The Realm Makers planning committee is excited to announce the faculty for the 2016 Realm Makers Conference, taking place July 28th-30th on the beautiful campus of Villanova University. We’ll see some familiar faces on this year’s roster, as well as hear some new voices, but each and every one will contribute amazing content to this jam-packed weekend of geek-writer bliss.
First of all, we are very pleased to introduce you to our 2016 Keynote Speaker
Thomas is an award-winning novelist with total world-wide sales of seven million (seven million!!) copies. His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards and a 2014 induction into the Christy Hall of Fame.
Thomas Divides his time between Florida and England, where he serves as Writer in Residence at Regent’s Park College, the University of Oxford. He holds a lifelong passion for epic fantasy, science fiction, and techno-thriller stories.
Joining us for electives, continuing sessions, early bird content, and/or appointments:
Kathy Tyers – author of The Firebird Trilogy, Star Wars novels, and more!
Tosca Lee-New York Times Bestselling author of Demon: A Memoir, The Legend of Sheba, Iscariot, and more
Mike Duran-Horror author of The Ghost Box, recently named a Self-Publishing Star by Publishers Weekly
Steve Laube – Agent and owner of Enclave Publishing
Julie Gwinn – Agent for The Seymour Agency
Lane Heymont -Agent for The Seymour Agency
Kirk DouPonce – Award-winning cover designer
Chris Morris – Accountant who has the specific needs of creatives covered. Also, the only fun accountant we know of.
Shawn Kuhn – Part of the team at SuzyQ: A full-service coaching platform for authors
Suzanne Kuhn – Part of the team at SuzyQ: A full-service coaching platform for authors
Carla Hoch – author and martial artist
In the coming months, keep an eye out for further information regarding each of these faculty members’ classes and for our attending editors’ and agents’ acquisitions needs.
In the meantime, share your excitement with your fellow speculative fiction writers with these fabulous promotional videos, filmed at the 2015 conference!
Okay, so I’m now ready to STOP wrapping Christmas presents and start working on my COSTUME!! Woooooooooooooooo!!!
It’s a year-round activity…what will my costume be…where do I get the components, how much time do I have left to assemble them…
Oh, sounds like it will be a blast! I’m trying not to be too bummed about not being able to go in 2016. But here’s hoping for 2017!
Awwww, but we want you to come EVERY year! We can hope for miracles, right? 🙂
Yes! I do believe in miracles, I do believe! Ha! And for some reason I’ve got the Wizard of Oz running through my head.
I am desperately hoping to go this year! I’ve been wanting to attend a writers’ conference for quite some time. Maybe this will be my year. 🙂
How much is the registration fee, by the way? I couldn’t find that on the website.
Maybe this will be the year I can finally come! It looks amazing. 🙂
By the way, what’s the registration fee? I haven’t found that info on the website anywhere.
Oops. I thought my first comment was swallowed by the internet, so I posted a second. 😛 Pardon my ignorance.