It may not be the biggest Fantasy, Horror and Sci-Fi convention in the world, or even in the UK, but the Alt.Fiction festival (Saturday 12th June, Derby) is one of my favourites. If some festivals are like a leisurely stroll through SF fandom, Alt.Fiction is the equivalent of a high level triathlon. One day of condensed SF goodness in an easy to swallow and affordable package. Panel discussions, workshops, dozens of pro writers, editors and agents to chat with and a staggeringly cool array of lovely books. Alt.Fiction is especially great for fans and new emerging writers, as a small event it has a very friendly atmosphere and you are almost guaranteed to get chatting with people. And of course I will be there, so really, what more reason do you need to buy a ticket?
If you are going to be at Alt.Fiction, leave me a note bellow and I will see you there!
And for further reading, my think piece on the Alt.Fiction label for The Guardian in 2008.