Muse CristiYou’re officially invited to the red carpet grand premiere of the greatest Drowning in Angst book release party ever!

ConQuesT is hosting another great convention in Kansas City over Memorial Day weekend. This year’s guests includes George R.R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson. There are over 200 events scheduled throughout the weekend, including the Drowning in Angst room party! ConQuesT has graciously provided me with a room to celebrate the release of my third fantasy novel. Join us Saturday night May 23rd at 8pm in the Andy Kirk A/B room at the downtown Marriott. We have a lot planned, including:

  • Prizes and more prizes! T-shirts – Books – Posters – More!
  • Get your picture taken with the Angst models!
  • Wield the giant sword Chryslaenor!
  • Enjoy the not-too-dramatic reading from Drowning in Angst!
  • Be one of the first to pick up your signed copy of Drowning in Angst!



Memorial Day weekend is going to be a lot of fun. In addition to the room party, I will also be participating in the following panels:

Saturday 10:00 AM     Room: Julia Lee A/B
Superhero Overload: Comic Books are taking over Television and Hollywood!
The Flash, Arrow, SHIELD, and Constantine were just the start! Are you ready for Supergirl, Teen Titans, Atom, Daredevil and The Defenders? Hold onto your seats as we discuss this new era of superhero television. Panelists will also discuss the current Hollywood trend of “shared universe” film franchises. What worked, what didn’t, and what is coming next!

Saturday 1:00 PM     Room: Lester Young A
Evil indie authors: Are indie authors the bane of the publishing industry, or are they generating some healthy competition? Is it quality versus quantity? Are indie books all bad, or do you find diamonds in that rough? Join us for a fun debate as we discuss the pros and cons of the effect indie authors are having on the publishing industry.

Saturday 4:00 PM     Room: Lester Young A
Booze in Spaaaaaaaace….. Humanity has left the earth and traveled to far reaches of the universe. What does this mean for the tasty beverages we enjoy? How do you make tequila without agave, beer without grain, wine without grapes? Panelists will explore the evolution of booze once we enter that final frontier.

Sunday 10:00 AM     Room: Jay McShann B
Define your hero: A young man or woman with exceptional potential held back by circumstances out of their control until they meet an old mentor who sends them on a path to become a hero. It’s an honored discourse told time and time again. Why does it still work? Who breaks the mold? What about the anti-hero? Join us as we discuss the cornerstone of fantasy and science-fiction novels.

Sunday 1:00 PM Room     Jay McShann B
Authors (and Readers) Behaving Badly: We’ll discuss the Do’s and Do Nots for author/reader interactions. Also known as when to speak up and when to shut up.

I hope you will be able to join us!
ConQuesT 46 The Adventure Begins HERE!
May 22-24, 2015
KC Downtown
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