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Friday, May 26


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.

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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


Dark Fantasy vs. Horror
Limited Capacity seats available

Are these just marketing terms, or is there a valid distinction here? Is it possible
for a story to be one without being the other?


Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins is the author of the Realm Walker urban fantasy series and the Whispered Tales twisted fairytales series. She describes herself as an author of all things fantasy, paranormal and romance. She lives in Kansas City in a house full of family and pets and can normally... Read More →

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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 →
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Karen Bovenmyer

Assistant Editor, PseudoPod Horror Podcast Magazine
Karen Bovenmyer earned an MFA in Creative Writing: Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine. She teaches and mentors students at Iowa State University and serves as the Assistant Editor of Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine. She is the 2016 recipient of the Horror... Read More →
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Donna Wagenblast Munro

Donna J. W. Munro has spent the last fifteen years teaching high school social studies immersed in the beauty and immediacy of teenage world building. Her students inspire her every day. An alumni of the Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction program, she published pieces in Every Day... Read More →

Saturday May 27, 2017 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Fremont 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Sunday, May 28


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.

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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 →


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