Be Sure to Take Advantage of the Imaginarium Hotel Room Rate Discount by September 1st!

If you are planning to stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel during Imaginarium 2015, be sure to book your room by September 1st to take advantage of the special $99 room rate! A wonderful hotel venue, with free parking and easy access, and it will make your Imaginarium visit both convenient and more enjoyable!

You can access the discounted rate at the hotel venue page which can be found at: http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/hotel-info/

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Live Music Concert “The Main Event I” to be held at Imaginarium 2015!

Imaginarium Convention in association with #Madein502 Productions is proud to present The Main Event I, on Friday, September 11th at 10pm.

The 3-band live rock show features headlining act Lame, a heavy rock act who is the subject of a feature documentary being shown in Imaginarium’s film festival! Convention attendees can learn the amazing story behind the band at a screening earlier Friday, and then see them live in concert later that same evening!

The bands appearing with Lame are Dirty Double Agent and Four Foot Fork. The concert is set to cap an exciting and energetic first day of the Imaginarium weekend!

For further information on Imaginarium, a convention about creative writing, please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com

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New Dark Side RPG Game Set to Demo At Imaginarium!

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Imaginarium is proud to announce that a brand new RPG game, Dark Side RPG, will be featured by the game’s creator in demos held in the gaming room at this year’s event!

Dark Side is a science fiction fantasy roleplaying game set in a world of technology and magic. You take on tasks to further either your or your classes goals. The world is a dangerous place and danger bring wealth and opportunity.

Demo play of the Dark Side RPG Beta will be available at this year’s Imaginarium with a sample adventure and the first 8 playable classes. Come by to try your hand and give your feedback. Also check out DarkSideRPG.com for free player information.

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“Wild Wars” Game to Debut at Imaginarium in Tournament!

KING OF THE WILD’ TOURNAMENT DEBUTS IN LOUISVILLE

REVOLUTIONARY KENTUCKY “WILD WARS” GAME
TEAMS UP WITH LOUISVILLE’S IMAGINARIUM CONVENTION

LEXINGTON, KY (August 27, 2015): Jeremy T. Hanke, editor-in-chief of MicroFilmmaker Magazine, filmmaker (Depleted: Day 419), and creator of the World of Depleted Creative Community, announces today his newest project, Wild Wars–an innovative new collectible strategy card game that uses nature and science in incredible ways–will be teaming up with Louisville, Kentucky’s Imaginarium Convention for their first annual King of the Wild tournament on September 13th!

Wild Wars LogoCreated by Hanke, along with his long-time collaborator Kari Ann Morgan, and developed initially for his own family, Wild Wars is a trading card game that blends the complexities of games like Magic: the Gathering and Hearthstone with the science of shows like Animal Planet and Bill Nye: The Science Guy! Streamlined to permit ages 7 to 107 to get in on the fun, the game uses real world animals to wage battles with friends and family, featuring abilities that come straight out of nature and card rarities impacted by the actual endangered status of the animals featured. Wild Wars is the first physical card game to incorporate ground-breaking QR code technology to permit players to learn more about the animals, objects, and food sources the cards feature as they play!

The Imaginarium Convention has been a regional creative landmark for the last few years in Louisville, with a focus on all things imaginative: from books, to films, to games. Although Imaginarium has become a major focus for novels and novelists, with guests like Tim Waggoner (Supernatural: The Roads Not Taken), Michael Knost (Return of the Mothman), Lori Wild (Twilight, Texas series), and C.S. Marks (Elfhunter trilogy), its film festival and gaming areas have also been growing. The King of the Wild Tournament will be one of the first Trading Card Game tournaments hosted at the festival.

As to the choice to host the premiere tournament at Imaginarium, Hanke had this to say:

“I love the work Imaginarium is doing to help build and encourage creatives here in Kentucky and it seemed like such a fitting place for a locally created game like Wild Wars to have its tournament debut at this wonderful event.”

Saturday’s events are a group demonstration of the Wild Wars game and a getting started class at 2 PM and one at 3:30 PM in the Gaming Hall. Admission to these demos and classes are free.

Sunday’s Constructed tournament will begin at 3 PM in the Gaming Hall and will have tiers based on the special Power Star System used in the game to identify difficulty levels, including Beginner (0 Stars), Novice (1 Star), Intermediate (2 Stars), and Advanced (3 Stars). Additionally, brand new players who wish to compete may do so with the “Out-of-the-Box” pre-constructed deck event, which allows players to use their skills with one of the pre-constructed decks!

