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

‘Circus Freaks’ Limited Edition Lit-Cube Box On Sale Now

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UTOPiAcon is happy to announce its partnership with Lit-Cube, the crazy popular book box service, to create a “Circus Freaks” themed box! This limited edition box is not just available to #UTOPiA2017 attendees, either! Anyone who is intrigued by sideshow acts and who loves circus-themed fiction books will want to get their grabby hands on this. In the box, you will … 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

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

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

Isaac Marion to do Live Commentary at Official “Warm Bodies” Film Screening at #UTOPiA2017

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It’s confirmed! We will be hosting an official screening of “Warm Bodies,” the film adaptation of the novel by Isaac Marion, who will be there doing LIVE commentary through it all! The movie, which has an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, stars Nicholas Hoult (who won a Teen Choice Award for his role in the film), Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), Dave Franco, … 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

Foreword to a Revolution

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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 … Read More