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

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Speakers

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 …

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

Utopia Announcements, For the fans

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 …

UTOPiA 2016 Welcomes “Beastly” Author, Alex Flinn, as Keynote Speaker

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Speakers

If you weren’t already aware, Myra McEntire, who was our first keynote speaker at the very first UTOPiAcon back in 2012, is joining us for our five year anniversary next year and hosting a special Wednesday night kickoff keynote event. And now we are thrilled to announce that bestselling author, Alex Flinn, will also be a keynote speaker at #UTOPiA2016! The Miami-based Flinn …

Why writers need to spend time with other writers

Utopia Authors, Blog

I know how cozy it can be wearing your yoga pants and Minion slippers, while blasting [insert inspirational/motivational indie band here], typing along in your writing cave. But here’s the thing: everything can be going along all hunky dory — you’re killing your word count goals, you remember to shower, the house is running like a tight ship — and …

Official Bloggers and Book Tuber for #Utopia2016 Announced

Utopia Announcements, Bloggers

For our epic five-year anniversary, we wanted to bring out the big guns. We’ve invited back all of our official bloggers over the past two years, and we’ve added an official book tuber!!! The following blog post was written by the amazing Jo Michaels who will be heading up the coordination, scheduling and management of all of the official posts …

#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 …

More 2-Day Exhibitor Space Now Available

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Exhibitors

I met with the hotel last week. Due to the high demand for exhibitor space, we reconfigured the layout and room assignments for all activities taking place at #utopYA2015. This has opened up a new room, in the conference area, which will be locked and secured every night, for those who want two-day exhibitor space. There are only 12 spots …

Your Votes Are In — Official #utopYA2015 Poster Announced

Utopia Announcements, For the fans

Before I announce the winner of the poster vote, I want to give a HUGE shout out to Victoria Faye Alday of Whit & Ware who created the two poster designs you voted between. Because she makes it impossible to pick from her amazing design choices, I turned the choice over to you. She’s intuitive and so very talented, and just …