Frank Danes Appearance & Signing: October 29th

Image of Frank Danes on Doctor WhoTemporal Logbook II: Further Journeys author Frank Danes (“The Canterbury Tale”) will be speaking about Doctor Who and signing copies of his new book Six Decades In Time and Space on Monday October 29th at St. Peter’s Church, Broad Street Ely UK.

Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time: A social, cultural and screen history of Doctor Who

Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in the world. In its six decade run, the show has tracked and embodied the social, political and cultural changes in the United Kingdom and the world, tackling  fascism, environmental disaster, religious fanaticism, changing attitudes towards gender  and, of course, alien invasions. In the person of The Doctor herself – and himself – the programme has given us a hero as immortal in appeal as Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood.

Ely resident Frank Danes, esteemed teacher, bookseller and renowned Whovian, has written the only one-volume history and reference book of the series you will ever need. Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time brings the story right up to date – it’s  a witty and engaging gallop through the history of The Doctor written by a man whose enthusiasm shines through on every page, and undoubtedly will do so again as he tells us all about it!

Chromakey magazine will also be interviewing Frank about his book in a forthcoming issue.

Additional details on Frank’s appearance can be found here.

 

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Review Episodes Going Fast

Just a quick note to let everyone know that if you’re planning to submit something to either the Blake’s 7 or Torchwood edition of What The Fans Think, story choices are going fast.  So far 31% of the Blake’s 7 episodes have been picked while 42% of the Torchwood stories have been picked.  While there’s still a good selection of stories left open at this point to review, you might want to enter in your name soon before your first choice is gone.

And don’t forget, we’re also looking for short articles/opinion pieces/etc to spread throughout both publications.

For the Blake’s 7 edition, these can be articles of interest to readers such as: “Why didn’t Blake and Avon get along?” or “Was the Federation really that corrupt?” or “What made Servalan such a determined adversary?” etc.

For the Torchwood edition, these can be articles such as: “Who really was Captain Jack?” or “How did the portal end up in Cardiff?” or “The Evolution of Torchwood,” etc.

These special articles should be no more than 3000 words in length.

You can find the full submission guidelines here.

What The Fans Think Update

Thank you to those of you who so far have decided to contribute to our two What The Fans Think projects.  We really appreciate you getting involved.

As a quick update, please remember to check beforehand what stories have already been chosen for review and those still up for review before emailing us your choice.  At the moment we’re still likely able to give reviewers their first choice picks, but we’re pretty sure those review choices will start narrowing down in the coming weeks.

You can find the full submission guidelines here.

Word Vancouver Pics

A typical rainy, wet, cold and dreary fall day in Vancouver

It was great meeting, and talking, to those of you who came out to Word Vancouver braving the torrential rain and wind this past Sunday (Sep 30).  Of course it wouldn’t be a typical fall Vancouver day if it hadn’t been pouring with rain.  Sadly due to the inclement weather, attendance at this year’s event was significantly down on previous years.

Our very damp vendor booth

Pencil Tip would like to thank our volunteers Bonnie and Gary who helped man our booth in addition to braving the cold, wind, rain and damp.

Volunteers Bonnie and Gary who helped man our booth on the day

Pencil Tip hopes to be making further local event appearances over the coming months.  Keep tuned to the Pencil Tip site (and blog) for details of upcoming event appearances.

PTP publisher Bob Furnell with volunteer Bonnie

Meanwhile here’s a few more pictures from the day.

Our dealers booth; you can’t see all the water on the tables

What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7

Pencil Tip Publishing is taking submissions for their new review book, “What the Fans Think: Blake’s 7”.

What the Fans Think is a new series of books where the fans will review and assess their favourite television series. Each volume will concentrate on a specific show and will feature original reviews and analyses of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

The first book in the series, What the Fans Think: Blake’s 7, will concentrate on the 1978-81 BBC television series Blake’s 7.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of the BCSPCA (The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Submission guidelines can be found on the Pencil Tip Publishing blog at: www.penciltippublishing.wordpress.com/what-the-fans-think

What The Fans Think: Torchwood

Pencil Tip Publishing is taking submissions for their new review book, “What the Fans Think: Torchwood”.

What the Fans Think is a new series of books where the fans will review and assess their favourite television series. Each volume will concentrate on a specific show and will feature original reviews and analyses of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

The first book in the series, What the Fans Think: Torchwood, will concentrate on the 2006-11 Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of the BCSPCA (The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Submission guidelines can be found on the Pencil Tip Publishing blog at: www.penciltippublishing.wordpress.com/what-the-fans-think

Skipton Comic Con Photos

Author Craig Charlesworth & friend at Skipton Comic Con Sep 2018 (Photo courtesy C. Charlesworth | Used by Permission | © 2018 Pencil Tip Publishing)

Author Craig Charlesworth (The Cuckoo In Winter, Grave Warnings) and Pencil Tip Publishing made another UK event appearance at the recent on Saturday September 22nd.  A smaller event than at York, Craig hosted our table and was on hand to sign copies of his books.  Craig made mention that it was another fun event and had a great time meeting fans and selling copies of various PTP publications.

Pencil Tips table at Skipton Comic Con Sep 2018 (Photo courtesy C. Charlesworth | Used by Permission | © 2018 Pencil Tip Publishing)

This will be the last UK appearance for Pencil Tip in 2018 but keep tuned to our blog and/or website about upcoming UK appearances in 2019.

As a treat, here are a few pics from the day…

Don’t Forget – Word Vancouver This Weekend

Don’t forget that Pencil Tip Publishing will be at this weekend’s Word Vancouver.  Drop by our table for a chat, learn about our new projects and pick up a copy, or two, of one our books.  You’ll find us in Tent 5.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 2018
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library
Library Square
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC

While rain has been forecast for Sunday, if it’s quite severe, event organizers have assured us that all outside dealers will be moved indoors.  So, you may want to check the Word Vancouver site ahead of time to verify if they’ve made any changes to the venue, if you’re planning to attend.

See you there!

What The Fans Think: Submissions Now Open

Pencil Tip Publishing is excited to announce our newest project: WHAT THE FANS THINK – a new series of books where the fans will review and assess their favourite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critics. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific show and will feature original reviews and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

The first book in the series, What the Fans Think: Blake’s 7, will concentrate on the 1978-81 sci-fi series “Blake’s 7” while the second book, What the Fans Think: Torchwood, will concentrate on the Doctor Who spin-off series “Torchwood”.

This is where you the fans come in.

We want you to submit your personal reviews of select episodes from each series.

Beginning September 22, 2018 will be accepting submissions for both volumes.

To find out what are we looking for, and for further information, please visit the “What The Fans Think” section listed above in the top menu.

Word Vancouver 2018 Programming Schedule Announced

Vancouver’s annual Word Vancouver event has now revealed their schedule of events for this years festival.

The main festival day takes place Sunday September 30 from 11:00 am-5:00 pm at Library Square, located at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library. Enjoy free readings, panel discussions, and live performances. Activities include writing workshops as well as a variety of literacy activities. Canadian authors and book and magazine exhibitors will also gather to share a passion for the written word. Fun for literature and literacy lovers of any age!

As previously noted on our blog, Pencil Tip Publishing will have a dealers table at this years event.  You’ll find us in tent T5 (on the corner of Robson & Homer streets).

You can view an online version of their programming book below or for more information visit the Word Vancouver site at http://www.wordvancouver.ca.