July 24-26, 2015
Wyly Theatre, Dallas, TX
Your registration includes:
Agent Pitch Session
Receive a 10 minute pitch session with the agent of your choice.
You get an all-access pass to keynote speeches, along with every class and panel offered. Our writing-centric events have focus ranging from craft to business.
On both Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a networking lunch along with morning and afternoon snacks thanks to the exceptional catering of Wolfgang Puck.
DFWCon is known for its intimate size, excellent author/agent accessibility, and ability to foster peer relationships.
Industry leaders, their know-how, and your manuscript. Limited seating workshops guarantee individual attention.
A downtown location with free parking, public transportation, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere made explicitly for the arts.
Conference – Saturday, July 25 to Sunday, July 26th
$399 – Standard Rate (February 1, 2015 thru July 24, 2015)
$459 – Late Registration
Pre-Conference Workshop – Friday, July 24th
Ben Hedin: Symmetry and Surprise – Crafting the Perfect Story
“Many problems with storytelling,” said Kurt Vonnegut, “are purely mechanical. Working on a story is a lot like working on a Model-T.” Story is a paradox: it must have careful planning and logic, yet not betray its design. This course examines some of the most fundamental structures of storytelling—reversal, surprise, doubling, and more—and how and when to wield them. By encouraging you to look closely at your own plot and finding ways to make it more dramatically effective, you’ll leave with a host of techniques ready to use immediately.
Date: Friday, July 24, 2015 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Steven James Story Trumps Structure : How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules
When you focus on what lies at the heart of story—tension, desire, crisis, escalation, struggle, discovery—rather than plot templates and formulas, you’ll begin to break out of the box and write fiction that resonates with your readers. This workshop is filled with practical insights, dozens of ways to fix plot flaws, time-tested writing secrets and easy-to-implement ideas.
Date: Friday, July 24, 2015 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Every registration comes with one free pitch session! At this time, follow the step-by-step instructions on how to make your selections by using our How to Choose An Agent guide.
Limited Seating Workshops
We’re offering several limited-seating workshops, in which participants can have their query letter or first pages critiqued by a panel of agents, editors, and peers.