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2019 WWA Convention

  • 19 Jun 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 22 Jun 2019
  • 11:59 PM
  • Tucson, Arizona

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This registration is for a guest of a WWA member who has also registered for the convention. It includes no meal tickets, which should be purchased separately. (The Homestead Auction and Dinner is included).
  • This is for anyone registering after June 1, 2018 for a single day attendance at the convention. There is no guarantee of any meals.
  • All registrations received after June 1, 2019 fall into this category. There is no guarantee of meals in this registration category.

All attendees must register. Pre-Registration must be received by May 31, 2019. All other registrations must be made in Tucson; There is no guarantee of space at meals, special events or tours for registrations made in Tucson.

(Anyone attending events without registering will be billed at cost plus 10%.)


Register

WWA Annual Convention

June 19 - 22, 2019

Hilton Inn Tucson East

7600 E. Broadway Blvd

Tucson, AZ


Wednesday, June 19 - 

9:00 a.m. – Noon: Board Meeting 

10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Registration Foyer

Lunch on your own

1:00–2:00 p.m.: Panel  Literature, Latigo, and Lonesome Landscapes: Southwest Books of the Year – Moderator: Susan Cummins Miller; Panelists: Bruce Dinges, Helene Woodhams, Gregory McNamee, Vicki Ann Duraine, Ann Dickinson 

Refreshment break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Panel Using Historic Photographs – Moderator: Stuart Rosebrook 

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Panel  Tombstone in History and Legend – Moderator: Doug Hocking; Panelists: Bill Markley, Jane Eppinga, Victoria Wilcox, Rod Timanus

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Panel  Mission San Xavier del Bac  Moderator: Carol Crigger

5 - 6 p.m.: Opening Reception 

Dinner on your own

Roundup Room music (9 p.m.)


Thursday, June 20 - 

8 – 11 a.m.: Registration Foyer

7:30 - 9 a.m.: Breakfast and Craft of Writing Roundtables - Focus on Marketing

9:15 – 10:15: Panel: Marketing - Saddle up and Find your Fans – Moderator: Lynn Wiese Sneyd; Panelists: Anne Spieth, Krista Soukup 

Coffee Break – Sponsored by Patron and Sustaining Members

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Panel: Comic Books From Start to Finish – Moderator: Kellen Cutsforth; Panelists: David Morrell, Jeff Mariotte, Michael Frizell

Lunch on your own

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Tour Arizona State Museum (ticket required)

6 - 10 p.m.: Homestead Dinner and Auction (ticket required, included in general registration fee)

Roundup Room music


Friday, June 21 - 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Panel: Editor Roundup – Moderator: Chris Enss

Coffee Break – 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Keynote Address – Will Bagley 

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Spur Finalist & Hall of Fame Luncheon Grand Ballroom A (Ticket required) 

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  – Managing your Creations: Estate Planning for Authors – how to manage and exploit your rights in the new publishing world; how to manage an author estate – Moderator: Candy Moulton, presentation by Ethan Ellenberg

2:45 p.m. – Buses load for Old Tucson to depart at 3 p.m.

3 – 10:00 p.m.: Old Tucson Tour, Old West Costume Contest and Script Reading

  • 4–5 p.m. – General Tours
  • 5 p.m. – Dinner at the High Chaparral (chicken and beef)
  •  6:45 p.m. – Costume Contest 
  • 7–8:30 – Script Reading

8:45 p.m.  – Buses load for return to hotel


Saturday, June 22- 

9 – 10 a.m.    General Business Meeting(All members invited

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Panel: Writing Outside the Lines - Moderator: Robert Aquinas McNally; Panelists: Julia Bricklin, Katya Cengel, Kristi Eaton 

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Editor – Agent Interviews

10:30 a.m. – Noon – Board Meeting 

Lunch on your own

1-1:45 p.m. – Writing about the Jewish West – Abraham Hoffman 

1-1:45 p.m. “Craft of Writing Roundtables” - Focus on Writing

2-3 p.m. Career Clinic with Ethan Ellenberg. This session, will  be very business oriented dealing with contracts, royalties, sub rights, agent problems, etc.  It will be geared to the career author who would like a “second opinion” on a real problem. 

Coffee Break

3:15-4:30 p.m. – Panel: Writing about Contemporary Border issues – Moderator: Kirk Ellis; Panelists Francisco Cantu, and more TBA

6 p.m. – Cocktail Hour

7 -9:30 p.m. – Spur Award Banquet 

9:30– Roundup Room music 



(For further details, including a link to make hotel reservations, visit our website http://www.westernwriters.org)


Any changes to the program made until the time the events starts take precedence over this schedule.




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