LibertyCon
Jun
29
to Jul 1

LibertyCon

  • Chattanooga Marriott Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LibertyCon is a convention that prides itself on great guests, phenomenal panels, and which is small on purposes. Sure we could try to bring in twice the attendees, but do you think you'd be able to sit on a couch with Terry Brooks talking about law or play Magic the Gathering with Brandon Sanderson?

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Atlanta Comic-Con
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Atlanta Comic-Con

  • Georgia World Congress Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Atlanta Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the Atlanta Comic Con is a family-friendly convention.

JD's Atlanta Comic-Con schedule

Sunday, July 15, 11:30am, C107
Westerns in Science Fiction and Fantasy
In many ways, the Western and Scifi genres are uniquely American—but their blending has influenced fiction worldwide. From Star Wars and Mad Max to Firefly and Cowboy Beebop, some of the most successful titles in gengre fiction blend these two themes. But how do you balance them, what are the strengths and benefits of each, and how have some cross-genre properties succeeded where others have failed. 

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Atlanta Writers Club workshop: Adapting a Book for Television
Oct
27
1:30 PM13:30

Atlanta Writers Club workshop: Adapting a Book for Television

  • Georgia State University: Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Adapting for TV is as much about the story of your story as it is about expanding your world across episodes and seasons. In this workshop, our presenters will take you through the book-to-TV process and help you craft everything from pitches and loglines to one-sheets and show bibles.

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MarsCon
Jan
18
to Jan 20

MarsCon

  • Doubletree Williamsburg Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MarsCon is a weekend long party for people who enjoy Science Fiction and Fantasy. It’s a chance to gather with 1,200 or so of your closest friends and talk about science fiction, fantasy, cosplay, gaming, your favorite author, or whatever else you like to talk about.

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JordanCon
Apr
26
to Apr 28

JordanCon

  • Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JordanCon is a fantasy literature convention founded in honor of the late author, Robert Jordan. JordanCon features eight tracks of simultaneous programming, a Dealers' Hall, gaming, an Art Show featuring original art by a variety of artists, and charity events benefiting the Mayo Clinic and other charities. 

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ConCarolinas
Jun
1
to Jun 3

ConCarolinas

  • Hilton Charlotte University Place (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ConCarolinas is a general multi-genre multi-media convention. We call ourselves a sci-fi/fantasy convention but in truth we cover all speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy and horror. 

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JordanCon
Apr
20
to Apr 22

JordanCon

  • Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JordanCon is a fantasy literature convention founded in honor of the late author, Robert Jordan. JordanCon features eight tracks of simultaneous programming, a Dealers' Hall, gaming, an Art Show featuring original art by a variety of artists, and charity events benefiting the Mayo Clinic and other charities. 

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Broadleaf Writers Conference: The life and lessons of the debut author
Sep
24
11:45 AM11:45

Broadleaf Writers Conference: The life and lessons of the debut author

After years of toiling in the dungeons of writing purgatory, the long-awaited day of publication has arrived. Now what? Three debut novelists discuss the changes being a published author has brought into their writing and personal lives, what they’ve learned, and what they would have done differently.

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Broadleaf Writers Conference: The villainous motive: when being bad isn’t bad enough
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Broadleaf Writers Conference: The villainous motive: when being bad isn’t bad enough

Light and dark, sun and storms, happiness and anger. For every up there is a down. Without a compelling villain, your hero has nothing to risk. But what truly makes a compelling villain? Writers from across genres discuss the motive of the antagonist, and why your villain must always have a purpose.

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2017 AJC Decatur Book Festival: Fiction That Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously
Sep
3
1:15 PM13:15

2017 AJC Decatur Book Festival: Fiction That Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously

  • Marriott Conference Center Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join this distinguished panel of talented Atlanta Writers Club members who discuss unique works that infuse humor, the supernatural, or the absurd into their fiction. The panel includes authors Marilyn Baron (The Vampire Next Door), Mickey Dubrow [pen name Marci Wilcox] (Red Fox, GA), JD Jordan (Calamity), and Linda Sands (Grand Theft Cargo).

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DCPL Author Expo
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

DCPL Author Expo

Join us for the DCPL Author Expo as we celebrate local authors from all across Metro Atlanta. Authors will be on hand to discuss their work, sell and autograph books, and talk about their personal journeys as authors.

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User experience design bootcamp
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

User experience design bootcamp

As technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability.

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Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

Talk UX

Talk UX is a one-day, inclusive conference where UXers can learn, collaborate, and network. You’ll hear from fresh speakers who will share their expertise on everything from design to research to data and everything in between. Through it all, we’ll foster a positive atmosphere that encourages learning and interaction.

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