Friday, October 20, 2017 Events

Author Workshops
10:00pm – 4:00pm

Submissions 10110:00 Just finished your manuscript and looking to submit? Get some quick tips from Uncommon Universes Press or present UUP with your previously prepared submission. For more details on their requirements visit their submissions page.

The Pleasures of Horror Poetry– 11:00 a writing workshop with J.A. Grier, P.H.D and poet laureate for HallowRead.

Lunch Provided

Plot Your Work1:00 Learn to plot your work from concept to finished product, manuscript to marketing using the unique planning guide designed by NY Times and USA Today bestselling author C.J. Ellisson.

Book Launch 1012:00 Everything you need to know to get your finished product off the ground and in the hands of readers with USA Today Bestselling author Rebecca Rivard.

Seducing the Reader 3:00 A workshop on openings that will hook your readers with NY Times, USA Today and International Bestselling author Darynda Jones.

Wine, Dine and Shop down Main Street


Literary Pub Crawl with Maryland History Tours

7:00- Starts at The Wine Bin (8390 Main Street)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Events

Panels 10:00-4:00

Steampunk Tea 10:00 a.m. at Tea On the TiberEnjoy a Victorian tea at Tea On the Tiber complete with readings from Steampunk authors Anne Renwick and Katherine McIntyre (8081 Main Street, this is an off site activity)

Integrating Horror 10:00 Presented by Uncommon Universes Press, Janeen Ippolito, Julia Busko and Sarah Delena White – Adding that extra thrill and chill to your story can make them more memorable, even if you’re not typically a horror writer.

Writers as Fans: How Fandoms Influence Our Writing 10:15 Kathy MacMillan, Meg Eden and F.M. Boughan- a panel of writers discuss their favorite fandoms and how their passions have inspired and influenced their writing.

Culture Incorporated- 11:00 What makes a multicultural book, in fact multicultural? Bringing cultural genre books to market and finding your audience with Heather Elizabeth King, L.M. Pruitt, Joseph Boltersdorf and Jason Edwards

Lunch Break 11:45-12:30 Pablos Tocos Truck (on site from 11:30-3:30)

Indie Uprising- 12:30 The crest and subsequent ebbs and flows of the Indie market. Best practices, tips and techniques for an ever changing industry. Moderated by Bryan Nowak, with Meg Eden, C.J. Ellisson, Jill Archer, J.A. Grier and Alex Owens

Come to the Dark Side- 1:00 The anti-hero, dark hero and complex villain with K.L. Bone, Jean Murray, F.M Boughan, Dea Schofield, Melissa Annen, Aubrie Harding and L.M. Pruitt

Coming of Age- 1:15 Young Adult, New Adult, and the readers of every age that enjoy them with Jason Edwards, Leigh Goff, Alys Arden, Elizabeth Kirke, H.L. Brooks and Toni Decker.

You Might Be an Alpha If…- 2:00 Heroes who fall in the alpha, beta spectrum and what makes them so much fun to read and write with Jean Murray, Rebecca York, R.A. Boyd, Kim Alexander, Cat Miller, Erin McFaddenand Amelia Hutchins

Nevertheless, She Persisted- 2:15 Writing kickass heroines and wise women in the age after Buffy, Bella and Hermione. Moderated by Rebecca Rivard. With Jill Archer, Katherine McIntyre, Kathy MacMillan, Heather Elizabeth King, Misty Simon and R.A. Boyd

Keynote Speech 3:00-4:00 NY Times, USA Today and International Bestselling author Darynda Jones!


Be sure to visit the AUTHORS PAGE for photos and links to those listed. What amazing talent!

Grab your swag bags when you check in!


Book Signing 4:00-6:00 pm

Wine and Dine down Main Street


Ghost Tour with Maryland History Tours

7:00- starts at The Wine Bin (8390 Main Street)

Monster Mash Bash After Party at the Historical Society Museum
Come dressed as your favorite monster, creature or other Halloween favorite!

8:30 Featuring Eli August performing “Murder Ballads and Ghost Songs” in addition to music inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.



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