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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Book Fair Tours: UTOPiA Con 2016

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Utopia Con will be held in Nashville, Tennessee this June 22nd-26th at the Millennium Maxwell House.  In their own words Utopia Con “was created to stir the pot, to shake things up, to challenge the publishing conference and signing status quo.”   This seems to be an event where people can exchange of dreams and ideas in the worlds of storytelling.


At its heart UTOPiA con is a Con with a difference. It was created in 2012 to give voice to many of those in modern science fiction, fantasy and paranormal literature whose voice had been muted. In its beginnings as UtopYA Con, main focus of the conference was women in the industry and ways to inspire, influence and empower them. Over the last five years they have changed the spelling of their name and have broadened their scope to include authors of all genders who like to showcase strong female characters in their speculative fiction.

There are a variety of events that will take place over the four days of the convention. The first day will be mainly concerned with registration, the keynote speech by Myra McEntire and finishes up with the Delinquent Debutante’s Burlesque Show.

The festivities continue Thursday with registration and a welcome address. All four days there will be exhibitors and signings in the Grand Ballroom. There will be several presentations on topics ranging from bloggers to self-publication to how to create a book trailer. Some more unique events will be held like ‘Pajama Party Game Night’. They are will also be a screening of a fan film short titled ‘Severus Snape and The Marauders’.

There are many good hotels near the convention and it is always better to make arrangements early.  Nashville can get pretty hot and humid that time of year so, if you plan to attend the conference, plan your wardrobe accordingly.  I would suggest light breathable fabrics for the outdoors. Air conditioning can start to get a bit intense after a while, you may want to bring something easy to take off and put on like a sweatshirt or sweater that for the convention and its panels.

Some attendees may even decide to stay a few days more to visit some of the sights.  For those have an appreciation of country music, there is the Ryman Auditorium as well as the Grand Old Opry to visit. There are also museums The Hermitage and The Parthenon and nightlife of places like Music Row there is much to do and see. Something new since I grew up there, Nashville has its own zoo with The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.

For a unique look at science fiction, fantasy and paranormal literature, make your way to UTOPiA Con this June. You can also show your support with:




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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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