Literature Conference

Comicpalooza's Literature Conference is educating and inspiring. Published novelists, covering a variety of genres, share their experiences with attendees. Writers, aspiring authors, and fans have the opportunity to participate in workshops, attend panels, gain exposure within the industry, discuss projects, and meet published writers.

Types of Literature Events

The Literature Conference has many hours of diverse offerings that include didactic discussions, read & critique sessions, writing workshops, author spotlights, and fan roundtables. Fun genre panels encompass discussions on horror, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and much more.

Author Lead Panels and Q&A
Do you want to ask where that brilliant idea came from or learn the process that sparked creative genius? Do you have a lot of questions or simply want to sit and listen to professional authors who you admire? Attendees can go to one of our many panels and have a seat while we discuss the wonderful worlds of literature.

Fan Roundtables
By fans, for fans, with fans! There are opportunities to join your fellow readers for rousing, interactive discussions including YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fan Fiction and Thrillers: good, bad and ugly.

Read and Critique Sessions
Are you an aspiring author? Do you want professional and peer critiques of your work? Bring your pages and join us for daily interactive small-group critique sessions. There are set time limits to read aloud and receive feedback.

Character-building Springboard Writing Workshop
Drawing from popular television, movies, and books, this workshop explores how to create in-depth worlds in your novels and short fiction. Bring pieces you are working on, or start something new using exercises from the workshop.

Featured Literature Events

With so many panels to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here’s what we offer throughout the weekend:

Ravenous readers enjoy these entertaining panels:

  • Fun, Games & Prizes for Book Lovers
  • Open Mic Reading for All Genres
  • Speculative Poetry Deathmatch!
  • Pottermore: Harry Potter and Beyond Fantastic Beasts
  • The Book Was Better, Or Was It?

Aspiring writers, those that teach, write for fun or want to learn about the process take advantage of workshops and didactic offerings such as:

  • World-Building Tips & Tricks: How to Create Believable Worlds
  • Putting Science in Your Science Fiction
  • Character-Building Springboard Writing Workshop
  • Ask An Editor
  • Teen Writing Workshops

Kids may enjoy delving into discussions about:

  • Fun, Games & Prizes for Book Lovers
  • Pottermore: Harry Potter and Beyond Fantastic Beasts
  • Teen Writing Workshops
  • Speculative Poetry Deathmatch!