TSM launch!

I think the party went really well! \^_^/ Many, many thanks to those who helped put on such a cool show! I was really happy that it was in Oxford, as so many people who wrote/drew/made/produced The DFC are Oxford-based. So I felt like it was a real proper DFC celebration!

We raffled off a large print of one of the original DFC covers of The Spider Moon, and also of course we had the auction… I was VERY happy with the result! We raised a lot of cash for Mind and also, in a rather cool twist, the winning bidders turned out to be the lovely folk at The Story Museum, which is about 10mins walk from our flat! If you live nearby you should keep an eye on this place. It certainly looks awesome. Oh, I love Oxford so much :D

Lots of my most favourite people were able to come along, so it was just such a cheery event! In a total surprise, some friends from Devon drove all the way up for the evening. It was super-awesome as I’ve not seen those guys for such a long time. My editor for The Spider Moon (a.k.a. Lovely Ben) was able to come as well, which was super-awesome too!

Here’s some pics that Paul took under the cut…

Setting up! I love how Blackwell framed the images. The Bekka-sitting-on-the-moon cover was the raffled image. It went to a lovely family home :D


All the DFC Library books together! It was great seeing them like this. Please do look out for Vern & Lettuce by Sarah, Mo-Bot High by Neill, and Monkey Nuts by Bob & Lorenzo out later this year! They’ll make great Christmas presents, won’t they? Eh? Eh? *nudge*

Crowd! (Including Philip Pullman! He’s just this guy, you know? somebody I admire a huge amount, so I was totally overwhelmed to meet him. We spoke about a few things, including my boots. I hope that I did not make a fool of myself.)

We had sketchbooks and drawing materials out on the tables! They were well-used! (Would like to point out here that David Fickling was making bowties cool long before Doctor Who ;p)

Paul is probably making a masterpiece! ;D Or could he be drawing a certain shining knight…? ;D

Also! Please do check out my friend Lisa’s collection of photographs from the event. She’s very talented! :D

The rest of the weekend was spent with friends playing video games and MtG and watching silly things on YouTube and eating nice things and talking about comics and books and films and basically everything we all love. Couldn’t be better! :D

  1. I was there! I was there! Even though the photos lie! XD
    Fab night, hon – and we’re SO proud of you *hug*

      • Lisa Curtis
      • August 11th, 2010 10:05am

      I proved you were there!

      Was an awesome, awesome evening, so proud and honoured to have been there. LOOKING FORWARD TO BOOKS 2 AND 3!!! *stare*


        • Kate
        • August 11th, 2010 6:53pm

        I am proud and honoured that you could come!! Squee! AND SUCH PREEETTY PHOTOS. OMG. See you soon!

      • Kate
      • August 11th, 2010 6:52pm

      Thank you for coming, hon!! Had such a great weekend :D Haha, you are in more than a couple of photos that Lisa took! There’s lots more Plau took that I think you appeared in, though some of them were out of focus ;_;

  2. Looks like it was an awesome night! I’m really gutted we missed it :( seems we’re always missing your events for one reason or another… well, all two ‘Spider Moon’ relate ones XD Still, shall prevail one day! Maybe at your Chocolate Fish book launch? ;D

      • Kate
      • August 11th, 2010 6:54pm

      Aww, no worries dude! I managed to pick a date when about six people were having weddings/going to weddings/doing weddingy things XD Goes for having a summer event I guess! ZOMG F&C BOOK LAUNCH! I might do this! In my front room! :D

    • Dan
    • September 3rd, 2010 2:32pm

    Wow, awesomeness all round, and well done!

    And Philip Pullman, that guy is such a legend. I’m reading one of his book for about the 10th time, never gets boring.

      • Kate
      • September 7th, 2010 10:55pm

      Thanks Dan! And yeah, I know what you mean about his books! I’ve read them several times, and also have always carried such clear memories of reading them when I was a child. It was so good to be able to meet one of my favourite authors, and someone who has meant a lot to me from childhood through to adulthood!