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The grizzled writer of Warhammer, Star Wars, and Judge Dredd welcomes fans and creators of sci-fi, fantasy and horror, as we explore the culture and techniques of our favourite genres. If you're into swords, fangs and lasers, then you're in luck!


Alec Worley

Award-lacking author from South London working in horror, fantasy and sci-fi. Has written comics, fiction and audio for horror director John Carpenter, Warhammer, Star Wars, Judge Dredd, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and loads more.