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Romance GenreCon


Romance GenreCon is going virtual on August 7 & 8!

Romance is in the air! Although romance fans won’t be able to gather in person this year, Mid-Continent Public Library will host virtual programs for romance fans on August 7-8. 

All programs will take place on the Romance GenreCon Facebook page. Visit the page and click on the Facebook event to receive reminders.

This year’s lineup of historical romance authors will make you swoon! Featured authors include:

  • Elizabeth Essex
  • Virginia Heath
  • Eloisa James
  • Beverly Jenkins
  • Janna MacGregor
  • Deb Marlowe
  • Cathy Maxwell
  • Julia Quinn
  • Vanessa Riley

Friday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Join MCPL for a special online session including interviews with featured authors including Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, and Julia Quinn.

Saturday, August 8  2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

The afternoon’s activities will be live-streamed over three and a half hours on the Romance GenreCon Facebook page beginning at 2:00 p.m., but feel free to join us anytime during the afternoon.

Virtual Programming Schedule:

  • 2:00 p.m.
    • Intro with MCPL's Amy Fisher and author Janna MacGregor 
  • 2:05 p.m.
    • Historical Cooking with Deb Marlowe – Ingredients list coming soon! 
      • Orange Curd
        ½ cup granulated sugar
        3 large eggs
        2 egg yolks
        The zest of one entire orange
        ½ cup fresh orange juice
        ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
        8 tablespoons cold butter, diced into tablespoon
      • Chocolate Chip Scones
        2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
        1/3 cup sugar
        3/4 teaspoon salt
        1 tablespoon baking powder
        1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) cold butter
        1 cup chocolate chips
        2 large eggs
        2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
        1/2 cup half & half (more if needed)
  • 3:00 p.m.
    • Librarians Talking Romance – this panel of Kansas City librarians includes Kaite Stover (Kansas City Public Library), Beth Atwater (Johnson County Library), Polli Kenn (Lawrence Public Library), Amy Fisher (Mid-Continent Public Library)
  • 3:15 p.m.
    • Author Game Show featuring: Janna MacGregor, Virginia Heath, Elizabeth Essex, Vanessa Riley 
  • 4:15 p.m.
    • How to Fix a Proper Cup of Tea with Virginia Heath 
  • 4:30 p.m.
    • Lady KC Reading Salon with Cathy Maxwell featuring: Virginia Heath, Elizabeth Essex, Vanessa Riley, Olivia Waite

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