In conjunction with The Creatures, Crimes & Creativity (C3) Con, 50+ fiction authors will sign their novels at two events that are free and open to the public. The C3 Con draws authors of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal fiction. On Friday September 13 and Saturday September 14 all of these writers will gather at the Sheraton, Columbia Town Center, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD. From 5pm to 6pm to meet with readers and fans and sign copies of their books. Among the 50 authors present will be several New York Times and USA Today Best Sellers, including Julie Hyzy, David Mack, John Gilstrap, Debbi Mack, and Rebecca York. Avid readers will find the fiction they love at these two events and get to speak directly with the creators. Signing visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a charity raffle. The C3 Con is partnering with the Howard County Library System's Project Literacy - a highly successful adult basic education initiative. HCLS Instructors and volunteer tutors have taught 8,400 adults since 1987 through free, one-on-one tutoring and class sessions. To raise funds for this worthy cause we they will raffle off book-related gift baskets. Every dollar collected for the baskets will go to the HCLS Project Literacy.