Off to Wales for a science fiction getaway, joined by my esteemed editor, Jack Fogg. We are about to make our second attempt to reach the convention. This morning, we were turned away by damage to train tracks at the Euston station. I’ve had a Jack Johnson song in my head ever since.

Hoping to take some fun pics at the convention. Please tell me UK science fiction fans dress up for these things. Please, please, please.

16 Responses to “The Weekender!”

  1. TheWhistler says:

    Dress up for this? Are we talking Saville Row here, Marks and Spencers or Rag Day? I would dress up as Solo and bring my three cats, (They all want the part in the movie, mind you.) I am afraid I am loyal to the Queen in another country in the comonwealth, so I can’t make an appearance. Good luck though, what are you dressing as?

  2. Jane Skudder says:

    I guess it depends on the convention. I know that Brits will happily dress up for Zombie stuff and Steampunk so expect either blood or bustles…
    BTW will you still be in the UK for Eastercon http://www.eightsquaredcon.org/web/Welcome.html
    Bradford loves Hugh Howey…..

  3. Does Jack Fogg hunt vampires? Jack Fogg sounds like the name of a guy who hunts vampires.

  4. williamjacques@gmail.com says:

    They gotta’ dress up. After all, it is home to Dr. Who!

  5. I had the same idea about someone named Jack Fogg! You must use him as a character someday. Have a wonderful time in Wales… when you get there!

  6. Wendy Stran says:

    Wales is definitely Dr Who country. I think you will see lots of fans of The Doctor. Take pictures

  7. Hugh,
    I just read your story on CNN.COM. Wow, nice work and congrats. Keep up the good work. I am looking to also write a “How to” book for beginning runners.

  8. Sheila C says:

    If they dress up, you better take pictures! Will you be dressing up? :p

  9. dave says:

    I concur with Sheila C. Photo’s or it didn’t happen.

  10. Sarah Payne says:

    I bought this book at the SciFi weekend’s yesterday and have just finished it! Now I NEED the next installment. How else do you expect me to sleep tonight !!!

  11. Tony L says:

    HI Hugh I was the guy at the Sci Fi weekender in Wales who told you on stage that Wool (Omnibus) was was of the best books I’d ever read.Now just waiting for The Shift to come out in the UK ! ps; did you stay for the party that night when 100’s of people dressed as Aliens did the Harlem Shuffle on the stage ? – weird !

  12. Ed Fortune says:

    Was an absolute pleasure to interview you, hope you enjoyed the rest of the event.

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