Orbit Reviewer Party 2012

Last night the Orbit UK team threw open the doors to Orbit Towers and invited in an assortment of bloggers, journalists and reviewers for a sneak preview at what we’ve got lined up for the rest of 2012.

After dazzling them with a spectacular array of books and various sweets – the 2312 cupcakes drew many admiring glances – we led them into our inner sanctum (otherwise known as the boardroom) and delivered a presentation covering a selection of the titles that we’re excited to be publishing this year. The presentation was concluded with a raffle, the winner of which took home a gorgeous slipcase hardback of THE EYE OF THE WORLD.

Afterwards, there was more time for mingling and book-chat, before everyone eventually left with bulging bags of books (some reviewers no doubt had sore shoulders this morning). The Orbit UK team would like to thank everyone who came along and contributed to what was a wonderful evening. Same time next year? Excellent.

Here are some photos we managed to snap during the action.

A swag bag with the much-admired 2312 cupcakes

Rob Grant from Sci-Fi London having a pre-presentation chat with blogger Graeme Flory

Reviewers John Wyatt (Sun) and Peter Ingham (Telegraph) chatting with an almost out-of-shot Roz Kaveney (Independent)

Wine, sandwiches, chocolate – but it’s all about the flying saucers

Jared and Anne (right) from Pornokitsch threatened to launch an Occupy Orbit campaign, but were fortunately distracted by the cupcakes

After the presentation there was still plenty of time for book chat: Orbit’s Anne Clarke (centre) chats with Tracey and Grete from BookThing!