Alt.Fiction, the festival of SF, fantasy and horror, takes place on 14 & 15 April 2012 at the Phoenix in Leicester.
The festival, run by Writing East Midlands, provides an opportunity for writers to hear from their favourite authors, find out more about the world of publishing and learn more about the writing process, while networking with agents, publishers and other writers.
Guest of Honour for the festival, now in its sixth year, will be multi-award winning science fiction author, Ken McLeod. Ken’s most recent novel is The Restoration Game.
The event will take a fresh approach to genre writing, bringing a strong multimedia feel to the event, highlighting writing for screen and games as well as novels.
There will also be a strong emphasis on guiding new writers entering the writing business, as well as other new opportunities such as open mic flash fiction, and a literary tour of Leicester by bike, courtesy of Leicester Cycle City.
Visit the website at http://altfiction.co.uk/