Voting Now Open for the Sixth Annual UTOPiA Awards

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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 … Read More

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

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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 … 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

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

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Abbi Glines, Announced as #UTOPiA2017 Featured Speaker

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We could not be happier to announce that author, mother, and all around a**-kicker, Abbi Glines, will be joining us as a featured guest next June at #UTOPiA2017. Abbi, an Alabama-based bestselling author of romance and young adult books, was actually at the very first UTOPiAcon way back in 2012. She was our very first “Author of the Year” at … Read More

Isaac Marion, Author of Zombie Hit “Warm Bodies,” Announced as #UTOPiA2017 Featured Guest

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We are ecstatic to announce that Isaac Marion, author of New York Times best-selling novel, WARM BODIES, which was adapted into a major motion picture, will be joining us at #UTOPiA2017!!! Isaac, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, will be part of our new programming called “The Dedication,” which is a conversation-style setting on the main stage with UTOPiAcon founder … Read More

Talk and Screening with Bestselling Children’s Book Author and Hulu Animations Creator, Daniel Errico, Announced for #UTOPiA2017

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In an ongoing commitment to expand UTOPiAcon programming to include more diversity and inclusion, we are ecstatic to announce that bestselling children’s book author, Daniel Errico, will be a featured guest at #UTOPiA2017. Animations based on Errico’s works, The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived and Rosaline, are available on Hulu as the first to star an openly gay and lesbian hero and heroine, respectively. He … Read More

NY Times Bestselling Author, Ann Aguirre, Announced as First Featured Speaker for #UTOPiA2017

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I am so flipping excited to announce that New York Times bestselling author, Ann Aguirre, is the first featured speaker to be announced for UTOPiAcon 2017. “I’m thrilled and honored to have been invited to speak at UtopiaCon because it brings together such disparate individuals who are united by their love of books. I hear this is the event for filling the … Read More

Win Dinner with #UTOPiA2016 Keynote Speakers Alessandra Torre and Alex Flinn

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You’re planning out which panels to go to, which authors you want to sign books, dinners with friends old and new, what you’ll wear to the awards, and more. Just when you think #UTOPiA2016 can’t get any more fun, we throw one more reason your way to be there… Two Winners have the chance to enjoy a private dinner with keynote speakers and New … Read More

Winners Announced in #Revolutionary Anthology Contest

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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!   … Read More