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Friday, May 26
 

9:00pm

Little Green Men--Attack! Kansas City
Limited Capacity seats available

A launch and celebration of the Baen anthology of humorous science fiction edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Robin Wayne Bailey, with stories by Selina Rosen, James Gunn, and more.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freelance Writer/Editor
A national bestselling and Hugo-nominated editor, author, and screenwriter, Bryan Thomas Schmidt has written or edited novels including The Saga of Davi Rhii Trilogy, The Martian by Andy Weir, and entries in the Predator, X-Files, Monster Hunter International, Joe Ledger, and Decipher’s... Read More →

Friday May 26, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday May 27, 2017 1:00am
N/A 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Saturday, May 27
 

12:00pm

Editors Are Not The Enemy
Limited Capacity seats available

Editors and Author-editors discuss the role of editors and authors as partners in the creative process, how to identify a good editor, why you need an editor, and more.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freelance Writer/Editor
A national bestselling and Hugo-nominated editor, author, and screenwriter, Bryan Thomas Schmidt has written or edited novels including The Saga of Davi Rhii Trilogy, The Martian by Andy Weir, and entries in the Predator, X-Files, Monster Hunter International, Joe Ledger, and Decipher’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claire Ashgrove

Claire Ashgrove

Author, Claire Ashgrove
Building on a background of fantasy game design, a fascination with history, and a lifetime love of books, award-winning author Claire Ashgrove brings to life action-filled, passionate journeys of the heart. Most noteably known for her involvement in the romance community, she writes... Read More →
avatar for Rich Horton

Rich Horton

Rich Horton is a software engineer living in the St. Louis area. He writes a monthly column on short fiction for Locus, as well as regular articles about SF history for Black Gate. He has edited a series of Best of the Year Anthologies for Prime Books since 2006.
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 →
avatar for Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer has won the best-novel Hugo Award (for Hominids), and has twelve other Hugo nominations to his credit. He’s also won the best-novel Nebula Award (for The Terminal Experiment), the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (for Mindscan), plus Canada’s Aurora (a record-setting... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Empire B 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

1:00pm

Ask the Editor
You've got questions? We've got answers! Three experienced editors invite you to ask about story development, syntax, publishing, and much more. 

Moderators
CA

Christine Amsden

Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claire Ashgrove

Claire Ashgrove

Author, Claire Ashgrove
Building on a background of fantasy game design, a fascination with history, and a lifetime love of books, award-winning author Claire Ashgrove brings to life action-filled, passionate journeys of the heart. Most noteably known for her involvement in the romance community, she writes... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Young

Dennis Young

Dennis Young’s writing experience began in the third grade and has continued since. Once through the grueling trials of school (grade, high, and college, surviving with a flourish) he found an outlet for his imagination in the world of fanzines and fan literature. Working in the... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Using History in Fantasy and Science Fiction
Limited Capacity seats available

By using the Martin Koszta Affair of 1853, a little-known event in American history, we will discuss how history can help you write fantasy and science fiction.

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 →

Saturday May 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Benton 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

6:00pm

Editing 101 For Writers
Limited Capacity seats available

Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt and fellow editor Claire Ashgrove discuss tips for self-editing to help you improve your writing before submission.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freelance Writer/Editor
A national bestselling and Hugo-nominated editor, author, and screenwriter, Bryan Thomas Schmidt has written or edited novels including The Saga of Davi Rhii Trilogy, The Martian by Andy Weir, and entries in the Predator, X-Files, Monster Hunter International, Joe Ledger, and Decipher’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claire Ashgrove

Claire Ashgrove

Author, Claire Ashgrove
Building on a background of fantasy game design, a fascination with history, and a lifetime love of books, award-winning author Claire Ashgrove brings to life action-filled, passionate journeys of the heart. Most noteably known for her involvement in the romance community, she writes... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Benton 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Sunday, May 28
 

11:00am

One On One With Jonathan Maberry
Limited Capacity seats available

Bryan Thomas Schmidt interviews Jonathan Maberry live and also takes your questions.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freelance Writer/Editor
A national bestselling and Hugo-nominated editor, author, and screenwriter, Bryan Thomas Schmidt has written or edited novels including The Saga of Davi Rhii Trilogy, The Martian by Andy Weir, and entries in the Predator, X-Files, Monster Hunter International, Joe Ledger, and Decipher’s... Read More →

Speakers
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 11:00am - 11:50am
Empire B 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

1:00pm

Hitting The Wall: How Not to Crash and Burn Before Publishing Your Story
Limited Capacity seats available

A multi-part panel presented by Uptown Authors, the topics focus on specific parts of writing, editing, and preparing your manuscript for publication. From initial world-building and research, to the ABC's of writers and editors, to avoiding burnout and the terrible "real numbers" of the publishing industry, this panel will provide information all writers need to help understand some of the business and personal issues faced when thinking seriously about publication.

Moderators
avatar for Dennis Young

Dennis Young

Dennis Young’s writing experience began in the third grade and has continued since. Once through the grueling trials of school (grade, high, and college, surviving with a flourish) he found an outlet for his imagination in the world of fanzines and fan literature. Working in the... Read More →

Speakers

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