Screaming Dreams are celebrating this week: not only did cover artist Vincent Chong win the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist, they sold every copy of Bull Running for Girls by Allyson Bird that they brought to Fantasycon 2008. In fact, things went so well that they came perilously close to selling out before the monster small press book launch! They would like to thank all who bought it for their enthusiasm, time and support.

Apparently there are just a few copies remaining of the first impression but the book will go back to press very shortly.

Allyson herself had this to say about the event:

"Fantasycon 2008 was my third convention and I think that it was Gary McMahon who first told me about it. Bringing my book to Fantasycon was a great opportunity to promote my debut collection, to meet new writers and readers, and as always to have a bloody great party with friends met in previous years too! The panels and readings were interesting and Fantasycon is a wonderful place to meet like-minded people. Where else in the world could I have had breakfast with Ian Watson, talked to Chris Golden about trolls on forum boards in America, and listened to ghost stories late at night in the gloomy corridors of a hotel?”

It goes without saying – but it’s nice to say it anyway – that everyone at the convention was very happy to see that the health of the man behind Screaming Dreams, Steve Upham, had improved enough for him to attend.

Apologies to anyone misled by the headline into thinking Michael Moorcock had announced a return to the Corum series…