The GenCon Writer’s Symposium is one of the best kept secrets in writing. I’d be hard pressed to name a conference with more programming (145 writing events). And the guest list (over 70 professional authors, editors, and publishers) is outstanding:

Terry Brooks, Chuck Whendig, Elizabeth Bear, Wesley Chu, Geoffrey Girard, Jennifer McGowan, Maurice Broaddus, and many more!

I’ll be there, speaking on panels and critiquing fiction (yes, you can actually get a pro’s opinion of your work at GenCon). I’ll also be signing books with Apex Publications and Alliteration Ink.

There’s tremendous opportunity to learn from (and mingle with) the pros at this con. I highly recommend checking out the schedule and signing up for panels and workshops. GenCon was the first professional conference I attended as a beginning writer, and I can’t say enough good things about it.

According to our master of ceremonies, writer and game designer Marc Tassin, over 3,000* people signed up for the symposium in the first two hours.

So don’t wait until the last minute, register today!

*I probably need to revise that first sentence.

My Con Schedule:

Thursday 6pm (Room 244) – When Your Worldbuilding is a Character
Friday 9am (Room 245) – Business of Writing 101
Friday 10am (Room 245) – Cover Letters and Queries
Saturday 9am (Room 244) – Worldbuilding 101
Saturday 5pm (Room 244) – Writing Different Planes and Dimensions
Sunday 9am (Room 241) – Reading & Critiquing Manuscripts

Books available at the Indy Reads booth in the exhibitor hall.

Full Convention Schedule

Interview with the always awesome Anton Strout on the Writer’s Symposium

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Written by Jerry Gordon

Writer-editor-teacher-programmer. Unapologetic hyphenate.