Proudly Celebrating Our Tenth Year!

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Ill Bethisad is Ten Years Old!

From our humble beginnings in 1997 as "The Brithenig Project," Ill Bethisad has grown into a large group of like-minded friends and collaborators and has gained quite a bit of renown.

As one of the many, I'd like to take time here and thank Andrew profusely for letting us all play in his sandbox. It's been fun so far, and I look forward to the coming years. BoArthur 11:48, 3 January 2007 (PST)

Upcoming Novel & Stories

In an e-mail to our conculture group, Padraic announced that he has written some stories about Ill Bethisad, and BoArthur[1] has also written a novel about the events surrounding the summer assassination of Jean-Fran├žois Young and the Empress Gacudai.

I believe I speak for most of the List when I say we would all be very happy to be among the first to have a look at these works! ;-) Kyrmse 04:38, 17 January 2007 (PST)

"Dan Hicken's latest blockbuster novel, The Rise and Fall of the SNORist Dream (Codgerbridge and Badgerworth, Ltd) is quite the exciting read! The book isn't even out yet and I've already read it thrice! Reserve your copy today!! -- See full scale airship battles!! Witness the rise and fall of mighty empires!! Thrill to the blood curdling screams of the DOOMED as the Earth is consumed in apocalyptic fire!!!!! All this and ONE THOUSAND OLIFANTS!!!!!!! Coming soon to a bookseller near you!!!!!!!" Oliver Holmes, the Star of Georgetown

Regarding the short stories, one is written: Would You Do It Again?, a Cos Nustr post-apocalyptic retrospective fiction. The CN are a popular focus of "sixpence fiction" -- small, cheap anthologies perhaps containing three or four stories, some illustrations or cartoons, all wrapped in a glossy cover and sold for sixpence at grocery checkstands. It can be seen here and another is now finished: Games, a futuristic (but still post-near-apocalyptic) IB where a popular event is the "World Tournament" -- a five year long martial arts tournament of death and gore culminating with a battle royale pitting man against machine for the title "Champion of the World". A third is in planning: Eight Minutes, set in more or less present day NAL-SLC, it chronicles the surprise (though non-apocalyptic) end of the world. For all the Geoffrey Sessions fans out there, he gets a bit of a walk-on! And I'll tell thee this, Larry Duke, it's all on account o them blue space aliens from Mars! From Mars, Larry! A fourth story, though nothing new to careful readers of the Wiki, also has some ideas knocking about: the Penouigonead.
As far as "non fiction" is concerned, 1805 and All That is practically writing itself; and there really is a Doctor Quidgereys Notebook.
Elemtilas 16:46, 2 March 2007 (PST)
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