University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Sam Sykes



Libbi Rich

Sam Sykes is the author of the acclaimed "Tome of the Undergates," a vast and sprawling story of adventure, demons, madness and carnage. He lives in Arizona with two hounds in an apartment and has eaten at least one of every animal on earth.

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Scheduled events:
Mechanics of Magic
How does magic work? How do you make people believe?

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brian McClellan, James A. Owen, Sam Sykes
Moderator: John Muñoz
Writing Hurdles
Crafting a novel can be a tricky endeavor. What problems have these authors encountered and how did they solve them?

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Beth Cato, Sam Sykes, Michael Tolkin
Moderator: Scott Glener
Why So Serious?
Dark fantasy vs. whimsical fantasy.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Randy Henderson, Mira Grant, V. E. Schwab, Sam Sykes
Moderator: John Muñoz

Books:
An Affinity for Steel: The Aeons' Gate Trilogy
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Orbit
June 2016
ISBN 9780316309639
Paperback, 1474 pages
$19.99, INSTOCK
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There are only a few productive things a man can do once he picks up a sword. And the very lowest of these is to become an adventurer, like Lenk and his companions. More/less

The Mortal Tally
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Orbit
March 2016
ISBN 9780316374897
Paperback, 688 pages
$15.99, INSTOCK
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Acclaimed author Sam Sykes returns with the second thrilling novel in his Bring Down Heaven series. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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