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

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

Opening Keynote with N.D. Wilson

8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

BREAK

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Agents and Editors Q&A Panel

9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Harry Potter Trivia with C.J. & Clint Redwine

Friday, July 17

11:00 am to 11:45 am

Keynote with Thomas Locke

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

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

BREAK

Elective #2:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Andrew Winch-short fiction workshop pt 1

Steve Laube-Develop a Thick Skin

Linda Howard - 10 Things Every Aspiring Author Should Know

Sara Ella-50 Shades of YA?

Elective #3:
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Andrew Winch: Short Fiction Workshop pt 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

Awards Ceremony

9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Late Night Sponsor Event

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

BREAK

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

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

Indie Authors and Adaptations

Fan Negativity and Cancel Culture: Responding with Grace when fans flare up

Why Write Short Fiction?

After the Contract: What to expect once you sign with an editor or agent

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

BREAK

Elective #4:
5:30 pm to 6:30 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

8:15 pm to 8:45 pm

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