Dare you attend… the Imaginarium?


Imaginarium is the nation’s premiere creative writing convention.

Held October 6th-8th, the three day annual event is held in Louisville, Kentucky and is centered entirely around creative writing, including the worlds of books, movies, gaming, music, and comics/graphic novels.

Imaginarium features extensive programming content, with panels and workshops presented by over 150 professional guests covering everything from the craft of writing to various genres, industry-specific topics, publishing, and social media/publicity.

The convention features a film festival with a full array of awards, a masquerade/costume contest, gaming, an expo open to the general public, an awards banquet, a series of literary awards called the Imadjinns, and many more activities, creating a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that is content-rich and ideal for networking, promotion and personal development.

This year’s Guest of Honor is Bram Stoker Award®-winning editor Michael Knost. He will be joined by Imaginators Gary Braunbeck, Lucy Snyder, Abigail Keam,  Teresa Reasor, and Eric Bloat. Imaginarium’s Toastmaster is author and publisher Tony Acree.

For further information on the Imaginarium Convention, please visit http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/

I don’t get to attend many conventions these days. This one hurts every year it rolls around. For one, Imaginarium is just 3 hours from my front door. It’s also shepherded by some of my favorite people on the planet.

Imaginarium is packed to the gills with diverse panels, stellar guests, and does a great job of showcasing a multitude of genres. But more than that, it spotlights creative writing in a unique way, by acknowledging all the various mediums through which creators express themselves.

One of these years I’ll make it down there and hobnob with all those wonderfully inventive yarnspinners. If you can make the trip, you should… Who wouldn’t want to spend a weekend basking in this magical vortex of creativity?

Do yourself a favor — embrace the Imaginarium. You’ll be glad you did.


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