Monday, May 20, 2013

ConQuesT 44

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and with it Kansas City's own science fiction and fantasy convention, ConQuesT.

Hadley Rille Books traditionally has a strong presence at ConQuest.  This year, several of our editors, authors, and artists will attend, including everyone's favorite editor Eric T. Reynolds, as well as Heroines of Fantasy contributors, Terri-Lynne DeFino, Karin Rita Gastreich, and Mark Nelson. 

On Saturday, May 25th, from 1pm to 3pm, Mark will be hosting a launch party for KING'S GAMBIT, the critically acclaimed companion novel to POETS OF PEVANA.  Hadley Rille editors, authors, and artists will be in attendance.  Come join us for the fun and take advantage of great discounts on all Hadley Rille titles. 

Here's a little bit of ConQuesT trivia: the first sci-fi con George R.R. Martin ever attended was ConQuesT in Kansas City, and this little con is still one of his favorites.  Every few years GRRM returns to Kansas City for ConQuesT, coming in as just another member to banter with fans and followers about the genre, and to hang out with old friends.  I had the great privilege of meeting him the last time he attended, in 2010.

This year's guests of honor at ConQuesT include author Patrick Rothfuss, artist John Picacio, and editor Teresa Nielson Hayden.  For more information about the con, including the program schedule, visit ConQuesT's web page

If you'd like to meet Terri, Karin, and Mark at the con, here's where to find them:

Thursday, May 24th from 4pm to 9pm:  Join us for TolkienQuest, an evening of fun and frivolity dedicated to the master himself at Prospero's Parkside Books.  There will be a food contest and a verse contest, as well as other games, activities, and prizes.  For more information, visit the TolkienQuesT event page.


Friday, May 25th

1:00pm ~ Gendered Magick (Karin Rita Gastreich)
2:00pm ~ How to build realistic science fiction and fantasy worlds (Karin Rita Gastreich)
5:00pm ~ The truth about rejection letters (Terri-Lynne DeFino)
5:00pm ~ Reading, Q&A, and signing with Mark Nelson
8:00pm ~ Dark vs. Light&Funny (Mark Nelson)

Saturday, May 26th

10:00am ~ Reading, Q&A, and signing with Karin Rita Gastreich
1:00pm ~ LAUNCH PARTY for Mark Nelson's King's Gambit and Hadley Rille Books Showcase with editors, authors, and artists.  The party will continue until 3:00pm; feel free to join us anytime.
4:00pm ~ Wondrous Strange (Terri-Lynne DeFino)

Sunday, May 27th
4:00pm ~ Game of Thrones: What makes it so good (Terri-Lynne DeFino)

For up-to-date information on panels and activities, please refer to the ConQuesT program. 

Can't wait to see you there! 

posted by Karin Rita Gastreich


Terri-Lynne said...

I can't wait to see everyone there, too!

Reuben said...

Looks like GRRM will be there so hopefully it will draw an even bigger crowd this year. I wish everyone a full audience and a great time!