Brighton is one of the UK’s most vibrant and creative cities so it seems only fitting that the world’s greatest classic sci-fi and monster magazine should stem from such an environment. Space Monsters is a small press publication printed just outside Brighton and distributed to independent stores worldwide (as well as being sold online via amazon.co.uk). Over the last two years Space Monsters has become part of the local entertainment scene being involved with events such as Frighten Brighton, Emporiumacabre, Scalarama and Geek Central and sold in stores like Cosmo’s Toys & Collectibles, Timeslip DVDs and Hunky Dory. The mag will also be running a stall in Brighton’s Open Market in association with WynterCon from Saturday 18th July for two weeks.
Timeslip specialises in cult and classic DVD’s and Blu-rays and can be found at 90 Trafalgar Street, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 4ER just down from Brighton railway station.
Cosmo’s is a shop for kids and adults, specialising in movie, gaming and comic memorabilia, although not forgetting toys of course! New/vintage toys, Star Wars, trading cards, prop replicas, signed items, skateboards for the skate park and much more! Cosmo’s can be found at Unit 24, Ditchling Road, Brighton Open Market, just opposite The Level.
Hunky Dory (AKA HD2) is at 91 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1TP and has a huge collection of CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, toys, collectibles, comics and magazines as well as selling Space Monsters magazine of course!
Presuming Ed Coffee House can be found at 114-115 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4LJ and is a huge supporter of Space Monsters magazine, the WynterCon multigenre festival and all things geek. An independent establishment, Presuming Ed is open Monday – Saturday 8.00am – 7.00pm and Sunday 9.00am – 7.00pm and serves lovingly crafted coffee, killer cakes and gorgeous sandwiches. The interior decor is a sci-fi fan’s wet dream and there are meeting rooms, a gorgeous garden and fabulous artwork on display.
Geek Central is an event held every couple of months at the Komedia, Brighton’s leading live entertainment venue which caters to cosplayers, gamers, comic collectors, sci-fi fans and film fanatics. You can always find Space Monsters editor Cyberschizoid there judging competitions and selling horror and monster movie merchandise on the Space Monsters stall!
Space Monsters editor Cyberschizoid has a strong relationship with Emporium Brighton (88 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF) using the venue to film episodes of new television series Fragments of Fear, hosting An Evening With Francoise Pascal and co-hosting the scary Emporiumacabre events at Halloween.
The historic Brighton Open Market underwent a major redevelopment in 2014 and is now home to over 50 of Brighton’s most talented and knowledgeable local producers and creators.
With a strong focus on fresh nutritious foods and ethical products, the market has a range of traditional market stalls—butcher, fishmonger, eggs, fruit and veg—as well as cafes, art, crafts, fashions, antiques, haberdashery, tools, garden goods and more.
The Open Market is proudly located on London Road, one of the most vibrant and eclectic areas in Brighton and Space Monsters Magazine will be sharing a stall with WynterCon multigenre festival every day for two weeks from Saturday 18th July selling horror and sci-fi magazines, books, comics, DVDs and other phantasmagorical merchandise!