200609181024Not really, because there won’t be any copies to sign…

To celebrate the release of Lost Girls, London England’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the Blackwell chain of bookstores are presenting an exclusive “Lost Girls” event with Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie on October 12th. Alan and Melinda will be in conversation with comedian, broadcaster and comic fan Stewart Lee. Details are as follows:

— Thursday, 12 October @ 7pm
— Venue: Logan Hall, Institute of Education,
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, England
— Tickets: £8, Concessions: £6
— To book tickets call 0845 456 9876 (from the US: 011-44-845-456-9876) (lines are open Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 6:00pm London Time) or visit Blackwell, 100 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H OJG, England (Nearest tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road)

Please note that even though we will be unable to sell copies of Lost Girls at this event (due to the UK/EU distribution issue listed below), this will still be a very rare opportunity to see Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie in person, and hear what they have to say about the creation of Lost Girls. — I’m flying over for the event too!

In a further LOST GIRLS update, Chris Staros writes:

Top Shelf recently received correspondence from the Great Ormonds Street Hospital (the owners of Peter Pan in the UK/EU), and as a result, UK/EU distribution of Lost Girls has been delayed until the matter is resolved. It has been a very cordial exchange, and one we are glad to participate in. As soon as the matter is resolved, we’ll make a formal announcement about it, but this may result in the book being delayed for the UK & EU markets until 1 January 2008. In any event, if that ends up being the case, Top Shelf will probably release a special UK Edition (1st printing) at that time.

More — much more — on finding LOST GIRLS in this interview with Staros at CBR.


  1. Regarding Chris staros’ comments: I really don’t think British readers need patronising with a pretend first edition. Britain and Europe don’t get the book until 2008 because Top shelf have declined to defend it. Don’t try it on with the ‘special UK edition nonsense.

  2. Sorry, forgot to say: This event preceding when the vast majority of the audience had not seen the book was farcial. Well done to Alan, Melinda and Stuart Lee though, who by all accounts did a great job regardless. Special no thanks for the appearance to…