MIDWEST CRYSTAL FEST — Sept. 24-25, 2016 10 a.m.
Emmeneger Nature Park, Kirkwood, MO, with Deborah Weltman (“What if…” inspiration cards) and Sandy Schulz of Earth & Wheel Pottery (horsehair and pit-fired pottery)
ARCHON 40— Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016
Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL, with steampunk author Brad R Cook
ALSO — Catch my panel discussions on Saturday, Oct. 1:
5 p.m. (Marquette B) — Armchair Research Techniques
You don’t have to leave the house to research your novel. Authors Reggie Van Stockum, Brad R. Cook, and T.W. Fendley tell how to obtain relevant facts about geography, history and biology to give your novel authenticity.
3 p.m. (Marquette A) — Audiobooks: Can You Hear Me Now?, with George Sirois, Debbie Manber Kupfer, and Brad R. Cook