The Alt.Fiction Festival of sci-fi, fantasy and horror writing has announced bestselling author James Swallow as their second Guest of Honor, alongside Ken MacLeod. The festival, run by Writing East Midlands, is in its sixth year and takes place on 14 & 15 April at The Phoenix in Leicester.

Author of over thirty books and numerous scripts for videogames and radio, James Swallow is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer, whose publications encompass original genre works and tie-in fiction. James’s credits include Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Killzone 2, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Invasion and the forthcoming Fable: The Journey.

The festival provides an opportunity for writers to hear from their favorite authors, find out more about the world of publishing and learn more about the writing process, while networking with agents, publishers and other writers.

Highlights of the weekend include multi-award winning science fiction author and Guest of Honor Ken MacLeod; the horror writers Ramsey Campbell and Pete Crowther hosting a discussion of favorite horror tropes; Dragon’s Pen, demonstrating how not to pitch to agents and editors; and Open Mic Flash Fiction with writers stepping up to the mic.

James Swallow says: “I’m delighted to be appearing at Alt.Fiction this year; I’ve heard a lot of great things about the festival and I think it’s a great forum to talk about games writing and the future it has in our industry.”

Buy your weekend ticket for just £35, including workshops and cinema tickets at Alt.Fiction Festival

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