Get Your Swag in the #UTOPiA2016 Survivor Packs

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Get your swag, book, merch, promo item, discount coupon or other item in the hands of EVERY attendee, panelist and participant at ‪#‎UTOPiA2016‬ — writers, readers, designers, agents, editors, filmmakers, photographers, formatters and more! And get 50% OFF the cost of the official #UTOPiA2016 Reader-Writer Survivor Pack insertion in January. Enter promo code WelcomeBag at checkout http://utopia2016.eventbrite.com Offer ends January …

NY Times Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre, Announced as Keynote Speaker at #UTOPiA2016

Utopia Announcements, Authors, For the fans, Speakers

We are so excited to announce that Alessandra Torre will be joining us as one of our featured keynote speakers at #UTOPiA2016. The highly acclaimed author of 12 novels, Torre will kick off  the convention Thursday morning, June 23rd. Our keynote speaker likes long walk on the beach, good books, and steamy sex. Living on the Emerald Coast of Florida, Torre is …

UTOPiA Announces Week-long Black Friday Blitz

Utopia Announcements, Bloggers, For the fans, Giveaway, Sweepstakes

 It took me awhile to get this post together because, quite frankly, there is so much going on next week and into Cyber Monday, that I’m not sure even I have all the info. But here’s what we’ve got planned:: A huge Thanksgiving Celebration on the #UTOPiA2016 event page on Facebook hosted by the amazing, official bloggers of UTOPiAcon. Here’s the …

UTOPiA Idea Xchange Talks and Speakers Announced for 2016 Convention

Utopia Announcements, inspirational, Speakers, UTOPiA Idea eXchange

Today, we are excited to announce the speakers and talks that will be shared with you next June at #UTOPiA2016. Today we also unveil the permanent logo for the UTOPiA Idea Xchange. It was designed by Victoria Faye of Whit & Ware. The only thing that will be changing about this logo each year is the color, which will reflect the theme …

Little Bird Publishing House and #UTOPiA2016 Launch Revolution-themed Short Story Anthology Contest

Utopia Announcements, Contest

REVOLUTION 1. a forcible change of a government or social order, in favor of a new system. synonyms: rebellion, uprising. London-based ebook and paperback publisher, Little Bird Publishing House, has partnered with #UTOPiA2016 on a short story anthology contest, with proceeds benefitting Help Build A Library in South Africa, an organization that donates young adult books to schools and supports …

Screening of full-length Romance Authors documentary announced at #UTOPiA2016

Utopia Announcements, Film, For the fans

It is our extreme pleasure to bring not just one, but two screenings to #UTOPiA2016. In August we announced the official screening of “Severus Snape and the Marauders,” a fan-made short film set in the Harry Potter universe. We are thrilled to now announce an official screening of “Love Between the Covers,” a full-length documentary about the massive romance book industry, …

UTOPiA 2016 Welcomes “Beastly” Author, Alex Flinn, as Keynote Speaker

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Speakers

If you weren’t already aware, Myra McEntire, who was our first keynote speaker at the very first UTOPiAcon back in 2012, is joining us for our five year anniversary next year and hosting a special Wednesday night kickoff keynote event. And now we are thrilled to announce that bestselling author, Alex Flinn, will also be a keynote speaker at #UTOPiA2016! The Miami-based Flinn …

Why writers need to spend time with other writers

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I know how cozy it can be wearing your yoga pants and Minion slippers, while blasting [insert inspirational/motivational indie band here], typing along in your writing cave. But here’s the thing: everything can be going along all hunky dory — you’re killing your word count goals, you remember to shower, the house is running like a tight ship — and …