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Author Readings Are BACK!

For years, the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium has welcomed attendees to hear their favorite speculative fiction authors read from their newest releases. Now, after a brief hiatus, the readings are back!

This year, Gen Con attendees can hear authors like Peter Tieryas, Gail Z. Martin, Scott Lynch, Steve Bein, Carrie Patel, Gregory A. Wilson, Ada Palmer, Jo Walton, and many more read from their latest works.

Epic Programming For This Year's Writer's Symposium!

One critique we often hear about other writers’ conventions is that the panels are geared toward beginners and that the programming offers little for experienced authors. The Gen Con Writer’s Symposium takes great pride in providing valuable programming for authors at ALL points in their careers, from beginners trying to figure out how to get words on the page, to bestselling authors who are trying to figure out the next steps to their careers.