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Thursday, July 11
 

8:00pm

Pre Con Meet-up
We will have an informal meet-up in the hotel bar (Pub 135) on Thursday night.  While we would love to be able to buy everyone a drink, sadly, we are not able to do so... you are on your own for drinks and food.


Thursday July 11, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Pub 135 (Hotel Bar)
 
Friday, July 12
 

4:30pm

Authors Roleplaying Live! The Next Generation (ET)
We had so much fun last time, we thought we'd do it again - with a brand new DM and both new and returning players. Join our super group of players as they face the challenges given to them in classic D&D fashion by DM Todd Massey.



Guests
avatar for Chris A. Jackson

Chris A. Jackson

Literary Guest
As a professional sailor, writer, scientist, and life-long gamer, writing nautical and RPG tie-in fantasy came naturally for Chris. His Scimitar Seas novels from Dragon Moon Press have won multiple gold medals from Foreword Reviews Magazine, and his Pathfinder Tales novels, Pirate's... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Christian

Alexandra Christian

Literary Guest
Alexandra Christian is an author of mostly romance with a speculative slant. Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep-fried eccentricity. Her guiding principle as a romance novelist has always... Read More →
avatar for John G. Hartness

John G. Hartness

Literary Guest
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles (Bell Bridge Books), the Bubba... Read More →
avatar for Misty Massey

Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of Mad Kestrel, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas, and the long-awaited sequel, Kestrel’s Dance. She is a co-editor of The Weird Wild West and Lawless Lands: Tales of the Weird Frontier, and was a founding member of Magical Words. Her short... Read More →
avatar for Melissa McArthur

Melissa McArthur

Literary Guest
Melissa McArthur is the founder and president of Clicking Keys Writer Services, a full-service editing, cover design, and layout company based in the upstate of South Carolina. She also serves as Associate Publisher for Falstaff Books, and is an accomplished editor and proofreader... Read More →
avatar for Michael G. Williams

Michael G. Williams

Literary Guest
Michael G. Williams writes wry horror: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He is the author of two series for Falstaff Books: The Withrow Chronicles, including Perishables (2012 Laine Cunningham Award), Tooth & Nail, Deal with the Devil, Attempted Immortality... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Provincial
  • Set Up able w/ 6 chairs around - front of room, theatre style

7:00pm

E Koma Mai (Opening Ceremonies) and The Manly Wade Wellman Award (ET)
“eh koh-moh my-ee” (means Welcome! in Hawaiian)

This is our version of opening ceremonies.

This is the time and place to decompress from the rigors of travel, meet friends old and new, and make the transition to being at the Con!

The Manly Wade Wellman Award will also be presented at this time.

Each year, ConGregate remembers contributors that we have lost from the science fiction and fantasy world. The tradition began in memory of Aaron Allston, who was well known for his love of Hawaiian shirts. We encourage everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt on Friday, July 12.

Guests
avatar for Toni Weisskopf

Toni Weisskopf

Special Literary Guest
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of sf and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, Mercedes Lackey, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, Charles E. Gannon, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the defi... Read More →
avatar for Allen Wold

Allen Wold

Literary Guest
Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, finished high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from college, in Claremont, California, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full time writer. In... Read More →
avatar for Michael A. Stackpole

Michael A. Stackpole

Special Literary Guest
Michael A. Stackpole is the multiple New York Times bestselling author of over forty fantasy and science fiction novels, his best known books written in the Star Wars® universe, including I, JEDI and ROGUE SQUADRON, as well as the X-Wing graphic novel series. He has also written... Read More →
avatar for Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe

Special Musical Guests
Valentine Wolfe is a gothic metal duo blending the ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black and the thunderous roar of Braxton's electric upright bass to evoke the imaginary soundscape of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.In addition to their gothic metal stylings, their eclectic musical... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Salon B-C-D
  • Set Up projector, screen, tickets, fishbowl, prizes

7:00pm

Book Launches
Book Launches!

Nancy Northcott
Chris Jackson
John G. Hartness
Stuart Jaffe
Darin Kennedy
Gail Z. Martin
Jason Gilbert
Theresa Glover
Larry Martin

Friday July 12, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Suite 207

8:30pm

Friday Night Frights: Nosferatu with Valentine Wolfe (ET)
Join Valentine Wolfe as they provide a live musical score to the silent film, Nosferatu.

