COMING TO ANAHEIM, CA, APRIL 17-19, 2020!
- WHAT IS FANTASY BOOK FEST?
- HOTEL INFO
- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WHAT IS FANTASY BOOK FEST?
Fantasy Book Fest is the brain child of New York Times bestseller Jasmine Walt, and Janet Wallace, creator of UtopiaCon and event coordinator extraordinaire! We wanted to create a gathering where readers and authors could get together and geek out over our love of all things fantasy!
Come join us for an action-packed weekend filled with panels, parties, games, a book signing event and more in Boston, Massachusetts in April 2020! The signing event is FREE, but you must register via Eventbrite if you wish to receive a complementary swag bag (limited to the first 100 attendees). Paid registration gives you additional access to panels and events, and you can even sign up to have breakfast with your favorite authors!
Questions regarding the event can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in April!
The Boston Park Plaza hotel is the official partner hotel and the location of Boston Fantasy Fest 2018.
Opened in 1927, the Boston Park Plaza is located in the popular Back Bay area of Boston amid shopping, dining, and historic destinations. It recently completed a $100 million dollar renovation.
ADDRESS + PHONE
50 PARK PLAZA AT ARLINGTON STREET, BOSTON, MA 02116
PHONE: 617.426.2000 617.379.7129
The group is listed under BOSTON FANTASY FEST.
USE THIS LINK FOR BOOKING: http://bit.ly/BFFhotel
Singles/Doubles – One Bed: $229.00
Singles/Doubles – Two Beds: $229.00
Triples – Two Beds: $249.00
Quads – Two Beds: $269.00
Suites: $379.00 and up
** Rate does not include applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments.
Hotel requires a credit card for guarantee of a reservation, however payment by travelers check, credit/debit card, or cash upon departure is accepted. Please note that hotel does not accept check payment at this time.
** The hotel requires a $75 incidental hold per room, per night.
SUBWAY: The closest T stops are the Arlington St. (Green Line) and Back Bay (Orange Line) Stations.
Hotel offers on-site Valet Parking for an overnight fee of $51 USD. Parking is not included in the hotel room rate. Self-parking at the Motor Mart Garage is also available across the street from the Boston Park Plaza Valet Entrance. Valet Parking Entrance Address: 34 Columbus Ave, Boston 02116
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
GO Boston Shuttle to hotel is available for a fee. Fare-based town car transportation can be arranged through hotel Concierge by calling 617.654.1912. Alternate subway and taxi options are also available from the airport to downtown Boston.
Come pick up your badge and swag bag, and mingle with the other attendees! IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST register via Eventbrite to receive a swag bag, even if you only plan on attending the signing. The first 100 people to register will receive complimentary swag bags; after that, all bets are off!
GAME NIGHT MIXER: 7:00-9:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled mixer featuring some of your favorite games! We’ll have a variety of active games and board games to suit everyone.
INTRODUCTIONS AND IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS: 8:50-9:00am
HACKING SUCCESS with Michael Anderle. 9:00-10:00am
There are many different ways to look at accomplishing the basics in your publishing business. Michael Anderle, the founder of 20Booksto50k and MEGA bestselling author of the Kutherian Gambit series, knows this better than anyone. Join him as he shares his methods for “hacking success”, and learn why letting go of the present mentality of ‘this is how it’s done’ might be the best thing you could do for your author career.
WRITING FIGHT SCENES WITH PUNCH 10:15-11:15am
Join martial arts instructor and urban fantasy author Michael Massie as he teaches in the ins and outs of writing exciting—but realistic!—fight scenes. He and a team of instructors will run through a series of action sequences based on real-life scenarios, then go through the “movie” version of those same scenes, giving authors a clear idea of the difference. A Q&A period will be included, time permitting.
A WHOLE NEW WORLD: the ins and outs of world building and character creation. 1:15-2:15pm
- MODERATOR: K.N. LEE
- PANELISTS: ELISE KOVA, ANGELA ROQUET, MAY SAGE
DISSECTING VILLAINS: how authors create antagonists you love to hate. 2:30-3:30pm
- MODERATOR: RAYE WAGNER
- PANELISTS: JEX LANE, PIPPA DACOSTA, A.D. STARRLING
OLD MEETS NEW: how authors combine pop culture and mythological legends in fiction. 3:45-4:45pm
- MODERATOR: ANGELA ROQUET
- PANELISTS: DOMINO FINN,JAMES HUNTER, M.D. MASSEY
FACEBOOK ADS with Michael Cooper. 8:00-9:00am
Join bestselling science-fiction author Michael Cooper as he explains how to build and maintain book sales through Facebook ads that have a 200-400% return on investment. Learn how to make great ads, and figure out when to kill off ones that aren’t working. You’ll find out how to get a 10/10 relevancy score, craft an ad that sells you and proves value to the readers before they ever see your book!
COVER ART BRANDING with Gene Mollica 9:15-10:15am
Join Gene Mollica, an award-winning and Hugo-nominated cover artist and owner of GM Studio, as he shares his experiences building cover art and branding for successful authors including Bree Bridges, Thea Harrison, and Ella Summers. Learn about the process of translating authors’ unique worlds and characters into recognizable, ownable visual branding that attracts readers and keeps them coming back time after time.
IMPROVING DISCOVERABILITY with Draft2Digital 10:30-11:30am
Getting your book noticed by readers on wide platforms can be difficult in this age of digital distractions. Join Dan Wood from Draft2Digital to learn about all the free tools Draft2Digital has made to help you improve your discoverability and how they can help you distribute your book to retailers and libraries worldwide.
SIGNING – 1:30-5:00PM
VIP Meet & Greet (formerly Reader-Author Brunch) 5:30-7:00pm
Special ticketed event.
Come up to the Boston Park Plaza’s Presidential Suite for dinner and drinks with the signing authors! You’ll have an uninterrupted hour to hang out with your favorite authors from the signing and ask them anything you want.
AFTERPARTY – 8:00-10:00PM
Come join us in the Off the Commons bar in the hotel lobby as we wrap up the end of this amazing event! You’ll have a chance to hang out with and say goodbye to the signing authors and your fellow attendees before you head home.
SIGNING AUTHORS & EXHIBITORS
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New York Times bestselling author of the Baine Chronicles
USA Today Bestselling author of the Underground Series.
Amazon bestselling author of the Sphinx Series
Amazon bestselling author of the Seventeen Series
Amazon bestselling author of the Viridian Gate Archives
Amazon bestselling author of the Kutherian Gambit Series
USA Today bestselling author of the Not Quite the Fairy Tale Series
USA Today bestselling author of the Lana Harvey Series
Cover designer, artist, and owner of GM Studios
Amazon bestselling author of the Junkyard Druid series
USA Today bestselling author of the Veil Series
Amazon bestselling author of the Beautiful Monsters Series
Amazon bestselling author of the Black Magic Outlaw Series
USA Today bestselling author of the Loom Saga
New York Times bestselling author of the Dragon Born Trilogy
Amazon Bestselling Author of the Codex Blair Series.
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