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2024 Conference Registration

WriterCon Conference
August 30th - September 2nd

Welcome to conference registration! Select your conference package below and then click through the tabs to see what else you’d like to add on to your experience. 

 

Hotel reservations are separate and must be made directly with the hotel:
Renaissance Waterford Hotel
6300 Waterford Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 848-4782

Let them know you’re with WriterCon to get the conference discount! 

Basic Package $299 - Early Bird Pricing Ends 5/31
  • Renaissance Waterford | Oklahoma City

Basic Package $299 - Early Bird Pricing Ends 5/31

Admission to all sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Pitching and consultations to authors, agents, editors, and publishers
Registration Gift Package
Author Photo by Professional Photographer

Premium Package $399 - Early Bird Pricing Ends 5/31
  • Renaissance Waterford | Oklahoma City

Premium Package $399 - Early Bird Pricing Ends 5/31

Admission to all sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Pitching and consultations to authors, agents, editors, and publishers
Registration Gift Package
Author Photo by Professional Photographer
Unlimited contest entries
Private consultation with author of your choice

Superstar Package $499 - Early Bird Pricing Ends 5/31
  • Renaissance Waterford | Oklahoma City

Superstar Package $499 - Early Bird Pricing Ends 5/31

Admission to all sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Pitching and consultations to authors, agents, editors, and publishers
Registration Gift Package
Author Photo by Professional Photographer
Unlimited contest entries
Private consultation with author of your choice
Manuscript review by author of your choice
A one-year subscription to WriterCon Magazine

Private Consultations $99

Private Consultations $99

Ever wish you could spend thirty minutes picking the brain of a successful multi-published author, agent, or marketing expert? You can. You will make a selection from our speakers.

Manuscript Review $99
  • Renaissance Waterford | Oklahoma City

Manuscript Review $99

You will select one reviewer from a list of authors. During the conference, you will meet with your reviewer and receive face-to-face feedback on your work.

Post-Conference Audio Recordings $79
  • Renaissance Waterford | Oklahoma City

Post-Conference Audio Recordings $79

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions will be recorded and made available within 30 days after the conference.

Author Expo $99
  • Renaissance Waterford | Oklahoma City

Author Expo $99

Do you have a book to sell? Would you like more exposure for your work? During all three days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, authors will take over the patio room to set up displays, chat with attendees, and sell their work to both readers and writers. Space is very limited, so don't delay.

Unlimited Contest Entries $29
  • Renaissance Waterford | Oklahoma City

Unlimited Contest Entries $29

You can enter some or all of the six categories, as many times as you like. Contest winners will be announced at the Sunday closing ceremony.

Secrets for Storytelling Success (3 hrs) $79

Secrets for Storytelling Success (3 hrs) $79

Join #1 NYT-bestselling author Aprilynne Pike for an incisive examination of the critical elements of bestselling fiction, including breakout approaches to character, plot, dialogue, action, and more. Learn from the author who hit #1 with her first novel and continues to write "gripping stories" with "empathetic characters you learn to love."

Scriptwriting (3 hrs) $99

Scriptwriting (3 hrs) $99

Writing for the screen is unlike any other writing discipline. It’s active, not passive writing. It’s happening as the reader reads it. You can’t show thoughts or intentions, only what the audience can see and hear. You have a prescribed maximum page count. An industry standard prescribed format that can’t be deviated from. Dialogue that must be realistic, using subtext. There is no blatant exposition in screenwriting. It’s so unlike narrative writing that it requires a change in thought process to do it correctly. Unlike novels where detail can be king, screenwriting is about telling your story in the most economical way you can.  Thought needs to taken about the budget of the film you’re trying to tell, depending on who you see producing it and where you intend it to show. All these things add up to new form of writing to most of you. a writing discipline that is difficult to master. But it can be done.  Basic format and rules, treatments, outlines, story concepts, screenplay story structure, set ups and pay offs, realistic dialogue, subtext, settings, cinematic transitions…. All these things and more will be covered when we talk about screenwriting.

Crafting Your Author Brand: A Story Beyond Books (3 hrs ) $149
  • Zealot Branding

Crafting Your Author Brand: A Story Beyond Books (3 hrs ) $149

Join the team from Zealot Branding and you will learn the importance of a compelling author brand and how it can significantly impact your career. This class will guide authors through the process of identifying their unique brand elements, themes, and values, and teach them how to communicate these effectively to their audience. Through an interactive workshop and real-world examples, participants will develop a personalized branding strategy that resonates with their target readers and sets them apart in the literary world.

Friday
Friday Lunch with the Agents $99

Friday Lunch with the Agents $99

In this Friday small-group (ten or fewer) lunch, you’ll have a chance to interact with literary agents.

Saturday
Saturday Lunch with the Agents $99

Saturday Lunch with the Agents $99

In this Saturday small-group (ten or fewer) lunch, you’ll have a chance to interact with literary agents.

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× Unlimited Contest Entries $29.00
$29.00

Totals

Subtotal $29.00
Total $29.00
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE 

The Bernhardt Center for Arts & Literature is offering a full Superstar package registration to an aspiring writer age 21 or younger. To apply, send a one-page (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, one-inch margins on all sides) essay explaining why you want the scholarship to: willbern@gmail.com. Make the Subject line: Bernhardt Scholarship.

Deadline is July 31, 2024

 

Mary Coley is offering a full Superstar package registration to an aspiring writer age 50 or older. To apply, send a one-page (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, one-inch margins on all sides) essay explaining why you want the scholarship to: willbern@gmail.com. Make the Subject line: Coley Scholarship.

Deadline is July 31, 2024

 

Registration fees will not be refunded after August 15, 2024.