HEA Quest

Happily Ever After (HEA) Quest – SFWA’s Romance Committee’s Expanded Meetup

Join us at HEA Quest, a special virtual meetup presented by SFWA’s Romance Steering Committee. We’ll have three stellar panels of industry experts covering topics of importance to writers and breakout rooms at the end for networking and community building. If you write any combination of speculative fiction and romance, this meetup is for you!

Save the Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024: 9:00am – 1:00pm PST
Price: $10

Our schedule of events includes:

9:00-12:00 – Panels
12:00-1:00 – Social time and Networking

Editor Roundtable: 9:00 AM
Are you curious about professional editing and what happens after you turn your manuscript over? Join us for the first of the three panels: Editor Roundtable! We have three fantastic editors, from freelance to big 5, happy to share their knowledge:
Liz PellitierEntangled Publishing
Monique Patterson, Bramble
Melissa FrainMelissa Frain Editorial

Burnout and Time Management: 10:00 AM
Ready to start 2024 off on the right foot? Our second panel of the day is on Burnout & Time Management, perfect for those looking to set up their coming writing schedule and/or struggling to find balance. Join us as Sarra Cannon and Becca Syme cover these difficult topics!
Sarra CannonHeart Breathings
Becca SymeBetter Faster Academy

Marketing through Newsletters: 11:00 AM
Does the thought of putting together a newsletter fill you with dread? It doesn’t have to! Join Kilby Blades, A. M. Lau, and Tammi Labrecque as they offer up their processes and tips from Marketing Through Newsletters in our final panel of the day!
Tammi LabrequeNewsletter Ninja
Kilby Blades
A.M. LauPomegranate Authors

After the panels, come join your fellow HEA Quest attendees to network and build community in our virtual break-out rooms: HEA Quest Party Room

Just $10 will grant you access for the three online panels and breakout rooms. Can’t make it or want to rewatch after it’s over? Recordings of the panels will be available to attendees after the event!

2023 Nebula Conference Attendees: You have already paid for this meetup! Please do not click the “Register Here” button below. If you are interested in attending any/all of the panels, please click through to each one of the panels via their direct links above. You may mark your RSVP by clicking on the green, “Add To My List” button. See example below:

Once you’ve added everything you wish to attend, you’ll be able to find all those saved events under ACCOUNT, at the top righthand of this site. No other action will be required! Just show up on the day and time of the event!

Members of SFWA (who haven’t registered for 2023 Nebula Conference) and members of the public may register below.

Save the Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024: 9:00am – 1:00pm PST

SFWA will offer 10 scholarships for members of underserved and disabled communities to attend the online Romance Committee’s Expanded Meetup! If you or someone you know may benefit from these scholarships, please email or share the link to this page. Scholarship applications must be emailed to romance@sfwa.org by January 10th, 11:59pm Pacific Time.  

The scholarship recipients will be selected by lottery. This scholarship will be available for our online Romance Committee’s Expanded Meetup, January 20th, 2024 only, which will give access to the streamed/online panels.

Our support of underserved communities isn’t possible without your help. Please consider making a donation at sfwa.org/donate to help us with this worthy cause.

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