Each year, I will admit, I agonize over the registration cost component of the Realm Makers conference. Finding that sweet spot between providing the best faculty anywhere, making the conference price-competitive with other events like it, and offering this great content at an affordable rate is one part calculations, three parts stepping out in faith. I am confident that this year, you won’t find a better group of teachers of topics relevant to the speculative fiction writer, and hence, a better value in any other conference.
So, down to the nitty-gritty. The pricing structure for Realm Makers: 2015
Conference registration will open May 1st, 2015
|If you register…||Before June 1||Between June 2nd and July 1st||Between July 2nd and July 24th (late registration)|
|Your registration price is…||$299||$349||$399|
The University of Missouri St Louis offers accommodations in their dorms for a very affordable rate of just $25 per person per night. You will have a bedroom with a single bed to yourself that shares a bath with three other “suite mates.”
During the conference day, we include light snacks and beverages during the breaks, lunches in the conference center on Friday and Saturday, and dinner on Friday (the much-anticipated, costumes-encouraged awards dinner)
If you are a breakfast eater, you can elect to take advantage of the University’s meal program to purchase breakfasts at the price of $6.86 each, which includes a buffet of hot selections, as well as pastries, cereal, and other continental breakfast items
Dinner on Saturday will also be available through the University, if you so choose, and will cost $8.85
*University housing and meals not provided in the conference center can be elected when registration opens in May. These services are managed by the university housing coordinator and will involve separate paperwork and payments from your conference registration.
So there you have it. We hope this analysis helps you plan for August to join us. Keep an eye out for future news, because soon, we’ll also be posting information on how to apply for several scholarships that will be available this year to help defray the cost of registration.
See you in St. Louis!