book List on Resonance FM as the slot was overbooked)

Listen to an additional 15 mins of this panel in which Neil Gaiman talks about SF around the world and discusses Doctor Who and Sandman with Alex Fitch

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at www.sci-fi-london.com

Links: Original listing for the event on The British Library website
Write up of the event on the Margo’s Musings blog

Reality Check: Eastercon ’08, part two

April 7, 2008 4 Comments

Reality CheckReality Check logo: Eastercon ’08, part two

The second of two shows looking at this year’s Sci-Fi literary convention Orbital ’08 which was held last month in Heathrow. Alex Fitch is talking to Graham Sleight about the BSFA, Jetse de Vries & Aliette de Bodard about Interzone, John Coxon about ZZ9 - the Douglas Adams appreciation society and author Neil Gaiman about why he loves conventions (with a brief cameo by Paul Cornell)…
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Podcast: Neil Gaiman’s Stardust

October 21, 2007 5 Comments

Alex Fitch’s interview with Neil Gaiman about Stardust and other adaptations of his work is available to download now…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Monday 15th September as a special ‘Clear Spot’.

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 14.6mb)

In comics news:


ComICA at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London is on now and continues until November 6th and sees performances, screenings and live talks with the likes of Jamie Delano, Posy Simmonds and Kevin O’Neil.

More info at www.ica.org and www.paulgravett.com

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