Readerfest - September 9th, 2017 - Free Event! Rain or Shine!
What: Readerfest - Authors, Books, Plays, Music, COSTUMES! Cosplay is welcome and encouraged!
When: September 9, 2017, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: The Brig & Amphitheater at Magnuson Park in Seattle - 6344 NE 74th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
Note: Site is large, it is wheelchair accessible but may be long distances for those who can’t walk too far…measurements to be added soon, also to the King County transit trip planner which includes Metro transit and Sound Transit routes - http://m.tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
There are single stall restrooms inside the Matthews Beach room.
If you park in ADA spots in front or around back it's approx. 100 ft. to the entrance.
At the parking at the North end of building, it's closer to back entrance about 50-75 feet. From front door to east side door is 75 feet. Then from that door to center of Amphitheater is 150 feet. There will be covered seating at around 100 feet.
The event is out in the Amphitheater and inside in the Garden room -- 100 feet from front door and Matthews Beach room-- 120 feet from front door.
There are 500 parking spots but most are 200-1000 feet from the Brig building.
There is a kids play structure nearby-- about 1500 feet.
Second Note: There is a Husky game at 5 pm but the roads to and through the U district get crowded starting around 2 pm. There is a bus stop at the park entrance on 74th St. NE
So plan to come early and stay for the fun!
Who: All are welcome! There will be authors, book sellers, vendors, food trucks, a play by Last Leaf Productions, and a concert by the legendary Jim Valley! All ages, all genres, and all publishing styles are welcome! We'll have NY Times bestselling authors and others from all around the country! Kids, teens, and other humans under 18 must be accompanied by a human over 18 at all times.
This event is FREE and open to all!
We have dozens of local and national authors coming to Seattle for Readerfest! We have book vendors coming who sell all types of books, too!
Readerfest is being organized by some of the most dedicated book lovers we know -- with the help of readers, writers, actors, musicians, and people like you! We have years of experience planning events for authors and readers. We'd love to have your help! Please email us at writersweekend [at] hotmail [dot] com if you would like to pitch in!
Here is a list of some of the authors, vendors, and entertainment we have lined up so far - more to be added as we book them!
When she came to the United States in 1976, she became "Salina" and used her magic to create nearly 200 innovated and novel books for young children specializing in interactivity - her books are spinny, sparkly, bumpy, soft, squishy, shiny, and some even pop up!
We are so excited to have Salina and her magic at Readerfest this year!
Please visit her at her cozy home on the web at http://www.salinayoon.com
We are thrilled to welcome her as the keynote speaker for Readerfest this year!
Please visit her website here to read more about her and her publications:
We are THRILLED to have him join us at Readerfest!
Please visit him on BandCamp at: http://1mockingbird.bandcamp.com
They provide affordable and portable theater programs for the communities and families of Washington state in the goal of making it accessible to everyone regardless of income, class, background, or location. They travel all over the state and usually produce 30-60 performances per season, typically at no cost to the public, including their Shakespeare in the Park program.
At Readerfest, they will be performing "The Magic Hat."
Please visit their website at: https://www.lastleaf99.org/
He began storytelling 7 or 8 years ago, beginning with simple legends and moving into telling myths, creation stories, flood stories, and hero stories. These stories teach aspects of the Native culture that go beyond food, shelter, and clothing that cannot be cataloged or quantified. He also serves as the Executive Directorof teh South Wind Native Arts and Eduation Foundation, a non-profit, and is on the arts advisory committee for the Potlatch Fund.
We are SO excited to have him sharing his gifts with us at Readerfest this year!
We are so excited to have her help and knowledge here at Readerfest!
His credits include the books "MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman", "Once Upon a Time in Afrika", and the films 'A Single Link' and 'Rite of Passage: Initiation.'
We are honored and excited to have him joining us at Readerfest this year!
Please visit his site at: http://www.chroniclesofharrient.com
Her apartment is within sight of Hangar One at Moffett Airfield, which was once the West Coast home to one of America's largest airships, the USS Macon.
Please visit her website at: http://www.robynbennis.com
She has be accused of being both a southerner and a pacific northwesterner and admits to both, and is unfond of unfinished ceramics and sloths, but is significantly more fond of cheap red wine, zombies, and trashy goth music (and, really, who isn't).
For more amusement and trivia, please visit her website - http://www.cheriepriest.com
While his mother always knew he'd be a writer, and it was something he had always pursued, it wasn't until his first project for National Novel Writing Month (fondly known as NaNoWriMo) that the Dawn of Steam books were born. He continues to use NaNoWriMo as a tool to push him to write new content divergent from his busy editing, organizing, and marketing work.
