TolkienQuest on May 23rd and ConQuesT on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26. Both of these activities are going to be a lot of fun, with opportunities to win prizes, take advantage of great discounts, and meet authors, editors, artists, and fans of fantasy and science fiction.
TolkienQuest will be held from 4pm to 9pm at Prospero's Parkside Books. Sponsored by Hadley Rille Books, Prospero's, and ConQuesT, the evening will feature a food festival, verse contest, and other games and activities. TolkienQuest is FREE and open to the public. For more information, including contest rules, visit the TolkienQuest event page.
ConQuesT starts Friday afternoon and continues through Sunday. This year's guests of honor include author Patrick Rothfuss, artist John Picacio, and editor Teresa Nielsen Hayden. There are many, many exciting panels and events scheduled, so to see a full program, please visit the ConQuesT website.
If you're looking for me at ConQuesT, this is how my schedule is shaping up so far:
Friday, May 24
2:00pm -- Panel: Gendered Magick
4:00pm -- Panel: How to build realistic worlds for science fiction and fantasy
Saturday, May 25
10:00am -- Reading, Q&A, and signing
1:00pm -- Hadley Rille Showcase, including the launch of Mark Nelson's new novel, King's Gambit. This party will run until 3pm, so stop by whenever you get a chance.
As an extra special treat, Hadley Rille Books will be offering the Kindle edition and Nook edition of Eolyn for just $0.99 during the weekend of ConQuesT, May 23-26.
AND the Kindle edition of my short story Creatures of Light will be available for FREE download May 24, 25, and 26.
I look forward to seeing you for a little magic, mystery, and mayhem this weekend. Let the festivities begin!