2022 Conventions, Panels, etc.

Schedules will be provided and updated as they are available and confirmed. *Detail subject to change.*

Dragon Con

Atlanta, GA
September 1-5

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. Call us a phenomenon, call us one of the most well attended pop-culture conventions in the country, call us the most fan fun you can have in five days: Dragon Con is where you want to be on Labor Day Weekend.

Panel Schedule:

All panels listed below are estimated to last one hour.

Day/TimeLocationTitlePanel Information
Hyatt – Embassy CDTo Love or Not to Love?Description: Love takes many forms in this world from nontraditional to platonic friends.
Panelists: Mera Rose(M), L.R. Gould, K.D. Edwards, Mel Todd, Patricia L. Briggs
04:00 pm
Hyatt – Embassy ADWorld Building SF vs FantasyDescription: Most authors create whole worlds for their stories, with backgrounds, weather, social structures, etc. Is it different when you are doing science fiction than for fantasy? Our panelists discuss how and why these differences occur.
Panelists: K.D. Edwards, Charles E. Gannon(M), Garon Whited, Marc Edelheit, Christopher Ruocchio, Cat Rambo
Hyatt – InmanLGBTQ Relationships in Entertainment & Popular CultureDescription: Queer representation is on the rise in popular culture. However, are we where we should be in terms of equitable portrayals of LGBT people & Queer relationships?
Panelists: Mel Todd, K.D. Edwards, M. Haynes, Robyn McGlotten(M), L.R. Gould, Tana Ford
08:30 pm
Westin – Chastain 1-2Magical EthicsDescription: Magic users of all types often find themselves walking the line between what is an acceptable use of that power and what is not. Our panel of authors explores how this dilemma plays out in their works.
Panelists: Jim Butcher, Patricia L. Briggs, Melissa F Olson, K.D. Edwards, Carol Malcolm(M), Cecilia Dominic
01:00 pm
Hyatt – Embassy ABOur Favorite VillainsDescription: There are many great villains in sf. We discuss our favorites and what makes them so memorable.
Panelists: Griffin Barber, Kevin Ikenberry(M), Melissa McArthur, Doug Burbey, K.D. Edwards, Bobby Nash

Annual Conference

June 10-12

The WriteHive Annual Conference is the writing community’s largest free virtual writing conference. We gather authors, editors, and industry professionals from all over the world and from every step in the publishing process to provide three full days of panels, presentations, and workshops. The WriteHive Annual Conference is available to everyone, no matter their writing proficiency.

Panel schedule


Charlotte, NC
June 3-5

The Hourglass Throne release party 7:30-8:30 Saturday night (6/4) in the Fountainview room.

Panel schedule

Signing and Author talk

Flyleaf Books
May 31, 5:30pm

Flyleaf Books is hosting beloved local author K.D. Edwards for a signing (5:30) and author talk (6:00).

The Hourglass Throne Release Celebration

Online via Google Meets
May 17, 4-6pm

Join staff from both Mulberry Street and Bloomingdale Libraries as we celebrate the release of The Hourglass Throne, third book in K.D. Edwards’ sensational queer urban fantasy series, The Tarot Sequence. Joined by the author, this virtual release event will be something to remember as the first story arc in The Tarot Sequence comes to a close.