The Con of Opportunity returns to Williamsburg, Virginia with over 300 hours of programming in one action-packed weekend! Gaming, panels, signings, kids’ programming, workshops, readings, vendors, authors, artists, tournaments, costuming, anime, movies, concerts, books, books, and more books! There’s always something to do at RavenCon.
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.
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.
Ernest Hemingway wrote using paper, several number-two pencils, and a typewriter. Today, he’d be amazed and overwhelmed at the barrage of high-tech writing tools and applications at our disposal. What technology is out there today that can help you?
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).
The GAYA ceremony has the distinction of being the oldest literary awards ceremony in the Southeastern United States while reflecting the current publishing world. The Awards Ceremony has grown in prestige and participation since its inception in 1964 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists.
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.
Join us for an afternoon UX-design workshop that turns user research and the iterative design process on its head by combining a little bit of trivia, a little bit of Clue, and a lot of fun.
A panel discussion, including J.D. Jordan, William Rawlings, Linda Sands, Susan Sands, and Kim Wright, moderated by George Weinstein.
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival will delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
The Evening of Writing Wildly. Or EWW, because NaNoWriMo HQ had already used an acronym that couldn’t be pronounced, so we one-upped them with one that can be pronounced. Horribly.
The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to welcome two Georgia authors, for an evening of conversation on their debut novels CALAMITY and EYES ON THE ISLAND.
The defining characteristic of UX design is it's focus on the user and on an iterative, user-centered, approach to creating solutions. But what if we applied the user-centered design process to non-UX challenges?
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.