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Friday, May 26


Welcome to ConQuesT
Limited Capacity seats available

Panelists will talk about the elements of SF cons in general and ConQuesT in particular. Is this your first con? Then this is the place to get the scoop. Learn how to get the most out of your con.

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Carol Doms

Carol Doms, supports here fannish habits with her mundane job as a traveling librarian (Account Services Manager) for a Library product and services company. She has been a long time SF&F fan,(books, TV & movies) that found her way to fandom via attending her first Dr Who convention... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fremont 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108


Doctor Who Madness!
Limited Capacity seats available

Our panelists use their best arguments to influence audience voting -- to decide face-offs between all of the Doctors, in a "March Madness"-style bracket tournament, to determine which Who is the best Who!

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Jenifer "J.R." Boles

J.R. Boles is a fantasy and fiction author currently hanging her hat in the Heartland. When not writing, she and her husband spend their free time chasing after their fearless daughters and rescue pup. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in English... Read More →
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Kevin Wohler

Co-owner, publisher, Bottle Cap Publishing
Kevin Wohler is the author of The Village Alchemist, an urban fantasy series from Bottle Cap Publishing. His first novel, The Alchemist’s Notebook was published in 2016. He and his wife Rachel currently reside in Lawrence, Kansas, but dream of writing from Walt Disney World. In... Read More →

Friday May 26, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Empire A 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108


Bheer! Glorious Bheer!
Limited Capacity seats available

The world’s oldest alcoholic drink, and after water and tea, the third most popular drink over all, has some fannish interest. From bocks to porters to stouts, the craft beer scene is booming and that means lots to choose from. Our fannish experts discuss their favorites and welcome audience recommendations.


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 →


James K. Burk

Unlike Athena, who sprang full-grown from the brow of Zeus, Burk just turned up at a science fiction con one day. To date, he's written eight books, including novellas and short story collections. He's also had his stories in several of the Bubbas of the Apocalypse collections. His... Read More →
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James Murray

Immanent Editorial Avatar, lAST sECOND PRESS, Inc
Discovered fandom and cons in 1976; never looked back. Pubbed a lot of issues. Two-time designer/editor of Worldcon Souvenir Books (Montréal 2009, KC 2016). I once punked Neil Gaiman from 2000 miles away. I love barbecue, craft beer, fine cigars, and whisk(e)y at minimum old enough... Read More →

Friday May 26, 2017 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Fremont 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Saturday, May 27


Defense with Yarn Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Our annual Nancy Nutt Memorial Yarn Art panel. From amigurumi to Xenomorphs all in yarn. Come help create a work of art to be auctioned in Nancy's honor in the Benefit auction or just learn some knit or crochet hints or basics. This year's project: a pillow cover. 8 - 8 inch squares needed, knit or crochet, any color or stitch. Open to non-stitchers to advanced -all welcome.

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Marisa Means

Marisa Means, preeminent Professor of Yarn Arts, has been tangled in yarn for longer than she can remember, short term memory loss notwithstanding. She has taught knitting and crochet in several municipalities and annually crochets a snowstorm for one frozen fan. When she's not hooking... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Van Horn C 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Sunday, May 28


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.”

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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 →


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