Foreword to a Revolution

Utopia Announcements, For the fans

Katie M. John, author and head of Little Bird Publishing House, sponsor of the #UTOPiA2016 Revolution Anthology, asked me to write a foreword for the book that includes eight fictional short stories that, at their cores, center around change, sacrifice, rebellion, and hope, in the many different forms those virtues can come in. How does one write a foreword to …

Time to Pick Your Team for the UTOPiA Awards Lip Sync Showdown 2016

Utopia Announcements, For the fans

Lip Sync. That time-honored tradition of moving your luscious lips silently in synchronization with a recorded song. It’s more popular than ever thanks to Jimmy Fallon, LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen. We’ve seen you post the battles. We know you secretly — and not so secretly — want to have your turn in the spotlight. Here’s your chance. The …

Winners Announced in #Revolutionary Anthology Contest

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Contest

UTOPiAcon and Little Bird Publishing House are thrilled to announce the eight winners in the short story contest. Chosen by public vote, these winners and their revolution-themed stories, will be included in an anthology that will be released in the Spring of 2016. Congratulations to the 8 winners, who are listed here. Below the list, you can read the first 1,000 words of their stories. Enjoy!   …

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, …