This is my camera…

Photo

There are others like it. But this one is mine.

I do not take proper care of it and it is a bit beaten up. It’s not the best camera. It often takes so long to take a photo that it misses the moment. Its battery does not last long enough. The flash is rubbish. And the zoom is dodgy, at best.

But it is my camera. It has been with me around the world. And it has taken some amazing photos.

Which is a roundabout way of saying that I’m off on another jaunt, this time to Ethiopia, and will be taking my trusty old, slow, battered, battery-draining camera with me. Because it’s been with me everywhere, and hasn’t let me down yet.

This is my camera. There are others like it. But this one is mine.

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This is my camera…

Photo

There are others like it. But this one is mine.

I do not take proper care of it and it is a bit beaten up. It’s not the best camera. It often takes so long to take a photo that it misses the moment. Its battery does not last long enough. The flash is rubbish. And the zoom is dodgy, at best.

But it is my camera. It has been with me around the world. And it has taken some amazing photos.

Which is a roundabout way of saying that I’m off on another jaunt, this time to Ethiopia, and will be taking my trusty old, slow, battered, battery-draining camera with me. Because it’s been with me everywhere, and hasn’t let me down yet.

This is my camera. There are others like it. But this one is mine.

Calling all creators: give a little help to Genre for Japan?

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This is something that Jenni Hill, one of the editors at Rebellion’s sci-fi/fantasy/horror imprint Solaris, is helping to organise. Genre for Japan is an opportunity for creative types to encourage their readership(s) to give a little love following the earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. If anyone is able to help, whether by offering a product or service to be auctioned (signed print or book, writing advice or manuscript critique etc. etc.) or just to raise awareness and get the bids coming in, then that would be great…

Cheers

 

Press Release: Time to Donate Prizes!

We’ve all heard the news and seen the horrific pictures coming from Japan in the aftermath of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami – and no doubt we’ve all wondered how to help.

Following the example of Authors for Japan, where bids are now closed, we’d like to introduce Genre for Japan, a chance for the comics, science fiction, fantasy and horror communities to unite and show our generosity to those who need it right now.

We are planning to run auctions for genre-themed prizes and we need YOU to donate. We are looking for really fantastic prizes: examples might include signed first editions, coaching sessions with agents for that perfect submission letter or original artwork!

Some of the prizes already donated include a year’s supply of books from Tor, signed artwork from Solaris Books and editing/critiques from professional authors and editors.

The prizes will be auctioned on our website, through JustGiving, in aid of the British Red Cross Tsunami Appeal.

If you have something really special to donate, please drop us a line at genreforjapan@gmail.com including information such as a starting bid amount, a sentence or two about the item, and whether you wish to send the prize to a central collecting point or would be willing to post it to the winning bidder. Photos would also help us to list the item, if relevant.
The deadline to receive offers of prizes is 25th March, with the auction set to begin on 28th March.

Find out more information on our website: http://genreforjapan.wordpress.com/
Follow us on twitter: @genreforjapan
E-mail us: genreforjapan@gmail.com

Genre for Japan is organised by:
Amanda Rutter: reviewer and webmistress at Floor to Ceiling Books
Jenni Hill: editor for science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Solaris Books
Louise Morgan: author and interviewer for the British Fantasy Society
Ro Smith: writer and reviewer; blogger at In Search of the Happiness Max
Alasdair Stuart is the editor of Hub magazine.

Calling all creators: give a little help to Genre for Japan?

Genreforjapanlogo

This is something that Jenni Hill, one of the editors at Rebellion’s sci-fi/fantasy/horror imprint Solaris, is helping to organise. Genre for Japan is an opportunity for creative types to encourage their readership(s) to give a little love following the earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. If anyone is able to help, whether by offering a product or service to be auctioned (signed print or book, writing advice or manuscript critique etc. etc.) or just to raise awareness and get the bids coming in, then that would be great…

Cheers

 

Press Release: Time to Donate Prizes!

We’ve all heard the news and seen the horrific pictures coming from Japan in the aftermath of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami – and no doubt we’ve all wondered how to help.

Following the example of Authors for Japan, where bids are now closed, we’d like to introduce Genre for Japan, a chance for the comics, science fiction, fantasy and horror communities to unite and show our generosity to those who need it right now.

We are planning to run auctions for genre-themed prizes and we need YOU to donate. We are looking for really fantastic prizes: examples might include signed first editions, coaching sessions with agents for that perfect submission letter or original artwork!

Some of the prizes already donated include a year’s supply of books from Tor, signed artwork from Solaris Books and editing/critiques from professional authors and editors.

The prizes will be auctioned on our website, through JustGiving, in aid of the British Red Cross Tsunami Appeal.

If you have something really special to donate, please drop us a line at genreforjapan@gmail.com including information such as a starting bid amount, a sentence or two about the item, and whether you wish to send the prize to a central collecting point or would be willing to post it to the winning bidder. Photos would also help us to list the item, if relevant.
The deadline to receive offers of prizes is 25th March, with the auction set to begin on 28th March.

Find out more information on our website: http://genreforjapan.wordpress.com/
Follow us on twitter: @genreforjapan
E-mail us: genreforjapan@gmail.com

Genre for Japan is organised by:
Amanda Rutter: reviewer and webmistress at Floor to Ceiling Books
Jenni Hill: editor for science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Solaris Books
Louise Morgan: author and interviewer for the British Fantasy Society
Ro Smith: writer and reviewer; blogger at In Search of the Happiness Max
Alasdair Stuart is the editor of Hub magazine.