Monday, February 15, 2010

Things To Do For The Weekend #1: Plot Overthrow Of Imperium

What a great weekend. Normal blogging service will be resumed as soon as possible, but before that, I want to share some of the fun that was Black Library Live AND the latest Horus Heresy planning summit.



Let's start with a shot of the chamber known as The High Lords Of Terra. This is one of the key sanctum sanctorum rooms in GW headquarters, where we gathered on Friday for our Horus Heresy Summit. And, yes, it's got a giant aquila across the windows



In the second shot, some of the High Lords begin to assemble: from left, Jim Swallow, Christian Dunn, Aaron Dembski-Bowden and Nick Kyme.

20 comments:

Alec said...

ZING!!!!

Lovin the "top secret" files in the second pic! :D

BigWill said...

So are you allowed to say what your next Heresy project is after Prosepero?
So what can we expect this year?
You may just want to give this whole Heresy fad a break and start writing The Bequin Trilogy full time :)

Xhalax said...

Ah! I've been in that room.

Now if only I were a psyker like Camille in A Thousand Sons, I might have been sorted with the info.

pyroriffic said...

I'm rather alarmed by the way in which AD-B's sideburns dominate the picture in the second shot.

Matthew Churchill said...

Live at the Aquila!
(but probably funnier than the TV show)
M

Xhalax said...

Pyroriffic - That's because they are the sideburns of a Mega Dude.

timkenyon said...

Xhalax has indeed been in that room. I was sat next to her to prove it.

I was so glad of the Inquisition minder aswell.

"Can I say that?"
*Shakes head*
"Well, I can't tell you. But safe to say it's awesome."

Perhaps conning BL into some 'stages' coverage of a writer's room as a spoof to set internet tongues a'wagging.

suneokun said...

I do believe the local taxi drivers call it the 'Reichstag'.... wonder why?

PoliticalOfficerKrad said...

And so the fate of all of Mankind is decided.

Matthew Churchill said...

Dan - I'm hearing a rumour that there are no wolves on Fenris. Please say that they're really cats. If Nichola gets Sangy I should be able to get Space Cats!
M

Hagelrat said...

Gutted I couldn't make it, but glad you got the bookmarks. Sounds like a fab day.

Xhalax said...

The Wolves ate all the cats.

Ilmarinen said...

I've been in that room too! Opposite Xhalax no less.

BL Live 2010 was excellent. Dan's Seer Council session was inspiring, intriguing and amusing!

...and I'm ludicrously excited to discover that Dan is a White Scars fan! :D

Xhalax said...

Ilmarinen - Exactly which dude were you?

With sitting at the book of the table, give or take, Dan was almost directly opposite. Guy to my right I knew and guy to my left made us late for the start of the Seer Council.

b00geyman said...

Very disturbing, the Elders are gathering in the Lodge!

Matthew Churchill said...

I had a lodge meeting with Jim Swallow. Anyone there for that one?
M

Big said...

White Scars, now were talking
The Mighty Khan...man i cant wait to read about them .Hopefully Dan gets a shot at em 30k or 40k, they definately need some luv!

Matthew Churchill said...

There's not much known about what the White Scars did during the Heresy. It seems odd to me for the masters of lightning-quick strikes to have ponderously returned to Terra and sat waiting for Horus without having a bit of fun on the way. Surely they had the fastest ships, so how's about some fleet engagements? And some pre-Heresy scraps with Orks? I'm not a fan of the greenskin but they were a huge menace in the Great Crusade and haven't been directly written about in the Heresy range so far.
M

Ilmarinen said...

@Xhalax - I was the fat bloke with the beard (ok, that doesn't narrow it down much) with the grey jumper and the knee-length black coat). I was also in ADB's seer council and you corrected me (2 people, not 4). :)

Bastiaan Vergoossen said...

Well, the white scars were near the space wolves, and could have helped against the alpha legion, but then came the order to head for Terra immediately, so they went .......