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 …

UTOPiAcon Master Classes on Sale in January

Utopia Announcements, Craft, Master Class

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 …

Novelistas Performance and Improv for Writers Master Class Announced for #UTOPiA2017

Utopia Announcements, Craft

Back in December of 2015 a couple of ladies who call themselves The Novelistas emailed us. They’d heard about UTOPiAcon and thought we might be a good fit for what they provide to eager groups of writers and book lovers. I did not see this email. We were in the transition from the utopYAcon life into the UTOPiAcon life, and …

#utopYA2015 Keynote Speaker, Lauren Miller answers questions about time travel, book marketing & more!

Utopia Authors, book marketing, Craft, For the fans, Speakers

To prove to herself that becoming a mother and entering parenthood wouldn’t zap her creativity, Yale University, Berkeley law grad, and author, Lauren Miller set out to write a novel in the first 100 days of her child’s life. She blogged about it in an experiment called “Embrace the Detour” and ended up with a two-book deal from Harper Teen and her …

Earlybird Ticket Price ENDS Saturday for #utopYA2015

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Bloggers, book marketing, Craft, Exhibitors, For the fans, Speakers

This is the last week to grab your tickets to #utopYA2015 at the Earlybird level prices. We’ve packed serious value into both the Standard Package and the VIP Package. Check this out: Earlybird Standard Ticket :: ONLY $90 4.5-day pass to the utopYA convention (utopYAcon) — Continental breakfast included each day (first come, first served) June 17 – 21, 2015 …

UtopYA 2015 Panel Sessions Announced

Utopia Announcements, book marketing, Craft, For the fans, Panel Sessions

It’s time to announce the 2015 panel sessions. I want to thank everyone who made suggestions for amazing new panels, some of which you will see below. This year we tried to create a couple of tracks — one for beginners, and one for those looking to expand, grow and do bigger better business. We do have several fan panels, too. …

Make the most of YOUR utopYA

Utopia Authors, book marketing, Craft, Speakers, Sponsors

With less than two weeks left until utopYAcon, we are all feeling the excitement and anticipation. Whether you are looking forward to seeing old friends or a little nervous about making new ones, here are a few tips to make the most of your time and feel confident heading into the event. HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF NASHVILLE: It …

Divine Deities Describe the Genesis of New Worlds

Utopia Craft

What is it about our favorite books that makes them…well…our favorites? Why do we lose ourselves in approximately 300 pages of literary bliss, happy to let life go on without us? How can something as simple as Times New Roman font entrance us to the point of burned dinners, showerless days, vanishing hours, and drag us around an emotional roller …