Friday, October 23, 2015

YEEHAW! The FIRST WF Convention

WOW! What a line-up for the Western Fictioneers very FIRST Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, over Halloween weekend!
Only one week from today!!


And here's the hotel, the Sheraton Westport at the Westport Plaza - and a FREE SHUTTLE from the St. Louis (STL) airport, too, every half hour!


I can't wait to get to St. Louis and finally - FINALLY - meet some of the Western Fictioneers I've met and written with over the years! The schedule looks AMAZING. And don't forget to check out the reasonable price for the convention - trust me on that. This is YOUR CHANCE to 'gather round the campfire' with some of the best writers/published authors in western fiction.



WESTERN FICTIONEERS 2015 CONVENTION SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
 1:00      MUSTERING THE TROOPS: INTRODUCING THE WESTERN FICTIONEERS
2:00      ROMANCING THE WEST (Kathleen Rice Adams, Kat Martin, Meg Mims, Cheryl Pierson, Jacquie Rogers)
                BADGES & BAYONETS: LAWMEN, RANGERS AND THE CAVALRY (James Griffin, Robert Vaughan)
3:00      WRITING ABOUT INDIANS WHEN YOU’RE NOT ONE (Dr. Troy D. Smith)
                THE YOUNGER GANG: TARGETING THE Y/A MARKET (James Griffin, TBA)
4:00      THE DOCTOR’S BAG: MEDICINE & SURGERY OF YESTERYEAR (Dr. Keith Souter)
6:00      WELCOME RECEPTION
7:00      DINNER – “A FICTIONEERS HOEDOWN”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
8:00      CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00      LIVING LEGENDS PANEL (Robert Vaughan, Robert J. Randisi, Dusty Richards, Frank Roderus)
10:00    TAMING SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER NECESSARY EVILS (Kathleen Rice Adams, JES Hays, Tom Rizzo, Jacquie Rogers)
                WHAP! BAM! PAW! PUNCHING UP YOUR FIGHT SCENES (Robert J. Randisi, Frank Roderus, Robert Vaughan)
11:00    I SAID DRAW! GRAPHIC WESTERN NOVELS (Dr. Troy D. Smith)
            LITERARY AGENT Q & A (Cherry Weiner of Cherry Weiner Literary Agency)

LUNCH BREAK
 1:00      PUBLISHERS PANEL (Mike Bray of Wolfpack Publishing, Cheryl Pierson of Prairie Rose Publications, Dusty Richards Golway Publishing , Duke and Kimberly Pennell of Pen-L Publishing, Dr. Troy D. Smith of Western Trail Blazer Publishing, Louella Turner of High Hill Press)


2:00      WRITE ‘EM UP, MOVE ‘EM OUT: TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR STORY (Dusty Richards)
                THE “RIGHTS” SIDE OF THE LAW: LEGAL LABYRINTHS (W. Michael Milom)
3:00      DECONSTRUCTING CUSTER (Steve Kohlhagen, Robert Vaughan)
               BUILDING A FRANCHISE: SERIAL NOVEL TIPS & TRICKS (Robert J. Randisi)
4:00      THE CIVIL WAR AND THE WEST (Steve Kohlhagen, Dr. Troy D. Smith)
               HOLLYWOOD WEST: THE SCOOP ON SCREENPLAYS (Courtney Joyner)
5:00      PUBLIC MEET & GREET/BOOK SIGNING
7:30      DINNER – “AROUND THE CAMPFIRE”

            Wear your over-the-top 
cowboy and cowgirl duds for Halloween!
 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1
8:00      CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00      WOLF CREEK: BEHIND THE SCENES (Dr. Troy D. Smith)
10:00    COWBOY CHURCH


COWBOY CHURCH!! Wow, I can't wait to hear some good ole Cowboy Preaching - wonder if we'll have to sing the old hymns without hymnals? 
COME ON OUT and MEET the legendary  Western Fictioneers!

Here's some of the authors: Troy D. Smith, L.J. Martin, Cheryl Pierson, Kathleen Rice Adams, Robert Randisi, Dusty Richards, Robert Vaughan, Frank Roderus, Jacquie Rogers, Keith Souter, Tom Rizzo, Meg Mims, James J. Griffin, Chuck Tyrell ...and many more! 

And grab their books and autographs at the Western Fictioneer Book Store.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the plugging the convention, Meg! As is always the case, the schedule is about 98% accurate. Unfortunately, Chuck Tyrell won't be able to join us but he will be next year or I'm going to Japan to get him!

    We're going to have a rip-roaring time!

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    1. Sorry to hear that Charlie can't make it.

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  2. I am REALLY looking forward to this. Already excited and ready to get on the big bird and head west. See you all there.

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    1. Yes, the convention is an exciting prospect. Looking forward to meeting you, Frank.

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