43 Weeks Until Symposium 2020

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Ten more months until we ride into the Weird West for Symposium 2020, and this week we announced our Guest Author . . .


Rod Belcher

R.S. (Rod) Belcher is an award-winning newspaper and magazine editor and reporter.

Rod has been a private investigator, a DJ, a comic book store owner and has degrees in criminal law, psychology and justice and risk administration, from Virginia Commonwealth University. He’s done Masters work in Forensic Science at The George Washington University, and worked with the Occult Crime Taskforce for the Virginia General Assembly.

Rod’s first novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was published by Tor Books in 2013. The sequel, The Shotgun Arcana, was published in 2014 and the third book in the Golgotha series, The Queen of Swords was published in 2017. He is currently at work on the fourth book in the series.

His novel, Nightwise, was released in August, 2015, and was reissued with additional material in January of 2018. The sequel to Nightwise, The Night Dahlia, was to be released in April of 2018.

Rod’s novel, The Brotherhood of the Wheel was published by Tor in March of 2016. It was a Locus Awards finalist for Horror in 2017, and is currently in development as a television series. The sequel to Brotherhood, The King of the Road, was also scheduled for publication by Tor in 2018.

We look forward to Rod joining us in March 2020 and sharing his insights into the Weird West.


Get Involved

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We are currently taking applications for exhibitors and presenters:

Also, we are working on changing our ticketing system, so at this time pre-reg for Symposium 2020 is not yet open . . . but when it does open later this month there will be a special offer for the first week that it is available 😉


Hotel Block

Rooms start at $95/night (plus tax & fees) for doubles and kings, and (depending on availability) there are a range of suites from $139/night (plus tax & fees) to $190/night (plus tax & fees).

To book your rooms, call (513) 752-4400 or click on the links below. There are three blocks available to attendees:

  • General Block (code STS) –  General Block Link70% FULL (as of 5/23/19)
  • Quiet Friendly (code QBS) – Quiet Friendly Block LinkSOLD OUT
  • Noise Friendly (code NFS) – Noise Friendly Block Link – SOLD OUT

When booking online, please enter the correct arrival and departure dates, and then click Search.

Vendors, please note that there is a separate block for exhibitors to which rooms become available after vendor confirmation of being at Symposium 2020.


On the Horizon . . .

More Featured Presenter announcements, special programming, and hopefully ticket sales . . .