Tammy Lyn Carbol
When Words Collide
From the WWC website:
"When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival modelled after the volunteer conventions popular in the Science Fiction and Fantasy communities. Nobody is paid for attending (though guests of honour have their expenses covered) and even the organizers buy passes.
The festival is designed to bring readers and writers together in a celebration of the written word.
ARWA booth in the Merchant Room
For registration and conference information, please go to www.whenwordscollide.org. The conference next year is August 13 - 15, 2021. It is always an amazing experience whether you are a writer or an author. Sign up and get out there!
Up to 10 tracks of programming, beginning at 1 PM on Friday and running through 5 PM Sunday, offer informational, educational, and social activities covering a wide spectrum of literature including Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical, Literary, Script-writing, Poetry, Comics, and Non-fiction. Roughly 800 readers, writers, editors, publishers, agents, and artists attend with hundreds of presenters in our program.
Organizers and presenters alike volunteer their time and talents to make When Words Collide as accessible and varied as humanly possible. Here you can find out what is being developed for next year, to see what has happened in previous years, or to get involved in one of the largest literary events in Canada."
I highly recommend if you are a writer OR reader - this is a fantastic conference to attend. Over the past number of years I've been attending I have made incredible friends, learned a lot about the craft and business of writing, and had a fabulous time overall!
Due to Covid-19 this year, WWC was cancelled, however, volunteers worked extra hard and a virtual WWC conference was held in August. You can find videos of the presentations on their YouTube page.
Years ago, I had the privilege to meet the fabulously talented Adam Dreece at When Words Collide, and I am currently his Virtual Assistant. His debut novel in 2014, Along Came a Wolf, introduced the world to his steampunk meets fairy tale world Mondus Fumus, and to his clean YA series, The Yellow Hoods. Since then, he's written a post-apocalyptic fantasy series, The Wizard Killer, and a science fiction high-tech thriller, The Man of Cloud 9. The latest Mondus Fumus in series - The King's-Horse, is out!