Wednesday, May 25, 2016

U&F Underground - Episode 16

Underwood and Flinch: Underground - Episode 16 is now live at Patreon!



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Friday, May 20, 2016

Something for the Weekend! The Bus Conductor by E.F. Benson

Start the weekend with this week's SFTW podcast: it's The Bus Conductor by E.F. Benson! A spooky tale that's guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine. There's also my news, including our house purchase. Yes, after six months of trying, failing, trying again, being patient, being impatient, going slightly mad, then finally being very relieved, we have bought a house in Ireland ... 

This week I also had my birthday, and my wife bought me the ideal gift ...


Hear all about these things, and get The Bus Conductor in this week's Something for the Weekend (lovely image by Jon Cape)



Link to the classic movie Dead of Night, which features The Bus Conductor. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Terry Joke 1

People often say to me ... (usually the person I see in the mirror) ... "Hey, whatever happened to those puppets of yours?" 

For those (that) curious person, I recovered Terry for a series of quick joke videos. Here's the first one ...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Something for the Weekend May 14th 2016

The latest episode of the Something for the Weekend podcast, in which Mike chats with Brian Roberts from the Wexworlds festival about Dr Who, comic books, superhero tv / movie adaptations, and other nerd-centric topics.


Mike Bennett at Twitter: @TheMikeBennett

Brian Roberts at Twitter: @8BitBrian

Wexworlds Festival at Twitter: @wexworlds


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Something for the Weekend - Mike Bennett at Wexworlds

So, I had that live reading at Wexworlds in Ireland on Saturday. It was a great event and a good time was had by all. My reading went well - and here's your chance to get your ears round it in this live recording. I read the pilot U&F story, Night Crossing, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I hope you do too.





"I told you to read Hair and Skin, rebel scum!"

With Brian from Wexworlds and illustrator, Ben Hennessy

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Live Appearance at Wexworlds Festival Ireland

Every now and then, I like to appear. Usually at home, but sometimes in public. My last public reading of any of my work was 2003 in Brighton reading from the first edition of One Among the Sleepless. Since then, my readings have been restricted to podcasts only. But on Saturday 7th May, I shall be making my first live appearance as an author in thirteen years at the Wexworlds sci-fi / fantasy / horror festival at Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford, Ireland. I'll be reading scenes from Underwood and Flinch, giving a talk on podcasting, and answering questions from the audience. 



I hope to be able to get a live stream of this event online so you can watch wherever you are, and hopefully send in any questions that you may have as well. I'm still exploring the technology options in how to make that happen (Facebook, Periscope, etc) but I'm optimistic we can pull it off somehow. Watch this space for more news, and if you can make it along on Saturday 7th May, I'll be on at 1:00 pm.  

A full schedule of Wexworlds events is available to view here.