A stalwart of the British science fiction scene, Donna Scott is Chair of the British Science Fiction Association as well as a copy-editor and proofreader, enjoying the coolness of working with some of the greats and hot new stars of sf.
She is also co-editor of dark fantasy fanzine Visionary Tongue, which was established in 1995 by fantasy writer Storm Constantine to help bring new writing to the fore and features prose, poetry, interviews and insights into the weird and wonderful world of creativity.
Donna is a well-respected editor within genre, and has worked with Immanion, Angry Robot, Games Workshop and many independent presses. She has recently worked on Alan Moore's Jerusalem and her current project is the Best of British Science Fiction 2016 anthology for Newcon Press.
As first ever official Bard of Northampton, and founder and original MC of Northampton's premier new acts/new material comedy night, We are Most Amused at The Victoria, Donna has performed stand-up and poetry all over the UK, playing to crowds big and small, from pubs and arthouses to festival crowds.
An MC and comic with a difference, Donna has been called upon to bring her warm, friendly musings and poetry to all sorts of events, including the BSFA Awards ceremony, Lyric Lounge, The Fishmarket Presents: Edinburgh Previews, various science fiction and fantasy conventions and Bite n'Write Food Bloggers' Conference.
" That's funny, Donna Scott. I forgot it was poetry after a while." Lewis Schaffer
"Donna Scott combines a lovable, zany persona with skillfully written material." Dave Thompson
"Donna Scott brought us back on the straight and narrow with an eloquently delivered set that went down well... worth seeing again." - The Comedy Cow, Milton Keynes
"I really enjoyed your set." Jamie Sutherland
Donna reached the semi-finals of Jongleurs Comedy Callback in 2009. She took a break from comedy for a few years, but on returning reached the semi-finals of Old Comedian in 2016. She recently performed her first solo show The Pleasant Revolt about the history of social justice in Leicester's beautiful Tudor Guildhall, in the mayor's chambers, no less. She has been invited back to perform the show again at the City Festival.
Most treasured comedy moment: when Sarah Millican said she'd nearly pissed herself at one of her gags.
See the 'Scribbles' page for examples and links to many of Donna's published fiction, poems and articles.
Donna made her stage debut in the Masque Theatre production of Arabian Nights in August 2012. No puppets were harmed in the process. See photos on musical director Chris Fordham's blog here.
In 2017 she played the ghost of Elizabeth Barnard in Ghosts of Northampton (heritage trail: Hot Lobster Productions).
This pic of me sitting on The Iron Throne is old news now, but look at me. I'm really comfy. Don't ask me to move.