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This is to purchase a single ticket to the Friday evening dinner event. This does not include conference registration, and can be bought separately, or in addition to the conference.

When: Friday, September 14, 2018
Where: DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd
Seattle, WA  98188
United States
Contact: 253-673-2665

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This is to purchase a single ticket to the Friday evening dinner event. This does not include conference registration, and can be bought separately, or in addition to the conference.

The featured speakers are:

Cat Rambo

Cat Rambo is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and editor. She was co-editor of Fantasy Magazine from 2007 to 2011, which earned her a 2012 World Fantasy Special Award: Non-Professional nomination.


Dori Hillestad Butler, Edgar Award Winning Children's Book Author

Dori Hillestad Butler is a chapter book series and mystery author who is eager to share her love of story with readers of all ages. She’s written magazine stories, educational materials, plays, book reviews, characters for a board game, and by the end of 2019 she will have published 54 books for kids, including 10 that were “ghostwritten.” She’s been nominated for children’s choice awards in 19 different states, her King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book in 2018, and her Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy won the 2011 Edgar Award for the best juvenile mystery published in 2010.

Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn is the pseudonym used by Julie Pottinger, a best-selling American historical romance author, who says she chose her pseudonym so her Regency romances would be on bookshelves next to those of the successful romance writer Amanda Quick


Donald Maas

Donald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996),Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004), The Fire in Fiction (2009) , The Breakout Novelist (2011) and Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012).  He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc. Donald Maass is the author of more than 16 novels. He now works as a literary agent, representing dozens of novelists in the SF, fantasy, crime, mystery, romance and thriller categories. He speaks at writer’s conferences throughout the country and lives in New York City.

Christopher Vogler

Christopher Vogler is an internationally known and Hollywood development executive who has worked for Disney, Warner Bros., Fox and many other major studios and production companies. As a veteran story consultant for film companies and a respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe, his book The Writer’s Journey has become an international best seller. The Writer’s Journey explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling that’s made it required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, playwrights, scholars, and writers. He has influenced the screenplays of movies from THE LION KING to FIGHT CLUB to THE THIN RED LINE and most recently wrote the first installment of RAVENSKULL, a Japanese-style graphic novel. A native of St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he served in the Air Force as an officer, and made documentary films on the military space program before doing graduate work at the University of Southern California film school. He was part of the animation story staff at Disney while THE LION KING, ALADDIN, HERCULES, and MULAN were being developed. Recently he has consulted on films such as 10,000 BC, HANCOCK, I AM LEGEND, Darren Aronofsky’s THE WRESTLER, and the 2010 remake of the KARATE KID.

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