Off-Site SF Happenings
Worldcons often inspire local groups to create special events that Worldcon members might want to attend. Here are the events we’re aware of. While some of these events happen close to the convention, they are not sponsored by nor paid for by MidAmeriCon II:
Tuesday: MidAmeriCon guest Tamora Pierce and fantasy writer Brian McClellan will be at the Kansas City Library (14 West 10th St., KC, 64105) at 6:00 p.m. at a reception where they will discuss fantasy. The library is about two blocks northeast of the Marriott; this event is free. RSVP at https://www.kclibrary.org/rsvp/29558.
Tuesday: Guest Michael Swanwick will have a signing of his new book “Not so Much,” Said the Cat on Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Rainy Day Books (Fairway Shops, 2706 W. 53rd St. Fairway, KC, 66205–6 miles southwest of the convention center). Visit the Rainy Day Books website to buy a ticket to attend the signing; the ticket price includes a copy of the book “Not so Much,” Said the Cat.
Friday: Rainy Day Books is hosting George R. R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass to celebrate the publication of High Stakes: A Wild Cards Novel at the Marriott on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. Expected to attend are David Anthony Durham, Stephen Leigh, John Jos. Miller, Caroline Spector, Saladin Ahmed, Parris, Pat Cadigan, Marko Kloos, Gail Gerstner Miller, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Diana Rowland, Walton (Bud) Simons, Bob Wayne, Walter Jon Williams and Michael Cassutt. Visit the Rainy Day Books website to buy a ticket to attend the signing; the ticket price includes a copy of the new Wild Cards book.
Thursday and Saturday: Also in the Marriott, the Charlito Project is holding special autographs sessions with Charles Lippincott, Gary Kurtz, Alan Dean Foster and Marc Pevers! More information will be coming soon on where to purchase tickets ($50 each) for these special autograph events.
Saturday: Meet & Eat with authors Beth Cato and Becky Chambers at the Kansas City Library (14 West 10th St., KC, 64105) at 10:30 a.am. The library is about two blocks northeast of the Marriott; this event is free and is sponsored by HarperCollins. RSVP at https://www.kclibrary.org/rsvp/29754.