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Friday, May 26
 

6:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Limited Capacity seats available

Opening ceremonies

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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 →
avatar for Rachael Mayo

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 →
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 →
avatar for Zac Zacarola

Zac Zacarola

First took interest in SciFi as a kid with all those B movies; my favorite still being, When the Earth Stood Still. Then, Star Trek came along. Was involved with a couple of Sci-Fi activities in H.S. College (WVU) studied Chemistry; in and out of Monongamoot - WVU's SciFi club... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Chicago 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Saturday, May 27
 

11:00am

The Secret of Steel/Just Another Sword Petting Zoo
Limited Capacity seats available

An exploration into what makes a good sword; metallurgy, forging techniques, alloys testing (hardness, resilience, strenght, and toughness), and getting the best bang for one's buck

Moderators
avatar for Zac Zacarola

Zac Zacarola

First took interest in SciFi as a kid with all those B movies; my favorite still being, When the Earth Stood Still. Then, Star Trek came along. Was involved with a couple of Sci-Fi activities in H.S. College (WVU) studied Chemistry; in and out of Monongamoot - WVU's SciFi club... Read More →

Saturday May 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Empire B 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

12:00pm

Intellectual Property and Literary Estates
Limited Capacity seats available

An artist’s estate includes intellectual property. Literary and artistic works can be particularly problematic when families do not share the artist’s desires for the dispensation of their work. Digital rights also need to be considered. Our panelists discuss these issues.

Moderators
avatar for Jan S. Gephardt

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Dora Furlong

Dora Furlong

Dora grew up on a steady diet of Battle Star Galactica, Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and Batman. These shows inspired her to create universes in her head. She started her creative career with poetry and animation, but it wasn't enough to paint the worlds and people that inhabit her brain... Read More →
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Susan Matthews

Susan Matthews was born in Georgia, bounced around a lot in her early years, and came to rest in Seattle, Washington. Most of her writing – set in the inter-galactic “Jurisdiction” universe – has been focused on The Life and Hard Times of “Uncle” Andrej Koscuisko, who... Read More →
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Craig Smith

Craig Smith is a dystopian author that has published three novels. He recieved his MA in English & Creatve Writing from SNHU. He has taught numerous seminars on creative writing at a number of confronces


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

2:00pm

Eating and Ethics
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the ethical scope of our food choices? Is buying local really better than buying imported food? Are Vegans better for the environment? How do things like socioeconomic status, mental health, and disability intersect with the ethics of food consumption?

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Speakers
SM

Susan Matthews

Susan Matthews was born in Georgia, bounced around a lot in her early years, and came to rest in Seattle, Washington. Most of her writing – set in the inter-galactic “Jurisdiction” universe – has been focused on The Life and Hard Times of “Uncle” Andrej Koscuisko, who... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Legos for Grown Ups
Limited Capacity seats available

The best places to purchase Legos and the different sources and sites to assist you in your adult creations.  Best practices to save the most money as well as sites to light up and motorize your displays.

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

7:00pm

What Shall We Do Tonight, Brain?
Limited Capacity seats available

The universe would be perfect, if only you were in charge. But how do you accomplish that? Our panelists will go over what every evil emperor needs to keep in mind when taking over the world. Do you need a sidekick? How do you handle those troublesome rebels? And where can you find the really good island fortresses?

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Julia Mandala

Julia S. Mandala (www.juliasmandala.com) holds degrees in history and law. She co-authors The Four Redheads of the Apocalypse series and the Corimar series and Villains in Training (coming soon). She also authored her own novels, Blood Songs and House of Doors, along with many short... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Johnson

Brooke Johnson

Brooke Johnson is a stay-at-home mom and tea-loving author of the Chroniker City steampunk series. As the jack-of-all-trades bard of the family, she journeys through life with her husband, daughter, and dog. She currently resides in Northwest Arkansas but hopes one day to live somewhere... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Stutzman

Patrick Stutzman

Patrick has always enjoyed writing and literature, even during those long, laborious essays required throughout his education. Evidence of his desire for writing began in the fifth grade, when he wrote and directed a play for his class. In 2005, Patrick traveled to Gen Con to become... Read More →
avatar for Jim Yelton

Jim Yelton

Jim Yelton has been creating for most of his life. An actor/director who has been involved in over 30 stage productions, Jim is an experienced talk show host and always found a way to sneak in his passion for geeky topics. But his love has always been writing and he’s written for... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Charity Auction
Limited Capacity seats available

Charity Auction

Speakers

Sunday May 28, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Chicago 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

4:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Limited Capacity seats available

Closing Ceremonies

Moderators
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 →
avatar for Rachael Mayo

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 →
avatar for Zac Zacarola

Zac Zacarola

First took interest in SciFi as a kid with all those B movies; my favorite still being, When the Earth Stood Still. Then, Star Trek came along. Was involved with a couple of Sci-Fi activities in H.S. College (WVU) studied Chemistry; in and out of Monongamoot - WVU's SciFi club... Read More →


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