Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2020 January:
  • Queen of Swords Press 3rd Birthday Celebration – Minneapolis, MN. Saturday, January 25th, 2-5PM. Join us at the Irreverent Bookworm, Minneapolis’ newest bookstore, for an afternoon of fun, munchies, book sales and giveaways to celebrate our 3rd birthday!
  • Book Promotion on a Budget – Sunday, January 26th, 9:30-11:30 PST. Online class at the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers. I’ll be helping you to set up a promotional plan for your books and figuring out how to get the most from your available resources.
February:
  • Breaking Out of the Slush Pile“- Saturday, February 9th, 1-2:30 PM CST. I’ll be teaching an online class for Hidden Timber Books on ways to make your manuscript stand out in a good way.
  • 13 Gears: An Eclectic Steampunk Event – Minneapolis, MN. Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16th. Queen of Swords Press be back at 13 Gears with books and and fun again this year! We’ll also be sharing a table with local horror/dark fantasy author, Patrick W. Marsh.
  • Not So Silent Planet Gets Sexy – Minneapolis, MN. Tuesday, 8-10PM. I’ll be doing a reading from some of my Emily L. Byrne stories at this long running speculative fiction open mic.
March:
  • LHMPodcast Interview – March 13th. Podcast, posted online. Author Heather Rose Jones interviews me about being a small press publisher.
April: May: June:
  • Book Promo on a Budget – Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers, online. Coming back, by popular demand! With some updated thoughts on how to handle having a limited number of/no in person events. June 14th, 9:30-11:30 AM PST.
  • The Return of Running a Small Press: It’s an Adventure – Minneapolis, MN. DreamHaven Books, June 17th. 6:30-8:00PM. Join publisher Catherine Lundoff for her annual talk on what it’s like to start a small press and keep it going, the high points of 2019 and what’s next. This will be a Facebook live event (with the possibility of in person attendance).
  • Rainbow Space Magic Virtual Con 2020 – June 20-21st. Online LGBTQ+ specfic convention. Author reading and a panel discussion.
  • Twin Cities Pride Virtual Marketplace – June 27 -28th. Queen of Swords Press will have a “booth” and we’ll be peddling books all weekend.
July:
  • Book Promo on a Budget (Pandemic Version) – July 12. Broad Universe members-only online workshop. Sign up for this and other workshops!
  • Columbia Heights Pride – July 18th, 1-4PM. Columbia Heights, MN. Online local Pride celebration. Queen of Swords will have a virtual table.
  • So You Want to Put Together an Anthology? – July 26th, 1-3PM PMT, 3-5 PM CST. Online class that I’m teaching at the Rambo Academy.
  • OutWrite DC – July 31st-August 2nd. Living life on the edge here – we also have a vendor table at this convention, concurrent with CONZealand. Waiting to hear about programming.
  • CONZealand – July 29th-August 2nd. Wellington, New Zealand. Online. I’ll be on programming and Queen of Swords Press will have a virtual table.
August:
  • PrideFest 2020 – August 15-16th. Pueblo, Colorado. Virtual Pride festival. Queen of Swords Press is a vendor.
  • Book Promo on a Budget – August 23rd, 9:30-11:30 PMT, 11:30-1:30 CST. Online class that Catherine Lundoff is teaching at the Rambo Academy.
September:
  • Duluth Superior Pride – Labor Day Weekend (placeholder). Online. Queen of Swords Press is a vendor.
  • St. Cloud Pride – September 19th, 11-4PM. St. Cloud, MN. Online. Queen of Swords Press has requested a table
October: November: December:
  • Minnesota Women’s Art Festival – Placeholder. Possibly going online. TBD.