Start: 11:00 am
Following the defeat of Lothrax, the centaur God of Fire, and Klaxon's army of centaur's and undead soldiers, the wolven once again begin to rebuild their civilization with the help of their human allies. Unfortunately, for the inhabitants of Eritria an even larger threat looms on the horizon as a river of dark magic turns the plants and trees into blood thirsty mutants. Seeking a solution to their latest dilemma Dante and Ramos will require the aid of new friends along the way, and it will take them to the very edge of all they have known. This is the beginning of their most dangerous journey yet and the fate of their world hangs in the balance. Will they return in time to save their people from certain destruction?
Start: 2:00 pm
J. R. Wagner was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania during a blizzard. The snow made travel by car impossible, so his father called an ambulance when his mother went into labor. The ambulance became stuck at the bottom of their home’s driveway, prompting the dispatch of a fire truck, which towed the ambulance to the hospital where he was born. Maybe it was this experience that destined J.R. to love adventure. A competitive cyclist, triathlete, mountain biker and adventure racer, he once received a medal for saving a woman’s life during the kayaking section of an adventure race. And the adventure is hard to miss in his debut novel Exiled (Live Oak Book Group, June 5, 2012), the first book in J.R.’s young adult fantasy series The Never Chronicles. He’s got a day job to keep him “grounded”; J.R. helps run his late father’s Downingtown, Pennsylvania floor-covering business. J.R. first started writing at 10 years old with his sequel to “Return of The Jedi” – the selfproclaimed “Star Wars geek” had lofty aspirations of working with George Lucas on filming the project. In 1990 he began filming his version of “The Lord of The Rings” in his parent’s basement, but the plug was pulled after he nearly burned down the house. Since then the storyteller has also written a full-length science fiction screenplay, a thriller novel and a second screenplay. After graduating in Kinesiology from Arizona State University, J.R. returned to Downingtown, where his creative fires were re-stoked by his two beautiful daughters. J.R. also endearingly considers his wife Lisa his muse. It was during their trip to Maine he began writing Exiled.