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  • Hilton Charlotte University Place 8629 J M Keynes Drive Charlotte, NC, 28262 United States (map)

ConCarolinas is a general multi-genre multi-media convention. We call ourselves a sci-fi/fantasy convention but in truth we cover all speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy and horror. We host a variety of fandom related events and guests, including gaming, discussion panels, costume events, music events like SciFi Karaoke, concerts, a charity auction, a short film festival, SCA events, children’s events like Pickle Ball and Live Action Candy Crush, groups celebrating fandoms like Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and many more. We have a Dealer Room with vendors selling unique fandom related items. At ConCarolinas you will find something for everyone!

Guests of honor

Author guest of honor: Hugo and Nebula Award winner Seanan McGuire
Media guest of honor: DC Douglas
Music guests of honor: Frenchy and the Punk
Artist guest of honor: Kevin Graham
Master of ceremonies and costume/prop guest of honor: Spat Okton
Costume special guests: SyFy Face Off’s Roy Wooley & RJ Haddy

JD's ConCarolina schedule

Friday, June 1, 6:00pm, Walden
The West that Never Was
Weird west, the convergence of fantasy and frontier, is purely speculative. Let's talk about the history and mythology that come together to create the west that never was.

Friday, June 1, 7:00pm, Harris
Writing Trauma
We all know that bad things happening makes for exciting fiction. But what about the effects on the characters? How can real world research on trauma help us write deeper and more complex characters?  Panelists will discuss how they write the effects of trauma as well as what they will and won’t do to a character and why. 

Friday, June 1, 9:00pm, Thrid Floor Room
Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
Come hear members of Broad Universe read short excerpts from our work! Each writer has just a few minutes to show you what she's capable of! We offer chocolate and the chance to win prizes.

Saturday, June 2, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Rotating Signing Table: Davis Ashura and JD Jordan

Saturday, June 2, 12:00 noon, Harris
Different Voices
How do writers express their own unique voice and still keep their characters individual and lively?

Saturday, June 2, 1:00pm, Walden
Playing with History
What's the difference between alternate history, secret history, and real-world fantasy? Our panel discusses the nuances of each, and the fun you can have playing with history.

Sunday, June 3, 10:30am, Third Floor Room
Author Reading with JD Jordan
JD Jordan reads their choice of written material.

Sunday, June 3, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotating Signing Table: JD Jordan and Wendy Delmater

Earlier Event: April 20
Later Event: June 29