For those of you who missed last year’s show, here’s the official pitch: the AWM GenreCon is a three-day conference for Australian writers and professionals working within the fields of romance, mystery, science fiction, crime, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and more. One part party, one part celebration, one part professional development – GenreCon is the place to be if you’re an aspiring or established writer with a penchant for the types of fiction that get relegated to their own corner of the bookstore.
This year’s conference will kick off on October 11th at the State Library of Queensland and feature a mixture of workshops, presentations, panel discussions, and pitching that made our inaugural event a success. More importantly, we’re now open for registrations and offering a special early-bird deal to those who get in fast.
GenreCon 2013 Welcomes Chuck Wendig and Anita Heiss
We’re pleased to announce our first two guests for the 2013 GenreCon – Chuck Wendig and Anita Heiss.
Chuck Wendig is the author of the published novels: Blackbirds, Mockingbird, Double Dead, Bait Dog, and Dinocalypse Now. He’s contributed over two million words to the game industry, and was the developer of the popular Hunter: The Vigil game line (White Wolf Game Studios / CCP). He was a frequent contributor to The Escapist, writing about games and pop culture. Much of his writing advice has been collected in various writing- and storytelling-related e-books.
Dr Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a regular guest at writers’ festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous literature. She is an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales.
Of course, we’re not done – not by a long shot. Stay tuned for additional guest announcement in the coming weeks.
Early-Bird Registrations Available Now
We’ve now opened registration for this year’s GenreCon and we’re offering weekend passes at the special Early Bird rate of $190 to the first 50 registrations. Prices will rise to $250 or more once these first fifty tickets are gone and last year they sold out fast.