alt.fiction 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

3 weeks and counting

Hi All,

Now Easter has come and gone we are well and truly into the final run-up to Alt.Fiction. It's all pretty full on but things are taking a very firm shape now and it's an exciting time.

Latest news:

1) There has been a slight rejig to the day, with Mike Carey's session on graphic novels now taking place in the larger Reception Suite and Bloody Books' Read By Dawn Launch now taking place in the '45 Suite, which puts together all the book launches in one space. This leaves a free workshop slot, which will be filled in the next day or two. Full details will be posted on

2) Details have now been confirmed for the Alt.Fiction film screening, which takes place on April 29th at 3pm. The film will be 'Mulholland Drive', as selected and introduced on the day by Ramsey Campbell. It's exciting to be working with Metro and to be able to extend the Alt.Fiction event to another cultural space in Derby. Tickets will be £5.85, £4.85 concessions with a £1 discount on display of Alt.Fiction attendee badge or ticet stub. Further details at or you can call on 01332 295858.

3) Early discussions have been had with the venue as per how the space will be laid out as well as catering arrangements on the day. I know there were a few niggles on these two points from last year, which have been taken into account with the aim of producing serious improvement this year.

4) We are looking for volunteers on the day!! The venue will be getting set up from 9am and we will be needing volunteers from then until around 9:30pm. Obviously you can work hours to suit, and duties on the day can also be discussed. You can reach me either at or on 01332 715434 if you'd like to discuss further.

5) For those of you interested in horror writing, there are still a few places left on Tim Lebbon's horror writing workshop in Leicester on the 27th April. You can check out further details on that at

6) Just to note that come the event we are hoping to have some details on some of the first names booked for Alt.Fiction 2008. Look out for details on the day.

Keep heading back for all the latest updates in the final run-up to Alt.Fiction. You can reach me with any enquiries on or on 01332 715434.

Many Thanks



Blogger Chris said...

I thought that was a typo... 2008, already?

3:07 AM  
Blogger DaveH said...

When the programme is finalised could you produce it in a grid format please? Cheers.

12:03 AM  

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