It’s encouraging to see that the Alt.Fiction event seems to have survived the Arts Council’s recent mass cull of local authority literature officers in the East Midlands. This is the third annual one-day event, and is…

“one of the UK’s leading event for writers and readers of horror, sci-fi and fantasy fiction.”

It’s in Derby on Saturday 26th April 08. There’s a lengthy list of guest writers, a programme with a very strong emphasis on practical advice for creatives (Writing and the Internet; World building; Editing; Scriptwriting; Fantasy innovation; Being an agent, etc), and the organisers have a blog.