Writers’ Workshop Deadline Has Passed

Submissions are closed for the 2019 ArmadilloCon Writers’ Workshop.

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Writers’ Workshop Sponsored Seats All Taken

NOTICE: All of our sponsored seats have been claimed for the 2019 workshop! We are delighted at the response and look forward to seeing you all at the workshop. Information about our sponsored seat program for writers of color is on the workshop page. Hoping for a last-minute sponsorship? Fill out the sponsored seat form on the Writers’ Workshop page in order to be waitlisted. Anyone waitlisted for a sponsored seat or for the workshop will be notified on July 3rd.

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Writers’ Workshop Deadline is Friday!

Aspiring authors, it’s time to finish and send in your manuscripts. The deadline for submission to the ArmadilloCon 41 Writers’ Workshop is Friday, June 14, at 11:59:59 PM.

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Program Book News

We’ve added a new page with information about Program Book Advertising.

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Hotel Pricing News

Some ArmadilloCon members who tried to book a room for 3 or 4 people via our Hotel page have reported prices higher than advertised. Our Hotel Liaison straightened this out with the Omni. Thus rooms are $123/night for 1 or 2 people and $133/night for 3 or 4 people, as they were supposed to be.

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Guest News

Writer/editor Patrice Caldwell has confirmed as our Editor Guest. She’s published Middle Grade and Young Adult books at Scholastic and Disney. She edited an upcoming speculative fiction anthology, A Phoenix Must Burn, and is currently working on a vampire novel.

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Programming News

Howard Waldrop has confirmed that he will be a program participant at ArmadilloCon 41.

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Hotel News

Our Hotel Liaison has talked with our contact at the Omni. Our room block has been adjusted to include more double rooms. So ArmadilloCon members can once again reserve rooms with two beds at the convention rate.

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Hotel Alert

Some ArmadilloCon members have reported difficulty reserving rooms with more than 1 bed at the convention hotel. Our hotel liaison is looking into the problem, and he expects to resolve the situation soon.

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Armadillocon Writing Workshop Manuscripts Due Soon and Maybe Sooner…

by Rebecca Schwarz

Photo: Drew Coffman/Flickr

The workshop last year was nearly at capacity. Honestly, if I had my druthers I would love to coordinate an infinitely scaleable writing workshop, but alas we are bound by space and time i.e. the hotel’s undeniably solid walls and finite number of tables and chairs.

While we may not reach capacity (I don’t predict infinite growth being a regional convention/workshop after all), I will be cutting off enrollment at 70. If we do go beyond that vaulted number, I will initiate a waiting list. If that does come to pass, I’ll post more specifics about how that will work after the submission deadline.

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