Issue 35 - 2005-07-12

Hi All,

The release of The Brightonomicon is upon us.

Well its going to be fairly busy now for a while, and hopefully youíll
take advantage of all the stuff thatís going on, and come down to a
signing or an event.

Robert has also just released a new Audio CD of the Hollow Chocolate
Bunnies of the Apocalypse, and we have a link to it from our website.

Now from Amsel von Sprckelsen:

Beggars Experience Productions present: The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag,
A play, based on the book by Robert Rankin. 7.30 pm Wednesday 27th -
Sunday 31st July 2005
At The White Bear Theatre 138 Kennington Park Road London SE11 (Nearest
Tube: Oval)

Tickets £10/£8 concessions, available in advance by emailing or by calling Henry Briant on
07941742955There should be some more information at although it may not be fully up and running
till later this evening/tomorrow morning.

Robert has confirmed that he is coming to the Sunday 31st show, and
knowing him he may even end up involved in it somehow - however tickets
are limited to only 50 per performance (It's a very small theatre - but
it does have a pub attached) so you'll have to get in quick.

There will be a Spoutlore/ZZ9 party called the Blue Suede Shoe Robert
Rankin party. Itís going to be on at Worldcon. Robert will also be
participating and doing readings at Worldcon, and Sproutlore will have a
dealers table. More details here:

Cheap memberships can be found on the interaction Live Journal
community, which is linked from above.

The Brightonomicon Bus tour is filling up,. But there are some spaces
left, please contact if
you are interested, details were in the last mercury.

Now, the signing tour in full.

First we have the book launch of The Brightonomicon in Brighton.

Waterstones are limiting the amount of people who can attend the after
hours talk and signing to 100, so you need to cal them asap and book
your ticket. Tickets for the Waterstones signing are £3, but its
redeemable against a book purchase. Also, if the tickets sell out Ė do
not panic.There is an after signing party arranged in the Polar Bar pub.

Monday July 18th


Waterstones, 71-74 North Street
Brighton BN1 1ZA

Tel: 01273 206 017

We will then be moving to the Polar Bar Central, on Queens Rd, sometime
after nine, which is between Waterstones and the Railway Station, backs
onto the Lansdowne Lioness and is close to the railway station, for
those of you from London or further a field. We have reserved the
upstairs room, and tickets will be available at the signing so people
there know where to go, but you know, so just pop along to the Polar
Bar, if the bookshop sells out.


Most evening signings are now events, and tickets may be required, and
there may be a charge, sometimes this is redeemable, sometimes there is
wine, sometimes its just a charge. PLEASE contact the individual branch
NOW, to book a ticket and confirm arrangement, the last thing we want is
disappointed fans, so call and ask what the story is.

Tuesday, July 19^th

_1pm - 2pm _

Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Avenue, London


Ottakars, 29 County Square, Ashford, Kent

Tel: 01233 667450

Wednesday July 20th


Ottakars, Unit 72, Midsummer Place Centre MK
Milton Keynes

Tel: 01908 395384

Thursday 2st July

_1pm - 2pm_

Waterstones , William Baker House Broad St

Tel: 01865 790 212


Waterstones, 89a Broad Street

Tel: 01189 581270

Friday 22nd July


Waterstones, 11A Union Galleries Broadmead

TeL : 0117 925 2274

Monday July 25th

_1pm - 2pm_

Ottakars.1 The Forum,Stevenage

Tel: 01438 355266


Kulture Shock, 10-12 St Benedicts Street

Tel 01603 625557

Tuesday 26th July


Ottakars, 297A High Street

Tel: 01522 540011

Wednesday 27th July

_1pm - 2pm_

Borders, 94-96 Briggate

Tel: 0113 242 4400


Ottakars, 61-62 Bishopgate Walk
The Ridings Centre, Wakefield
West Yorkshire

Tel: 01924 387613

Thursday 28th July

_1pm - 2pm_

Ottakars, 41-43 New Street
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Tel: 01484 431051


Ottakars, 46/47 The Spindles Centre
Oldham, Lancashire

Tel: 0161 620 5543

end of Tour

Our next issue is coming out shortly, and our merchandise from our
online merchandise store is selling very well, with memberships now
being available online using paypal.

Hopefully weíll see you along at an event, please say hello


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