Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's Conference Time!

Exciting news: registration is now open for the Historical Novel Society North American Conference.

This year the conference will be held June 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL. The guests of honor, both of whom will speak, are bestselling historical fiction novelists Margaret George and Edward Rutherford. Many other authors--among them Catherine Delors, Michelle Moran, C.W. Gordon, Diana Gabaldon, Anne Easter Smith and Lauren Willig--will be in attendance. The registration fee includes an opportunity for attendees to pitch to one of the agents or editors who come to the conference looking for new talent.

This conference is wonderful because it's open to all lovers of historical fiction: readers and writers, editors and agents. The panels are timely and informative, the entertainment high spirited, and the networking possibilities endless! Best of all, everyone there loves to talk about what you love best--historical fiction. The conference is limited to 300 registrants, so if you're interested, visit the registration site soon.

If you have any questions about the conference, I'll be happy to try to answer them. I attended the last conference in 2007 and have been counting the days until the next one.

See you in Schaumburg in June!

5 comments:

lucyp said...

I just registered. Alas, I am going to miss most of Saturday because it is our convocation. But I'm very curious and looking forward to it.

Michelle Moran said...

I am really looking forward to this conference!!!! And to finally meeting you!

Julianne Douglas said...

Yay, Lucy! I'm so glad you're able to go, despite the convocation. You won't regret attending even just part of the conference. I bet you'll find yourself wishing you could skip the convocation...

Michelle, I'm so excited about going, waiting until June is torture (can you tell I don't get out much?). At the last conference, I was one of the wannabes sitting in the audience listening to you and your editor talk about Nefertiti, which was coming out a few months afterwards. Two years later, I'm still a wannabe, but much closer to my goal (and who knows what might happen between now and June!). In any case, I won't be too shy to introduce myself to you this time. :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for posting an announcement about the conference! I'm looking forward to seeing all of you there!

Julianne Douglas said...

Sarah, I'm more than happy to help get the word out about such a wonderful conference. You and the other organizers are truly amazing!