July 16-18, 2020
at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino
1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(At the corner of Boardwalk and Park Place)

Registration opens Feb 1 2020–Realm Makers Members save $50!

Not a member? Join here.

What your registration gets you:

The conference will feature two-and-a-half days of programming, starting on Thursday afternoon with our first keynote address, an agent and editor Q & A, and more.

Friday and Saturday will bring you the best in speculative fiction education from our world-class faculty, plus opportunities to pitch your manuscripts, meet with mentors, and of course, geek out with the coolest tribe in the writing world.

And don’t forget, your conference registration includes the Friday night awards reception & dinner where costumes are encouraged and fabulous books get the honors. You also get continental breakfast in the vendor hall and snacks in the hospitality suite!

Eating and Sleeping

Your registration includes the following dining:

  • Continental breakfast in the conference bookstore Friday and Saturday
  • Friday awards reception and banquet
  • Hospitality Suite snacks Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, according to the schedule we’ll post at the conference

Thursday and Saturday dinner, as well as Friday and Saturday lunches are on your own. There are choices of anything from a slice of pizza to fine dining within walking distance of the conference facility.

***Just remember, your hotel stay at Bally’s is a separate reservation process and cost from conference registration. The link for booking a hotel room can be found on our Hotel Accommodations page. PLEASE don’t book at Bally’s outside of our special room block--we need an accurate count of who is associated with our group to be in compliance with our contract with the hotel.***

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***Conference Guest registrations must be made with a specific, full-price-paying attendee referenced, whether a teen or adult registration***

***Only one vendor rate registration is permitted per organization or vendor table purchased. See our vendor page for more details.***


In the event you discover you cannot attend the Realm Makers conference after you’ve registered, the following refund policy will apply:
More than 60 days prior to conference: full refund, less a 10% processing fee
30-59 days prior to conference: 50% refund
Less than 30 days prior to conference: non refundable, but you may transfer your registration to another attendee. You are responsible for finding the individual to whom you wish to transfer your registration and informing the conference registrar of the change.