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Saturday, May 27 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Story in a Bag LIMITED

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The challenge, should you choose to accept it: Write a story in less than an hour, using random prompts you’ve drawn at random from a bag. It doesn’t matter if you are a published author, a frustrated writer, a closet writer, or a writer-in-training: anyone can participate in Conquest’s Story in a Bag contest. Join us on Saturday morning for one or more of our infamous one-hour creative writing exercise/contest sessions. This event is open to all Conquest attendees, regardless of past publication status or age. During the session, each writer selects a series of random prompts from our bag of prompts, which include plot elements, setting, character, first lines, and objects. (The Young Fans division has its set of age appropriate prompts.) You will have the remainder of the hour to compose and edit your story. You MUST use ALL of the prompts you’ve drawn from the bags, including using the first line to kick things off. Your story must be no more than five pages if handwritten or three pages if typed. (If typed, you MUST have a way to print the story and return within the hour.) Remember, short and sweet! All stories written in the Story in a Bag sessions will be posted anonymously in the ConSuite, where members of the convention will vote for the stories they like most in each category (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror) and division (Professional, Amateur, and Young Fan). NobleFusion Press and the NobleFusion writer’s collective will facilitate the Story in a Bag sessions and help select the winning stories. Winners will be announced at closing ceremonies.

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Allison Stein

Author, Artist, Geek Princess, Cat Servant... Not Necessarily In That Order, Author & Artist
Allison Stein is an artist, author, TV addict, geek princess, and cat servant — not necessarily in that order. Look for her watercolors and mixed media originals in the art show and her award-winning short fiction with Yard Dog Press and NobleFusion Press. Allison is a member of... Read More →


M.C. Chambers

M.C. Chambers writes science fiction and fantasy. Her first novel, Shapers’ Veil, is published by Hadley Rille Books. Other stories published by Hadley Rille Books include Silk and Velvet in the anthology Renaissance Festival Tales, an award-winning science fiction story, Visual... Read More →

Sherri Dean

Sherri Dean, yr Feisty Mistress of Fear is a Jack-o-lantern of all trades and Monster of none. She is a published author and cover artist most recently through Yard Dog Press. She is also a costumer, Masquerade emcee, cover model and singer (check out Bland Lemon and the Lemonades... Read More →
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Rachael Mayo

Rachael Mayo is a fantasy and SF artist from Kansas City, Missouri. She earned a bachelor's degree in illustration from University of Central Missouri in 1999.   Rachael considers art her foremost hobby, and she spends most hours outside of her day job producing art. (Her day job... Read More →
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Paula Helm Murray

Paula Helm Murray's stories have appeared in Sword and Sorceress IV and VIII, Spells of Wonder, MZB's Fantasy Magazine and Eldritch Tales. She is currently working on several very different writing projects as well as working a full time ‘day’ job. She lives in Kansas City with... Read More →

Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Empire C 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

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