What’s Next for UTOPiAcon Founder and Community

Utopia Announcements

We wrapped up our sixth UTOPiA convention at the end of June 2017. We had arguably our most stellar lineup yet of panelists and speakers, and we had an absolute blast with all those in attendance. Thank you to all who made it a year I’ll never forget. UTOPiAcon will return in 2021 for a 10-year reunion convention in Nashville, …

Announcing the Winners of the Sixth Annual UTOPiA Awards

Utopia Announcements, UTOPiA Awards

Before you scroll down to the winners, I wanted to take a quick second to thank YABC and especially New York Times bestselling author CJ Redwine, and movie critic at The Mix 92.9 and Clint’s Movie Reviews, Clint Redwine, for hosting the Sixth Annual UTOPiA Awards for the second year in a row. Their lip sync of “Shake It Off” was flawless, …

Voting Now Open for the Sixth Annual UTOPiA Awards

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Bloggers, Craft, For the fans, UTOPiA Awards

We are thrilled to open the two-week public voting period for the Sixth Annual UTOPiA Awards. Every year I get excited to see who the Academy members will honor with nominations. It’s inspiring to see peers, friends and colleagues recognize each others’ hard work and commitment to this thriving community. I am always surprised, moved, and elated when I discover new talent, new …

NY Times Bestselling Author, Amy Harmon, Announced as Keynote Speaker for UTOPiAcon 2017

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Speakers

We are overjoyed to announce that rockstar author Amy Harmon will be our new Keynote Speaker on Friday, June 23rd at UTOPiAcon 2017. Utah native, Amy Harmon, is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times bestselling author. Her books have been published in sixteen languages (OMG, 16?!). She has written eleven breathtaking novels – among them the USA Today …

‘Circus Freaks’ Limited Edition Lit-Cube Box On Sale Now

Utopia Announcements, For the fans

UTOPiAcon is happy to announce its partnership with Lit-Cube, the crazy popular book box service, to create a “Circus Freaks” themed box! This limited edition box is not just available to #UTOPiA2017 attendees, either! Anyone who is intrigued by sideshow acts and who loves circus-themed fiction books will want to get their grabby hands on this. In the box, you will …

I’ve Had The Time of My Life

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It was a cold, but beautiful day in October back in 2011. I had read somewhere around 65-75 books in only six months, which was a first for me at the time. All by women. Most of them unknown, self-published authors. One of those books was formatted as a square, entirely in bold “ink,” and all one paragraph. And I could …

K Keeton Designs is the Official Photographer of #UTOPiA2017

Utopia Announcements, 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 …