What: UtopYA Convention
When: June 28-30, 2013
Where: Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, TN
UtopYA Con 2013, is a convention for female authors of paranormal stories involving romance, dystopian futures, vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, and demigods,(and everything in between), and the fans who love them.
UtopYA will have fan and author session tracks. So, whether attendees are aspiring or established YA paranormal/fantasy authors or just avid readers of the genre, the panels, filled with experts and authors alike, will have something for everyone. There will also be a game room, book trailer screenings, special signings and meet-and-greet opportunities.
Already home to the epic Southern Festival of Books, and known as the “Athens of the South,” Nashville is the perfect place to embrace mythology, creativity and heart. Located right off legendary Music Row, Scarritt-Bennett Center, the convention venue, is an oasis modeled after the universities in Oxford England, fit with gothic architecture, sprawling dining hall and labyrinth.
Founded and funded by Janet Wallace, owner of Social Deviants, and put together by a team of volunteers, utopYA is truly a labor of love from fans and aspiring authors in the Nashville area.