Perhaps the news has reached your corner of the cyber world that on August 2nd and 3rd, the newly established Faith and Fantasy Alliance will be hosting the first-ever Realm Makers conference, a writer’s symposium geared specifically toward people of faith who write fantasy and science fiction. In this inaugural year of the event, it’s generated an excellent level of interest of teens and adults alike, selling out the original capacity of the venue (until we made some arrangements to open up a few more spaces.)
Registration for the conference, therefore, remains open, but if you or someone you know wishes to join us in St. Louis for the event, register soon! As of July 5th, only ten spaces remain. Visit RealmMakers.com for registration information.
Speculative Faith Registration Special: email info[at]faithandfantasyalliance[dot]com and mention you saw the conference information on Speculative Faith in your message, and Realm Makers will extend to you a discounted registration fee of $200 for the conference. That’s $35 off the regular registration price.
But what if you’re not a writer, but a reader, so many visitors to Speculative Faith?
Realm Makers has something for you as well. On Saturday, August 3rd, the conference will be hosting a book signing, open to the public, and offering the works of a spectrum of Christian authors.
Central to the signing will be the prolific and popular Bryan Davis, who will be selling and signing any of the twenty-two books he’s written. Realm Makers is grateful to have him on faculty at the event and is looking forward to offering his fans a chance to connect with him in person.
Other authors and publishing professionals selling and signing books will include:
- Jeff Gerke (AKA Jefferson Scott) of Marcher Lord Press (http://www.marcherlordpress.com/)
- Grace Bridges of Splashdown Books (http://www.gracebridges.com/)
- Kathy Tyers (http://www.kathytyers.com/)
- Kat Heckenbach (http://www.katheckenbach.com/)
- N Paul Williams http://www.npaulwilliams.com/
- LB Graham (http://www.lbgraham.com/)
- Robert Treskillard (http://www.epictales.org/blog/robertblog.php)
- Suzanne Hartmann (http://www.amazon.com/Suzanne-Hartmann/e/B0069554WY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1373027425&sr=8-1)
- Rebecca P Minor (http://www.rebeccapminor.com/)
- Andrew Winch (Splickety Magazine) (http://splicketymagazine.com/)
- Ben Erlichman (Splickety Magazine) (http://splicketymagazine.com/)
- Morgan Busse (2012 Christy and Carol award finalist) http://morganlbusse.com/
- Randy Streu of Diminished Media Group (http://diminishedmediagroup.com/)
- Matt Yocum (http://www.mattyocum.com/)
Please note that this list is tentative, and Realm Makers reserves the rights to add or subtract authors and books as needed.
If you, as a reader, want to support your favorite author on this list, make your way to the Saturday night signing, enjoy the forty-five minute Q & A session the authors will offer at the beginning of the event, and get a copy of their work. Events that prove to an author people truly enjoy what they’ve written are the extra octane in the fuel that keeps them writing.
If you’re coming, here are the particulars…
The Realm Makers Group Book signing:
Date: Saturday, August 3rd
Time: 7:00-10:00 PM
Location: JC Penney Conference Center on the campus of the University of Missouri, St. Louis campus)
Event begins in room 402 for the author panel, and will then move to the lobby for the signing. Books will be available for sale at the event, but not every seller will take credit cards, so cash is recommended.
We at the Faith and Fantasy Alliance hope to see you there. We thank you in advance for your support of speculative fiction written from a Christian worldview, and we look forward to providing an exciting environment for you to interact with some of your favorite authors. But if you can’t make it to the signing, don’t forget, Speculative Faith is partnering with Realm Makers to give you, the readers, a voice in what fantasy and science fiction you loved from 2012. Keep your eyes on this site for your opportunity to vote in the Clive Staples Award.