Breaking the mold for 2014
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I am going to Nashville Baby!!!!
UtopYA Con 2014! The first-of-its-kind convention for women writers of supernatural YA and NA fiction, and their fans.
You won’t want to miss the Third Annual utopYA Awards on Saturday night, where we celebrate the writers, producers, editors, bloggers, designers and others who bring our favorite characters and stories to life!With 20+ 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!
Who will be there?
The question should rather be who will NOT be there.
Besides of course myself, we will not only be brushing shoulders with some pretty impressive people. What I gather from following the con since year one - we will get to hang out, interact, have yoga sessions and so much more with our favorite authors, readers , bloggers and fans. ((happy girl dancing on the table))
Why I decided to go to the con?
This will be my third year going on to my author career, and since day one of connecting with international writers, authors and bloggers, I have always felt welcomed, supported and loved for being who I am best - Me!
Applauded for my achievements no matter how small, Ive made a bucket load of social media friends who I can always count on to spread the word, and make me feel good about my crazy ideas. When I started following my favorite author friends activities at UtopYacon I promised myself that, that is where I want to be, to experience it all, to personally mingle with the outrageously amazing peeps who took a tiny SA indie author like me, and let me ride their coat feathers into a confident, self efficient international author.
Am I nervous?
Yes nervous as hell! This is not only the biggest event of my entire life - this is one for all South African Indie authors. If you can dream it - you can achieve it!
Here Ive made a twitter list of the awesomeness who will be attending the event.
This is not a full list but a list compiled to the best of my capability! So even if you cant make it follow the list and get in on all the fun.
Utopya Twitter list
Even though it cost me the price of a small house to get myself, my merchandise and my family over there - Its so worth it. What I will gain in experience, knowledge and inspiration far out ways the extreme costs for me. My goal is to bring back the energy, the magic and the all round excellence that is Utopyacon to my home county. I can honestly count on one hand how may such book festivals we have back home - maybe 4. I have filed papers for my very own Indie author book festival in South Africa and SAIAR Book Festival (South African Indie Authors Rock Book Festival) Its a mouth full, but how else to capture the essence of it all?