2018 "Tentative" Event Schedule

Although things may change a little, here’s what we are working hard to organize for you in 2018!

2018 “Tentative” Event Schedule

June 7th Thursday evening – Meet-and-Greet

  • Where: Slime Plant Bar and Deck in the Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
  • Format: Cash bar with Nibbles and chance to Pick-up Neck Wallets, Event Tickets, Schedules, etc.
  • Agenda:
    • 6:30 – 7 PM, Authors Only
    • 7 – 9 PM, Readers, Cover Models, Author Assistants, Vendors, and Sponsors will join the party

.June 8th Friday morning/afternoon Multi-Stop Sightseeing Trip

  • Where: Meet motorcoach at front door of hotel
  • Format: Motorcoach trip and ALL INCLUSIVE sightseeing
  • Agenda:
    • 8:45 AM board motorcoach at front door of Hotel
    • 9:00 AM depart for Keystone
    • 10 AM to 11:50 AM Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour and Gold Panning (mine tour and gold panning included in price)
    • 11:50 AM board motorcoach for Crazy Horse Memorial
    • 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM Crazy Horse Memorial Tour and Lunch Break (memorial tour and buffet lunch included in price)
    • 2:15 PM board motorcoach for Hill City
    • 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM Prairie Berry Wine and/or Beer Tasting in Hill City (one flight of wine or beer included in price)
    • 4:00 PM board motorcoach for Deadwood
    • 5:00 PM arrive at our hotel in Deadwood

June 9th Saturday morning – Breakfast With the Authors

  • Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
  • Format: Buffet breakfast enjoyed at round tables at the far end of the Book Signing room
  • Agenda:
    • 8:30 – 10 AM have breakfast with your favorite authors before the Book Signing

June 9th Saturday morning – Book Signing

  • Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
  • Format: Authors at their tables, excited to meet readers
  • Agenda:
    • 10 AM – 2 PM
    • Readers receive complimentary Goodie Bag to fill with authors’ swag and surprises
    • Readers receive a complimentary, full-color Memory Book with authors photos and information, plus spaces to get autographs

June 9th Saturday morning – Basket Raffle for Local Charity

  • Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino, to the right of the escalator/elevator/stairs
  • Format: High-top round tables holding fabulous baskets donated by the Authors, Cover Models, Vendors, and Sponsors
  • Agenda:
    • 9 AM – 1:30 PM purchase tickets and drop them into the bag in front of the baskets you want to win
    • 1:30 PM gather in the Event Center by the baskets to hear the winning ticket numbers read off, then claim your prize
    • Thank you for supporting a local organization that truly appreciates your generosity

June 9th Saturday afternoon – PBR Rodeo “Excite Package”

  • Where: Meet at front gates of Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds right in Deadwood
  • Format: An early “Excite Package” including Behind-the-Chutes Tour and Dinner With Cowboys plus premium seating for the Rodeo (more info on this soon)
  • Agenda:
    • Afternoon “Excite Package” time and details to be determined
    • 7:00 PM Rodeo Start-time
    • 10:00 PM (est) determine which bar to gather at for after-party

June 9th Saturday evening – PBR Rodeo

  • Where: Meet at front gates of Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds right in Deadwood
  • Format: General Admission tickets, look for Wild Deadwood Reads authors and readers reserving an area for you
  • Agenda:
    • 7:00 PM Rodeo Start-time
    • 10:00 PM (est) determine which bar to gather at for after-party

June 9th Saturday evening – Wild Book Reading at  Wild Bill’s

  • Where: Wild Bill’s Bar 624 Main St, Deadwood
  • Format: Cash Bar
  • Agenda:
    • 7:00 PM meet at the upstairs room of Wild Bill’s Bar, authors will read their favorite scenes from their books