The tournament entry fee will be $5. Those who wish to purchase pre-Constructed decks may do so for $10 for beginner decks or $15 for novice decks.

Prizes include ultra-rare custom decks and dual-kingdom power cards that won’t be released until the 2016 Kingdom Collision expansion! The Grand Prize winner will be permitted to design a card that will be included in an upcoming Wild Wars expansion!

To learn more about Wild Wars, Go to: www.WildWarsGame.com

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Enter the TCGPlayer Platinum Maxpoints Tournament held at Imaginarium!

We have a great tournament happening at Imaginarium with a lot of great prizes!  If you are into gaming be sure to enter the TCGPlayer Platinum Maxpoints Tournament

Saturday Sept 12, 2015
Format: Standard
Event Structure: Swiss with cut to top 8

Registration: 9:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Players Meeting: 11:00 AM
Head Judge: Patrick Nelson

For full information and reserve your space, visit the Gaming page here!

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Imaginarium 2015 Expo Hours, Open For Free to General Public!

Imaginarium 2015’s Expo is open to the general public for free! Come and browse a variety of vendors in the creative worlds of books, gaming, movies, art, and much more!

The Expo Hours for Imaginarium 2015 are:

Friday: 4pm to 8pm

Saturday: 10am to 7pm

Sunday: 10am to 5pm

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Bram Stoker Award-winner and 2015 Imaginator Michael Knost to Launch New Marketing Book at Imaginarium 2015!

Imaginarium 2015 will feature the launching of the latest book from Bram Stoker Award-winner and spotlighted 2015 Imaginator Michael Knost… Author’s Guide to Marketing With Teeth addresses the realms of marketing for today’s author and features input from superstars like Charlaine Harris, Diana Gabaldon, Jonathan Maberry, Lucy A. Snyder, Kevin J. Anderson and Dan Poynter.

We are very proud to be the site for the launch of this very beneficial new book for writers.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes Guest of Honor Lori Wilde!

Imaginarium 2015 is honored and proud to announce our Guest of Honor for 2015, Lori Wilde! A New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Lori is well-familiar to fans of romance literature everywhere. She will be an amazing Guest of Honor for the nation’s premiere convention about creative writing.



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About Lori Wilde: New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the Internal Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas. www.twilighttexas.com

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes USA Today Bestselling Author Jamie Lee Scott!

Imaginarium is very proud to welcome USA Today bestselling mystery author and screenwriter Jamie Lee Scott to our 2015 family of guests! Her works include the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries and with her writing including both prose and screenwriting she will be a great addition to the programming of the nation’s premiere creative writing convention!

About Jamie Lee Scott: Jamie Lee Scott is the USA Today bestselling author of the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries Originally from the Central Coast of California, Jamie was swept off her feet by a dashing Iowa farm boy and moved to the Midwest.

After several years of running a restaurant with her husband, she felt the urge to kill people. Rather than going postal, she began writing mysteries.

Jamie also writes screenplays for feature filma and TV. Her short film, No One Knows, was sold in 2012 and made its film festival rounds in 2013-14. It was nominated for multiple awards and won its category at Bare Bones Film Festival. In January 2015, No One Knows made its television debut on DirecTV, where it was voted Editor’s Choice for ShortsHD. The short film has a two year contract with DirecTV, and will be shown periodically.

Along with her critically acclaimed Gotcha Detective Agency series, Jamie will debut at least two more series in 2015. Uncertain Suspense will debut in the Spring, and D.E.A.ling be out later in the year.

Jamie lives on a farm with her family, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 horses. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s riding horses and competing at barrel races.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes USA Today Bestselling Author Gina Danna!

Imaginarium is proud to welcome USA Today bestselling author Gina Danna to our 2015 family of guests!  A writer of historical romance, Gina will be an outstanding addition to the programming of the nation’s premiere creative writing convention!

About Gina Danna: A USA Today Bestselling author, Gina Danna was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and has spent the better part of her life reading. History has always been her love and she spent numerous hours devouring historical romance stories, always dreaming of writing one of her own. After years of writing historical academic papers to achieve her undergraduate and graduate degrees in History, and then for museum programs and exhibits, she has found the time to write her own historical romantic fiction novels.

Now, under the supervision of her three dogs and two cats, she writes amid a library of research books, with her only true break away is to spend time with her other life long dream —her Arabian horse—With him, her muse can play.

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