Imaginarium is Coming!

Well, friends, it’s only two weeks away.

Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories. Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design. All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.

I’m super excited about this event, because it will be my first time on a panel at a writing conference. I’ve presented at marketing conferences, but for some reason that seems different.

If like me, you’re a writer who wants to learn more about your craft and the business of publishing, this will be an amazing opportunity to learn from professionals.

If you’re a reader, gamer or film buff, you can meet a ton of authors and artists and have a great time getting the inside scoop on their work and stocking up your shelves with fantastic new reads.

You can still register at http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/attendee-registration for just $55 for the whole weekend or $25 for a day pass. Are you part of a book group or writing group? The group rate is even better, $35 per person for groups of 8 or more.

Here are the panels I’ll be participating in over the weekend:

Marketing Roundtable

Friday 5:30 – Our super-panel of artists and industry professional discuss the ins and outs of successful multi-media marketing and answer the audience’s questions.

Social Media Overview

Saturday 9:30 – A survey of the main social media networks, their strengths, and their importance for writers/storytellers.

So You Wrote a Book – The Idiot’s Guide to Small Press Publishing

Saturday 2:00 – Writing the book is only the beginning of the journey! Come here our authors, editors, and publishers talk about what it takes to get a book published in the Small Press world, from edits to cover art, and even promotion.

Making Your Novel Shine in an Editor’s Eyes

Sunday 1:00 – Our editors and publishing pros give the low-down on what they want to see in a submission. From checking your plot to polishing your dialogue, this is the tell-all panel for prospective authors looking to break into the market.

What’s In a Name?

Sunday 4:00 – There are so many tags and titles in today’s publishing world. How are we as writers supposed to stand out from the crowd? With our titles, of course! Come talk to our industry professionals and learn tips and tricks for properly naming your books, your series, and even your website.

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