A voracious BookWyrm
When it comes to epic adventures, detailed world-building, and thrilling battles, Ellie Raine is your author.
Fueled by coffee-bean concoctions brewed by the finest caffeine alchemists in the land, she only emerges from the depths of these daring tales when she is summoned by her loving king and their darling daughter: the Dragon Princess Felicity. Her works include the Hard Fantasy Epic series, The NecroSeam Chronicles (Willow of Ashes (Edition I: 2016/ Edition II: 2018), Orbs of Azure (2018), Pearl of Emerald (2018), Phoenix of Scarlet (2019), Princess of Shadow and Dream (2019)) and the paranormal-noir novella entitled Nightingale (published with Pro Se Productions in 2018). She writes like mad while at home with her family… when her Familiar, ShadowCat Cypher, isn’t sitting on her arms while at the keyboard. She’s a lover of ravens and a dreamer of dragons, but above all else, she is a scribe to the stories that guide her.
A Heart tribute band that plays many magically themed songs such as “Magic Man”, “These Dreams, “Dream of the Archer” “Battle of Evermore,” both heavily Tolkien-inspired, and “The Night,” which is based on the Anne Rice vampire novels. These are just a few of the magical Heart cover songs you will hear from them at CONjuration. Check the app and/or program guide for their performance times!
R. Alan Siler is an author, editor, and the owner of kOZMIC Press LLC. His published works include three books on Doctor Who (Doctor Who’s Greatest Hits: A Guide to the Best Episodes from Time and Space, Facing the Raven: Doctor Who Series Nine in Review, and Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who) and numerous essays on Star Trek, Twin Peaks, The Orville, classic sci-fi and horror films, and various music topics. He has written music, film and television reviews for Target Audience Magazine and 25 Years Later. He’s a librarian, a drummer (currently playing in a Heart tribute band called Heartisans), a hardcore Bowie fan, an SNL aficionado, a bit of a foodie, and a proud Ravenclaw!
New for 2019!
Aren’t Thou Ready?? Life is good!
Ren Faire sensations, the Lost Boys, bring their charming mix of celtic folk music and rock and roll tomfoolery to CONjuration 2019! The Lost Boys are a troupe of high energy performers who have joined forces to bring the world a unique blend of original music, and traditional folk tunes, along with contemporary and classic rock n’ roll parodies with a renaissance flair. Reported to have invented rock and roll in the year 1599, the boys have entertained audiences at Renaissance Festivals, theaters, and rock and roll clubs across the country. It’s Spinal Tap meets Shakespeare In Love, and fans of music with comedy and comedy with music will surely enjoy this musical insanity. Accept no substitutes: the Lost Boys!
Back By Popular Demand!
Shinobi School is a group of students and instructors who dedicate themselves to the movement arts, and often times like to add a nerd twist to their adventures! At Shinobi School we firmly believe that athletic skill, combined with courage and altruism, will help our students make themselves and the world around them a better place to live in.
With training, you too can learn to safely and efficiently help yourself and others overcome obstacles in your environment, by embracing the idea of “Being strong, to be useful”. Our student showcases take this training to the next level to bring you a unique show experience featuring aerials, parkour, acro yoga, dance, and movement of all varieties! We look forward to their magical performances during CONjuration 2019.
Books! My book series is full of magic, adventure, and snarky humor, geared toward fans of authors such as JK Rowling, Gail Carriger, Harper Lin, and Rick Riorden. When not writing or promoting my next book, I enjoy ocarina playing (think Zelda), traditional archery, costume design, and art.
As an award-winning and USA Today-bestselling author of snark-filled urban fantasy, I thrive on creating characters and worlds you love to love, and hate to leave. I subsist on liberal amounts of dark chocolate and tea, and hate sleep because it keeps me from writing.
Wizard Rock and Nerdmusik
These magical masters of musical hi-jinx and mayhem will wizard rock the tea towel right off your house elf. Their unique blend of 80s new wave, 50s do-wop, straight up pop rock and old-timey sing-songy comedy will leave you laughing and crying for more. They draw inspiration from the Harry Potter series, Dr Who, the SCA, medieval fantasy, science fiction and all kinds of delightfully, geeky fandomness.
Scott & Kirsten Vaughan began performing together in 1992 in the SCA, where they are known as Master Efenwealt Wystle and Maîtresse Aénor d’Anjou. With the release of ‘Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007, they decided to form their own wizard rock act and have since played all over the place. They live in Cary, NC (under the name Sanderz) with two kids and a cat named Rosemerta. (That’s the cat’s name. It would be silly to give our kids the same name as the cat!)
When not out conquering the galaxy with her army of robotic wallabies, Kirsten creates steampunk/medieval/fantasy accessories for her online store, MyFunkyCamelot.etsy.com. And in order to protect his secret past as a renegade heating engineer, Scott pretends to manage communications campaigns for clinical research studies at a small advertising/creative services agency. Their pal Chuck often joins them on bass. Chuck claims to be a mild-mannered IT contract manager but we think he’s really some kind of spy for the Illuminati.
Find them on AmazoYouBookSpotiTunes or at BlibberingHumdingers.com
They have established themselves as a fixture in the wizard rock and filk/geek rock community, performing as featured artists at ConCarolinas, Misti-Con, and Harry Potter Wizarding Weekends up and down the East Coast!
This Conjuration, the band is proud to present to you their brand new album, “We are the Wizard Resistance!”. Don’t be surprised to find yourself dancing and singing along to their fun and infectious music, and falling in love with their ballads as well.
Hawthorn & Holly are the wands of Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter in the book, but in this band stands for the joining of light and dark to create music that appeals to the Slytherin in us all, but also shows that nothing is greater than the power of friendship!
C.S. Marks is best known for her trilogy of high fantasy novels (Elfhunter; Fire-heart; Ravenshade). Her books have earned acclaim from a wide range of readers, particularly for depth of character development, compelling storyline, and writing excellence. The kindle versions have enjoyed top 10 seller status in epic fantasy in both the US and UK.
After a year of all titles being “out of print and unavailable”, Chris is now looking forward to the re-release of the newly remastered Elfhunter trilogy, to be followed by comic book and graphic novel adaptations. She is also hard at work on a new Alterran series, The Undiscovered Realms, and the first in a series of novellas, The Alterra Histories, has recently been released (The Fire King).
C.S. Marks Website: CSMarks.com
Eflhunter Website: Elfhunter.net
An amazing woman of so many talents! C.S. Marks holds a doctorate in Life Sciences, and is a Professor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, where she has taught Equine Science for twenty years. She is a popular panelist, seminar presenter, and lecturer. Her no-nonsense, realistic, practical-yet-good-humored approach has benefited many aspiring authors. She encourages writers who strive for excellence, regardless of the publishing path chosen.