SPECIAL EVENT: George R. R. Martin and The Wild Cards

SPECIAL EVENT OVERVIEW:  New York Times Bestselling Author George R. R. Martin will celebrate the release of the New Hardcover High Stakes: A Wild Cards Novel with a gathering of WIld Cards Authors.

George R. R. Martin will appear and Autograph the New Hardcover High Stakes alongside:

Wild Cards Assistant Editor Melinda Snodgrass & Phillipa Bornikova

High Stakes Co-Authors Stephen Leigh, John Jos. Miller, Caroline Spector, Ian Tregillis

And other Wild Cards Series Contributors:

  • Carrie Vaughn 
  • Max Gladstone
  • David D. Levine
  • Parris
  • Pat Cadigan
  • Marko Kloos
  • Gail Gerstner Miller
  • Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Kevin Andrew Murphy
  • Diana Rowland
  • Walton (Bud) Simons
  • Bob Wayne
  • Walter Jon WIlliams
  • Michael Cassutt


GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the Author of the International Bestselling Song of Ice and Fire Series, adapted into the hit Television Show Game of Thrones.  Martin has won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy Awards for his numerous Novels and Short Stories.

MELINDA M. SNODGRASS has worked on staff on numerous shows in Hollywood, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, and she has written pilots and feature films.  In addition to being Co-Editor of Wild Cards, she also writes urban fantasy under the name Phillipa Bornikova.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes (Wild Cards #13) delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror. After the concluding events of Lowball, Officer Francis Black of Fort Freak, vigilante joker Marcus "The Infamous Black Tongue" Morgan, and ace thief Mollie "Tesseract" Steunenberg get stuck in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. There, the coldblooded Baba Yaga forces jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters' deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. When the last line of defense against this world weakens, all hell breaks loose, literally. The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces, including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the perseverance of the most unlikely of heroes has a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts on Earth

DATE & TIME:  Friday, August 19, 2016, beginning at 5:00 PM, and ending before 8:00 PM

LOCATION:  Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Count Basie Ballroom, 200 W 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105

EVENT FORMAT:  George R. R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass and their guests will Autograph the New Wild Cards adventure High Stakes.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $27.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of High Stakes and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.

Admission Packages can be purchased at the Door of this Event beginning at 4:30 PM. 

EVENT GUIDELINES:  The Publication Date for High Stakes is Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

  • All Orders will be processed immediately, all sales are final.
  • Books and Tickets will be available for advance pickup at the Will Call table of this event beginning at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 19, 2016.  The Will Call table will be located directly outside the Count Basie Ballroom.
  • Tickets are limited and numbered.  Orders are processed in the order they are received.  Ticket numbers will determine your group in the booksigning line.  No one will be Admitted to the Ballroom without a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.
  • George R. R. Martin will Autograph copies of High Stakes purchased from Rainy Day Books.
  • Melinda Snodgrass and Wild Cards guests will Autograph copies of High Stakes and other Books in the Wild Cards series, and will also personalize books.
  • Photography is allowed in the signing area, but posed photographs are prohibited.

PLEASE NOTE: This Event is a gathering and celebration of the Wild Cards, Authors will not sign any other Books / Memorabilia / etc.  This Event is hosted by Rainy Day Books.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination or origin. Authors will sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Count Basie Ballroom
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Author Genre Terms: 

All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.