The official #UTOPiA2017 poster design is here!

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Presenting the #UTOPiA2017 official poster!! Designed by Victoria Faye, who also created this year’s logo and branding elements, this poster makes my heart do a back flip off the trapeze. It’s gorgeous and – not gonna lie – I got a little lump in my throat when I saw her put the six years up there. I’m so grateful for … Read More

Q&A with The Novelistas

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I have been dying to do a video Q&A with the women behind The Novelistas for awhile now…but then it felt like I was dying. I caught this winter’s plague, actually my whole family did, and I had to bow out of the video due to a violent cough I was certain was contagious via cyberspace. I had already sent … Read More

UTOPiAcon Announces Author Reading Room

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Every time I hear an author read an excerpt from their own work I glean something new from the story, whether it’s the proper way to pronounce a character name to the true desired impact from an inflection. I pick up story nuances that I missed the first time around. I love it even more when I hear a book … Read More

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 … Read More

K Keeton Designs is the Official Photographer of #UTOPiA2017

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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