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A Registrant Asks…

Entry in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

How do the signings work in conjunction with panels, etc?

Signings follow each panel and include all people from all (up to) 6 panels that have just completed.

They are all held in the book room — Osgoode.

They also include all authors from the “20 on the 20 Spotlight Sessions” that ended in the previous hour or so.

So while you are in the room getting your book signed for the panel that you were just at, you can also get your book signed by authors who were in panels you weren’t able to attend in that time slot.

A Registrant Asks…

Entry in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

What exactly is “20 on the 20”?

These are 20 minute spotlight sessions that occur on the hour and then at 20 minutes past the hour and 20 minutes to the next hour. (For example: 8:00AM; 8:20AM; 8:40AM; 9:00AM…etc.)

The author in the spotlight does what they wish — it might be read, it might be give a brief talk, it might be an informal chat with folks in the audience. These authors are then included with the next signing in the book room.

The schedule for these sessions has been published.

A Registrant Asks…

Entry in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

How do I find out when certain authors are doing a panel or signing books?

We are all excited to be attending a convention with over 730 authors! So how do you make sure to get where you need to be to see your favs?

That information will be posted on the website by mid-August [update: here is the direct link]. The deadline for authors to have registered their interest for panel consideration was July 1. The first major round of notifications has only just gone out. The #Bcon2017 team is working hard to finalize the panels. 

Stay tuned to this space, our Twitter feed, and our Facebook event page for news when the schedule is finalized.


Have questions? We’d love to hear them! Chances are another registrant was wondering the same thing!

Use our contact form on this website to email us, or reach out through other our other media channels.

We’re here to help!

#3monthstogo!

 

A Registrant Asks…

First in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

What is “author speed dating”?

It’s not what you think! 

Each author gets a chance to pitch their book(s) to 22 tables of 8 readers to a table. Authors are put in groups of 2 and move from table to table every 4 minutes — so if you and I were paired I would talk for 2 minutes and then you would talk for 2 minutes. We’d pass out bookmarks or other stuff. And then at the 4 minute mark we’d travel to the next table!

It is incredibly popular and the dealer room floods with buyers when it is done!

Click here for the latest schedule!


Have questions? We’d love to hear them! Chances are another registrant was wondering the same thing!

Use our contact form on this website to email us, or reach out through other our other media channels.

We’re here to help!

#3andahalfmonthstogo!

 

Anthology Authors Announced!

To all who braved the blank page, climbed over your writer’s block, and submitted a story our upcoming anthology…

Thank You!

Due to the high quality of submissions, the judges had a tough time whittling down the selections. But now that all the acceptance and rejection letters have been sent out we can publicly announce the list of authors who will be represented in the anthology, Passport to Murder.

The anthology will be published on October 12, 2017.  The anthology will be available for pre-order in the summer of  2017. Details will be posted on Twitter/Facebook/this page with details as they become available.