14th July 2018, 10am-late

Tickets £30 – including access to all events and event goodie bag 

Edge-Lit returns for its biggest year yet in 2018! One of the UK’s most popular fantasy, horror and science-fiction events is back for a massive day of panels, readings and interviews as well as an expanded programme of workshops and a new and improved book dealers room.

Whether you’re a reader looking to hear from and meet some of the best genre talent around, a fan wanting to explore key areas of speculative fiction more deeply or a writer looking to gain great practical advice and guidance from a huge array of established names in the field, Edge-Lit is a must-attend event for you! 

This year’s event will also feature the tenth anniversary prizegiving of the Gemmell Awards for Fantasy Fiction, taking in the Gemmells Auction, and the ever-popular Edge-Lit raffle, with a fantastic range of prizes to be won!


Frances Hardinge, Costa Book Award winning author of The Lie Tree and Cuckoo Song

CF (Conn) Iggulden, author of Darien and bestselling historical author

Paul Tremblay, acclaimed author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock

Adrian J Walker, bestelling author of The End of the World Running Club and The Last Dog on Earth

Speakers and Panellists

RJ Barker, author of Age of Assassins

Heather Child, author of Everything About You

Julie Crisp, leading literary agent and editorial consultant

Fran Dorricott, author of After The Eclipse 

Rod Duncan, Philip K Dick award nominated author of The Gas-Lit Empire novels

James Everington, author of The Quarantinted City and Paupers' Graves

Zoe Gilbert, Costa Short Story Award winner and author of Folk

Lee Harrison, author of The Bastard Wonderland

Jo Jakeman, author of thriller Sticks and Stones

Paul Kane, horror and dystopian author

Vic James, author of The Gilded Cage and Tarnished City

Mark A Latham, writer of The Apollonian Case Files and Sherlock Holmes: A Betrayal in Blood

Marie O'Regan, acclaimed horror author and editor

Laura Purcell, bestselling author of The Silent Companions

Penny Reeve, Publicity Manager at Angry Robot

Andy Remic, fantasy and science-fiction author

Anna Smith-Spark, writer of The Court of Broken Knives

Anna Stephens, author of the Godblind trilogy

Gav Thorpe, New York Times bestselling fantasy and science-fiction author and 2017 Legend Award Winner

GX Todd, author of Defender and Hunted

Roz Watkins, acclaimed crime author of The Devil's Dice

Jen Williams, author of The Copper Cat trilogy and The Ninth Rain

Micah Yongo, writer of Lost Gods


Event Patron:

Sarah Pinborough


Sponsored by:

Fox Spirit Books 
Her Dark Voice (For Breast Cancer)
Horror Writers Association UK
Luna Press Publishing 
Sinister Horror Company
Will MacMillan Jones and Red Kite Publishing Ltd 

For more information email Alex Davis, event co-ordinator, at alexd@derbyquad.co.uk