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DFWCon's 2019 keynote speaker is bestselling author Chuck Wendig.

Chuck Wendig is DFWCon’s 2019 keynote speaker!

We’re delighted to announce that our 2019 keynote speaker will be Chuck Wendig, the noted science fiction and fantasy novelist, comic book author, screenwriter and popular blogger! Chuck’s books include the Atlanta Burns series, the Miriam Black series, the Heartland Trilogy, and the Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy. He’s also written two non-fiction books about the Read more about Chuck Wendig is DFWCon’s 2019 keynote speaker![…]

DFWCon’s legendary Query Gong game show is back! Here’s how it works

One of the highlights of DFWCon each year has been Query Gong. And we’re bringing it back! It’s going to be a blast and anyone can participate. Here’s how. If you dare, bring your query letter and put it in the collection box at the registration table. It should be on 8.5″ by 11″ page, Read more about DFWCon’s legendary Query Gong game show is back! Here’s how it works[…]

This is what the pitch session room will look like at DFWCon.

Your pitch session survival guide!

So you’re pitching to an agent or editor at DFWCon this year. What an exciting moment! What a nervous moment! What should you expect? What should you bring? What should you wear? So many questions.  Never fear, we have some answers for you! Do I have to do a pitch session? Nope. Totally optional. And Read more about Your pitch session survival guide![…]

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What to Expect at Your First Writers Conference

Is this your first conference ever? Congratulations! You’ve made a big step toward getting real about your craft. (Yes I am using all bitmoji for this article!) For many (looking at you, introverts) the thought of spending an entire weekend around a bunch of strangers can be absolutely somewhat terrifying intimidating. As a fellow introvert, let Read more about What to Expect at Your First Writers Conference[…]

DFWCon diverse author scholarship

DFWCon #OwnVoices Author Scholarship – Enter and you could win free admission!

DFWCon wants to extend a hand to diverse #OwnVoices authors who have a story to tell the world and are working to start or revitalize their writing career. If you can get to Hurst, Texas on June 9-10, 2018, apply for a chance at attending the conference free! At DFWCon, you’ll get to attend a variety Read more about DFWCon #OwnVoices Author Scholarship – Enter and you could win free admission![…]

Preliminary list of DFWCon classes released

We’re nearing completion of this year’s education program for DFWCon, June 9-10! This is a PARTIAL list of the classes we’ll have this year – about two-thirds of the entire program. We’ll be adding to the list. As you can see there are quite a few advanced-level topics this year, and several classes covering marketing Read more about Preliminary list of DFWCon classes released[…]

DL Hammons, organizer of Write Club contest

Don’t miss April 1 deadline for WRiTE CLUB contest!

Tomorrow, April 1, is the submission deadline for DL Hammons’ WRiTE CLUB contest! We hope you’ve submitted your 500-word anonymous entry for this tournament-style competition, or you’re hard at work finishing it up! Here are contest requirements, prizes and schedule: http://bit.ly/2u7otvC. Winners will be announced at DFWCon, June 9-10. Good luck, writers!