ThrillerFest is the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts, bringing together fans, famous authors and new ones, industry professionals and agents. It’s a vibrant hub of literary networking and social interaction offering an opportunity for thriller lovers to meet and mingle with their favorite authors at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City every July. When we say mingle, we mean it. An array of impressive names, including Clive Cussler, Lee Child, James Patterson, Sandra Brown, Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, David Morrell, Ken Follett, R.L. Stine, and many more have been known to linger in the conference rooms and halls, accessible to attendees.
The ThrillerFest team is busy preparing for a memorable 2016 conference, hoping to make it the best yet. The conference consists of several events, priced separately and in money-saving packages. Those events are:
Today’s FBI: Crime Essentials For Writers
In this full day workshop held at FBI Headquarters, you’ll hear from FBI experts in Cybercrime, International Terrorism, Criminal Investigations, and more. Lunch, drinks, and snacks served. Class size is limited by the FBI and fills up quickly.
Don’t miss this opportunity to study with the Masters of the genre in a one-day intensive workshop to take your writing to the next level. Everyone is welcome, from beginning writers to well-established authors. The instructors this year will be Steve Berry, Grant Blackwood, David Corbett, Meg Gardiner, Heather Graham, Andrew Gross, Richard Krevolin, and Gayle Lynds. Class sizes are limited to provide a personal experience.
As always we have a group of talented teachers to broaden your knowledge about the craft of writing as well as experts in many fields like forensics and firearms so you can get the facts right in your novel.
Be sure to sign up for the incredible opportunity to further your writing career, as we’ll have over 50 agents, editors, and producers ready to hear your pitch at our annual PitchFest event. Visit www.thrillerfest.com and read the Success Stories from past years.
We’re planning some phenomenal panels, always trying to innovate and entertain. Join us for the spotlight interviews, cocktail parties, workshops, and fabulous networking opportunities. Please check the volunteer box during registration, as it’s a great way to make new friends.
Thriller Awards Banquet
A gala banquet and celebration tops off everything, with 2016 ThrillerMaster Heather Graham receiving her award, and the exciting announcement of the winners of the Thriller Awards!
We’re offering exhibitor/vendor tables during the ThrillerFest event for non-bookselling vendors. If you’d like to promote your goods, services, or brand, it’s an excellent opportunity to reach many thriller enthusiasts.
Enter the Best First Sentence Contest for a chance to win a critique of 10 manuscript pages from one of our phenomenal Master CraftFest teachers.
More Info and Registration: http://thrillerfest.com
Hope to see you all in New York
ITW VP for Education
CraftFest/Master CraftFest/Thriller School Director