Conferenceship and SFWA Members

October 30, 2021

November 10, 2022

Indie Author Town Hall

November 10, 2022 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SFWA’s Indie Author Committee is pleased to announce our first in a series of Indie Author Town Halls. SFWA’s mission is “to promote, advance, and support science fiction and fantasy writing in the United States and elsewhere, by educating and informing the general public and supporting and empowering science fiction and fantasy writers.”

Indie authors have found great potential in being able to publish our own novels directly to the retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and Kobo (not to mention create audiobooks and more). With that potential has come some hurdles, including communicating with giant technology companies to solve problems that develop. SFWA would like to be a voice of advocacy with the retailers for indie authors.

The first Town Hall was held Thursday, November 10th at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST. We want to hear from all independent authors — what are the knotty problems SFWA can advocate with the retailers to solve for every indie author? Contact indie-authors@sfwa.org to get involved.

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November 19, 2022

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Jeffe Kennedy

November 19, 2022 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Jeffe Kennedy
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The SFWA Romance Steering Committee invites you to join us as we kick off our monthly virtual Romancing SFF Meetups.

Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community.

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December 17, 2022

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Social Gathering

December 17, 2022 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Chelsea Mueller
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The December Romancing SFF Meetup will be a social gathering to build your romantic SFF network. Bring your 2023 goals to share with others. We’ll have breakout rooms for marketing, craft, spice level, and reading recommendation discussions. In January we’ll resume regular programming with a speaker at the beginning of each meetup. And we’ll be starting with Charlaine Harris, author of the Gunnie Rose, Sookie Stackhouse, Aurora Teagarden books and so many others!

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January 21, 2023

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Charlaine Harris

January 21, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Charlaine Harris
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Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community. In January, we welcome Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the Gunnie Rose, Sookie Stackhouse, Aurora Teagarden, and so many other great series. Our prepared Q&A will focus on her use of romantic subplots within her stories, but please bring your questions. Questions for Charlaine can also be submitted in advance in the #sff-romance channel on the SFWA Discord.

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February 18, 2023

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Diana Gill

February 18, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Diana Gill
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Ask an Editor! – Diana Gill spent more than twenty years as an executive editor in Big5 publishing, editing commercial fiction at Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and HarperCollins Publishers, including running Harper Voyager, the science fiction and fantasy imprint at HarperCollins, for twelve years. In this lively session, she will share common issues addressed in edit letters and take your questions in a live Ask an Editor round. You may also submit questions for Diana in advance in the #sff-romance channel on the SFWA Discord.

Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community.

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March 18, 2023

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Leanna Renee Hieber

March 18, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber
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Navigating a Cross-Genre Landscape – Actress, Playwright, Ghost Tour guide and Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy Romance and Non-Fiction author Leanna Renee Hieber discusses how the cross-genre landscape has developed and shifted from the days of her award-winning debut Strangely Beautiful series, through the closing of publishers and changing genre landscapes, and what it takes to stay afloat and relevant no matter how many genres you juggle. More about Leanna: https://leannareneehieber.com
 
Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community.

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