We are excited to welcome him to Readerfest! Please visit his website for more information: http://www.authorjeffreycook.com
Shrouding herself in mystery, she enjoys rambling about unpredictably to conventions primarily in the Pacific Northwest and we are excited to have her here at Readerfest!
Please visit her website at http://www.authorleefrench.com
She began crafting the story of the Daughters of the Steppes and Taminah about 7 years ago and, after adding an additional short story and associated novella, she is working on the sequel "Arshan."
We are so excited to have her here at Readerfest this year! Please visit her website at: http://www.juliannahinckley.com
In addition, he has several short works published in anthologies and online publications and extensive work in game design with Wizards of the Coast and Privateer Press as well as working as a lead creative consultant on Red Aegis from Vorpal Games.
Also, there may be a wife, cats, and dogs involved in there somewhere.
We are so excited to have him here at Readerfest and can't wait to see what new mischief he may be up to! For more information, please check out his site at http://www.erikscottdebie.com
- His first novels (note the 's' there) are a TRILOGY to be released by TOR in 2017!
- Writing, editing and freelancing since 2007
- On the board of directors for Cascade Writers
- Advisory Board for the Codex Writers Group
So, check out his website and grab a free hug on his contact page: http://www.spencerellsworth.com
He is the creator behind 'Legends of Thunder Valley, Helgen's Tale, and "My Crevice."
Before his glamorous life as a writer, he worked as a songwriter, lead singer, composer, and lead guitar player for both musical projects as well as short films.
We are thrilled to have him visit us at Readerfest this year and know you will be, too!
You can find him at his new home on the web at: http://www.crowsong.net
She loves the woods of the Pacific Northwest and playing at the dog park with Kerka, her Chihauhua mix puppy dog. You'll find she isn't much one for the spotlight and prefers her stories and tales to speak for themselves. But we are so excited she will be stepping into the light at Readerfest this year!
Visit her home on the web at: http://www.flowersfang.com
He spends his weekends playing role playing games, board games, and/or good old Texas hold 'em.
For links to his books, please visit http://www.tanstaaflpress.com/authors/biographies/tom-gondolfi/
Her advice for aspiring artists (including authors) is: "Believe you have a story worth telling and get to work!"
Visit her home on the web at: http://www.elizabethguizzetti.com
We're excited to have her at Readerfest this year and expect a rollicking good time!
Visit her cozy home on the web at http://www.gretchensb.com
Oh, and she writes! Both non-fiction instructionals on horse and dog care and training, but also fiction suspense and thrillers.
We are thrilled and excited to welcome her to our humble Readerfest!
Please visit her website at: http://www.lisapreston.com
She has written nine full length novels for both adults and young adults and tends to utilize strong women, quirky sidekicks, animals, humor, and suspense (in her words).
We are thrilled to welcome her to Readerfest this year!
Please visit her cozy, comfy website at: http://www.pamelabeason.com
Before his life as a writer, he was a 3D artist, animator, and game designer working on well known titles (check his website to find out which ones!) and even patented an invention related to location-based content licensing.
The Darwin Elevator, his first published fiction work, began life in 2008 as a Nation Novel Writing Month (affectionately known as NaNoWriMo) project and from there, his life was changed.
We are excited to have Jason join us at Readerfest!
Check him out at his very fun website at: http://www.jasonhough.com
We're excited that she's going to visit us at our little Readerfest this year!
Visit her website at: http://www.tmfranklin.com
We're excited to add her energy and enthusiasm to Readerfest!
Please visit her website at: http://www.sageadderly.com
We are thrilled to have her at this year's Readerfest!
For more information, visit: http://www.varida.com
She is also a prolific writer, publishing books and stories through esteemed houses such as Baen, Wizards of the Coast, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and a whole slew of other establishments.
We are thrilled to have her visit us at Readerfest!
To find out more about her (and I really recommend that you do), visit her home on the web at: http://www.lyris.org
We are thrilled to have her with us at Readerfest this year!
Currently residing in the Cascade Foothills, she is the founder and moderator of SnoValley Writes! a small but mighty writing group that works to help its members reach new literary peaks and expand literary horizons in its community.
She released her first novel in February 2017, a YA Fantasy, Wilderness Rim, and is currently continuing the Echo Falls series.
Find her at Readerfest at FVP Books.
