Our fabulous lineup of Guest Authors
(Listed alphabetically, click on their names to be directed to their websites. Subject to change.)
Lara Adrian, Renee Ahdieh, Lou Anders, Lenore Appelhans, Jeanette Battista, Jenna Black, Allison Brennan, Rachel Caine, Kiera Cass, Kristin Cast, PC Cast, Matthew Cody, Bruce Coville, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah Dawson, Alyssa Day, Kimberly Derting, Sonali Dev, Jennifer Estep, Kami Garcia, Molly Harper, Kevin Hearne, Lorraine Heath, Beverly Jenkins, Darynda Jones, Toni L.P. Kelner, Chelsea Mueller, Aprilynne Pike, Tom Pollock, Kerrelyn Sparks, Rachel Vincent and Jaye Wells.
Events and Tickets
Dates: Friday, September 15th through Sunday, September 17th, 2017.
Sweet Mardi Gras Party and Panels.
Includes all events on Friday, September 15th, 2017, EXCEPT TOURS. First, enjoy various panels featuring your favorite authors from 3pm - 6pm. Exact times and descriptions to come. From 7pm - 10pm: Mix and mingle with the host authors and many of the guest authors while enjoying complimentary custom-made desserts, coffee, and tea. Cash bar will also be available. Each Sweet Mardi Gras ticket holder will also receive a complimentary goody bag with books and swag. There will also be a few special cash giveaways for this event in lieu of a live band.
NOLA High Roller (3 Day Pass)
Includes ALL events on Friday, September 15th, Saturday September 16th and Sunday, September 17th, EXCEPT TOURS. Featuring: various panels on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, full descriptions, panelists, and times to come; the Sweet Mardi Gras dessert reception and cocktail party featuring live music, complimentary custom-made desserts, coffee, tea, and a complimentary goody bag with books and swag; the "Big Easy" full dinner and dessert with reception afterward. Bring your appetite for food and fun. Wear your favorite costume for a chance to win our Best Costume contest. Make sure you stay until the end on Saturday night to see if you will be the grand prize winner of a $100.00 Murder By The Book gift card, PLUS 90 minute early access to the group signing on Saturday before it opens to the public.
Saturday and Sunday Panels Pass
Your all-access pass to the panels on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th, PLUS includes 90 minute early access to the group signing before it opens to the public. Note: This is for panels only. Does not include the Saturday dinner or any tours.
"Early Bird" price for a limited time: $50.00. BUY HERE.
Walking tour tickets are now on sale!
Want to investigate New Orleans’ criminal underbelly with Rachel Caine and Kelley Armstrong? Or get a locals’ look at the Garden District with Jeaniene Frost and Jaye Wells? Or discover the city’s rich Jewish history with Melissa Marr?
Nola StoryCon participants have the unique opportunity to explore the Crescent City’s culture with their favorite authors as tour tickets go on sale at noon today! Nola StoryCon is an author-led reader event featuring forty guest authors, including Charlaine Harris, Christine Feehan, Keira Cass and Kevin Hearne, just to name a few. The weekend conference, held September 15-17, 2017 at the JW Marriot in New Orleans, is hosted by Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr and Jeaniene Frost.
The walking tours are led by local experts, covering topics such as jazz, ghost stories, architecture, local Jewish culture, cemeteries, female trailblazers and infamous New Orleans crimes. Each tour is hosted by one or more authors, who experience the city along with readers. Tours are 90 minutes to two hours. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes.