Rescheduling for Success!

ROFCON will be four days: October 8 – 11!

While we were planning for the Ring of Fire Convention to be on September 11–13 we were looking at the schedule and realized that we want to provide the best experience for everyone coming. To do that the RoF team discussed the technical requirements and opportunities for doing ROFCON later than announced.

Since ROFCON will be virtual it has presented us with the opportunity to do more with a bit of extra time and investment. Postponing a virtual convention presents much less of a problem for guests, since there are no travel or hotel expenses or reservations involved, so we decided to be ambitious.

The 2020 Ring of Fire Convention will run for four days, from October 8th to October 11th with all of the guests we have announced thus far as well as some more surprises that are coming your way in the future.

Come see the best in genre entertainment with panels, guests, and signing opportunities!

ROFCON Registration

ATTENDANCE AT THE CONVENTION IS FREE—but you do need to register in order to attend. Once you register, you will be kept informed of news and developments as we approach the convention.

Clicking on the button below will open a new tab in your browser. Fill out the form to confirm your registration and to receive news and announcements from us. We promise to never share your email address with anyone.

Confirmed Guests include:

Steven Barnes

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning screenwriter.

David Brin

Bestselling author, creator of the Uplift series, and winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards.

Maurice Broaddus

Fantasy and horror author best known for his short fiction and the Knights of Breton Court novel trilogy.

DJ Butler

Dragon Award finalist and bestselling author of the Witchy Eye series and Cunning Man series.

David Drake

Author of the bestselling Hammer’s Slammers series, and foremost writer of realistic action SF and fantasy.

Eric Flint

One of the masters of Alternate History & New York Times bestselling author of the 1632 series.

Charles Gannon

National Bestseller author of the Caine-verse and Nebula and Dragon Award finalist

David Gerrold

Author of over 50 books, hundreds of articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes.

Cecelia Holland

Iconic and prolific historical fiction author as well as the author of speculative fiction novels and non-fiction books.

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson writes games: Illuminati, Munchkin, Car
Wars, Ogre, Fantasy Trip, GURPS, Zombie Dice . . .

Tom Kidd

Award winning artist and principal illustrator for the Ring of Fire series.

Nancy Kress

Hugo and Nebula award winning author of many novels and short fiction.

Mercedes Lackey

One of most popular and prolific fantasy authors of all time and creator of the Herald of Valdemar series

Edward M. Lerner

Physicist & computer scientist, and author of science fiction, techno-thrillers, and popular science.

Jonathan Maberry

New York Times bestselling and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author, anthology editor, and comic book writer.

Jody Lynn Nye

New York Times bestselling author of the Imperium Series and continuing author of Robert Aspirin’s Myth-Adventures.

Cat Rambo

President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and author of over 200 published works.

Christopher Ruocchio

Bestselling author of the Sun Eater saga; regarded as Barnes & Noble’s best science fiction books of 2018 and 2019.

Tom Smith

Filker extraordinaire (two dozen albums, fourteen Pegasus Awards and a spot in the Filk Hall of Fame).

Melinda Snodgrass

Author of novels, television pilots, feature film
scripts and executive producer on Wild Cards for Universal Pictures.

Ryk E. Spoor

Science fiction and fantasy author known for the Castaway, Boundary, and Demons of the Past series.

David Weber

New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Honor Harrington Series.

Toni Weisskopf

Publisher, Baen Books.

S.M. Stirling

Canadian-American author well-known for the Draka series of alternate history novels.

Other Panelists Include:

Chris Barkley – Walt Boyes – David Carrico – Stoney Compton – Iver Cooper – Mariah Crawford – John Deakins – Virgina DeMarce – Nathan Dodge – Allen Dyan-Shapiro – Shoshana Edwards – Bill Fawcett – David Freer – Laura Givens – Paula Goodlett – Shane Gries – Bjorn Haessler – Gorg Huff – Walter Hunt – Mark Huston – JD Jordan – Anne Keener – Martka Kneib – Michael Lockwood – Neil Litherland – Shahid Mahmoud – Steven Ruskin – Natalie Silk – Steven H Silver – Garrett Vance – Alexi Vanderberg – Joy Ward – Robert Waters – Edith Wild

We are proud to announce our partnership with Steve Jackson Games and Gaming Legend Steve Jackson for his FnordCon!

Any member of RoFCon will be able to attend the live events of Steve Jackson’s FnordCon on October 10th.

ROFCON Schedule of Events

Subject to Change

Support ROFCON and get FREE eBooks from Ring of Fire Press!

Although registration and attendance is free, there are a number of expenses that need to be covered. We do urge people to contribute by taking advantage of our special eBook offers. These sales are only being offered to people who register for the convention. They will offset the cost to us of organizing and conducting the convention.

Think of them as donations with benefits—and they’re benefits you can give to someone else, if you prefer.

  • Platinum donation: $40.00 will get you twelve eBooks of your choice.
  • Gold donation: $20.00 will get you five eBooks of your choice.
  • Silver donation: $10.00 will get you two eBooks of your choice.
  • Bronze donation: $5.00 ticket will get you one eBook of your choice.

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Now make your choices!

These eBooks are eligible for the free offer.

  • Fire on the Rio Grande by Kevin & Karen Evans
  • No Ship For Tranquebar by Kevin & Karen Evans
  • Bartley’s Man by Huff & Goodlett
  • Pandora’s Crew by Huff & Goodlett
  • A Holmes For the Czar by Huff & Goodlett
  • WarSpell: The Merge by Huff & Goodlett
  • The Demons of Paris by Flint, Huff & Goodlett
  • Diamonds Are Forever by Flint & Spoor
  • Demons of the Past: Revolution by Ryk Spoor
  • Demons of the Past: Retribution by Ryk Spoor
  • Legend by Ryk Spoor
  • Godswar: Mask of Ares by Ryk Spoor
  • Letters From Gronow by David Carrico
  • Magdeburg Noir by David Carrico
  • A Song of Passing by David Carrico
  • Blood’s Call by David Carrico
  • Time Spike: The Mysterious Mesa by Garrett Vance
  • The Legions of Pestilence by Virginia DeMarce
  • The Trouble With Huguenots by Virginia DeMarce
  • Incident in Alaska Prefecture by Stoney Compton
  • Twilight of Empire by Stoney Compton
  • The Masks of Mirada by Robert Waters
  • Perdition by Marella Sands
  • Up-Time Pride & Down-Time Prejudice by Mark Huston
  • The Newton Cipher by Steve Ruskin
  • After Hastings by Steven Silver
  • The Chrysanthemum, the Cross, and the Dragon by Iver Cooper
  • City By the Bay by Walter Hunt
  • Death Lives in the Water by Shoshana Edwards