May 26-29, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

Guests of Honor

Jane Yolen headshot
Author Guest of Honor: Jane Yolen
Ariel Burgess headshot
Artist Guest of Honor: Ariel Burgess
Brad Howard; Renaissance garb holding tankard
Music Guest of Honor: Brad Lee Howard
Bryan Jordan head shot
Fan Guest of Honor: Bryan "Bellz" Jordan

Compton Crook Award Winners

P. Djèlí Clark signing autograph
P. Djèlí Clark, 2022 Compton Crook Award
Micaiah Johnson headshot
Micaiah Johnson, 2021 Compton Crook Award

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11/22/22 – Reserve your hotel room at a special rate.  See the Hotel page.

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