The Alt.Fiction Literature Festival returns to QUAD, Derby on 25 and 26 June, with two days of science fiction, fantasy and horror writing events. With over 50 top authors, agents and editors participating, the weekend is packed with readings, discussions, workshops, podcasts, films and much more.

Alt.Fiction has announced this year’s program of events, with science fiction writer Alastair Reynolds and acclaimed comic book writer Dan Abnett as Guests of Honour.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops with leading authors Graham Joyce, Tony Ballantyne, MD Lachlan and others to gain advice, inspiration and ideas. The weekend is packed with panel discussions such as Publicizing Yourself and Your Writing, Scriptwriting and What’s Next for the Genre. Readings and Q&A sessions will be featured throughout both days, with the Guests of Honour as well as other leading names such as Paul Cornell, Robert Shearman and Mark Chadbourn.

The highlight of the weekend for film fans will be an exclusive preview of Hobo with a Shotgun starring Rutger Hauer, one month before its UK release, along with a series of classic screenings across the weekend in association with Mayhem Horror Festival.

Henderson Mullin, Chief Executive of Writing East Midlands says: “Alt.fiction has rightly become a landmark in the genre calendar and we’re delighted to be organizing it. Interesting people talking about interesting writing – what’s not to like!”

Alt.Fiction is truly a weekend not to be missed for book lovers and writers alike.

Weekend tickets are £45, available from Derby QUAD. Day passes are also available. The full schedule is available to download at Alt.Fiction Fest

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