Worldcon 2016


Kansas City, MO | August 17-21, 2016

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‘Have at You!’: Writing a Great Fight Scene

Thursday 11:00 – 12:00, 2210 (Kansas City Convention Center)

Fight scenes are a hard beast to write. Who’s hitting who and why? How do you describe what is happening? What’s that guy doing on the floor? How is the protagonist going to react, given her history? And wow, was that just a scratch, or did it take that other person’s leg off?! In this session panelists explore the different ways to experience a good fight scene in science fiction and fantasy, as writers, readers and martial artists.

Eva Elasigue (M), Dr. Claire McCague, Kathryn Sullivan, Jeffe Kennedy, Steven Gould

Happily Ever After…?

Thursday 12:00 – 13:00, 2504B (Kansas City Convention Center)

After the shocking news that Han and Leia were not destined to live happily ever after, what are the chances for our favourite – and not so popular – fictional couples? How many can realistically be considered to have a Happily Ever After, and if not, where might they be better off?

Brooke Johnson, Jeffe Kennedy, Christie Meierz, Meg Frank

Writing Erotica

Wednesday 16:00 – 17:00, 2208 (Kansas City Convention Center)

Erotica might be said to be created to stimulate or sexually arouse the reader or viewer. We ask what the difference is between erotica and pornography, what the place of erotica is within the sf community and its works and perhaps even share the odd tip as to what makes good – or bad – erotica.

Adult Content. Not for Children.

Rachael Acks, Christie Meierz, Belinda McBride, Jeffe Kennedy, Darlene Marshall (M)

Being Jessica Jones

Saturday 17:00 – 18:00, 2207 (Kansas City Convention Center)

Trigger Warning: Due to the nature of the show, this session will include discussion of a sensitive nature.
The powerhouse Netflix series Jessica Jones tackles difficult subjects relating to domestic violence and rape. It does so from the perspective of a survivor and raises valuable questions about society and gender. This is within the environment of the Marvel universe. Jessica Jones’ appeal is to comic fans and those who are looking for complex representations of women on television. We discuss the show and its impact.
Adults only

Elizabeth McCarty (M), Aurora Celeste, Anna Raftery, Tui Sutherland, Jeffe Kennedy





Denver, Colorado | October 20–23, 2016

In fantasy literature, women are revolutionary. They are queens, dragon-tamers, witches, and monsters. They adventure, they conjure, they rise, and they rule. They are bold, clever, kind, and powerful. These women inhabit worlds different from our own, where women authors have given them extraordinary opportunities: to grow, to love, to fight, and sometimes to save the world.

Sirens is a conference dedicated to the diverse, remarkable women of fantasy literature: readers, authors, scholars, librarians, educators, publishing professionals, and characters. Sirens is a place where a woman can, without shame or irony, declare herself a queen, a dragonmaster, a general. A place where women aren’t constrained by what our real-world society demands. A light in a world that frequently excludes us.

For 2016, Sirens’s theme is lovers, as we examine the idea that in fantasy literature, as in the real world, whom we choose to love changes us—and helps us change the world.

RWA Conference

RWA Conference – July 13-16, 2016

San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, CA

The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. RWA2016 Conference highlights include the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing; the Keynote speech; hearing from great speakers; book signings; and the Awards Ceremony.

Every year, writers and industry professionals come from all over the world to attend Romance Writers of America’s Annual Conference.

At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate:

  • education and information,
  • networking with fellow writers,
  • interaction with editors, agents, publishers, booksellers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.

MileHiCon 47

MileHiCon 47

Oct. 23-25, 2015
Colorado’s largest scifi/fantasy literary convention with over 90 authors and artists in attendance.

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Science, Music, Filking, Movies, Publishing, Costuming, Gaming and much more.

For SF/F and speculative fiction lovers, it’s an annual weekend not to be missed. The convention features authors, artists, speakers, performers and loads of fun programming.

RT Booklovers Convention 2016

The 2016 RT Booklovers Convention will be held in Las Vegas, NV at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, April 12-17 2016

The RT Booklovers Convention is the book-industry event where you can mix business with pleasure. Attend more than 200 workshops as well as numerous parties and reader events that will keep you informed and in touch while having fun. It’s where friends new and old come together to learn about the industry we love and to have fun with authors and fellow book lovers.



Reading Until Dawn Con

Reading Until Dawn Con will be held in Denver, CO, October 8th-11th, 2015.

This is the first annual Reading Until Dawn Con! RUDC is a unique author/reader conference where the authors and readers will spend the entire weekend playing games together. Dirty Charades, Wheel Of Feels, and Cards Against Humanity Battle, are a few of the games we have planned so far. At night, we will build a giant pillow fort in the ballroom as a place for people to read, drink wine, and hang out in their pjs.

Doesn’t this sound like crazy awesome fun?!  

There’s a Featured Author lineup of 50 amazing storytellers that showcases not only NYT Bestselling favorites, but debut and “new to you” authors spanning nearly a dozen genres that are sure to catch your attention.

Come party with the authors who keep you up all night!! October 8-11, 2015.