Saturday, June 25, 2022

GenCon Writers Symposium - Guest of Honor R. A. Salvatore and Special Guests


Gen Con Writer's Symposium is back (Aug4-7, Indianapolis IN)

Gen Con just announced that legendary fantasy author R. A. Salvatore is the 2022 Author Guest of Honor! 

Thirty-four years ago, he created the character of Drizzt Do’Urden, the dark elf who has withstood the test of time to stand today as an icon in the fantasy genre. With his work in the Forgotten Realms, the Crimson Shadow, the DemonWars Saga, and other series, Salvatore has sold more than thirty million books worldwide and has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list more than two dozen times. He considers writing to be his personal journey, but still, he’s quite pleased that so many are walking the road beside him!
He will be participating in several Writer's Symposium events (click to browse and register via the GenCon portalduring the convention, including book signings and appearances. 

The Writers Symposium continues to add events, including Book signings for the GenCon Author Guest of Honor, R.A. Salvatore:

Guest of Honor: Salvatore Events (Link to just his events)
Thursday 1 pm Shared Worlds SEM22214061
Thursday 2 pm So you Want to Write SEM22214066
Thursday 3pm Book Signing ZED22219102
Friday 11am Tie in Ficton SEM22214092
Friday Noon Book Signing ZED22219103
Saturday 10am QnA with R.A. Salvatore SEM2221429
Saturday 11am Local Flavor SEM22214128
Saturday Noon Book Signing with R.A. Salvatore ZED22219104
Saturday 5pm Book Signing with R.A. Salvatore ZED22219105

Gen Con

The Gen Con Writer’s Symposium is a semi-independent event hosted by Gen Con and intended for both new and experienced writers of speculative fiction. Although many of us love and play the games Gen Con offers, our program is focused on the craft and business of writing, particularly in the speculative arenas. In the past 27 years, the Symposium has grown from a small set of panels over a day or two of the convention to one of the largest convention-hosted writing tracks in North America. Gen Con itself is the largest tabletop gaming convention in the world. In 2019 (the last pre-pandemic year for the convention) they welcomed over 65,000 unique visitors and offered over 19,000 events. By its nature, Gen Con attracts a large number of reading-oriented attendees who enjoy speculative fiction.

Writer's Symposium

This year, the Writer's Symposium will have ~40 Authors75 panels, 42 workshops, and special events like the Meet-the-Pros (Thursday night) and D&D-with-Authors (Friday night)! In addition to the GenCon event link above, browse the dedicated website for the GenCon Writers Symposium (link) that explains more and has other views of the program.

The Writer's Symposium also features two special guests, Carlos Hernandez and Brandon O-Brien!