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The SWW Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers Conference

Saturday ♦ June 9, 2018    8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Nativo Lodge   Albuquerque, NM

There are two tracks of presentations: Sci-Fi/Fantasy and the Business of Writing.  The conference begins with an opportunity for all attendees to attend a debate highlighting the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus self publishing.

The directors of three publishing companies will give their views of why traditional publishing is the best route for authors while two self-published authors and the vice-president of an Indie publishing house offer opinions to the contrary!  Click here for information on the debate.

Following the debate there will be a mandatory Pitch Session overview for anyone wanting to pitch a book idea to a publisher.  For information on the Pitch Sessions click here.

Click on the links below and check out our amazing speakers!

The Great Publishing Debate Participants

Science Fiction/Fantasy Presentations and Speakers

  • Worldbuilding: Political Systems in Conflict – Jeffe Kennedy
  • Creating Fantasy Races Indigenous to Unique Settings – R.J. Mirabal
  • How to Create Your Book from a Role Playing Game – Kirt Hickman
  • Writing Science Fiction Fast Enough to Stay Ahead of Reality – Eric Michael Craig
  • 5 Secrets To Keep Your Readers Spellbound – Shea Berkley  

The Business of Writing Presentations and Speakers

  • Is this Actually a Publishable Story? – The One and Only Melinda Snodgrass
  • Book Cover Aesthetics: The Good, The Bad, and the Fugly – Fiona Jayde, Award winning cover artist
  • Steps to Self Publishing  – Robin Cutler, Director of Ingram Spark
  • Copyrights & Contracts for Writers – Sherri Burr, UNM Law school emeritus
  • How to Score a Movie Adaptation – Zachry Wheeler

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    January 12 @ 2:00 pm - January 19 @ 4:00 pm


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