Ahhh, fresh meat.
Glad to have you aboard. Firstly, as Karl said, the events lists for Fantasy is slim pickings at the moment cause people are still deciding on what events are being held when. It should pick up after Christmas, but if I had to guess I would say that at least 5 events should be held for Fantasy at a minimum next year.
As for what you should take, it really depends on what army you play. Taking massed shooting in a Beastman army is probably not going to get you many wins, for instance!
Honestly I would just say take what you like the look of, then adjust the list to suit your playstyle - if you are aggressive then beef up your combat units, if you like a particular Magic lore then take more/ better wizards, etc. Similarly, dont go by what people tell you "will" and "wont" work, as just about any unit can be made to work in the role its designed for. As an example, I went through a hyper-aggressive phase with my Skaven and took a couple of Rat Ogre units in my tournament list because I like Rat Ogres in the fluff and I like combat. The internet will tell you that Rat Ogres suck, are the worst unit in the Skaven book and should never see the light of day, yet I managed to qualify for both Masters and the ETC using them.
In terms of "netlisting" I would honestly avoid it - it doesnt actually make people into good generals (and I would go so far as to say that jumping straight into a netlist actually turns people into poor generals in my experience). What generally happens is that you will smash face against so-so players, then someone who understands the mechanics of the game on a deep level will pick your netlist apart and you will be left wondering what the hell happened (and thus not really learn anything).
I hope some of this is somewhat helpful.