Events You Won't Want to Miss
Event List for 2019
Thursday Adams House Tea and Tour
Where: The Historic Adams House, 22 Van Buren St, Deadwood – a 7-minute walk from our hotel (0.3 mile)
Format: A tour of this beautiful home, then tea and cookies will be served. Built in 1892, the Queen Anne-style home is well-known for its oak interiors, hand-painted canvas wall coverings, stained-glass windows, thoroughly modern 19th century plumbing, electricity, telephone service, and original furnishings. The house sat silent for more than 50 years after W.E. Adams’ death in 1934. His second wife, Mary Adams, left everything intact, from the sheet music on the piano, the books in the library and the china in the pantry to the patent medicines in the bathroom, and even cookies in a cookie jar. The home was purchased by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission in 1992 and restored as a house museum in 2000.
Agenda: (choose one time slot)
Group 1: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM, House Tour and Tea and Cookies
Group 2: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM, House Tour and Tea and Cookies
Thursday Learning Day
Where: The Conference Room on the Lobby level of the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
Format: Learning sessions for authors and readers, a mock book cover photoshoot by our official photographer for 2019, Killion Group, an historical clothing demonstration, and expert advice on the business of writing books.
1 pm The Killion Group
COVER DESIGN & THE SELF PUBLISHING REVOLUTION
Thinking of exploring the world of self-publishing? There’s a lot to navigate! Let The Killion Group be your publishing team!
Kimberly Killion is an award-winning author as well as the designer of over 8000 of book covers. She’s worked with over 2,000 authors who have launched themselves on this career course. In addition, The Killion Group works with NY agents, NY publishing houses, digital houses and foreign publishers. The Killion Group has also helped authors put out their backlists. Whether you’re in need of just a Cover Design or want help with everything from editing to uploading, The Killion Group can help! So, are you ready to start?
In this fact-based workshop, we will share knowledge and offer new insights about self-publishing – all the ups and downs and in-betweens!
2 pm The Killion Group
WHAT REALLY HAPPENS AT A ROMANCE NOVEL COVER PHOTOSHOOT?
Have you ever wondered what really happens at a Romance Novel Cover Photoshoot?
Is it candles and soft music? Do those models really kiss? Is he naked under that kilt?! 😲
Have all these questions (and more) answered in the workshop given by The Killion Group, Inc. We will have a live mock photoshoot so attendees can get up close and personal with what happens on set.
There will be time for Q&A too about what elements make a great cover design.
Join The Killion Group for a fun-filled hour to find out all you ever wanted to know and more about photoshoots.
Kimberly Killion is the CEO/Art Director of The Killion Group. They represent 2,000+ clients, publishing houses and agencies in the publishing world. She has nearly 25 years of experience in design and communications. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Certificate in Web Design, and she is an ACE (An Adobe Certified Expert). In addition to the paperwork, she also taught Graphic/Web Design for over a decade. Kimberly is also a RITA® nominated, award-winning author who is traditionally published as well as indie-published.
Jennifer Jakes has been with The Killion Group since 2011. She spent her early days formatting for eBooks and now handles all formatting and uploading for authors. When not formatting, Jennifer runs the Editing Dept. for The Killion Group. Aside from being the Chief Operations Officer, her other skill (or quirk) is writing Back Cover Copy for clients. She assists at Photoshoots with costumes and hair & makeup on models. Jennifer was not only an RWA Golden Heart nominee, she was also voted Best Romance of 2011. Her second book was a finalist in the 2012 International Digital Awards. She is traditionally published as well as indie-published.
3 pm Linda Rae Sande
In today’s publishing world, an author has to be a businessperson in addition to being a writer. This course will cover how to set up your business, create spreadsheets to track expenses and royalties, back up data, create a media kit for each book, set up your author database of information, and publish to a variety of retailers. In addition, promotional tasks will be covered, including creating a website, setting up a blog, setting up a newsletter signup for your readers, and adding your book to a variety of free and low-cost sites to help with discovery. Finally, protecting your work using copyright and anti-piracy services will be covered.
4 pm Sophie Dawson
Ever wondered how Victorian women got dressed in all those layers? Sophie Dawson will be demonstrating how they did it as well as insight into the why’s, how’s, and how things changed between the late 19th century and early 20th.
