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13 Jul 2019
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The Edge-Lit journey continues in 2019 as the event returns for another packed day of horror, crime, fantasy and science-fiction events! Expect insightful Guest of Honour sessions, informative panels and inspiring workshops, as well as popular favourites such as the Edge-Lit raffle and much more!

View the full Edge-Lit 8 programme

Please note doors open at 9am for a 10am start. Workshop sessions can be booked on the day and as such we suggest arriving early if you wish to attend workshops.

Confirmed Guests of Honour:

Aliette De Bodard, multi-award winning fantasy and science-fiction author
Anne Charnock, Arthur C Clarke Award winning author of Dreams Before the Start of Time
Christopher Golden, New York Times Bestselling Author of Ararat and The Pandora Room - joining us from the US! 
Neil Spring, bestselling author of The Ghost Hunters, The Watchers, The Lost Village and The Burning House
Sarah Lotz, acclaimed horror and thriller author (The Three)
Tim Lebbon, popular dark fantasy and horror novelist (The Silence)

Special Guest:
Stephen Volk, author and scriptwriter (TV's Ghostwatch, Afterlife, Midwinter of the Spirit)

Speakers and Panellists:

Simon Bestwick, acclaimed horror novelist and short story writer
Jan Edwards, award-winning crime and horror author
Robin Triggs, author of Night Shift
David Mark, author of the DS Aector McAvoy crime series
Sarah Pinborough, Bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes and Cross Her Heart
Alex Reeve, writer of the Leo Stanhope series
Zen Cho, acclaimed fantasy author and editor
Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C Clarke Award winning SF and fantasy novelist
Dominic Dulley, author of Morhelion and Shattermoon
Matt Hill, science-fiction author of Zero Bomb
Anna Stephens, fantasy author of the Godblind trilogy
Jen Williams, fantasy author of the Copper Cat and Winnowing Flame series 
Genevieve Cogman, author of the Invisible Library series
Tim Major, SF and horror writer
KK Perez, YA author of the Sweet Black Waves series
Adam Christopher, acclaimed novelist, comics and tie-in fiction writer
Jodi Taylor, author of the Chronicles of St Mary series
Daniel Godfrey, author of The Synapse Sequence and New Pompeii
Ruth De Haas, fantasy author and blogger
Danie Ware, Warhammer 40k novelist and author of Children of Artifice
Dan Coxon, award-winning author and editor
AC Clarke, children's and YA fantasy author

We’ll be announcing more Guests of Honour and speakers for the event as the date closes in – to keep up to date come follow us on Twitter at @EdgeLitDerby or visit our Facebook event at bit.ly/EdgeLitInfo

Edge-Lit 8 is sponsored by:

The Alchemy Press
British Bizarro Community
Fox Spirit Books
Nick Stead
Sinister Horror Company
Back Road Books
The Shadow Booth

Tickets are £30 including access to all sessions and event goodie bag.