The new day job

Naturally, the last place I think to mention my new job is my own blog…

I have now left public service to take up the position of PR Co-ordinator for Rebellion, the computer game developers that also own 2000 AD along with Solaris and Abaddon Books.

This is something of a dream job for me – I’ve been working as a feature writer for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine for five years after being a fan for over 20 years. It’s also a massive challenge – far beyond anything I tackled in my previous employment – as I will be responsible for PR across three different industries, my job will also cover both event management and marketing, and I’ll trying to educate the Americas about our fantastic books and comic books. No mean feat. But by God, I’m looking forward to it.

Here’s the official announcement:

Computer game developer and book publisher Rebellion has appointed Michael Molcher as its new PR coordinator.

One of the largest independent games development studios in Europe, Rebellion also publishes the legendary British comic book 2000 AD, as well as the critically-acclaimed science-fiction and fantasy book imprints, Solaris and Abaddon Books.

Michael’s role will be to coordinate the PR across the Rebellion group, supporting the developers and editors to maximise awareness of the firm’s new and existing products.

He will be working with industry and fan contacts to boost awareness of the firm’s fantastic brands, as well as establishing a greater presence in markets in both the UK and abroad.

He joins the innovative games developer and publishing house in Oxford after five years as a press officer for the second largest local authority in England, Leeds City Council, following a career as a local journalist in Rochdale and Harrogate.

For the past five years, he has also been a feature writer for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, for which he has interviewed some of the biggest names in British comics such as Carlos Ezquerra, Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons.

Jason Kingsley, CO of Rebellion, said:“I’m delighted to have Michael on board at Rebellion, he’ll be working closely with our fantastic creative teams to bring our games, books and comics to audiences both at home in the UK or abroad.

“Whether on the games front or in the pages of 2000 AD and our book imprints, 2011 is promising to be a great year for Rebellion.“

Michael said: “I’ve been reading 2000 AD since I was 11 and was a science-fiction fan well before that, so to now be part of the team at Rebellion is really exciting.

“It’s shaping up to be a fantastic year ahead for Rebellion – with everything from the new Dredd movie to great titles from Abaddon Books and new releases for Solaris from debut and New York Times Best Selling authors.“Bringing these to new and existing audiences alike is going to be both thrilling and challenging.”


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