Guests
avatar for Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe

Special Musical Guests
Valentine Wolfe is a gothic metal duo blending the ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black and the thunderous roar of Braxton's electric upright bass to evoke the imaginary soundscape of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.In addition to their gothic metal stylings, their eclectic musical... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Salon B-C-D
  • Set Up theatre, projector and screen, laptop, *turn off volume on projector

9:30pm

The Return of the Dating Game...with Books! (AP)
Hosts: Carol Cowles

Before you commit to a night of "Kindle and Chill" - find out which book you really want to date. Readers will get to "interview" characters from different books to see which one they want to take home. Authors will get in to character and answer dating-style questions based on the popular 70s game show.


Guests
avatar for Carol Cowles

Carol Cowles

Fan Guest
Carol Cowles - Carol has long been a fixture of Geek Culture in Charlotte. She has served for several years as the Programming Director for ConCarolinas and worked the Carolina and Arizona Renaissance Festivals for 15 years. She also podcasts – she is Carol the Cat on the weekly... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Jaffe

Stuart Jaffe

Literary Guest
Stuart Jaffe is the madman behind the Nathan K thrillers, The Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries, the Parallel Society novels, The Malja Chronicles, The Bluesman, Founders, Real Magic, and much more. He trained in martial arts for over a decade until a knee injury ended that practice... Read More →
avatar for Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Literary Guest
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy/Alt History author, speaker, and small-press publisher, Chris Kennedy has written over 15 books and published more than 60 others. Chris’ stories include the “Occupied Seattle” military fiction duology, “The Theogony” and “Codex Regius... Read More →
avatar for Darin Kennedy

Darin Kennedy

Literary Guest
Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his... Read More →
avatar for Misty Massey

Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of Mad Kestrel, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas, and the long-awaited sequel, Kestrel’s Dance. She is a co-editor of The Weird Wild West and Lawless Lands: Tales of the Weird Frontier, and was a founding member of Magical Words. Her short... Read More →
avatar for Michael G. Williams

Michael G. Williams

Literary Guest
Michael G. Williams writes wry horror: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He is the author of two series for Falstaff Books: The Withrow Chronicles, including Perishables (2012 Laine Cunningham Award), Tooth & Nail, Deal with the Devil, Attempted Immortality... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:30pm - 10:50pm
Provincial
  • Set Up theatre

11:00pm

Friday Night Frights: Ghost Stories with Tally and Valentine Wolfe (ET)
Join us for some ghost stories told by author Tally Johnson, with ambiance provided by Valentine Wolfe.


Guests
avatar for Tally Johnson

Tally Johnson

Literary Guest
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College and Wofford College with degrees in history. He is the author of Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry, Ghosts of the South Carolina Midlands, Ghosts of the Pee Dee (all for The History Press) and he also has a story in An... Read More →
avatar for Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe

Special Musical Guests
Valentine Wolfe is a gothic metal duo blending the ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black and the thunderous roar of Braxton's electric upright bass to evoke the imaginary soundscape of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.In addition to their gothic metal stylings, their eclectic musical... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Salon B-C-D
  • Set Up theatre
 
Saturday, July 13
 

9:00am

Falstaff/Sol Road Show (ET)
Join John G. Hartness and Larry and Gail Z. Martin as they showcase the upcoming releases from both their Publishing houses: Falstaff Books and Sol Books. (And gives away free stuff!)

Guests
avatar for John G. Hartness

John G. Hartness

Literary Guest
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles (Bell Bridge Books), the Bubba... Read More →
avatar for Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin

Literary Guest
Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles... Read More →
avatar for Larry N. Martin

Larry N. Martin

Literary Guest
Larry N. Martin is the author of Salvage Rat, coming in September 2018, co-author of the Steampunk series Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures with Gail Z. Martin and a series of related short stories: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Jake Desmet universe. These short... Read More →
avatar for Melissa McArthur

Melissa McArthur

Literary Guest
Melissa McArthur is the founder and president of Clicking Keys Writer Services, a full-service editing, cover design, and layout company based in the upstate of South Carolina. She also serves as Associate Publisher for Falstaff Books, and is an accomplished editor and proofreader... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am
Provincial
  • Set Up theatre, projector and screen

10:00am

Inside the Publisher's Studio: Toni Weisskopf (ET)
Kindly filling in for Eric Flint, Toni Weisskopf will be interviewed by Michael D. Pederson.  Michael will interview Toni on everything from being a fan to being the owner/editor of a publishing house and maybe even ask her about the Triple Crown of Southern Fandom awards - The Rebel, The Phoenix and The Rubble. Of course, he will end with the infamous 10 questions posed by James Lipton.

