Friday, April 20, 2012

Team Kilt Con: Schedule & Registration

Registration for Team Kilt Con is NOW OPEN! *flails around*

We're so excited to offer up the schedule of events along with the registration form.  Is this going to be a GREAT weekend, or what?  To say we're excited would be a gross understatement. 

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments of this post OR email them to us at admin at kiltandkeeley dot com.  


FRIDAY, May 18

7:00PM – 9:00PM: Team Kilt Con Kickoff Party!
Introductions! Games! Entertainment! Believe us when we say you’ll want to be part of the Kickoff Party.
9:00PM – 10:30PM: Open Mic Night
Jeri Smith-Ready will read BRIDGE, which means we will all cry. Come prepared to share your very own made up “blooper” reels from SHADE series scenes, fan fiction stories, or other original work inspired by the series.
10:30PM to 12:00AM: Fire Pit discussion of SHINE and favorite moments of SHADE series
We’ll be talking about our favorite books! Be prepared to dish about SHINE with Jeri Smith-Ready and other fans. We’ll also ask you to share the funniest/saddest/most romantic scenes of the series.
12:00 AM – 2:30AM Pajama Movie Party
You may have noticed that some members of Team Kilt are night owls. Join the night owls for popcorn and a late night movie sure to have Scottish references. If Amy gets her way, we’ll be watching “So I Married an Axe Murderer”. Actual movie is yet to be determined.

10:00 – 11:00 SHADE Jeopardy
This is EXACTLY what you think it is. Alex Trebek has prior obligations so an equally attractive stand in will be provided.
11:00 – 12:00 Q&A with Jeri Smith-Ready
Jeri will answer practically every question you can throw at her. Read SHINE before attending. There will be spoilers.
1:00 – 2:00 Music of SHADE
Jeri will share with us the music that inspired her to bring us the goodness that is SHADE/SHIFT/SHINE. This session will be interactive so bring your MP3 loaded with a variety of music. The title of “Musical Ruler” is at stake.
2:00 – 3:00 The real life locations of SHADE
Have you ever wondered what Newgrange LOOKS like and what the technicalities of the SHINE entail? Well, then do NOT miss this session! Jeri is sharing the real life locations of the SHADE series, including pictures of AURA HOUSE. FOR REAL. AURA HAS A HOUSE. AND SO DO THE KEELEY’S. And YOU will see them.
3:00 – 4:00 The Casting Couch
Three very special judges will judge your selections for the perfect Aura, Logan, Zachary, Dylan, Mickey & Megan. Come prepared to share (and defend!) your casting choices to this tough panel.
4:00 – 5:00 The future of SHADE
All good things must come to an end, but just because we’re temporarily leaving the SHADE world doesn’t mean that the characters aren’t still going on with their lives. What do you see as the future of the characters of the SHADE series after that EPIC ending in SHiNE?
7:00PM – 2:00AM Private Karaoke Party at Kieran’s Irish Pub
We’ve rented a private room in Kieran’s Irish Pub located in Block E, Downtown Minneapolis. Karaoke will be available from 7:30PM to 11:30PM and Reverse Cowboy will be performing on stage to get us off our seat and dancing. Dinner and drinks (private bar) will be at your own expense. Attendance to this event is free of charge and we welcome significant others and other guests.

Registration is easy!  Just follow these easy steps:

1. Send in your registration by completing this form.  If you register by MAY 1 (aka SHINE’s birthday!) you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate from Constellation Books!

2. Send your $30.00 registration fee to Kilt & Keeley via PayPal. (If you don’t have a PayPal account, you’ll need to setup an account in order to send payment. Visit for information on how to setup account.)


3. Order your official Team Kilt Con merchandise from Café Press (OPTIONAL):

4. Tell everyone in THE WORLD about this event!

5. Pack for the best weekend of YOUR LIFE.

Team Kilt Con will take place at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at (612) 375-1700. The Minneapolis airport (MSP) is located about 8 miles south of downtown Minneapolis.

If you’re not renting a car, we recommend either taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel or arranging a shuttle ride with Super Shuttle (612) 827-7777.


  1. This is an amazing event. I sooooo wish I could come. And I have tears in my eyes at the thought of Jeri reading Bridge.
    Have an awesome time!

  2. Done, da-done, done.. Doooooonnnneeee!! WooHoooo! *Does the donkey butt dance*

  3. I so want to go!! Why must I live in Australia?? Have fun everyone!!