WELCOME TO THE WHOLE EVENT. HERE'S WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT.
Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, New Adult, Young Adult, Mid-Grade, Children's, Women's Fiction, Dystopia, General.
AUTHOR, READER & BLOGGER CONFERENCE + PUBLIC SIGNING EVENT
AUTHOR SIGNING TABLES STILL AVAILABLE!
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Pre-Conference info: Thursday Night
4.00 onwards - CHECK IN and Early Registration: Those who have residential tickets will arrive after 4.00pm and sign in.
EVENING: Take the opportunity to head into Teddington Village, have a stroll around the gorgeous selection of indie shops, coffee shops and restaurants. There will be an informal gathering announced closer to the time.
Friday Only Tickets are available for JUST £40
Friday is our Learn & Connect Day. The aim of the day is for authors, writers, bloggers, super readers, students, to Connect. Educate. Inspire. It's all about making friends, contacts, and learning from one another. The main foci of the day is;
+ to attend panels and workshops
+ exhibit your work if you're already a published author (half-tables and full tables available)
+ make meaningful connections with readers, bloggers and fellow authors.
The exhibition is a chance to put out your stand, to tell us all who you are and what you do. It's a really good chance to learn what others are doing, too, and a great way of starting conversations and getting your brand out into the community. Mix, mingle, chat, learn from one another. If you're a reader / blogger it's a great chance to get to know authors in a more relaxed atmosphere than the Saturday signing.
The evening will see the UK film premier event of The Lovely Witches Club and a greet and meet evening)
Books can be sold on this day to fellow authors, bloggers and readers who have tickets to the con.
Welcome and Key notes Katie M. John (Founder of Chapter.Con) and author Samantha Young 9.00am-10.00am
1. DREAMS v. REALITY 10.15-11.00am
Samantha Young. Christina Benjamin. Donna Dull. Jo Thomas.
How do you move from making that dream of being an author into reality?
What are some of the rude wake up calls about the life of an author?
How do you know when you've made it?
Mistakes to avoid?
The best decisions you made?
2. HOW TO KEEP THOSE STORIES FLOWING 11.15 - 12.00am
Patti Larsen. Catherine Stine. Carrie Elks. Justine Winter. Mia Hoddell.
Dealing with writers block.
Tools to help you structure stories
Feeding your readership.
3. CREATING THE PERFECT BOOK LAUNCH 12.45pm - 2.00pm
Jo Michaels. Patti Larsen. Benjamin of Tomes.
Reaching your audience.
Using Social Media effectively
Approaching bloggers, vloggers and influencers
Using multi-medial tools
Thinking outside of the box
4. DIVERSITY - the importance of diverse voices in fiction. 2.15-3.00pm
Alison Clarke. Vicky Kinnaird. Jill Turner. T.G Ayer. Inger Iverson.
Exploring representations of women, race, sexuality and class in mainstream literature.
The importance of diverse voices.
Politics versus politics.
5. THE HOT TOPIC OF ROMANCE 3.15-4.00pm
Zak Jane Keir. Sandra Robinson. L.A Cotton. Anna Bloom
What's the difference between Romance and Erotica - or have the lines blurred?
Post 50 Shades phenomenon
How much sex is too much sex?
What makes a good romance story?
Pet peeves in Romance?
Marketing Romance and keeping Romance readers Satisfied.
WORKSHOPS - you need to pick up your free tickets for these events.
10.15-11.15am: Victoria Walsh - more details to come.
The power of mindfulness
SPEED DATE A BRAND ANALYST
Helena Stacey will be available for 10 minute brand analysis consultancies. You will need to have a list of your social media platform addresses with you and examples and or print screens of your books. She will have a wi-fi enabled laptop to work with you. She will give you three top things to do to improve your brand cohesion. There are just 12 slots for this.
10.30-11.30 and 12.30-1.30 - you must pick up a ticket on the morning at registration. First come, first serve. Appointments are strictly 10 minutes and there will be a timer.
Join us from 7.15pm to celebrate the UK premier screening of 'The Lovely Witches Club' - a fun film event with popcorn and a Q&A with Patti Larsen; a founder of the project.
After the film screening, we will be heading to the Union Bar for and informal drink, chat and relax.
Saturday Keynote: A Meredith Waters 9.00-9.30
Saturday is the public signing event. It is split into a morning and afternoon session for pre-ordered tickets. It is a conventional singing day. Doors open at 10am. (Your table will already be set up from the day before) There will be a handful of authors joining us on the Saturday just for the signing day.
We are selling pre-brought tickets via eventbrite but we will also be selling tickets on the door.
Throughout the day we shall be running a program of readings. This will be a 45 minute session with each author getting a 15 minute read and Q&A session.
The evening is a celebration of our book community. I will be sending out an email later this week about how to nominate your books for various awards categories. It's a chance to get dressed up, have a drink and party into the night hours. There will not be a formal sit down dinner, but each table will have a cheese and bread board as well as a bottle of red wine kindly provided by War and Pieces Fairytales.
6.30-7.30pm Reception. Great British weather permitting, English lawn games, drinks and canapes on the lawns. There will also be a chance to get your photo taken on the red-carpet.
7.15 VIP guests and award nominees are seated
7.30 - 9.00 Awards ceremony
9.00-11.30 The Butterfly Ball. A chance to dance, party and celebrate in fairytale surroundings (a chill-out, talk zone will also be available.)
BOOK STORAGE & SHIPPING info
YOU MAY SHIP YOUR BOOKS TO ME, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will store them for you in my camper van and house and deliver them down to the venue on Thursday night to be put in the exhibition room prior to the Friday.
Any further questions then please don't hesitate to talk to me via Facebook or email.
If you are interested in sponsoring Chapter.Con London 2017, then please head to our Sponsorship Page.