Guests
avatar for Toni Weisskopf

Toni Weisskopf

Special Literary Guest
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of sf and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, Mercedes Lackey, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, Charles E. Gannon, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the defi... Read More →
avatar for Michael D. Pederson

Michael D. Pederson

Fan Guest
Michael D. Pederson is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for Nth Degree. Mike began his career as a writer/publisher in 1988 when his SF short story, “Dust Storm,” won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s, he wrote and published the Raven comic... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Boardroom
  • Set Up theatre

1:30pm

Baen Travelling Road Show (ET)
Join the publisher from Baen Books, Toni Weisskopf, as she shares upcoming releases and gives away Baen Swag!

Guests
avatar for Gray Rinehart

Gray Rinehart

Literary Guest
Gray Rinehart writes fiction, nonfiction, and music. He is the only person to have commanded an Air Force satellite tracking station, written speeches for Presidential appointees, and had music on The Dr. Demento Show. He is currently a contributing editor (the "Slushmaster General... Read More →
avatar for Toni Weisskopf

Toni Weisskopf

Special Literary Guest
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of sf and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, Mercedes Lackey, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, Charles E. Gannon, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the defi... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Provincial
  • Set Up theatre, projector and screen

4:00pm

Prospective Press Road Show (ET)
Join Jason Graves and some of his authors as he showcases upcoming releases from Prospective Press publishing house and gives away some swag!


Guests
avatar for Jason Graves

Jason Graves

Literary Guest
Jason is the publisher and chief editor at Prospective Press, a traditional publisher of genre fiction and select non-fiction titles, currently with twenty-five books in print and over thirty authors represented. The company now encompasses seven traditional imprints and two hybrid... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Bryant

Samantha Bryant

Literary Guest
Samantha Bryant is a middle school Spanish teacher by day and a mom and novelist by night. That makes her a superhero all the time. Her secret superpower is finding lost things. She writes because it’s cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun. She’s best known for her Menopausal... Read More →
avatar for Jason Gilbert

Jason Gilbert

Literary Guest
Jason is the author of The Clockworks of War series, The Rifle Chronicles, and Wolfbane: The Coldstone Files. His stories are Alternate History with an Urban Fantasy and Horror element set in worlds of the supernatural, and sometimes involve steam and gears! You can check out his... Read More →
avatar for Tally Johnson

Tally Johnson

Literary Guest
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College and Wofford College with degrees in history. He is the author of Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry, Ghosts of the South Carolina Midlands, Ghosts of the Pee Dee (all for The History Press) and he also has a story in An... Read More →
avatar for Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin

Literary Guest
Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Boardroom
  • Set Up theatre, projector and screen, move from Provincial at 3:30pm

5:30pm

ConGregate's Charity Auction (new time!) (AP)
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Greensboro Urban Ministry food bank. We hope you are able to come to the auction and support this year’s worthy cause, as we try to raise money for something that doesn’t usually get a lot of attention in July!

NOTE: THIS IS A NEW TIME FROM PREVIOUS YEARS!!

Saturday July 13, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Provincial
  • Set Up theatre, auction set up

7:00pm

ConGregate Costume Contest (AP)
Host: Rich Sigfrit

Judges: Mark MacDicken, Derek Nieman, Daphne Reeder

In grand convention tradition, ConGregate will host our annual costume contest. Bring your best costume and show of your skills or just enjoy the show!

Bonus: While the judges are judging, White Plectrum will entertain us with some filking.

Note: Prejudging begins at 6pm in Victorian A.

Guests
avatar for Rich Sigfrit

Rich Sigfrit

Fan Guest
To say that I enjoy podcasting and new media would be a gross understatement. My credits include mentions in high school and collegiate papers, newspapers, Podcasting for Dummies, and Advanced Podcasting Tricks. I have been called an innovator, having created the first fandom podcast... Read More →
avatar for Mark MacDicken

Mark MacDicken

Performing Artist
Professional family entertainer for four decades, Mark MacDicken performs comedy magic as the eccentric wizard “Flabbergast”. Mark is also an accomplished actor, puppeteer, and balloon sculptor. Formerly known as Spiffy the Clown, he has performed at literally hundreds of family... Read More →
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming Guest
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over 15 years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan and avid costumer. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek... Read More →
avatar for Daphne Reeder

Daphne Reeder

Costuming Guest
Daphne Reeder has been a creative force from a very young age. Beginning at the age of 5, she's been on television programs on WTVI, in plays & stage performances, and modeled, both in front of a camera and on the runway. She has always enjoyed the freedom of dressing up, and became... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Salon B-C-D
  • Set Up theatre, costume contest set up

7:00pm

Book Launches
Book Launches!

