Maybe Next Year

UtopiaBlog, inspirational0 Comments

This post is not about whether you attend UTOPiAcon or any other book event or a retreat in New York or a vacation in Europe or buy the dress or the shoes or take the class or hire the publicist. It’s about your life. Your dreams. What choices are you making right now to honor yourself? What actions are you taking today to create the … Read More

K Keeton Designs is the Official Photographer of #UTOPiA2017

UtopiaAnnouncements, Sponsors

It has been our privilege to work with some of the book community’s most talented photographers, designers, hair and make-up artists. And today I get to add Kelsey Keeton of K Keeton Designs to that list. Kelsey has been an avid supporter and friend of UTOPiAcon and the tribe for YEARS (all caps for real). Her catalog of models who have … Read More

UTOPiAcon Master Classes on Sale in January

UtopiaAnnouncements, Craft, Master Class

January 1st was the first time we’d run a promotion on the Master Classes, and the response to that was so incredible we’ve decided to extend the offer of $17 off the Master Classes until the end of the month! You do NOT have to have or buy a ticket to UTOPiAcon in order to take a Master Class. The classes, while located … Read More

Book-inspired Singer Songwriter, Beth Crowley, to Perform at Sixth Annual UTOPiA Awards

UtopiaAnnouncements, For the fans, UTOPiA Awards

Some of you may know YouTube sensation, Beth Crowley, from her video where she posted an original song inspired by Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, which garnered well-deserved praise and has over 1.3 million views! Beth actually first gained recognition on YouTube in 2011 when she was inspired by comedic group Axis of Awesome and posted a medley of popular songs titled … Read More

You Are #FreakingAwesome

UtopiaBlog, inspirational

When all of you voted for the Freakshow theme for #UTOPiA2017 I was absolutely giddy. It’s a crazy fun theme to work with in terms of design, marketing and implementation. But the meaning behind the Freakshow theme is what really strikes a chord with me…and hopefully with you, too. The whole idea of calling out the weird and wonderful things … Read More

New York Times Bestselling Author Jasinda Wilder Announced as UTOPiAcon 2017 Featured Speaker

UtopiaAnnouncements, Authors, inspirational, Speakers

Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I look at the list of incredible people joining us for #UTOPiA2017. And today I get to add New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author, Jasinda freaking Wilder to that talented and inspirational group of speakers and guests. I’ve been a fan of Jasinda’s prolific catalog of naughty but … Read More

UTOPiAcon Launches a Book Club

UtopiaAnnouncements, For the fans

We’ve been wanting to launch book club for a few years now, but how to do it, where to do it, and how to manage it were all questions that kept delaying it. Would it be a podcast? How many books would we do, and how often? With differing opinions and no “right” answers, the UTOPiAcon Book Club sat on the … Read More

Bloggers and Booktubers Wanted


UTOPiA is expanding its blogging efforts to better serve its growing community, expanding formats and interests. We are looking for writers and booktubers who are passionate about fandoms, books, and creative communities to share news, insights, and all the feels and awesome with our growing list of subscribers and readers. A few facts about the UTOPiAcon blog (taken from 2015-2016 ONLY): On … Read More

Isaac Marion to do Live Commentary at Official “Warm Bodies” Film Screening at #UTOPiA2017

UtopiaAnnouncements, Film, For the fans

It’s confirmed! We will be hosting an official screening of “Warm Bodies,” the film adaptation of the novel by Isaac Marion, who will be there doing LIVE commentary through it all! The movie, which has an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, stars Nicholas Hoult (who won a Teen Choice Award for his role in the film), Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), Dave Franco, … Read More

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Abbi Glines, Announced as #UTOPiA2017 Featured Speaker

UtopiaAnnouncements, Authors, For the fans, Speakers

We could not be happier to announce that author, mother, and all around a**-kicker, Abbi Glines, will be joining us as a featured guest next June at #UTOPiA2017. Abbi, an Alabama-based bestselling author of romance and young adult books, was actually at the very first UTOPiAcon way back in 2012. She was our very first “Author of the Year” at … Read More