Bear Pond Books is holding a space prom

This looks like quite a bit of fun: Bear Pond Books is hosting an event called Once & Future Space Prom, to support an event for Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy’s new YA novel, Once & Future. The event takes place on April 26th in Montpelier.

The book comes out next week, and is the first book in a gender-bent duology that retells the story of King Arthur:

I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.

Now I’m done hiding.

My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.

When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.

Here are the details for the event:

Cosplay! Music! Author Signing! Reader’s Theater! Cake!

Door Prizes! Costumes & Fancy Dress Encouraged!

Wear your favorite incarnation of a King Arthur genderbending character at this “Space Prom” event with VCFA authors Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy, co-authors of Once & Future.

Tickets $5 each. Click the ticket link to purchase. Ticket holders will receive $5 off the purchase of the book Once & Future at the event.