Posted by: Kristi Tuck Austin | January 13, 2011

Something to do this weekend: MarsCon

Call me an incorrigible geek. Go ahead, many have. I don’t mind, ’cause it is true. And my latest geek-out is about MarsCon, happening this weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia. MarsCon is an annual science fiction convention that brings out authors, artists, musicians, costumers, readers, and Richmond’s own Pamela Kinney, who writes science fiction, fantasy, horror, and ghost stories. You’ve likely seen her books Haunted Richmond and Haunted Virginia on shelves all over town. Pamela also writes romance as Sapphire Phelan.

Also on the guest list are Shannon K. Butcher and New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher. Shannon writes books that have brawny men with swords on the covers (as you may know, not what I read), and Jim writes urban fantasy with a brooding Harry Dresden on the covers (yeah, read them a couple of times).

Festivities start tomorrow evening and continue through Sunday. You can buy tickets at the door, and they’re priced for the weekend or per day. Come out and support a Richmond author and geek-out with the rest of us. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go find a costume….

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