Robert Rankin has just been announced as one of the Guest of Hounours at Paragon 2.
Paragon 2 is the Eastercon in 2005 which is the National British SF convention. It will be held, surprisingly over the Easter weekend.
The other GOH's are:
Richard Morgan, John and Eve Harvey,
Ben Jeapes and Ken MacLeod.
There will be a strong sproutlore contingent, making their way to this convention!!