THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

3:00 – 5:00 PM : utopYA Registration Booth Opens

Get your badge early to avoid the line on Friday morning. Bring ID with you. If you badge is under your author name, please show us the Eventbrite receipt on your phone or in print.

4:00 – 6:00 PMBlockbuster Book Trailer Bootcamp

FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2014

6:15 – 6:45 AM : YOGA with Jen McConnel

LOCATION: Outdoor Pavilion
Clean towels will be provided for those who do not have their yoga mats

7:00 AM : Registration Opens / Official utopYA Souvenir Shop Opens

Pick up your badges & Welcome Bags

7:30 AM: Bookstore Opens

LOCATION: Embassy

8:00 AM: Man Cave OPENS

LOCATION: Titan Room (Special Happy Hour 2-5 PM)

8:15 AM: Welcome to #utopYA2014 & Raffles

9:00 AM : Keynote: Gennifer Albin “Scribbling Women: Empowering Modern Female Writers and Their Readers.”

Gennifer Albin will be signing immediately after her keynote speech

10:00 AM : Area 51 & Area 51.5 Exhibitor Halls Open

11:00AM – PANELS BEGIN

* All panels are subject to change.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

What a Difference A Year Makes #WADAYM

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST

Moderator: Teal Haviland

Panelists:

Sarah Ashley Jones

Starla Hutchton

Eva Pohler

Carol Kunz

Putting Together A Kick A** Street Team

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM CENTRAL

Moderator: Tiffany King

Panelists:

Heather Hildenbrand

KP Simmon

Brina Courtney

Heather Self

Expand Your Universe: A Hot-to Workshop for Newbies & Introverts #ExpandYourClump

LOCATION: CROWN BALLROOM (10TH FLOOR)

Moderators: Mindy Ruiz & Megan Curd

Panelists:

Rachel Harris

Misty Provencher

Cydney Lawson

 12:00 – 1:00 PM

 

Quantum Query #QuantumQuery

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST

Moderator: CJ Redwine

Panelists:

Gennifer Albin

J.A. Souders

Trisha Wolfe

Rachel Harris

Redacted Script: The Editing Panel

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM CENTRAL

Moderator: Hollie Westring

Panelists:

Elizabeth Phelps

Paulina Ulrich

Sarah Cloots

Rysa Walker

The Big Bang: World Building

LOCATION: CROWN BALLROOM (10TH FLOOR)

Moderator: Rhi Paille

Panelists:

Teal Haviland

Megan Curd

C.C. Hunter

Mindy Ruiz

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM – LUNCH

SUPERSTAR PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS: Lunch will be served in Maxwell’s in the hotel

 2:00 – 3:00 PM

 

Fictionalizing World Causes & Teen Issues

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST

Moderator: Amy Evans

Panelists: 

Jessica Sorensen

Elizabeth Kirke

Magan Vernon

Chanda Hahn

Damsel in Distress VS. Bad A** Babe

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM CENTRAL

Moderator: Myra McEntire

Panelists:

Rhonda Oglesby

Delphina Miyares

G.P. Ching

Keary Taylor

The Pricing Puzzle #PricingPuzzle

LOCATION: CROWN BALLROOM (10TH FLOOR)

Moderator: Deena Graves

Panelists:

Ella & Mr. James

Tiffany King

T.A. Kunz

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Music as Muse

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST

Moderator: Amanda Havard

Panelists:

Kelsey Macke

Sarah Ashley Jones

Amy Bartol

Morgan Wylie

Two Heads are better than One #Cowriting

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM CENTRAL

Moderator: Mr. & Mrs. Ella James

Panelists:

Melissa Pearl

Anna Cruise

C.A. Kunz

Rise of the Hybrid Author #HybridAuthor

LOCATION: CROWN BALLROOM

Moderator: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Panelists:

Chelsea Fine

C.C. Hunter

Chelsea M. Cameron

Tiffany King

 

5:00 PM : Area 51 & Area 51.5 Exhibitor Halls CLOSE for the day

6:00 – 9:00 PM : Fan Invasion Public Signing Event

9:00 PM: Bookstore Closes for the day

9:30 PM: Costumed Karoake

LOCATION: Maxwell’s
(this event and costumes are optional)

SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2014

6:30 — 7:00 AM : YOGA with Jen McConnel

LOCATION: Outdoor Pavilion
Clean towels will be provided for those who do not have their yoga mats

7:30 AM : Registration/Information/Official utopYA MERCHANDISE Booth Opens

7:30 AM: Bookstore Opens

LOCATION: Embassy

8:00 AM: Man Cave OPENS

LOCATION: Titan Room

8:15 AM : Day Two Kick Off & Raffles

9:00 AM: Keynote: Sylvia Day “What I Wish I’d Known Then”

SYLVIA DAY WILL BE SIGNING AT THE FRIDAY EVENING FAN INVASION EVENT. She will NOT be signing after her keynote speech.

11:00 AM PANELS BEGIN

* All panels are subject to change.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM : Area 51 Exhibitor Hall Open

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Super Novellas: The New Wave of Serials 

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST

Moderator: Deena Graves

Panelists:

Magan Vernon

Rachel Higginson

Lila Felix

Blog Your Face Off

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM CENTRAL

Moderator: SupaGurl Heather Marie Smiddie

Panelists:

Michele G. Miller

Kathryn V.S. Grimes

Tess M. Watson

Toni Lesatz

 

Amazon Marketing 101 #amznmktg101

LOCATION: CROWN BALLROOM

Moderator: Quinn Loftis

Panelists:

Ella James

Eva Pohler

Jessica Sorensen

 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Supermassive Black Hole: The Legal Panel

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST

Moderators: Quinn & Bo Loftis

Panelists:

Joe Maxey

Christina Mercer

POV: Breaking All the Rules

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM CENTRAL

Moderator: Susan Burdorf

Panelists:

Andrew Lee

Alan Lewis

Tammy Blackwell

Mike Turner

Stellar Swag #bookswag

LOCATION: CROWN BALLROOM

Moderators: C.A. Kunz

Panelists:

Amy Miles

Sarah M. Ross

Heather Hildenbrand

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM – LUNCH

SUPERSTAR PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS: Lunch will be served in Maxwell’s in the hotel

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Men Are From Mars  LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WESTModerator: Jonathan Miller

Panelists:

Karl King

Doug Provencher

Bo Loftis

Judging a Book by Its Cover

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM CENTRAL

Moderators: Victoria Faye Alday

Panelists:

Eden Crane

Regina Wamba

Kelsey Keeton

Bold Breakthroughs in Book Marketing

LOCATION: CROWN BALLROOM

Moderator: Erica Erwin

Panelists:

KP Simmon

Laura Byrne-Cristiano

Jen Lamoureaux

Jonny (I love Vampire Novels)

Christine Munroe

 3:00 – 4:00 PM

RadLits: the Craziest Word Game in the Universe

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST

Moderator: Chelsea Fine

Authors Who Have Submitted Their Scenes for Your Entertainment:

Misty Provencher

Rachel Harris

Hollie Westring

Keary Taylor

How to Make a Hollywood Worthy Book Trailer

LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM CENTRAL

Moderators: Raine Thomas

Panelists:

RK Ryals

Carmen Jenner

Rachel Taylor

Inger Iverson

Future of YA/NA Trends

LOCATION: CROWN BALLROOM

Moderators: Kallie Mathews & KP Simmon

Panelists:

Kristan Hoffman

Chelsea M. Cameron

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rysa Walker

 4:00 PM: Bookstore Closes

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Pool Party & Collaborative Jam

6:15 – 7:15 PM : Cosmic Cocktails Pre-Awards Party

LOCATION: Outdoor Pavilion

7:15 PM: Nominees Enter Ballroom for Awards

7:30 PM : Superstar Ticket Holders enter for Awards

7:45 PM : Explorer Ticket Holders enter for Awards

8:00 – 9:30 PM : The Third Annual utopYA Awards

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM : Post-Awards Dance Party

SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2014

8:30 AM Information/Registration Booth Opens /Official utopYA MERCHANDISE

9:30 – 11:30 AM

Closing Announcements

Open Floor Keynote

Raffles

1:00 – 3:00 PM: Write-In

LOCATION: Crown Room

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