2012 sees the first Discover Festival taking place at Snibston Discovery Museum, Coalville, Leicestershire.Â The event runs from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 May 2012 and includes access to a host of activities in the fields of science-fiction, fantasy and horror. Joining previously announced Guest of Honour Peter F. Hamilton, further Guests of Honour will be Graham Masterton and Jon Courtenay Grimwood. Other attending authors include Mark Chadbourn, Adam Christopher, A.J. Dalton, Tom Fletcher, Andrew Hook, Kim Lakin-Smith, Paul Magrs, Lou Morgan, Gav Thorpe and Conrad Williams, among others.
Peter F. Hamilton began writing in 1987 and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. His novels include the Greg Mandel series and the Nightâ€™s Dawn trilogy. His most recent novels are Fallen Dragon, Misspent Youth, Pandoraâ€™s Star, Judas Unchained and the Void trilogy.
Graham Masterton is a renowned horror author whose career was launched with the wildly successful The Manitou in 1976. Since then he has written over one-hundred titles, taking in not only horror but also thrillers, disaster novels and historical sagas.Â Recent releases include The Pariah, Mirror and Family Portrait through Hammer Books, a leading name in the field of horror.
Jon Courtenay Grimwood is an acclaimed fantasy and science fiction novelist, and twice a winner of the prestigious BSFA Award for Best Novel. He is also an established newspaper writer, having published articles and reviews in The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and The Independent. His latest series, the Assassini, continues with the release of The Outcast Blade in May.
Tickets for the festival include access to a host of activities throughout. There will be a wide range of author readings, panels, writing workshops and much more featuring some of the leading writers, editors and agents in genre fiction. Tickets cost Â£45 and cover all activities over the weekend â€“ for booking and more information visit the website HERE