Saturday 13 July 2024

Fighting Fantasy Fest 5

Eight weeks today, Fighting Fantasy Fest 5 will be taking place at the University of West London in Ealing on Saturday 7 September 2024. Featuring Guests of Honour Sir Ian Livingstone and Iain McCaig, it will be a day-long celebration of the seminal Fighting Fantasy gamebook Deathtrap Dungeon.

Other guests attending include the authors Marc Gascoigne, Paul Mason, Peter Darvill-Evans, Keith P. Phillips, Jamie Thomson and Dave Morris...

along with the artists Alan Langford, Duncan Smith, Tony Hough and Malcolm Barter.

There will be all sorts of talks and other events taking place on the day, including the launch of Steve Jackson's F.I.S.T. by Sound Realms, a live readthrough of Deathtrap Dungeon, the legendary Fighting Fantasy auction, and a special performace of John Robertson's The Dark Room.

Tickets are on sale for Fighting Fantasy Fest 5 now!

Monday 8 July 2024

Dracula's Curse Strikes in Brazil

As of today, Dracula: Curse of the Vampire is available in Portuguese courtesy of Brazilian publisher Jambô Editora, under the title Drácula: A Vingança do Vampiro.

I have been sitting on this news for a while, ever since Jambô sent me the fantastic cover art by Brazilian artist Carlos Eduardo Justino

Drácula: A Vingança do Vampiro is the third ACE Gamebook published by Jambô Editora, the other two titles being Alice no País dos Pesadelos (Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland) and O Maligno Mágico de Oz (The Wicked Wizard of Oz).

Drácula: A Vingança do Vampiro features on the Jambô Editora homepage today.

Friday 5 July 2024

Gamebook Friday: ACE Czech Gamebooks

There are currently seven ACE Gamebooks in print in English, through Snowbooks, but by the end of the year there will be six ACE Gamebooks available in Czech courtesy of Mytago, when RONIN 47 is released by the publisher. And here's the cover, featuring Neil Googe's awesome artwork...

Dracula: Curse of the Vampire is now available in Czech and recently received this fantastic review.

"This book isn't just a rehash of the original into a playable version, it's a clever and fun mix of various vampire and mythological stories. The Vampire's Curse is written in an accessible, understandable way, and as a stand-alone work it is the ideal gateway to the world of interactive novels for all new players. However, even seasoned veterans will be completely satisfied. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the world of darkness!"
~ Petr Eller, for Imago

Click on the images below, to check out the Czech editions of the other ACE Gamebooks currently in print.