Announcing r/Fantasy Virtual Con!

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Starting next week on r/fantasy we’re going to be hosting our first ever virtual convention and we’re all very excited about it! With everything going on in the world we thought we’d reach out to some of our favorite authors and to those who may have their book tours cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and offer them a space to hang with fans and talk about their books and some other fun topics!

We’ll be hosting this event over the next several months, ramping up our AMA schedule, hosting special group AMA’s, having topical panel discussions, read-a-thons and giveaways. Please consider stopping by r/fantasy and joining in the fun! AMA’s are a great time to interact with your favorite authors and ask them all the burning questions you want to know.

Here’s just a few things we have on the schedule so far–this is really just the the beginning as we’ll be adding a lot more events over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned to the schedule listed on the r/fantasy side bar for updates:

r/Fantasy-Con Schedule!

Mar 21-22 Read-a-Thon, hosted by u/Chrysanthe17
Mar 23 Ilana C. Myer AMA
Mar 24 Victoria Lee AMA
Mar 25 Carrie Vaughn AMA
Mar 26 Atthis Arts Publishing – Various Authors
Mar 27 Django Wexler AMA
Mar 30 Sarah Gailey AMA
Mar 31 Niki Smith AMA
Apr 1 Worldbuilding Panel
Apr 7 Matthew Ward and John Gwynne joint AMA
Apr 8 Black Spot Books Grouop AMA
Apr 10 Tyler Hayes AMA & Giveaway
Apr 13 Roseanne A. Brown AMA
Apr 14 Jordan Ifueko – AMA & Giveaway
Apr 15 Corry L. Lee AMA
Apr 16 Tiffany Angus AMA
Apr 18 Amber Royer AMA
Apr 21 Mark Lawrence AMA
Apr 22 Jon Skovron AMA
Apr 23 Robert Jackson Bennett AMA
Apr 25 Maria Ingrande Mora AMA
Apr 27 SL Huang – AMA & Giveaway
Apr 28 Luke Chmilenko AMA
Apr 29 Krista D. Ball AMA
May 5 C.J. Lavigne AMA
May 6 Martha Wells AMA
May 10 R. B. Lemberg AMA
May 19 Rowenna Miller
May 21 A.J. Fitzwater AMA
June 2 Melissa Caruso AMA
June 4 Jeremy Szal AMA
June 9 Ferrett Steinmetz AMA
June 10 A SINISTER QUARTET Group AMA
June 23 Devin Madson AMA
Jul 9 Kate Elliott AMA

Many of the r/fantasy moderators are working very hard behind the scenes to put this together so we can help authors and fans connect. I’d like to take this time to thank my fellow mods who have really stepped up, taken this idea and run with it–you’re all the best!

As for everyone else, I hope some of you will come with us on this journey, it should be a fun time!

19 thoughts on “Announcing r/Fantasy Virtual Con!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks, Tammy! That’s what we were thinking. We are also planning a BUNCH of panels and stuff so I think it’s going to be a lot of fun if we can manage to pull it all off.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      We have a ton more authors than are listed here too, we’re currently working on getting them scheduled for panel discussions so the schedule is constantly being updated. 🙂

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery says:

    What a wonderful idea! It’s true that from negative events something good always comes, and the possibility of interacting with so many talented authors is something I would not miss for the world 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!!!

  2. marydrover says:

    This is so fantastic, you guys are AMAZING for putting it together! Also, I know everyone’s already said it, but that “maintaining social distance since 2008” tag line literally had me on the floor.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! It’s been and continues to be a lot of work organizing. But it should be a lot of fun too! Hope you can stop by and chat with some of the authors we’ve got lined up. 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    That is a truly impressive lineup! I will try to drop in for some of my favorites. And maybe lurk around after the fact to see what some authors on my TBR had to say.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! We have a TON of authors lined up for panels, but we haven’t got them all on the schedule yet, if you stop into the sub please keep an eye on the side-bar for the most up to date schedule. 🙂

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