A couple of quick anime related updates - last month Zac and Justin were kind enough to invite me back on to ANNcast, where you can hear me twittering on about Doctor Who, scifi movies and techno. Oh, and we ...Read More

Right, I'll try and keep this as brief as possible. Last night, inspired by the latest 'foreign pirates are killing anime' outburst from the Japanese industry, I fell into one of my usual rants on Twitter: "The anime industry avoiding the same ...Read More

I'm sure I don't need to tell any of you about the horror of the recent events in Japan, the news has been as unavoidable as it has been upsetting. As someone living here in the west (who also happens ...Read More

The Guardian has some interesting coverage of SXSW this last week. Contrary to popular geek belief I frequently find mainstream reaction to events and ideas just as fascinating as specialist coverage - although that may be due to my science ...Read More

I was both shocked and thrilled to discover this week that my short story "Havana Augmented" has been nominated for the prestigious British Science Fiction Association Award for Short Fiction. The story was published almost exactly a year ago in the ...Read More

It’s just a few days before Christmas and you think you’ve got it all under control. Food shopping is done, presents are all bought and wrapped. Or at least so you thought. Turns out you forgot someone. A work colleague. ...Read More

I'll be honest with you, I'm sick of writing about death. If the recent loss of Satoshi Kon to cancer wasn't enough, then anime was struck another blow last week with the death of Umanosuke Iida to the dreaded disease at ...Read More

This blog is not actually dead, it has just been hibernating. This year has been pretty mental for me, on a personal level. Work life has been hectic, and a series of real life tragedies have left me and my better ...Read More

Long-time readers will remember me showcasing the work of Bristol based anime and manga artist Rory Doona on the site before - well, he's back, this time with a few pieces he's done for UK anime distributor Manga Entertainment. To ...Read More

Last weekend saw the 17th London MCM Expo, with a record turn out of over 41,000 attendees as cosplayers, comic enthusiasts, videogamers, scifi fans and free huggers descended on the Excel Conference centre in London's docklands. For anime and manga fans ...Read More