Announcing Realm Makers 2014

The place: Villanova University. The time: May 30-31, 2014. Featured speaker: Bestselling fantasy author Tosca Lee.
on Nov 1, 2013 · No comments


Friends of speculative fiction, get ready for Realm Makers: 2014, the premier science fiction and fantasy symposium where people of faith convene to learn, connect, and answer the question, “Why not?”1

We’re excited to get right to the news: Where? When? Who? So grab your calendars and get ready for an amazing event.

villanovauniversityWhere: Realm Makers 2014 will take place on the campus of Villanova University, in the beautiful Philadelphia suburbs. The campus is gorgeous, convenient, and offers us state of the art facilities for our sessions.

For an overview of the conference facilities, follow this link.

For a virtual tour of the campus, take a look here.

When: Probably more important that the location, the date is set: If you’re thinking of coming to Realm Makers: 2014, clear May 30-31, 2014 on your calendar. Guests will be able to arrive the night before programming starts on Friday and stay through to Sunday morning. Specific program scheduling coming soon.

profile_toscaleeWho: Most exciting of all, we are thrilled to have New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee as our keynote speaker for the 2014 conference. If you don’t yet know who Tosca is, you’ll want to find out … head to to discover why she is a natural choice to speak at Realm Makers.

So that about sums it up.

Realm Makers: 2014
May 30-31, 2014
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Presided over by the incomparable Tosca Lee.

Registration details should be available on the Realm Makers site around Christmas. Stay tuned!

  1. Simul-posted at, Nov. 1, 2013.
Rebecca P. Minor can't help but tell stories, whether that's in the form of animation, illustration, novels, or really long retellings of weird things that happened when she was a carriage driver. Her favorite stories, however, involve dragons, elves, sword fights, and magic, all of which you'll find in her two fantasy series, The Windrider Saga and The Risen Age Archive. Rebecca is also the cofounder of Realm Makers, an annual symposium for people of faith who write science fiction and fantasy. Rebecca resides outside Philadelphia, PA with her husband and three sons, who have all happily bought into the geek pool alongside her.
  1. Margaret says:

    Wowza ~ this is in my neck of the woods. Looking forward to registration details! Thanks for putting this together, Rebecca.

    • My pleasure! I do hope we’ll see you there. Hopefully over the next 6 weeks, we’ll be able to trickle out more information, with the goal of locking down the cost, etc. by the end of the year.

      • Margaret says:

        We actually live in the same town. Maybe we could meet up at McDonald’s for coffee sometime between now and then. If not, I hope to see you (and Tosca Lee — love her books!) at the conference.

  2. Awesome: I am totally getting there this time (esp since I now have a relative living there!) Looking forward to more.

  3. Galadriel says:

    That might be a bit far for me, even if I have a full-time job by them

  4. Zac Totah says:

    Awesome! Hopefully I’ll be able to make it this time.

What do you think?