She blogs about her varied interests, including writing, at http://www.casondrabrewster.com
Rachel Barnard wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be eaten after they were read.
Rachel Barnard resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance.
Rachel Barnard primarily writes young adult books, including Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, At One’s Beast, and Donuts in an Empty Field.
Find Rachel at FVP Books at Readerfest and at http://www.rachelauthorbarnard.com
She is married and has many children to spread all of her wisdom around. Her friends visit her at Riverstreet End, and although her door isn’t round, she is.
Victoria has many novels available as a traditionally and independently published author.
We're so excited to have her here at Readerfest!
Visit her home on the web at http://www.treetanglepublishing.com
We are so excited to welcome her to Readerfest this year!
We are so excited to welcome her to Readerfest this year!
Visit her home on the web at http://www.sallybrandle.com
We are SO excited to welcome her to the first Readerfest! Welcome, welcome!
Please visit Kathleen Alcala's home on the web at: http://www.kathleenalcala.com
Although it took from when she was first published in 1976 in GALAXY until 1990 when she became a "full time" science fiction writer (that would be 14 years), her achievements have steadily become stacked up higher and higher - twenty-seven novels, three non-fiction books on writing, four collections of short stories, over a hundred works of short fiction, six Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, a Sturgeon Award, a John W Campbell Memorial Award and her work has been translated into fifteen additional languages.
To say her career is exceptional and lauded would certainly be appropriate. We are SO excited to have her at this year's Readerfest!
To find out more about Nancy Kress, please visit her home on the web at: http://www.nancykress.com
She is also an acclaimed YA author, having written the novel adaptation of Bruce McDonald's film Weirdos as well as the Lycan Code series (formerly The Magdeburg Trilogy) which has been translated into German by Random House.
We are thrilled to have Kat joining us at this year's Readerfest!
We are so honored and excited to have her at Readerfest this year!
She acquires adult, young adult, and graphic novels in science fiction and fantasy and is especially interested in supporting marginalized writers. Current interests include transhumanism, virtual realities, time travel, the multiverse, climate dystopias (or utopias!), cyberpunk multinational futures, afrofuturism, historical fantasy, alternate history, dark fantasy, and contemporary fantasy.
We are THRILLED to have her at Readerfest this year! Such excitement!
After a long hiatus from art for personal reasons, Bourne has returned to one of her first loves, photography. She considers her photographic images an extension of the illustrative work she created earlier, and enjoys using her computer skills to enhance images so that the viewer is brought into the image the artist imagines.
Bourne has published short fiction in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Interzone, and Black Lantern. Currently she is working on a murder mystery set in an art gallery. Although now a Seattleite, Bourne grew up in Lovecraft country and assures you his work wasn’t fiction.
We are THRILLED to be featuring her at Readerfest and are SO grateful for her photography services as well!
We are SO excited to have him joining us at Readerfest this year!
They roam about, terrorizing the countryside, ransacking villages, and kidnapping innocent authors, including Sechin Tower, Lindsay Schopfer, and Nikki McCormack.
We hear work that we are in their flightpath. Beware!
As idealists investing in a dream, we are more than authors. We are also editors, marketers, promoters, administrators, artists, website designers, and project leaders, working in a collaborative environment where tasks and profits are shared and there are no wages.
We're excited to have them here at Readerfest!
Visit Treetangle Publishing at http://www.treetanglepublishing.com
FreeValley Publishing was formed in the spirit of an arts co-op. A group of writers affiliated with SnoValley Writes! were working toward publishing and marketing our own books. While sharing experience and ideas, we realized there was much to be gained by moving forward together.
You can find our authors often at various festivals and other live events interacting with our readers and community. Check http://www.freevalleypublishing.com for the latest news, event schedule and writing tips from our authors and other writers we support. We can’t wait to meet you at Readerfest!
Our success is sharing our stories with you. Feel free to linger in the Valley and read awhile…
We are SO thrilled to have him at Readerfest this year and can't wait to see what his eye captures!
We are so excited to have her visiting us at Readerfest this year!
Please support our local artists on their Patreon accounts! Here's Philotera's: https://www.patreon.com/Philotera
Like them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/tabassumtruck/
You can find them on the web at: http://www.seattleshawarma.com
He'll be on site at Readerfest from 3pm - 6pm!
Visit his website at: https://www.massagebook.com/Kent~Massage~dbwellness-llc
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lularoejessmegowan/
Find her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/household6soaps
...and we are just getting started!
Please join us!
We'd love to see you at this family friendly event! We'll have books and talks and shows for all ages!