NOW SOLD OUT: Den of Eek 2: Urban Legends!
Join us for our second London spooky story night, featuring Sarah Pinborough, James Moran, James Henry, and loads more…
UPDATE: The event is now sold out. Many thanks for your support.
It’s baaaaaaaaaack! After the success of last year’s fundraising night of spooky storytelling, we’re proud to announce we’re doing it all over again. And we’ve got another amazing group of storytellers coming to read original short stories that’ll give you the creeps all the way home.
Here’s the line-up:
Sarah Pinborough is a novelist and screenwriter. Her most recent books include Mayhem, a horror novel based on the true story of the Thames Torso murderer, and Charm, a cheeky retelling of Cinderella. Her first novel, The Hidden, is currently being adapted into a film.
James Moran is the screenwriter responsible for Cockneys vs Zombies, Tower Block, and Severance, as well as episodes of Torchwood, Doctor Who, Primeval, Spooks, and Crusoe. He’s also an editor for VS Comics, a monthly creator-owned digital comic.
Sarah Ditum is a freelance writer and journalist who faces the unnameable horror of commenters every week in her columns for the Guardian and New Statesman. She works for TechRadar and also writes for New Humanist, Elle and others.
Tom Pollock is a fantasy novelist and science fiction fan. He's the author of the YA series The Skyscraper Throne, which includes The City's Son and The Glass Republic, and he also contributed to the Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse anthology.
Neil Jones is a screenwriter. He’s one of the creators of Bedlam, Sky Living’s spooky series about a former-asylum-turned-haunted-apartment-block, and he’s also written for Hollyoaks, The Bill, Blue Murder, and the Nickelodeon mystery drama House of Anubis.
Clayton Littlewood is a writer and playwright. His blog about the darker side of Soho was by turns funny, heartbreaking, and downright bizarre; to date, it’s been turned into a newspaper column, two books (Dirty White Boy and Goodbye To Soho) and a play.
Natasha Duncan-Drake is an independent author, artist and publisher. She’s published four novels as well as a large number of short stories. Her novels include the YA series, The Chronicles of Charlie Waterman. Natasha co-runs a small, independent press, Wittegen Press, publishing e-books.
Rosie Fletcher is the Associate Editor of Total Film. She has written for a range of other publications including Metal Hammer, Stylist, DVD Review, BAFTA, and Which?. She is also a regular contributor of horror content to SFX Magazine and writes for their horror and zombies specials. She has been turned into a zombie more than once.
Aliya Whiteley is a novelist and short story writer. Her first two comic novels were published by Macmillan, and her collection of short stories, Witchcraft in the Harem, was published in April 2013. She writes about classic and foreign-language film for Den of Geek.
James Henry is a screenwriter and novelist. He’s best known for TV comedies Green Wing, Campus, and Smack the Pony, and has also written for childrens' shows Bob the Builder and Shaun The Sheep.
James Brogden is a writer who specialises in horror and urban fantasy. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his most recent novel, Tourmaline, is available now from Snowbooks.
Joff Brown is a magazine editor and writer. He’s written books about girl detectives, farmyard animals and vampire spiders, Doctor Who stories for Big Finish, and a metric ton of fairy tales. He has stories in the upcoming Red Phone Box and Cthulhu Lives! anthologies from Ghostwoods Books.
Once again, we’re also opening up some spots for new talent, so if you fancy getting on stage to read a story alongside that lot, you’ll find all the details here.
Want to come? Here’s all the info you need:
When: 18 September, from 7.30pm (doors at 6pm)
Where: The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, London (nearest tube: Oxford Circus)
Price: £5, plus 95p booking charge (the booking charge is out of our hands, sorry!)
We won’t be selling tickets on the door, so buy your tickets here now!
Again: here is the tickets link!
Proceeds go towards our Geeks vs Cancer appeal, which raises money for various cancer-related charities. It’s something we really care a lot about – basically, by buying a ticket for the event, you’ll be helping a good cause, as well as getting a great night out.
(You can also donate to the appeal without buying tickets at the link above, or you can buy the ebook of last year’s stories here; again, all proceeds go to a good cause!)