Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cheltenham comic shop signing next Tuesday

Next Tuesday I'm among guest speakers at the Screenwriters' Festival in Cheltenham, talking about the similarities and differences between creating comics and screenwriting. Afterwards local comic shop Proud Lion is hosting a signing from 2pm. It's part of an outreach programme by the festival organisers, though a mid-week signing is unusual for any comic shop, unless you've got a big name guest like Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman. Anyway, all the details are above.

In other news, it seems I did Kiwi tennis players a disservice, suggesting there was nobody from my native land competing at Wimbledon this year. Marina Erakovic is in the ladies' singles drawer, and won her first match on Tuesday. She plays Germany's Julia Goerges on court six this afternoon, after the Brit pairing of Bogdanovic and Marray try to upset the men's doubles second seeds.

Erakovic was born at Split in what is now Croatia in 1988, but her family emigrated to New Zealand six years later. She's the first woman from NZ to reach the second round of a grand slam in twenty years, beating her doubles partner Michaella Krajicek in the first round. Fingers crossed she gets a bit further. Seems an awful long time since Kiwi Chris Lewis reached the final of the men's singles - quarter of a century, to be precise. [He got pasted by McEnroe.]

1 comment:

Jason Arnopp said...

Will you be wearing your pointy Satan-shoes, sir? Otherwise I shan't attend.