Alt Fiction 2010
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Author:  Roy [ Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:14 am ]
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Alt Fiction 2010 is scheduled for Saturday 12th June. The Venue is the Quad, which is opposite the Assemby Rooms in Derby.

There is an FB group.

Just a further update about Alt Fiction 2010. The website shall be updated again soon with lots of stuff to tell you about including blogs, reviews and more. Watch this space!

It's been a while since I've last been in touch so there is plenty to tell you about.

The line up is now becoming a lot more solid and the programme is coming together. Highlights so far include:

A Writing for Comics panel made up of such names as Mike Carey, Paul Cornell and Liam Sharp.

A Dark Fantasy panel comprised (so far) of Kim Lakin-Smith, Freda Warrington, Tim Lebbon and Paul Magrs.

Also, we have readings from Rob Shearman (recently longlisted for the Edgehill short story prize) and the awesome Mike Carey (currently involved with 'The Stranded' series with Virgin Comics and SyFy). Also, we have a late night Horror reading from the Horror great Ramsey Campbell.

Other names confirmed include Gav Thorpe from the Black Library.

Further details will be added to the website in due course!

Author:  StevePalmer [ Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:13 pm ]
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I'm going. :D

Author:  Journeymouse [ Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:31 pm ]
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I'm taking my big sister in the pretence of it being a birthday present.It's a good job she also likes the spec fic family ;)

Author:  Roy [ Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:15 pm ]
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Well we should have a stand so don't forget to say hello.

Author:  Roy [ Sat May 08, 2010 10:18 am ]
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Alt.Fiction Auction

Posted: 07 May 2010 12:32 PM PDT

One of the programme items this year is an auction – there’s something here for everyone. Check out the prizes listed below (with plenty more to come!)

* * Rare copy of Stephen Volk’s Ghostwatch script (signed by Stephen and the director), donated by Stephen
* * Limited edition of a Tim Lebbon book, donated by Tim
* * Signed US set of Tony Ballantyne’s Recursion trilogy, donated by Tony
* * Copy of Stories edited by Neil Gaiman, donated by Headline
* * Signed Andy Remic manuscript, donated by Andy
* * Signed copy of Unwritten trade edition plus script, donated by Mike Carey
* * Signed copy of Hellbound Hearts, donated by Paul Kane and Marie O’rRegan
* * Signed copies of RED, Peripheral Visions and The Gemini Factor, donated by Paul Kane
* * Signed edition of a Conrad Williams novel, donated by Conrad
* * Signed Advance Review Copy of Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero signed by Dan Abnett (very rare), donated by Angry Robot
* * First eight issues of Murky Depths, donated by Terry Martin of Murky Depths
* * Mid-level manuscript crit by the editorial staff at Angry Robot, donated by same
* * Signed copies of Mark Morris’ The Immaculate, Fiddleback and Torchwood: Bay of the Dead, donated by Mark
* * Signed copies of Sam Stone’s Killing Kiss and Futile Flame, donated by Sam

Further books donated by Kim Lakin-Smith, Sarah Pinborough, Peter Crowther, The Write Fantastic, Colin Harvey, Headline, Gav Thorpe, Graham Joyce, Liam Sharp.

Writing East Midlands and Alt.Fiction would like to thank all the parties listed for their kind donations to the auction.

Author:  Lawrence Conquest [ Mon May 17, 2010 4:09 am ]
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Looks good - I'm seriously tempted to go to this (if I can get the day off work, that is!)

Author:  StevePalmer [ Mon May 17, 2010 12:16 pm ]
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Got me ticket, so I'm sorted.

Now got to decide what to wear.

Author:  Lawrence Conquest [ Tue May 25, 2010 4:07 pm ]
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Well, I managed to wangle a day off, so I've just bought my ticket.

Never gone to anything like this before, so if you see someone hiding at the back not talking to anybody, it will probably be me! ;)

Author:  Journeymouse [ Tue May 25, 2010 6:11 pm ]
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Lawrence Conquest wrote:
Never gone to anything like this before, so if you see someone hiding at the back not talking to anybody, it will probably be me! ;)

This is why I'm taking my sister - so I have someone else to hide with ;)

Author:  Roy [ Wed May 26, 2010 9:57 am ]
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I'm expecting to have BS 16 on sale at Alt Fiction Alison so you may well meet more people than you expected if I suggest potential purchasers can ask you to sign their copy.

PS Alt Fiction is probably a week too early for me to take any BS 17's.

Author:  Lawrence Conquest [ Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:35 am ]
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Derby here I come! Just bear in mind that I'll have been up working all night, then spending a few hours on the motorway to get there, so if I end up falling asleep during any of the panels I hereby apologise in advance!

Author:  Roy [ Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:42 pm ]
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I met forumites, Journeymouse (plus sister), Stephen Palmer, Lawrence Conquest, Ian Sales and I know Ian met Stephen but can't say if there was further mixing.
I thought Alt Fiction was pretty good but of course I spent most of the day in the dealers/signings room but everyone seemed pretty happy and pushed to find time to buy stuff.

I found out about Asylum, a Steampunk Convention at Lincoln in September.

Asylum is the leading event for Steampunks in the UK. Following on from our hugely successful and enjoyable event in 2009 our event this year will again return to the historic City of Lincoln over the weekend September 10th, 11th and 12th.
The festival is a combination of exhibitions, trade stalls, authors and artists, workshops, presentations and of course lots and lots of live original music. The main attraction however is the participants themselves. Up to 1000 well dressed and well mannered steampunks enjoying the delightful "Steampunk Quarter" of Lincoln.
Unlike many conventions and festivals The Asylum is what might be termed a "campus" event. We use several venues across the city and people find accomodation to suit their personal budget and circumstances. This year's venues are:
Lincoln Castle, The Lawns, Charlotte House and The Victoria Inn
The Asylum is run by the Victorian Steampunk Society...

Author:  Journeymouse [ Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:39 pm ]
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Hi Roy, it was good to meet you (and appropriate your chocolatees). How did the sales go?

Regarding Asylum, I suspect Foxie and his tribe shall be going to that and maybe have a stall open for their Steampunk Magazine.

Author:  iansales [ Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:57 pm ]
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Roy wrote:
I know Ian met Stephen but can't say if there was further mixing.

I'm not sure what you're implying there :-)

Author:  sennydreadful [ Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:24 pm ]
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Hello Roy! I was there and I believe I possibly bought a copy of Black Static 17 from you and had a mini mars bar- wish I'd thought to say hi!

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