Schedule Overview

The Conference starts on Friday October 21 and ends on Sunday October 23.

Master Classes are scheduled for Thursday October 20, please see the Master Class schedule for more information.

Each Day:

Friday: [Opening Keynote: Angie Abdou]

  • Friday Workshops
  • Lunch (Full conference passes and day passes)
  • Evening Banquet (Full conference passes) with award presentations and Keynote speech by Daniel José Older. Costumes optional.
  • Friday Night Owl event

Saturday: [Opening Keynote: Jael Richardson]

  • Saturday Workshops
  • Mystery presenter lunch (Full conference passes and day passes)
  • Author Book Signing Event
  • Evening Banquet and Gala (Full conference passes) with Keynote speech by Larry Brooks. Semi-formal dress optional.

Sunday: [Opening Keynote: Cat Rambo]

  • Sunday Workshops
  • Lunch (Full conference passes and day passes) with Silly Writing Contest Winners announced and Keynote speech by Donald Maass.


Check out our workshops posted by day and presenter. Workshops given by best selling authors, stellar speakers and top editors, agents, publishers and industry personnel are all coming your way this October.

Our Stay Informed page gives you all the ways you can stay up-to-date with the conference.