Come pick up your badge and swag bag, and mingle with the other attendees! IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST register via Eventbrite to receive a swag bag, even if you only plan on attending the signing. The first 100 people to register will receive complimentary swag bags; after that, all bets are off!
GAME NIGHT MIXER: 7:00-9:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled mixer featuring some of your favorite games! We’ll have a variety of active games and board games to suit everyone.
HACKING SUCCESS with Michael Anderle. 9:00-10:00am
There are many different ways to look at accomplishing the basics in your publishing business. Michael Anderle, the founder of 20Booksto50k and MEGA bestselling author of the Kutherian Gambit series, knows this better than anyone. Join him as he shares his methods for “hacking success”, and learn why letting go of the present mentality of ‘this is how it’s done’ might be the best thing you could do for your author career.
WRITING FIGHT SCENES WITH PUNCH 10:15-11:15am
Join martial arts instructor and urban fantasy author Michael Massie as he teaches in the ins and outs of writing exciting—but realistic!—fight scenes. He and a team of instructors will run through a series of action sequences based on real-life scenarios, then go through the “movie” version of those same scenes, giving authors a clear idea of the difference. A Q&A period will be included, time permitting.
A WHOLE NEW WORLD: the ins and outs of world building and character creation. 1:15-2:15pm
- MODERATOR:N. LEE
- PANELISTS:ELISE KOVA, ANGELA ROQUET, MAY SAGE
DISSECTING VILLAINS: how authors create antagonists you love to hate. 2:30-3:30pm
- MODERATOR:RAYE WAGNER
- PANELISTS:JEX LANE, PIPPA DACOSTA, A.D. STARRLING
OLD MEETS NEW: how authors combine pop culture and mythological legends in fiction. 3:45-4:45pm
- MODERATOR:ANGELA ROQUET
- PANELISTS: DOMINO FINN,JAMES HUNTER, M.D. MASSEY
FACEBOOK ADS with Michael Cooper. 8:00-9:00am
Join bestselling science-fiction Michael Cooper as he explains how to build and maintain book sales through Facebook ads that have a 200-400% return on investment. Learn how to make great ads, and figure out when to kill off ones that aren’t working. You’ll find out how to get a 10/10 relevancy score, craft an ad that sells you and proves value to the readers before they ever see your book!
COVER ART BRANDING with Gene Mollica 9:15-10:15am
IMPROVING DISCOVERABILITY with Draft2Digital 10:30-11:30am
READER-AUTHOR BREAKFAST (READER EVENT ONLY): 9:00-10:30am
Come and join the authors for a delicious buffet breakfast at the Cinquecento! Everyone will be seated with at least one of the signing authors, and you’ll have the chance to talk books and ask them questions as you eat.
SIGNING – 1:00-5:00PM
AFTERPARTY – 8:00-10:00PM
Come and wind down with us as we wrap up the end of this amazing event! We’ll have awesome food and music, and you can dance your heart out and hang out with the authors before you head home.