Jonathan Maberry: Friday Dinner Keynote
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, is in production as a Netflix original series, to debut this Fall, starring Ian Somerhalder. Jonathan writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and action, and he writes for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, GLIMPSE, the ROT & RUIN series, the DEAD OF NIGHT series, THE WOLFMAN, X-FILES ORIGINS: DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, MARS ONE, and more. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including THE X-FILES, ALIENS: BUG HUNT, OUT OF TUNE, NEW SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, BAKER STREET IRREGULARS, NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD, and others. Several of his works are in development for film and TV. His ROT & RUIN books are being produced as webcomics. He is a board member of the Horror Writers Association and president of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He lives in Del Mar, California.
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Keynote Dinner. Friday
Read & Critique. Friday after dinner
Panel: Beyond Print with authors Nancy Springer and Cindy Callaghan
Jon Sprunk: Saturday Lunch Keynote
JON SPRUNK is the author of Book of the Black Earth fantasy series (BLOOD AND IRON, STORM AND STEEL, BLADE AND BONE) and the Shadow Saga (SHADOW’S SONE, SHADOW’S LURE, SHADOW’S MASTER). SHADOW’S SON was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award and a nominee for the David Gemmell Award in two categories. Jon attended Lock Haven University where he received his BA in English. He set out after graduation to become a “serious writer.” When his first fantasy novel failed to find a publisher, he sought gainful employment in the real world. After a decade of numerous jobs and much soul-searching, he returned to writing and joined Pennwriters. In June 2009, he signed a multi book deal with Pyr Books, finally enjoying some long awaited success. Jon lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and son. When not writing, he enjoys travel, collecting medieval and ancient weaponry, and pro football.
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Workshop: Pitching Practice
Keynote Lunch: Saturday
Nancy Springer: Published Penns Lunch Speaker
Nancy Springer is a lifelong professional fiction writer who has passed the fifty-book milestone, having written that many novels in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, and mystery. She has collected starred reviews and other honors until it is no use mentioning them anymore, except maybe for those two Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America. Her latest release is GRAND GHOST women’s literature with a paranormal twist. But her most popular works, no contest, are a series of short novels about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister. The first ENOLA HOLMES feature film is coming in 2020 from Legendary Productions. Emmy-nominated young actress Millie Bobby Brown stars in the brilliant, devious, and daring role of Enola.
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Workshop: When to Break the Rules
Workshop: Muddle in the Middle
Read & Critique: Friday after dinner
Panel: Beyond Print with authors Jonathan Maberry and Cindy Callaghan
Published Penns Luncheon: Friday. “Getting There.” (Conference add on; not included in conference fee. Must have Published Pennwriter status from Pennwriters to attend. Please visit www.pennwriters.org to apply.)
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2020 Pennwriters Conference
DoubleTree by Hilton
May 15-17, 2020
Registration Opens February 2020
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