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Published on July 19th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Whovian Creators in Pub Fiction

While the Vworp Vworp pubcon at the Lass O’Gowrie earlier in July might have passed you by, you should not miss the Whovian element of the Pub Fiction events in the Lassfest literary programme, where Paul Magrs and Steven Gallagher will be talking this Saturday and Sunday!

These sessions are intended as intimate and relaxed opportunities for people to meet some of the North’s best and brightest authors.  You’ll be treated to readings, multi-media presentations and Q&A’s in one of Manchester’s cosiest pubs!

At 5pm on Saturday, 23rd July, Bryan Talbot discusses his graphic novels Grandville and Grandville Mon Amour and the venerable and on-going tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have emerged, pointing out references to this tradition and 19th century art within the Grandville books themselves.

Later that day at 6.30pm, you can catch an autobiographical chat with one of Salford’s most prolific writers, Warrior’s Gate and Terminus scriptwriter Stephen Gallagher (pictured), as he recalls the old Piccadilly Radio/Granada days via Doctor Who to his most recent Hollywood stint, illustrated with a few clips!

Finally on Sunday, July 24th the prolific fantasy author Paul Magrs will be one half of an audience and reading with George Mann, sci-fi author and publisher. As well as many Big Finish works, BBC Books and creating Iris Wildthymne, Magrs has written two Doctor Who audios with Tom Baker – the first time he had reprised the role for 30 years and is currently recording a new audio series with Tom on behalf of the BBC.

(Image credit: Lisa Bowerman)

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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