Learning Day Sponsor
Where: Backstage Bar and Outdoor Deck with Stunning View of Deadwood – located in the Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
Format: Cash bar with light appetizers
6:00 – 7 PM, Authors Only – meet each other and pick up your neck wallets, tickets, schedules, etc. Receive last-minute instructions/changes, and open question forum with the Hosts
7 – 9 PM, Readers, Cover Models, Author Assistants, Vendors, and Sponsors will join the authors
Friday Multi-Stop Sightseeing Trip
Where: Meet motorcoach at the front door of our Hotel
Format: Motorcoach trip and ALL- INCLUSIVE sightseeing and meals
7:00 AM board motorcoach at front door of our Hotel in Deadwood
7:15 AM Depart for Historic Fort Hays which was used in the film Dances With Wolves
8:15 AM to 9:45 AM Breakfast (included in ticket) at Fort Hays and time to explore the Dances with Wolves Film Set
9:45 AM board motorcoach at Historic Fort Hays
10:00 AM Depart for Bear Country USA
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM Explore Bear Country USA
12:15 PM board motorcoach at Bear Country USA
12:30 PM Depart for Hill City 1880s Train
1:00 PM board 1880s Train in Hill City for 1:15 departure, enjoy your Bandana Lunch (included in ticket) on the train
2:15 PM arrive by train in Keystone
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM Explore the town of Keystone
3:45 PM board motorcoach at Keystone
4:00 PM Depart for Deadwood
5:00 PM arrive at our Hotel in Deadwood
Breakfast With the Authors from 8:30 – 10 am Saturday before the Book Fair
Where: At the far end of the Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino (in the same room as the Book Fair)
Format: Buffet breakfast, round 8-person tables with linen and real plates, cups, and silverware
We hope you’ll come hungry! Here’s the buffet menu: Scrambled eggs, cubed breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, hickory smoked bacon or sausage links, fresh fruit, butter, fresh brewed coffee, hot water, ice water, and ORANGE JUICE sponsored by Linda Rae Sande.
(please note: if you prefer a beverage other than coffee, you’re welcome to bring your own. Hot water is provided if you’d like to bring your own teabag)
Readers are going to love sitting down with you for a few minutes before the book fair and saying “Hi.”
8:30 AM breakfast begins
9:40 AM authors called to the stage at the far end of the room for the 9:45 group photo (Authors, remember to eat early!)
9:50 AM photos finished so authors have time to get back to their tables
10:00 AM breakfast ends, readers line up near the elevator/escalator/stairway for the official opening of the Book Fair
Saturday Multi-Author, Multi-Genre Book Fair
Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
Format: Authors and Cover Models excited to meet you, share their swag with you, and talk about their books. Cover models available for photos!
10:00 AM Readers line up near the elevator/escalator/stairway for the official opening of the Book Fair
2:30 PM Basket Raffle tickets drawn and winners receive their baskets
3:00 PM Book Fair Ends but Vendors available at their tables
3:30 PM Vendor tables close
Giant Basket Raffle to support the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
Show your support for this amazing refuge for Mustangs and other horses.
Tickets are also available the day of the event
We offer a Presale Ticket BONUS, and tickets will also be available the day of the event.
*remember to bring your name stamp or pre-printed labels to put on the back of the tickets to save time
Must be present to win – drawing at 2:30 PM Saturday, June 8, 2019
Saturday Rodeo VIP Behind the Chutes Tour
Where: Meet at front door of the hotel for shuttle service to the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds right in Deadwood!
Format: An early “VIP Package” including a fabulous Behind-the-Chutes Tour including live demonstrations and Q&A session, plus premium seating for the Rodeo.
4:30 PM board shuttle at our hotel
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Behind the Chutes Experience – VIP Group will have a meet and greet/open questionnaire with PBR bull riders, announcers, stock contractors and bullfighters. Going over equipment, experiences, stories, how a PBR event is put on or anything you want to know. Then the real behind the chutes! We will run a bull into the chutes and have the PBR Bull Riders show how they put their rope on and get ready to ride. PBR stock contractors will go over their procedure to show how they get their bulls ready and answer any questions you have.
6:00 PM Supper on your own (premium food vendors available under the grandstand, and restaurants in casino/hotels across the street)
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Head to Premium Box Seats – VIP Group will have box seat seating on the main grandstand side, with brand new stadium seats. Best view in the house!
7:00 PM Rodeo Start Time
After Rodeo, board shuttle for the No. 10 Saloon (where the Rodeo participants go to party) for Rodeo After-Party, or take shuttle back to hotel
Saturday Wild Book Readings at Wild Bill’s
Where: Wild Bill’s Bar 624 Main St, Deadwood
Format: Cash Bar and Amazing Deserts from Local Vendors (including Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates)
7:00 PM meet at the upstairs room of Wild Bill’s Bar, 624 Main St, Deadwood
7:15 PM with a glass of wine and a plate full of extraordinary desserts, be seated at the bistro tables and enjoy authors reading intriguing scenes from their very own books
COSTUMES OPTIONAL for Readers and Authors!
Welcome Bag/Gift for Author
Would you like to welcome your favorite author, or a new author you’re excited to meet, to Wild Deadwood Reads? Here’s a great way for you to send them your thanks and welcome. Create the gift of a goodie bag or a present that you pick out that we’ll give to your chosen Author prior to the Saturday Book Fair.
Are you ready to get everything all set up for Deadwood in June?
If you’re ready to secure your tickets for Wild Deadwood Reads 2019, please use the Reader Registration button below to head to the registration page. If you’re an Author, click on the Author button to find out how to have your own table at the Book Fair. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Deadwood!