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#1 Litgal

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:10 PM

Just wanted to let those who might be interested know that registration for the 2011 Historical Novel Society Conference is NOW OPEN! http://hns-conference.org/

This conference, which will begin the evening of June 17th and conclude about mid-day on June 19th is NOT TO BE MISSED if you write historical fiction. Registration is limited to 300 people and the cost, as conferences go, is quite reasonable for what you get -- 2 dinners with guest speakers, a lunch (with guest speaker) fantastic panels, agent or editor appointments, multiple chances to network with authors, agents and editors who are specifically interested in the historical fiction genre. Heck you even get continental breakfasts. I FULLY EXPECT THIS CONFERENCE TO SELL OUT. The conference organizers have reserved a block of rooms at the conference hotel at a good rate (and they will go fast too).

I've attended all three prior North American Conferences (I have already registered for this one) and I've learned so much at each -- there is something for the writer at each stage of her/his career. At my first conference I was wrapping up my first MS and just learning about the business. At the last conference I had signed with my agent and was on submission for the first time. Yet, ateach of those conferences I found topics germane to my personal situation and gathered invaluable information. I also met all of my marvelous critique partners at HNS events.

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#2 S.K. Keogh

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:43 PM

I'm willing to give it another try, with Litgal's stamp of endorsement. :laugh: Hopefully I'll have a book deal between now and then so I can pay for it. :wink:

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#3 Litgal

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:51 AM

FYI folks the 2011 HNS Conference (San Diego, baby!) has just passed the 25% capacity mark in registrations -- in the first month! Here's that link again if you plan to go but have misplaced it. http://hns-conference.org/
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    In the meantime I am one of six authors involved in a high concept novel-in-six-parts called "A Day of Fire" which releases November 4, 2014 and tells the story of the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii in a way you've never read it before.

Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:42 AM

I inadvertently neglected to mention the keynote speakers for the 2011 conference. They will be authors Cecelia Holland and Harry Turtledove, as well as Agent Jennifer Weltz (a partner at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. Equally important to most potential attendees -- nine editors and agents will be taking appointments with writers at the conference. Their biographies are available for review at the conference website and each has a slightly different specialty (or specialties) within the field (though all are very interested in historical fiction). The editor appointments are particularly a nice perk for those writers who are agented-but-not-yet-published.

As of the first of the year 1/3 of the conference slots had already been spoken for.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:06 AM

I'm signed up and ready to roll! :biggrin:

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#6 Litgal

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:07 AM

A little heads up folks. More than 50% of the spots at the upcoming Historical Novel Society Conference in San Diego (June 2011) are now spoken-for.
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    In the meantime I am one of six authors involved in a high concept novel-in-six-parts called "A Day of Fire" which releases November 4, 2014 and tells the story of the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii in a way you've never read it before.

Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:05 PM

With just about 2 months to go until the HNS conference gets underway in San Diego is time to start thinking about an AQ get-together on site. Anybody up for meeting?
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:37 AM

With just about 2 months to go until the HNS conference gets underway in San Diego is time to start thinking about an AQ get-together on site. Anybody up for meeting?


Sounds great.




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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:39 AM

Cool -- that's three of us so far :)
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:25 AM

To costume or not to costume?

On Saturday night there is a "Historical Costume Fashion Show" scheduled. In the past I have generally ignored such things, though I note that a costume rental store is not far from the hotel. As I would choose to don a nautical costume of some variety, the cost would be not terribly high if I did decide to rent. On the other hand I would rather not have to worry about returning the costume on Sunday on the way to the airport, which would probably be a the larger issue than the cost of the rental.

Is anyone planning on dressing up?

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:42 AM

I say go for it, Rick! Then again, I'm used to steampunk conferences where nearly everyone's in some sort of get up.

Unfortunately, I can't make the conference. Maybe next year.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:18 AM

Rick, I had thought about getting one of my old flight suits and my leather flight jacket out of storage, as they almost qualify as historical now, but I am still jumping through hoops prepping for the conference.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:23 AM

I am still jumping through hoops prepping for the conference.


BELIEVE ME FOLKS IF R. LOUIS IS PREPPING A THING IT IS PREPPED! This will be one heck of a conference and when it is we all owe him a drink!!!
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:40 AM

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Litgal! I think it's going to be a great conference but to tell the truth, I'm looking forward to getting back my free time to do some writing. And some editing. And some querying. And some goof-off time here at AQC!

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 05:02 PM

The other option is the minimalist approach. I once went to a "costume party" at a writer's conference wearing a name tag identifying me as "Jane Austen, Mistress of Disguise."

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:03 PM

So we are a little more than a week away from our fabulous conference in San Diego!!! Two matters of business:

1) for those of us going (shout out folks)I propose an AQConnect meet-up, perhaps for breakfast Saturday morning or for a round of drinks at the open bar reception Saturday before dinner? Opinions?

2) for those not fortunate enough to be joining us I will be tweeting live. You can either follow me on twitter or keep an eye on the hashtag #HNS11 (the latter will probably give you other tweeter's input as well)

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:49 AM

Litgal and/or RLS,

Somewhere in amongst the cobwebs of my memory, I recall signing up for meetings with agents & editors at the upcoming conference. Presuming that these get togethers are real, when do they they happen and how do they fit into the schedule?

Thanks,

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:52 AM

Litgal and/or RLS,

Somewhere in amongst the cobwebs of my memory, I recall signing up for meetings with agents & editors at the upcoming conference. Presuming that these get togethers are real, when do they they happen and how do they fit into the schedule?

Thanks,

Rick


When you sign in at the registration table you will get a piece of paper telling you when your meeting(s) is/are scheduled. At least that's how it worked at past conferences.

We on for breakfast Saturday 7 a.m. Harborside Room? We can meet just outside and flash our secret AQuer's handshake.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:21 PM

We on for breakfast Saturday 7 a.m. Harborside Room? We can meet just outside and flash our secret AQuer's handshake.


Sounds great.




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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:53 AM

or the #aqc hashtag ... I don't know that you need to tweet your breakfast (ewwww), but who knows what bits of crazy or clever might be shared at a meal of folks like us. Have fun!




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