If you want to hear me blathering on about dark tales, fantasy moviemaking, and many of the strange things that fill up my head, book yourself a place at Sledge-Lit 2016.
This one-day convention is the Christmas special edition of the ever-popular Edge-Lit, Derby’s ongoing celebration of science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction. Guests of honour include science fiction author Justina Robson, novelist and screenwriter Stephen Volk, and British Fantasy Award-winning writer Sarah Pinborough.
You’ll find a host of other literary guests lurking on a wide range of panels throughout the day. If all that’s not enough, you can take part in workshops, attend book launches, visit the dealers’ room, and generally hang out with a bunch of like-minded folk eager to kick off the Christmas festivities early with a healthy dollop of speculative storytelling.
As for yours truly, you’ll find me on Shadows Lengthen, the first panel of the day, where I’ll be debating the topic “Has fantasy becoming darker been good for the genre?” with my fellow panellists KT Davies, Mark Latham and Freda Warrington.
Sledge-Lit 2016 takes place on Saturday 26 December, from 10:00am–6:00pm, at the Derby QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS, United Kingdom. Your £25 ticket will earn you a goodie bag and access to all events on the day.