Schedule Overview

The Conference starts on Friday October 20 and ends on Sunday October 22.

Master Classes are scheduled for Thursday October 19; please see the Master Class schedule for more information.

We’re working hard behind the scenes to bring you the very best line up of workshops for this year’s conference. Workshops given by best selling authors, stellar speakers and top editors, agents, publishers and industry personnel are all coming your way this October. Check back often — we’ll have the details up before our June registration opening!

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

Each Day

  • Registration
  • Opening session with keynote speech
  • Pitch Session appointments
  • Blue Pencil Cafe appointments
  • Trade Show

Friday

  • Friday Workshops
  • Lunch (Full conference passes and day passes)
  • Evening Banquet (Full conference passes) with Keynote speech and award presentations. Costumes optional.
  • Friday Night Owl event – Slade’s Shock Theatre 10

Saturday

  • Saturday Workshops
  • Mystery presenter lunch (Full conference passes and day passes)
  • Author Book Signing Event
  • Evening Banquet (Full conference passes) with Keynote speech and Gala. Formal dress optional.
  • Saturday Night Owl event – SFU-sponsored open mic event

Sunday

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