IF proof were needed of writer Neil Gaiman’s rock star status among his fans, then selling out The Ironworks music venue in Inverness might just furnish it.
The good news is that although no more tickets are available for this special event with the UK’s biggest fantasy/science fiction writer, thanks to Waterstones Inverness who are staging the event, one reader and a friend will not only be there to see the final event of Gaiman’s British tour, they will also be able to jump the queue to meet the author.
One of Britain’s most successful authors, Gaiman’s work has encompassed comics, including his critically acclaimed Sandman series for DC, and both adult and children’s fiction.
The films Stardust and Coraline have been based on his books and he wrote the original screenplays for both Beowulf and MirrorMask, while for television he has written for science-fiction shows Doctor Who and Babylon 5 as well as creating the BBC serial Neverwhere.
For his Ironworks appearance on Wednesday 28th August, he will be interview on stage by Stuart Kelly, the literary editor of Scotland on Sunday and Man Booker Prize judge.
The event will also be filmed as part of a fly on the wall documentary on Gaiman’s UK tour.
In conjunction with Waterstones Inverness, we are offer a pair of front row seats for Neil Gaiman’s sold out Inverness event. As well as a chance to hear the author talk about his new book, The Ocean at The End of The Lane, the lucky winners will also be first in the queue to get their book signed.
which other leading British author did Neil Gaiman collaborate with for the comic fantasy Good Omens?
a) Clive Barker
b) Alan Moore
c) Terry Pratchett
The winning entrant must be available on the evening of Wednesday 28th of August for the event and signing, which begins at 6.30pm.
The winner will be chosen at random from all submissions. The responsibility of transportation to and from the venue falls entirely to the winner.
The hour long event will start with a reading, followed by Stuart Kelly’s interview. This will last approximately 30 minutes. The floor will then open to questions from the audience.
Following the main event, Gaiman will then sign every copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and one other item only, beginning with the competition winner.
The closing date for email entries is 10 am on Friday 23rd August.
Entries should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line Neil Gaiman Competition, your answer, name and a daytime telephone contact number.
For more on Neil Gaiman look out for our interviews in Thursday's Highland News and Friday’s Inverness Courier or check out his website at www.neilgaiman.com
1. Employees of Scottish Provincal Press and their families are ineligible to enter.
2. Entrants must be available on the evening of Wednesday 28th August.
3. The Editor’s decision is final.
4. Any under-14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.