Nancy Northcott
Chris Jackson
John G. Hartness
Stuart Jaffe
Darin Kennedy
Gail Z. Martin
Jason Gilbert
Theresa Glover
Larry Martin

Saturday July 13, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Suite 207

8:00pm

Match 'em Up - Live Game Show!
Host: Rich Sigfrit

ConGregate brings you our next geeky challenge! Contestants will try to guess how our four celebrities will answer a question. Prizes for the contestant with the most matches!



Guests
avatar for Carol Cowles

Carol Cowles

Fan Guest
Carol Cowles - Carol has long been a fixture of Geek Culture in Charlotte. She has served for several years as the Programming Director for ConCarolinas and worked the Carolina and Arizona Renaissance Festivals for 15 years. She also podcasts – she is Carol the Cat on the weekly... Read More →
avatar for Gary Mitchel

Gary Mitchel

Fan Guest, RevolutionSF
Gary Mitchel is a writer, reviewer, geek blogger, voice actor, gamer, sf/fantasy fan, comics reader, podcaster and International Man of Mystery (who's too dangerous for the entire country of Canada) currently living near Atlanta. He is co-host, with Deanna Toxopeus, of the Parsec... Read More →
avatar for Michael D. Pederson

Michael D. Pederson

Fan Guest
Michael D. Pederson is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for Nth Degree. Mike began his career as a writer/publisher in 1988 when his SF short story, “Dust Storm,” won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s, he wrote and published the Raven comic... Read More →
avatar for Janet Iannantuono

Janet Iannantuono

Fan Guest
Janet Iannantuono is a convention runner, Star Wars collector, and all-around fan. As a child in 1977, Star Wars combined her interests of mythology, science fiction, fantasy, and the adventure stories of Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Forty years later, her Star Wars collection... Read More →
avatar for Rich Sigfrit

Rich Sigfrit

Fan Guest
To say that I enjoy podcasting and new media would be a gross understatement. My credits include mentions in high school and collegiate papers, newspapers, Podcasting for Dummies, and Advanced Podcasting Tricks. I have been called an innovator, having created the first fandom podcast... Read More →



Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon B-C-D
  • Set Up special, (table on stage, 1 chair, podium - needs white boards, fishbowl and tickets

9:00pm

Meatloaf Sing-along (AP)
It probably comes as no surprise that Meat Loaf got his start in musical theater. After all, the songs on his 1977 classic album Bat out of Hell are pretty much big Broadway showstoppers with louder guitars.  So join us as we pick a few of his classics and maybe some deep cuts to sing a long to.



Guests
avatar for Darin Kennedy

Darin Kennedy

Literary Guest
Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Kittinger
  • Set Up theatre, sound, tv monitor, laptop

9:30pm

The Xeno-Archaeology Road Show (ET)
Moderator: Jim Beall

Our intrepid group of explorers has landed on a planet in uncharted territory. Join them as they explore the artifacts left by the previous owners.

Guests
avatar for Jim Beall

Jim Beall

Science Guest
Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of Admiral Rickover’s... Read More →
avatar for Jason Gilbert

Jason Gilbert

Literary Guest
Jason is the author of The Clockworks of War series, The Rifle Chronicles, and Wolfbane: The Coldstone Files. His stories are Alternate History with an Urban Fantasy and Horror element set in worlds of the supernatural, and sometimes involve steam and gears! You can check out his... Read More →
avatar for Les Johnson

Les Johnson

Science Guest
Les is a physicist, a science and science fiction author, and a NASA technologist.  His science fiction books include Mission to Methone, Back to the Moon, Rescue Mode, and the soon-to-be-released Stellaris: People of the Stars. His popular science books include Graphene: The... Read More →
avatar for Chris Shrewsbury

Chris Shrewsbury

Fandom Guest (Because “Hilarious and Sexy Amputee” isn’t a category. Yet.)
Chris has volunteered, paneled, guested, staffed, and been committee at literally dozens of cons along the east coast for 30+ years. He's a nationally certified sign language interpreter, working in entertainment, education, medical, and government settings.Following Navy service... Read More →
avatar for Chris A. Jackson

Chris A. Jackson

Literary Guest
As a professional sailor, writer, scientist, and life-long gamer, writing nautical and RPG tie-in fantasy came naturally for Chris. His Scimitar Seas novels from Dragon Moon Press have won multiple gold medals from Foreword Reviews Magazine, and his Pathfinder Tales novels, Pirate's... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 9:30pm - 10:20pm
Provincial
  • Set Up theatre

9:30pm

The Rogue 105th (Live Reading) (ET)
Members of the 105th go rogue and showcase their verbal skills instead of costuming talent with a surprise script reading.

