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In 2013, YouTube sensations Dan Howell (Danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) were contestants along with Emma Blackery and Stuart Ashen (Ashens) on the special episode of Knightmare produced for YouTube's Geek Week. While we're inclined to regard Knightmare as a career high for anyone - even if they do send their dungeoneer down a humungous chasm - Dan and Phil have gone from strength to strength, and this month are grazing the top of the bestseller chart with their book The Amazing Book is not On Fire.

 

But who else from the world of Knightmare has put pen to paper? Several of the cast, it turns out.
What a weekend to be a Knightmare fan. The truly awesome Series 3 back on free-to-air television for the first time since 1989; references to (the) Knightmare, life force and portals in Doctor Who; a future Knightmare monk's head blowing up.
 
Perhaps I should elaborate on one of those.

Artist David Rowe, who drew and painted rooms for the Knightmare dungeons in Series 1-4 and beyond, not to mention Knightmare book covers and the board game, has been going from strength to strength in recent years. His crowdfunded book David Rowe's Art of Knightmare has gone down a storm and is still available via his website's shop. If Knightmare lit anything in you from a spark to raging dragonfire, you'll find this book worth every groat.
 
It's difficult not to hunger for more such enchanting artwork, so it's been a pleasure to see David sharing a selection of special images from the Indiegogo campaign and a series showing Knightmare rooms as rediscovered by Knightmare archaeologists. To find out more about these dungeonmasterpieces, see David's blog and, to buy prints, his website. Guaranteed to liven up your chambers more than a wall monster who insists his amusing name is not amusing.
 
Following his welcome guest appearance at May 2014's Knightmare Convention in Norwich, David has met fans at Play Blackpool 2015 too (more information from us here). And if you're in the Manchester area this very weekend, David is speaking at PLAY Expo Manchester tomorrow (Sunday 11th October, 4:30pm). There's more about this on their website. If you're lucky enough to be there, do let us know what you think.

Knightmare's Clifford Barry appeared in the first episode of ITV's new crime drama Unforgotten.

Mark Cordory, who designed and made the Knightmare dragon Smirkenorff, is providing props for theatrical project Legend Quests.

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