Our 2015 Keynote Speaker
NYT Bestselling Author
Denise Grover Swank
2015 Keynote Speaker
on how she learned to
"Embrace the Detour"
2015 Keynote Speaker
talking about how to
Creating is heart draining stuff. It’s amazing and beautiful and the most satisfying thing on earth, but it’ll suck the heart right out of you if you let it. But it’s a beautiful disaster, the mess of giving yourself over to the book you’re writing, and it’s absolutely worth the exhaustion.
The trick is to find a place you can go to refuel once that creative well within you has run dry. For me, that place is UtopYA.
Chelsea Fine, author of Finding Fate and Archers of Avalon Series
UtopYA was the perfect mix of people and genres, new and seasoned. Networking was not just easy, but fun and amazing.
Even if you don’t know that many people when you come, you leave going home with a ton of new Facebook friends. It reminded me of Summer Camp, the very best parts of it, the parts you always look back on and don’t ever want to forget—like leaving with a notebook full of new addresses of people to write to.
Shelly Crane, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Significance
An uplifting, collaborative and educational conference for those who love supernatural and contemporary young adult and new adult fiction!
Panels filled with writers and experts in the publishing and entertainment industries will share with established and aspiring authors and screenwriters their tips to improve craft and advance careers, as well as FUN panels for fans where then can directly influence and interact with their favorite writers!
This is your chance to celebrate the writers, producers, editors, bloggers, designers and others who bring your favorite characters and stories to life!
With 30+ categories, live music, interactive live streaming and celebrity hosts and guests, it’s YOUR chance to dress up and get down with your favorite authors and friends!
Two full days of panels, exhibitors, meet & greets, parties and the best keynote speakers will be follwed by a full day signing event on Saturday (10 AM – 4 PM).
Similar to the massively popular TED talks, utopYA gives you the chance to apply/submit your “talk.” If chosen, you could share your ideas on publishing, marketing, community-building, craft, trends, good-doing, and forward-thinking with attendees at the 2015 utopYAcon.