Saturday July 13, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Victorian B
  • Set Up theatre

10:00pm

ConGregate Karoake (AP)
Join us in some very random Karaoke choices - from musicals to modern, grab a drink from the bar for courage and show off your best tune.

Guests
DM

Drew McFayden

Dimensional Riffs


Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Kittinger
  • Set Up theatre, sound, laptop, tv monitor, Drew's equipment

10:00pm

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (ET)
Charming Underclothes is a movie recreation performance group that brings films to life! Shadowcasting, as it’s called, is a midnight movie phenomenon that started with The Rocky Horror Picture Show.   ConGregate is excited to partner with them to present the The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra.  

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium".

Guests
avatar for Rich Sigfrit

Rich Sigfrit

Fan Guest
To say that I enjoy podcasting and new media would be a gross understatement. My credits include mentions in high school and collegiate papers, newspapers, Podcasting for Dummies, and Advanced Podcasting Tricks. I have been called an innovator, having created the first fandom podcast... Read More →
avatar for Charming Underclothes

Charming Underclothes

Performing Artists
Charming Underclothes is a movie recreation performance group that brings films to life! Shadowcasting, as it's called, is a midnight movie phenomenon that started with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We began conquering castles with our RHPS debut on February 26, 2016, in Roanoke... Read More →



Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00pm - 11:55pm
Salon B-C-D
  • Set Up theatre, projector and screen
 
Sunday, July 14
 

9:00am

Non Denominational Prayer Service
This is a non-denominational prayer service open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Guests
avatar for Gray Rinehart

Gray Rinehart

Literary Guest
Gray Rinehart writes fiction, nonfiction, and music. He is the only person to have commanded an Air Force satellite tracking station, written speeches for Presidential appointees, and had music on The Dr. Demento Show. He is currently a contributing editor (the "Slushmaster General... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Provincial

10:00am

Amadeus: The Strange Tale of Mozart's Requiem (ET)
Braxton Ballew of Valentine Wolfe takes you into the past to discover the strange tale of Mozart's final composition, the one that inspired the play and movie Amadeus: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.


Guests
avatar for Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe

Special Musical Guests
Valentine Wolfe is a gothic metal duo blending the ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black and the thunderous roar of Braxton's electric upright bass to evoke the imaginary soundscape of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.In addition to their gothic metal stylings, their eclectic musical... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Salon B-C-D
  • Set Up theatre, projector and screen (same as Nosferatu)

10:00am

Chris Kennedy Publishing Road Show (ET)
Come see what will be released in the coming months from Chris Kennedy Publishing… and maybe win a free book for the effort!

Guests
avatar for Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Literary Guest
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy/Alt History author, speaker, and small-press publisher, Chris Kennedy has written over 15 books and published more than 60 others. Chris’ stories include the “Occupied Seattle” military fiction duology, “The Theogony” and “Codex Regius... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:20am
Provincial
  • Set Up theatre, projector and screen

11:30am

Magic Jam (AP)
How about a “Magic Jam”? Share a card trick, coin trick, or other sleight of hand; math-magic, brain teaser, 1-minute mystery, etc. Open participation to either flabbergast or be flabbergasted! Bring your own supplies or borrow from the magician moderator. Ages 7 and up. 

Guests
avatar for Mark MacDicken

Mark MacDicken

Performing Artist
Professional family entertainer for four decades, Mark MacDicken performs comedy magic as the eccentric wizard “Flabbergast”. Mark is also an accomplished actor, puppeteer, and balloon sculptor. Formerly known as Spiffy the Clown, he has performed at literally hundreds of family... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm
Provincial
  • Set Up theatre

2:00pm

What's Next for ConGregate?
Join us for a quick preview of ConGregate 2020 (and beyond?).  We'll announce our Featured Guests (well, those we have booked) and maybe share some events that are in the works.

Sunday July 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon B-C-D
  • Set Up theatre, projector, screen