Weird Lies Observatory Launch Video 1

Here’s some video snippets from the launch of Mosaic of Air and Weird Lies at the lovely Royal Observatory on Tuesday.

Cliff Chapman reading Andrew Lloyd-Jones‘ wickedly funny ChronoCrisis3000,

and David Mildon reading James Smyth‘s poignant love story, Let There be Light.

The flickering uncertain light seems particularly appropriate for these two stories.

More video to follow, or you can catch another live reading (different stories) Saturday 5th October at Misty Moon SE13 7HS, 7.30 for 8.

Launching Science Fiction Stories at The Royal Observatory Spaceship not required

launch flyerTuesday 1st October The Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich, SE10 9NF

Drinks in the foyer from 6.05 (building opens at 6), readings of Science Fiction stories from both Weird Lies and Mosaic of Air  from 6.45 in the Planetarium with star show.

RSVP to reserve your place, this is essential because the Observatory is in the middle of Greenwich Park, and access in the evenings is controlled and we need a guest list, and to alert you to how to get in (and more importantly out!) It’s an adventure – space suits not required, fortunately.

We will be reading:

James Smyth: Let There Be Light (read by David Mildon)

Cherry Potts: an Extract from Mosaic of Air

Andrew Lloyd-Jones ChronoCrisis3000 (read by Cliff Chapman)

Peng Shepherd Free Cake (read by Alistair Lock)

Richard Meredith The Museum of the Future (read by Henrietta Clemett)

Hope to see you there!

(Huge thanks to Marek, Rob and Ed at the Observatory for all their help setting this up, and to Sophie for the idea.)

Misty Moon Preview of Weird Lies – the video

We had a spectacular evening at Misty Moon last night. Thanks to Stuart for hosting,and to all our lovely readers for making the stories shine (and for bringing a Doctor Who element to the proceedings!)and the authors for writing such brilliant material in the first place … and the audience for showing up and buying books and laughing so much.

Stuart has asked us to make it a regular date – quarterly to start off with so the next one will be Sunday 29th September, just after we publish Weird Lies and Mosaic of Air.

If, having watched the videos, you want to help Arachne Press publish Weird Lies you can contribute to the funds by preordering or by contributing to our kickstarter campaign.

Sophie Aldred reads Content Management by Derek Ivan Webster (from Weird Lies)

Alistair Lock reads Zwo by Alan Graham (from Weird Lies)

Ray Newe reads ChronoCrisis 3000 by Andrew Lloyd-Jones (from Weird Lies)

Cliff Chapman reads A Time and Place Unknown by Jason Jackson (from Lovers’ Lies)

There’s no video of Cherry Potts reading The Bone Box, from Mosaic of Air because a button didn’t get pressed on the video (that’s the sort of thing that would happen in ChronoCrisis 3000).

© Arachne Press 2013

9th June Misty Moon Update

We have finalised our reading list and readers for the Misty Moon event.

Not necessarily in this order, but:

weird handsFrom Weird Lies

Sophie Aldred will read

Content Management by Derek Ivan Webster

Alistair Lock will read Zwo by Alan Graham

and Ray Newe will read ChronoCrisis 3000 by Andrew Lloyd-Jones

From Lovers’ Lies lovers lies fish

Cliff Chapman will read

A Time and Place Unknown by Jason Jackson

mosaic glyph

From Mosaic of Air

Cherry Potts will read The Bone Box … by herself!

Sophie Aldred to read at Misty Moon Weird Lies Preview

In Ladywell, in Lewisham there is an old tavern… and behind that tavern is a coach house… and in that coach house is a gallery… with a bit of a fondness for horror movies, ghostly tales and the other things of weird ilk… so no surprise they are friends of Arachne Press, then.

Arachne Press will be reading one of the more bizarre stories from Lovers’ Lies and a couple of previews from Mosaic of Air and the very strange Weird Lies at Misty Moon Gallery, Ladywell Tavern SE13 7HS, on Sunday 9th June 6-9pm

We will be reading:

Content Management by Derek Ivan Webster (read by Sophie Aldred)

A Time and Place Unknown by Jason Jackson (read by Cliff Chapman)

ChronoCrisis 3000 by Andrew Lloyd-Jones (read by Ray Newe)

Zwo by Alan Graham (read byAlistair Lock)

The Bone Box  by Cherry Potts from her forthcoming collection Mosaic of Air (read by Cherry)

weird lies postcard vp copyposter adapted from Kevin Threlfall’s design for the Weird Lies cover.