Join us on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Austin, Texas, for our 10th annual celebration of lesbian fiction!

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Get a LSLF 10th Anniversary T-shirt!

LSLF ShirtTo commemorate the 10th Annual Lone Star LesFic Festival, Maggie Dane has designed special T-shirt. All proceeds from sales will go toward expenses for future lesfic events. Enjoy this fabulous shirt and help us promote lesbian fiction! Click here to order.


2017 Festival Schedule!

The 2017 Lone Star LesFic Festival is just 6 weeks away! Join us on Saturday, April 1, at the Norris Conference Center. We’ve got a packed schedule with some of your favorite writers of lesbian fiction.

8:45 – 9:15    Registration (Refreshments courtesy of Bold Strokes Books)

9:15 – 9:30    Welcome: Announcements, Giveaways: Yvette Murray

9:30 – 10:30  What’s Your Favorite, Standalones or Series? (Group Discussion)

Carrie Carr, JM Dragon, Carsen Taite, Ali Vali, Barbara Ann Wright (Stacia Seaman, moderator)

10:30 – 11:30  Mysteries: The Art of Clue Dropping

Renee MacKenzie, VK Powell, J.M. Redmann, Lacey Schmidt (Erin O’Reilly, moderator)

Readings, Group A

Ali Spooner, Stacy Reynolds, Melissa Brayden, C.F. Frizzell

11:30 – 12:30  Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Kris Bryant, Taylor James, Melanie McGowan, Laydin Michaels, Jaycie Morrison (Carsen Taite, moderator)

Readings, Group B

Barbara Ann Wright, Lacey Schmidt, Ali Vali

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch On Your Own

1:30 – 2:30    Period Fiction: Somewhere in Time

Linda Crist, JM Dragon, C.F. Frizzell, Del Robertson (Lacey Schmidt, moderator)

Readings C

Julie Cannon, Carsen Taite, Renee MacKenzie

2:30 – 3:30    Sci Fi/Fantasy: Creating Alien Worlds & Preternatural Societies

Stacy Reynolds, Ali Spooner, Ali Vali, Karis Walsh, Barbara Ann Wright (Maggie Dane, moderator)

Readings, Group D

J.M. Redmann, MJ Williamz, VK Powell, Annette Mori

3:30 – 3:45    Break (Refreshments compliments of the Sapphic Reading Group)

3:45 – 4:00   Autograph Session: ALL AUTHORS

4:00 – 5:00   Romance: Creating Those Sparks

Melissa Brayden, Taylor James, Annette Mori, Karis Walsh, MJ Williamz (Julie Cannon, moderator)

Readings, Group  E

Laydin Michaels, Del Robertson, Jaycie Morrison, Kris Bryant

5:00 – 6:00   Book Reviews: How Important Are They? (Group Discussion)

Julie Cannon, Erin O’Reilly, J.M. Redmann, Stacia Seaman, Ali Vali (Barbara Ann Wright, moderator)

6:00 – 6:30    Closing Announcements:  Silent Auction Results, Raffle, Grand Prize Drawing (Yvette Murray)

ANNOUNCEMENT – 2016 Festival Authors!

Four authors will be back who have been involved in the Lone Star LesFic Festival since its inception in 2008: Erin O’ Reilly, Carsen Taite, Stacia Seaman, and Carrie Carr.

The keynote speaker for the Festival is author/publisher Radclyffe. Other returning storytellers are: Mavis Applewater, Melissa Brayden, Julie Cannon, Yvonne Heidt, Taylor James, D. Jackson Leigh, Stacy Reynolds, Del Robertson, Ali Vali, Karis Walsh, MJ Williamz, and Barbara Ann Wright.

Seven authors will be participating in the Festival for the first time. We’ve already announced featured author/publisher, JM Dragon. Other newcomers include: Robin Alexander, Renee MacKenzie, Laydin Michaels, Annette Mori, Lacey Schmidt, and Ali Spooner.

The 2016 Festival is going to be tons of fun. Come join us!

Trivia Event: Saturday, November 14 in Austin

Coming soon! The fundraiser for the next Lone Star LesFic Festival is less than 2 weeks away! Time to hone your trivia game skills! BSB authors Barbara Ann Wright, Carsen Taite, and Laydin Michaels say they’re ready to compete with you for prizes.

We’re raffling off some great books, too! Affinity and Bold Strokes have generously donated their latest publications. What a deal – free admission and refreshments, too!!!

Join us for lots of fun on Saturday, November 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The Trivia Event is in Austin at 1607 Colony Creek.

Saturday’s Schedule

Schedule2The Lone Star LesFic Festival is just two days away! Come join us at the Norris Conference Center on Saturday. We’ll have plenty of giveaways and goodies for sale, including books from Bookwoman and at our $3.00 used books table (all funds raised from this table go toward future Lone Star festivals).

The festival schedule (at left, click to enlarge) includes 2 group discussions, 3 panel discussions, and author reading and book signing sessions. We’ll have morning and afternoon refreshments courtesy of Bold Strokes Books (morning) and Affinity eBooks Press (afternoon). We’ve also built in a lunch break for everyone to take advantage of the wide selection of restaurants in the area.

We look forward to seeing you!

The Lone Star LesFic Online Fundraiser!

The Lone Star LesFic Festival needs your help! We’ve grown a lot over the last 7 years, from just a handful of authors in 2009 to more than 20 last year!

Please check out our IndieGoGo campaign. We’ve got some amazing perks including gift certificates and donations from authors, including signed books, opportunities to name characters in upcoming books, and more! We will acknowledge all contributions on the Supporters section of this website (you can choose to remain anonymous).

The Lone Star LesFic Festival is privately funded and organized, and we’d like to keep this fun, reader-focused event free to all. Please help us reach our goal!

Support the Lone Star LesFic Festival!

The Lone Star LesFic Festival is headed into its seventh year! This reader-organized, reader-focused celebration of lesbian fiction is free and open to the public. If you’d like to contribute, please follow the link to our IndieGoGo campaign, and please feel free to share it on Facebook and/or Twitter.

We’ve got some amazing perks for contributors, from signed books to the opportunity to name a secondary character in future novels by some amazing authors. Check out our campaign page for details!

Thank you to all the amazing fans, authors, and publishers who have kept us going for six years. We look forward to seeing you at the seventh annual Lone Star LesFic Festival in April 2015. 🙂