BookFest Gwinnett will be held on June 15, 2019

All activities are free and open to the public!


12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP

Tony Cade, owner of Challenges Games and Comics in Decatur and founder of Terminus Media, a comic book, animation, and publishing company, will talk about careers in, and making, comic books.


1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP

Young Adult/Middle Grade speculative fiction author Dr. L.M. Davis is also a scholar and an experienced background actor who has worked on a variety of sci-fi/fantasy projects including Black Panther and Spiderman: Homecoming. She will discuss speculative fiction in the African American and Native American cultures.


2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP

Afolabi Ashiru is part of UltraStudios, designers of a series of comic books called Tales of Conquest, and will talk about how to write, design, and publish graphic novels and comic books.


3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP

Georgia McBride—publisher of Month9Books, Swoon Romance, and Tantrum Books—also develops content for film and TV and writes speculative fiction for teens and tweens. She will present: “Turning Your Speculative Fiction Writing Hobby into a Business.”


4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP

Memoirist, veteran, chess teacher, and “How Big Is Your Dream?!” Foundation Director Bernard N. Lee, Jr. will discuss the influences of a military childhood and upbringing with author and Atlanta Writers Club President Ron Aiken.


5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP

Dr. Aleron Kong is a physician by day, best-selling author of LitRPG—literature that includes narrative within video role-playing games—by night and will discuss _.