Conference Schedule

All Times Listed In Eastern Time (UTC-4)

(sessions subject to change)

Thursday, July 16

11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Explore the Virtual Conference Center

11:00 am to 6:30 pm

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Please note: This session was a separate purchase option in your registration.

Pre-Conference Workshop:
Obscure No More with Thomas Umstattd, Jr.

7:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Conference Opening

7:15 pm to 8:00 pm

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Opening Keynote with N.D. Wilson

8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

BREAK

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Making the Most of a Virtual Conference

9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

previously planned to be broadcast on Crowdcast but now available on Zoom

Harry Potter Trivia with C.J. & Clint Redwine

Harry Potter trivia

Friday, July 17

9:00 am to 10:00 am

10:45 am to 11:45 am

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Keynote with Thomas Locke

11:45 am to 12:00 pm

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Elective #1: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Steve Laube: Working with Your Agent

Rachel Marks: Inspiration in History

Carla Hoch: Writing Fight Scenes, Battles and Brawls with POW

Linda Howard: Trends in Children’s Books

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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Continuing Session #1: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm​

Thomas Locke:
The Nuts and Bolts of Screenwriting

N.D. Wilson:
Magic, Truth, and Imagination

CJ Redwine:
Branding & Marketing Workshop

Steven James:
Story Trumps Structure

Bryan Davis:
Teen Track - The Phoenix Solution

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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Elective #2: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm​

Andrew Winch:
Flash Fiction Workshop Part 1

Steve Laube:
Develop a Thick Skin

Linda Howard:
10 Things Every Aspiring Author Should Know

Sara Ella:
50 Shades of YA?

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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Elective #3: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm​

Andrew Winch: Flash Fiction Workshop Part 2

Rachel Marks:
Where Do I Fit In? Writing for the Secular Market

Carla Hoch:
Dealing Damage

Clint Redwine:
Media Appearances for Authors, Part 1

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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Awards Ceremony

Saturday, July 18

Continuing Session #2: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Thomas Locke:
The Nuts and Bolts of Screenwriting

N.D. Wilson:
Magic, Truth, and Imagination

CJ Redwine:
Branding & Marketing Workshop

Steven James:
Story Trumps Structure

Bryan Davis:
Teen Track - The Phoenix Solution

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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Continuing Session #3: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Thomas Locke:
The Nuts and Bolts of Screenwriting

N.D. Wilson:
Magic, Truth, and Imagination

CJ Redwine:
Branding & Marketing Workshop

Steven James:
Story Trumps Structure

Bryan Davis:
Teen Track - The Phoenix Solution

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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Panel Discussions: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm​

Novel Adaptations to Other Media
(N.D. Wilson, Rachel Marks, Ron Newcomb)

Fan Negativity and Cancel Culture
(Morgan Busse, James Hannibal, Catherine Jones Payne, Parker J Cole)

Live Author Spotlights
featuring Realm Award Winners
4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Why Write Short Fiction?
(Andrew Winch, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Lisa Gefrides)

After the Contract: What to Expect Once You Sign with an Editor/Agent
(Sara Ella, CJ Redwine, Carla Hoch)

Live Author Spotlights
continues to 7:30 pm

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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Elective #4: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm​

Live Author Spotlights
continues to 7:30 pm

Kristen Stieffel: Effective Critique groups​

Rachel Marks: Character Creation Workshop​

Sara Ella-Making Magic: Storytelling Disney-Style

Clint Redwine:
Media Appearances for Authors, Part 2

7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Closing Keynote with C.J. Redwine