Avalard Publishing will be attending various events – your chance to meet the staff and writers. Our writers and editors are available for interviews, publicity opportunities and events.


11 June 2012
The Belfast Book Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland
AVALARD PUBLISHING is pleased to announce a talk and official launch event for its debut print publication – THE LOST LINER by ROBERT CROMIE.
Talk by Diarmuid Kennedy and Robert J.E. Simpson. Taking part as part of the Belfast Book Festival at Crescent Arts Theatre. Tickets: £3.
Robert Cromie is one of the great lost names of Belfast literature. Born in 1856 Cromie was a Belfast journalist and novelist. He was the third son of Dr. Cromie of Clough and was educated at the RBAI. Cromie worked for the Ulster Bank in various parts of Ireland before becoming a full- time writer.
With over ten novels written across 15 years, Cromie was our first science fiction writer of note, creating astonishing future scapes, with his 1910 work A Plunge into Space predating HG Well’s The First Men on the Moon by 10 years. His most famous work, The Crack of Doom, is the first known description of an atomic explosion.
Avalard Publishing have brought back to life perhaps Cromie’s most interesting work, The Lost Liner. In this year of the Titanic ‘celebrations’ what better time to bring back this tale of hubris and strange disasters. In this illustrated event, Robert Simpson of Avalard and Diarmuid Kennedy of QUB will introduce the life of Cromie and explain his uncanny foresight.
A must for all science fiction fans.
Tickets available from:
The Lost Liner – RRP £12.99
Available from the Avalard Publishing shop -
Ebook version available from Amazon - June 2012

Fantastic Films Weekend, Bradford, England.
Renee Glynne will be in conversation with publisher and film historian Robert J.E. Simpson on Friday 15 June at 7.30pm at the National Media Museum. Renee will be discussing her career, and in particular her work for Hammer films.
The talk will be followed by the European premier of the new HD restoration of The Quatermass Xperiment.
Tickets – £8 – £10

14-15 July 2012
Hammer Has Risen From The Grave, Leicester, England.
Renee Glynne and Robert J.E. Simpson will both be guests at this two-day festival celebrating Hammer films.
Avalard Publishing will have a stall presence at the event.
Tickets limted to 200. Priced £65-75 for weekend tickets.

August 2012
Edinburgh, Scotland – Dates TBC
Avalard will be in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Book and Fringe Festivals. If you would like to make an appointment either to pitch a title, or arrange an order for your business, please get in touch.

26-28 October 2012
Ingrid Pitt’s Queen of Horror Festival, Hastings, England
A festival running in tribute to Ingrid Pitt. Full details TBC.
Avalard will be officially launching Ingrid’s novel DRACULA WHO…? at the festival.

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