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{October 28, 2015}   {UtopiaCon 2016} Another Keynote Speaker Announced, Tshirts, and Official Blogger Interviews

Utopia 2016 Fight For Your RightI can’t help but look at the changing of the leaves and wonder where the time has gone; it’s nearly November! 

And that means that Utopia is getting closer!  In fact, Founder Janet Wallace just released the next keynote speaker info…

Are you ready for this?

Alex_Flinn_collageALEX FLYNN!!!

Author of Beastly, Breathing Underwater, and many, many more awesome novels!!  Check out the official announcement HERE!

I am beyond excited–I’ve been reading Flynn’s novels since 2010, before I began blogging, and I can’t wait to meet her!!!

Make sue YOU have a chance to meet her in Nashville too; grab your tickets now!! Trust me when I say it’s worth every penny.


Event Pricing thru December 31, 2015:

Here’s the current** price range you’re looking at to attend–prices go up as we get closer to the con:

==> $110 Silver Package

  • 5-day pass to the UTOPiA convention (UTOPiAcon), including welcome bag, keynote speeches, panels, exhibitor hall, karaoke, pre-awards happy hour
  • Admission to the Public Signing Event
  • Admission to the Fifth Annual UTOPiA Awards and After-Party
  • NOT INCLUDED: lunches, apparel, preferred seating at awards, workshops

==> $190 Titanium Package

  •  5-day pass to the UTOPiA convention (UTOPiAcon) with VIP Registration/Badge pick-up, as well as a welcome bag, keynote speeches, panels, exhibitor hall, karaoke, pre-awards happy hour
  • Admission to the Public Signing Event
  • Early seating to the Fifth Annual UTOPiA Awards
  • Lunch Thursday and Friday
  • Souvenir T-shirt
  • NOT INCLUDED: Workshops

==> $55 One-Day Fan Wristband

  • Admission for one day–you choose the day and purchase the ticket specifically for that day
  • Access to all official events — speakers, panels, exhibitor hall, signing area, other official events
  • NOT INCLUDED: Workshops, private events, or any other event listed at an additional charge on the ticket page or web site. You must wear your wristband at all times or you will not be allowed into any official area.

==> Want to be an Exhibitor at UTOPiAcon??? Click the link above for prices and info

But act fast, because prices will continue to rise as we get closer to the con date.  REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE until March 31, 2016 (minus processing fee), so act now—I know it’s a few months out, and your circumstances may change, but I highly, highly suggest that you book now.

**prices subject to change—I will post updated prices as they rise.  Have questions about UTOPiA 2016: Five-Year Anniversary Convention & Celebration for Writers & Fans? Contact UtopYA, LLC

Still nervous you might not be able to attend in June? Purchase now to lock in the lowest prices, and rest easy knowing refunds, minus the processing fee, are available until March 31, 2016 (or a full refund within 60 days of purchase, whichever comes first).

And guess what else?

The third limited edition tee for Utopia is available until November 4!  And once again, I am in love with this new design!

The idea behind the tee stems from “Whit & Ware and Indie-Visible, [who] have teamed up to create a series of eleven limited edition T-shirts (one per month) honoring the amazing Janet Wallace, and her incredible gift to us all….the place we all call home once a year – Utopia!” But after November 4, this particular design will disappear forever, so act fast!!


The next design will arrive sometime in November, and in case you were wondering, the “goal with these Limited Edition shirts is to raise funds so that we can provide UtopiaCon with killer branding all over the hotel such as standing banners with panel schedules outside every conference room, welcome banners at the hotel entrance, etc. We’re also handling the signing posters, some fun stuff for the writing cave, and some extra awesome swag for attendees. Any money that is left over will go to Janet Wallace, which she can use as she sees fit to make the 2016 the best year yet! We know how hard Janet works to give our crazy tribe an inspiring home every June, and we wanted to take some of the weight off her shoulders by taking care of all these details so she can focus on the big picture!”

For more information, or to buy this amazing shirt and help support Utopia, click HERE!

And last but not least, as one of the official bloggers, we thought it would be great if we shared a little information about ourselves this month so you can get to know us better.

Q: What you do for work outside of blogging?

A: I teach high school English.

Q: What’s the one thing you feel you’ve gained by blogging?

A: Friendships with likeminded readers and authors across the globe. I had no idea that blogging book reviews was such a wide practice until I got into it, and it has been amazing.

Q: How did you find Utopia?

A: Tiffany King. She invited me to my first Utopia convention in 2013 and it was an absolutely amazing experience.

Q: What did you learn or gain at Utopia that you don’t feel you would’ve gotten anywhere else?

A: This was the first time I really understood that my opinion matters. It was also the first time I actually got to meet the authors and readers I had become friends with through blogging. Getting to meet my idols in person, and connecting with new authors, bloggers, and readers was so much fun—like a 3 day slumber party.

Q: How do you feel you contribute to the writer world at large?

A: Over the past year, I’ve begun betaing for both indie and traditionally pubbed authors. Being able to give feedback and contribute to the story makes me feel like a million bucks.

Q:What’s your ultimate blogging goal?

A:To share my love of reading with the world.

Make sure you check out all the official blogger’s posts concerning UTOPiA and more invited guests, and subscribe to their blogs as well:

Week 1: Jo Michaels Blog and The Paisley Reader

Week 2: A Book Vacation (ME) and Delphina Reads Too Much

Week 3: My Book Addiction and A Little Bit of R&R

Week 4: Book Junkie: Not-So-Anonymous and Tsk Tsk What to Read (AND A GIVEAWAY!!)

Every Two Weeks: Lulo FanGirl

And, make sure to check out all the other ways you can keep up with news about the goings on at UTOPiAcon for 2016.

Utopia blog | UTOPiAcon BUZZ Flipboard | A Daily Cup of Jo Radio Show | We Are Going to Utopia! Unofficial Facebook Group | UTOPiAcon Official Facebook Page | @utopia_con on Twitter

Come join us and FIGHT FOR YOUR WRITE!

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