Winners of the Second Annual utopYA Awards

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We are soooo happy to announce the winners of the Second Annual utopYA Awards. Thank you to the utopYA Academy members who nominated their peers, and thank you to the public for your votes. In two weeks of public voting, almost 3,800 votes came in from 48 countries around the world, including: Tunisia, Slovenia, Russia, Korea, Greece, New Zealand, Australia, Peru, …

“Avarice” Screens at utopYAcon 2013

Utopia Announcements, Film

For your wonder and amusement at utopYAcon 2013, Timid Monster (formerly Macedonia Films) presents an award-winning short film, AVARICE. Plus, peek behind the curtain! Unravel the mysteries of filmmaking and screenwriting with a Q&A with producer Dan Baker and writer/director Rachel M Taylor. The process of getting your paranormal world out of your head and on to the screen will be discussed; including …

A Mom-Friendly utopYA

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Last year we had a couple mamas in the house. I took note. This year, I will be one of those mamas, happily toting my daughter around (she’ll be about two months old by then). In an effort to make utopYA as mama-friendly as possible, we have set aside a small room upstairs near the action for feeding, changing or …

utopYA Awards Sponsor, Mae I Design, Has Exclusive Offer for Attending Authors

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On Facebook yesterday I asked the question, “How important is your author headshot/photo?” The resounding response was “VERY.” I couldn’t agree more…and neither could our utopYA Awards Sponsor, Regina Wamba, of Mae I Design and Photography. That’s why Regina and I created an EXCLUSIVE offer for authors (or anyone really) attending utopYA in June. You authors out there are THE …

The Official utopYA 2013 Reading List

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Before you get to utopYA in June, we recommend reading any of these books that you haven’t yet. This is the OFFICIAL list of titles released by our invited authors — meaning, books by those who were asked to sit on panels who are themselves writers. * Some of these titles have not yet been released. The book list criteria …

utopYAcon 2013 Schedule Announced!

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Whew! The utopYAcon schedule and panelist assignments were a doozy to put together. Thanks to all the cooperative, collaborative and amazing panelists and moderators who made this daunting task easier. P.S. This is subject to change. utopYAcon 2013 Schedule Friday, June 28, 2013 7 AM – Registration opens 8 AM – Welcome Opening announcements Daily Raffles 9 AM SHARP: Keynote: Jennifer L. …

utopYA just got Hotter

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If you follow utopYAcon on Facebook, you may have already seen this hot topic. The talented author and producer, Frankie Rose, will be bringing her very own book cover model to utopYA! That’s right! If you’re familiar with The Hope Series, you know all about the brooding ‘Daniel.’ The actor/model who portrays ‘Daniel’ on the cover AND the book trailer, …

The SOLD OUT utopYA 2013 Announces Friday Keynote Speaker

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You rock. Yes, you! Because of all of you I get to say this: utopYA 2013 is SOLD OUT! All I can say is, thank you…thank you…thank you. This thing has become sentient with a beating heart of its own. This year is gonna be epic. Now, for the announcement you’ve all been waiting for (cue drum roll)…. JENNIFER L. …

Anything Goes: The Panel Created By and For You

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What’s fidgety, sort of clammy, and red all over? Give up? It’s YOU! That’s right. It’s you bouncing in your seat at a book signing, conference, or launch party (in total fangirl mode) too embarrassed or shy to ask that one question dying to free itself from your lips. You knew the question when you walked in. You may have …