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Friday, May 26
 

9:00pm

Horror Comics and Graphic Novels
Limited Capacity seats available

Another growing subgenre of horror is the graphic novel or comic. Come learn more about what’s out there, and who’s doing it well.

Moderators
Speakers
SD

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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Jonathan Maberry

JONATHAN MABERRY is a NY Times bestselling novelist, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He writes the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, the Nightsiders series, the Dead of Night series, as well as standalone novels in multiple genres. His novels... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Empire A 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Saturday, May 27
 

10:00am

What Gives Characters Depth
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing the well-rounded character.

Moderators
RH

Rob Howell

Rob is a reformed medieval academic who draws upon those skills and resources for his stories and settings. He has also been an IT professional, a cook, and a soda jerk. As a child, his parents discovered about the only way to keep him quiet was to give him a book. Without books... Read More →

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PR

P R Adams

I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I joined the Air Force, and my career took me from coast to coast before depositing me in the St. Louis, Missouri area for several years. After a tour in Korea and a short return to the St. Louis area, I retired and moved to the greater Denver... Read More →
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Lynette M. Burrows

Lynette M. Burrows, a pediatric nurse, has seen people on their best and worst days. She has seen real-life drama, villains, and heroes. Those experiences made her long for better book villains and heroes. So she began to write. She writes about characters on their worst day. She... Read More →
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Jan S. Gephardt

It, Artdog Studio
Jan S. Gephardt is a writer, artist, and longtime science fiction fan. Her debut sf novel, “What’s Bred in the Bone,” debuted this May from Weird Sisters Publishing. She is now hard at work on the second of the Bones Trilogy, “A Bone to Pick” (hopefully available by the... Read More →
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Marguerite Reed

Born and raised in Kansas, Marguerite Reed spent the majority of her childhood with her nose in a book or exploring backyards and pony pastures. Before she got into middle school she decided she would be a writer. After years trying to wrap her head around the craft, she sold her... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Comic Book Television and Film: Boom or Bust
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent years, we've seen a ton of comics make their way to the big screen and the small screen. Big budgets. Big names. Which shows/movies worked, which ones didn't, and why? Have we reached a point where there is too much?

Moderators
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Jack Campbell Jr

Dark Fiction Writer
When he's not stepping on his son's Lego creations, Jack Campbell Jr. writes horror and dark literary fiction in Lawrence, KS. His writing has appeared in a variety of venues both online and in print. He possesses both a real Master's degree from Fort Hays State University and a fake... Read More →

Speakers
MG

Marshall (Gale) Edwards

Marshall writes sci-fi, horror, and more with a taste for the heartfelt and uncanny. He's part of the old guard at Pine Float Press, a small press focused on "diverse, dynamic genre fiction". Edwards' first work was "Prairie City Response", a superhero comic that continues - glacially... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Empire A 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

4:00pm

Fantasy Charity
Limited Capacity seats available

Making THIS World a Better Place for Realz | Learn about the organizations your favorite authors, gamers represent. Each guest speaks about their organization; add in some successes, failures, and challenges. How they discovered/founded the organization. How have the organization has influenced their body of work or vice versa? How do they make time? And FAQs

Moderators
Speakers
MG

Marshall (Gale) Edwards

Marshall writes sci-fi, horror, and more with a taste for the heartfelt and uncanny. He's part of the old guard at Pine Float Press, a small press focused on "diverse, dynamic genre fiction". Edwards' first work was "Prairie City Response", a superhero comic that continues - glacially... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fremont 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Sunday, May 28
 

1:00pm

Killing The Immortals and other Super Beings
Limited Capacity seats available

From video games, comics, television, and books, heroes will rise to kill or demolish demons, vampires, dragons, and even gods. Panelists will discuss why we like following these characters, what are some of the more inventive, silly, or gruesome ways people have gone about “getting the job done.”

Moderators
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Tyrell Gephardt

Tyrell Gephardt has been a lifelong fan of the genre and of fandom. He is a writer and a home organizing consultant. He enjoys reading and watching a wide range of stories from high fantasy to hard science fiction and is willing to talk about those and everything in between. He also... Read More →

Speakers
TT

Tom Trumpinski

Tom Trumpinski is a retired scientist, author, and media critic. He worked at Fermilab on the particle detector that found the top quark and has spent much of his life examining the philosophies behind life in the universe and the implications of the Great Silence. He writes reviews... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Empire A 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

1:00pm

Monsters!!!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Monster expert Jonathan Maberry talks monsters in film, literature, comic books, and more!

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry

JONATHAN MABERRY is a NY Times bestselling novelist, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He writes the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, the Nightsiders series, the Dead of Night series, as well as standalone novels in multiple genres. His novels... Read More →

Sunday May 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Benton 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108