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Necrophenia Book Launch at the Princess Royal

Necrophenia Book Launch Party

On the weekend of 9th-11th January 2009, we will be holding a series of events to celebrate the launch of Robert's 30th book, Nectonomicon.

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Previous Events

Brighton Rail and Bus tour. Provisionally 27th August 2005

No firm details as yet, but some mad stuff is planned. Back to Brighton and elsewhere where eight years previous we held our first Sproutlore event. Steam Trains and Open Top buses are the order of the day, all tying in nicely with a number of Roberts works.

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Worldcon - Interaction - SECC Galsgow - 4th-8th August 2005

The Biggest Science Fiction event in the world, Robert Rankin will be there.

Sproutlore will be hosting parties, and James and Stef are organising some aspect that seems violent, dangerous and Fun, known as YAFA.

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Eastercon - Paragon II - Hanover hotel, Hinckley, Leic's, 25th-28th Mar 2005

The 53rd national Science Fiction Convention, on at Easter, in Hinckley. Robert Rankin is a Guest of Honour at this convention with a gang of Sproutlore organisers helping out.

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The Larger Event, 27th and 28th of May, Alexandra Pub Derby

A rerun of last years successful Large event. We will quaff the finest beer ever brewed, again. This year extra events are planned including a 'Brentford' pub crawl in Derby.

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They Came and Shaved Us

They Came and Shaved Us

A convention to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Sproutlore.

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The Witches of Chiswick

The Witches of Chiswick

To launch The Witches of Chiswick we took the bus down to Chiswick and did some rockin' in the beer garden.

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Big Rockin' in Little Brentstock

Big Rockin' in Little Brentstock

An evening of cabaret featured Robert Rankin, raising money to save the Brentford United football team.

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The Eddy Bear Picnic

The Eddy Bear Picnic

For the launch of Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse we took over the Museum of Childhood at Bethanl Green for a day.

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Damn Fine Convention

Damn Fine Convention

Following the success of Aliens Stole My Handbag, Sproutlore and ZZ9 are once again combining their resources to run another amazing convention.

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The Mornington Crescent to Brentford Charabang

The Mornington Crescent to Brentford Charabang

In July 2001, Sproutlore invaded the Ministry of Serendipity at Mornington Crescent and took a bus to Brentford...

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Aliens Stole My Handbag

Aliens Stole My Handbag

In 2000, Sproutlore teamed up with ZZ9 to run one of the most memorable conventions of the century.

You want to know what happened?

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The Rankin Riverboat Shuffle

The Rankin Riverboat Shuffle

In 1999 we hired a riverboat on the Thames and went from Westminster to Brentford. We even had to be rescued by the police when the boat broke down!

Read the review here.


The Rooftop Tour of Brentford

The Rooftop Tour of Brentford

In 1998, we hired an open-topped tour bus and drove around Brentford with Robert as our guide. We also held the only book signing in the Flying Swan.

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The Hobgoblin Pub Meet

The Hobgoblin Pub Meet

Sproutlore's first event was a small get-together in a Brighton pub in 1997.


Other Signings

Other Signings and Events

Robert Rankin takes part in numerous book signings, which usually involve a reading and talk and a chance to get your books signed.

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