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Romance GenreCon Fan Conference Registration

Mid-Continent Public Library invites you to “fan- out” with your favorite romance authors at this free event!

This year’s line-up of featured authors include Alyssa Cole, Sierra Simone, Farrah Rochon, Cherry Adair, Damon Suede, Tracy Brogan, Cathy Maxwell, Janna MacGregor, and Rachel Van Dyken.

Select the events you would like to attend from the list below, fill in your information, and click “submit.”

Friday, August 2
Join us for the Romance GenreCon 2019 evening kickoff soiree. Spend time with our featured GenreCon authors including Alyssa Cole, Farrah Rochon, Cherry Adair, Damon Suede, Jana MacGregor, Cathy Maxwell, Tracy Brogan, Sierra Simone, and Rachel Van Dyken, in a fun and electric atmosphere. Beverages and a light dessert will be served. There will be a food truck outside the venue with dinner available for purchase.
Do you ever wonder what your favorite authors are working on? Host Cathy Maxwell is giving you the chance to get a sneak preview in this Lady Jane-style salon. Guest readers are TBA Authors. Each author will read five pages from a current work in progress.
Saturday, August 3
Start your day like any queen... with crowns and coffee! We’ll be crafting our own crowns from scratch with the help of featured authors Alyssa Cole, Farrah Rochon, Cherry Adair, Damon Suede, Jana MacGregor, Cathy Maxwell, Tracy Brogan, Rachel Van Dyken, and Sierra Simone. Each crown supply table will be hosted by a different author so you can spend some quality time in a small group setting.
Join some of your favorite authors for a panel discussion and Q&A about the state of the Romance industry. Host Beth Atwater, Romance super fan and fiction buyer for the Johnson County Public Library, will sit down with TBA authors to discuss the challenges and controversies Romancelandia is facing. This will be an interactive discussion so bring your questions and opinions!
Take a spin inside your favorite romance novel at a party prepared just for you by the city’s best librarians! Experience the typical dressing routine for a Regency lady, prove your romance novel trivia skills, make your own book cover and so much more!
Did you know Kansas City is hotbed of romance writing?! Learn more about the world of KC’s independently published romance authors from this panel discussion including topics like social media, the glamourous world of book festivals, street teams, and making a million dollars. Panelists include Tessa Layne, TBA Authors
This collaborative storytelling event will pit feature author led teams in the creation of short scenes culminating in an epic story throwdown. Think creative writing class meets poetry slam. Teams will have 60 minutes to write and prepare a staged reading of their scene. Celebrity judges including Sourcebook’s Deb Werksmen will crown this year’s Scene Queens.
Love is in the air! Join Kansas City librarians for an author fair custom made for Romance lovers. With more than 30 authors, it’s a chance to meet your favorite and maybe discover some new favorites. Featured authors will include Alyssa Cole, Farrah Rochon, Cherry Adair, Damon Suede, Jana MacGregor, Cathy Maxwell, Tracy Brogan, Rachel Van Dyken, and Sierra Simone, along with local authors Elle Boon, Dylan Crush, Jenna Jacob, and Jennie Marts many more! A limit of two books from home, please.

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