Andromeda One, Birmingham, 21st September

AndromedaThis Saturday sees the first running of Andromeda One, a one-day science fiction, fantasy and horror convention taking place at the Custard Factory in Birmingham.

Budding authors will have the opportunity to get the inside track on writing and publishing through a range of workshops and panels with industry experts, whilst readers and lovers of genre fiction will have the opportunity to meet their favourite authors at a host of launches, readings and kafeeklatsches (more intimate authors chats). The event will also be unique in offering a stream dedicated to workshops on gender parity, multiculturalism and disabilities within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

This year’s Guests of Honour are acclaimed novelist, comic book writer and screenwriter Paul Cornell (famed for his many contributions to the Dr Who TV series), science-fiction author Jaine Fenn, creator of the Hidden Empire series and Rog Peyton, local businessman renowned for his expert knowledge in the field and for being proprietor of the well-loved Andromeda bookshop. Among the many other authors and speakers taking part are million-selling fantasy author Stan Nicholls, acclaimed horror author Adam Nevill, plus science fiction stars Ian Whates. Adam Christopher and Janet Edwards.

Andromeda One runs this Saturday, 2st September from 11am-10pm, with the book sales room opening from 9am. To book your ticket, or for more information, visit