The launch event of Automatic Safe Dog, the deranged and vivid novel of furniture made of dogs, weird romance and general corporate grotesquery by Jet McDonald, was a small and personal event held at rather short notice, but in spite of that it was extremely successful. I ran down there on the train for a day-trip and I am glad I did. The venue was the Bloom and Curll, an amazing and picturesque little bookshop in Bristol, and Jet treated us to some short readings, as well as plenty of socialising over rosé wine and chatter about the joys and significance of indie-press work. Jet is an exceptional reader – his history as a performer sees to that, and he easily does justice to his crazy story. I am hoping to organise a reading for him at FantasyCon 2011. Not sure yet if that will happen, but if it does, I can promise that it will be a fun event.