Hear ye, hear ye, all spekkies! It is with great excitement (and some sorrow for some of you) that we announce that there is only TWO MORE DAYS to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration. *gasp* I know!

13043378_1112040988826212_4094631329235465419_nRight now, the regular conference registration is $299 (not including room and board). On May 1, the price goes up to $349. That’s right. You better hop on over to the registration page and get ‘er done. Oops . . . wrong crowd.

Added incentive to hurry up and register:

  • Paid critiques are selling out quickly. We have some amazing editors, like Ben Wolf and Avily Jerome. Take advantage of their knowledge and expertise to help you make your writing stronger and more appealing to readers and publishers!
  • Appointments are first come, first serve. So, if you want an opportunity to talk with people from various publishers and agencies who love spec . . .
  • Don’t let the conference photographer appointments fill up before you’ve had a chance. Emilie is a fabulous head shot artist who has made even me (Ralene) look good! You get a 15-minute photo session where she takes a bunch of pics, and you get copies of the top 3 (your choice of which those are). For more information, you can e-mail Emilie at eacreativephotography [at] gmail [dot] com.
  • Get the best volunteer spots! We’re always looking for people to help out at the conference. There are spots for greeters, time keepers, book store watchdogs, and more. You can indicate your interest on the registration form.

So, you see, now is the time! Pull together those pennies, scrounge the couch cushions one more time, sell some blood (but not your soul), and register for Realm Makers 2016. If you need an excuse, Robert Liparulo said you could.

conference-97In other news, a couple of reminders:

  • Today is the last day to enter for the Realm Makers Excellence in Editing. See the link for more details.
  • We are going to have a conference booklet this year, and we’re selling ad space! Do you have a book coming out soon? Do you have a service to offer writers? Do you just want to support Realm Makers while getting your face out there? Check out our sponor/ad page!

This year’s conference is set up to be the best yet. We are so excited to share our time with you this year. Writing can be a lonely pursuit if we let it, with conferences like Realm Makers, like-minded people aren’t in a galaxy far, far away.

What are you looking forward to with Realm Makers this year?