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 …

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 …

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, …

“Severus Snape and the Marauders,” a Harry Potter fan film screening + writer/director and cast panel announced at #UTOPiA2016

Utopia Announcements, Fan-made, Film, For the fans

It is our extreme pleasure to bring to you at UTOPiAcon 2016 an official screening of the fan-made short film, “Severus Snape and the Marauders,” which will be followed by a Q&A with the writer-director, Justin Zagri of Broad Strokes, as well as some of the cast!! Back in 2012, we had our very first screening at the very first utopYAcon. …

Utopia 2016 Declares War Games

Utopia Announcements, For the fans

Some revolutions lead to war. Ours leads to War Games, a field-day for grown ups (or those who look like them anyway). Currently slated for Saturday, June 25, 2016 as part of #UTOPiA2016, sides will be chosen, and the games will begin. Tug-o-War Three-legged Races Egg/Spoon Races Potato Sack Races Corn Hole and so much more!! Ribbons will be given …

#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 …

Keynote Speaker, Denise Grover Swank, answers fan questions

Utopia Authors, book marketing, For the fans, Speakers

Today we deliver to you the second in our series with our keynote speakers where they answer your (and our) questions!! A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Denise Grover Swank, is well-versed in multiple genres, from contemporary romance to the paranormal. Denise and her Rose Gardner Mysteries series are nominated for several utopYA Awards this year, and we are looking forward to hearing her speak …

Be a Part of the Lip Sync Showdown at the Fourth Annual utopYA Awards

Utopia Announcements, For the fans, utopYA Awards

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. 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. We’ve decided that the Fourth Annual utopYA …