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Tor UK & Alt.Fiction Present: Other Worlds – Saturday 6th November

I’ve just got the itinerary from event organiser, Alex Davis. Should be a pretty good show, this – Tor UK and Alt.Fiction are teaming up, which is a great idea – proper community stuff from a publisher, panels and workshops and open conversations. It’s much more focussed than a convention, and I think it’s aimed at those who want to write, and perhaps at those who don’t normally make it to longer conventions. I’m doing a workshop, and I promise not to mention vegetable gardening or jam making or the environment.

Other Worlds offers panel discussions, giveaways and signings and is an ideal event for both readers and writers of science-fiction and fantasy. Authors appearing include the UK’s best-selling SF author PETER F HAMILTON, Shadows of the Apt writer ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY, rising fantasy star MARK CHARAN NEWTON and author of the Recursion trilogy TONY BALLANTYNE.

Workshop Sessions: Tickets cost £3 each.
11am-12pm Fantasy workshop with Mark Charan Newton
11am-12pm Sci-fi workshop with Tony Ballantyne

These will take place in The Box and the Meeting Room at QUAD.

Other Worlds: Tickets cost £8/£6 concessions
1pm-1:45pm Panel: Other Worlds – The landscape of SF and Fantasy with Peter F Hamilton, Mark Charan Newton, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Tony Ballantyne (Cinema 2)
1:45pm-2pm Break
2pm-2:45pm Science-fiction discussion with Peter F Hamilton and Tony Ballantyne (Cinema 2)
2pm-2:45pm Fantasy discussion with Mark Charan Newton and Adrian Tchaikovsky (The Box)
2:45pm-3pm Break
3pm-4pm Signing with Peter F Hamilton, Mark Charan Newton, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Tony Ballantyne (The Box)

Books available to buy on the day from 12pm.

Derby Quad, Market Place, Derby.
Saturday 6th November. The Workshops (£3) are from 11am-12pm, and the main event (£8/6) is 1pm-4pm
Tickets from QUAD box office on 01332 290606 or at

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

4 replies on “Tor UK & Alt.Fiction Present: Other Worlds – Saturday 6th November”

I’d really like to be there, on November. I’ll try to figure the possibility out. With a low-cost, Barcelona-London isn’t so expensive.
You and Hamilton and Tchaikovsky are three of the most interesting authors of the present. And the plan is really exciting for a writer.
Hope to be there. We’ll see.

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