Pack your saddlebags and shine up your boots for the first ever WESTERN FICTIONEERS CONVENTION! We’ll be rendezvousing near beautiful historic St. Louis, Missouri––the Gateway to the West––on October 30, 31, and November 1, 2015. Many WF members will be meeting each other for the first time and we have crammed as many fascinating workshops, panels and meet-and-greets as two and a half days will possibly hold!
Here’s a peek at the schedule (tentative):
FRIDAY MUSTERING THE TROOPS: Introducing the Western Fictioneers!
2-9 PM WHAP! BAM! POW! Punching Up Your Fight Scenes
WRITE ‘EM UP, MOVE ‘EM OUT: Tips for Selling Your Story
THE “RIGHTS” SIDE OF THE LAW: Legal Labyrinths
WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER
SATURDAY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8 AM-NOON LIVING LEGENDS PANEL: Q & A with WF Giants
BUILDING A FRANCHISE: Serial Novel Tips and Tricks
ROMANCING THE WEST
WRITING ABOUT INDIANS WHEN YOU’RE NOT ONE
BADGES & BAYONETS: Lawmen, Rangers and the Cavalry
1-9 PM PUBLISHERS PANEL: What We Want from Writers
THE DOCTOR’S BAG: Medicine and Surgery of Yesteryear
HOLLYWOOD WEST: The Scoop on Screenplays
TAMING SOCIAL MEDIA: Marketing and Other Necessary Evils
THE CIVIL WAR AND THE WEST
DINNER (Wear your over-the-top cowboy & cowgirl duds for
SUNDAY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8-11 AM THE WOLF CREEK SERIES: Behind the Scenes
You’ll get to meet and visit with many legendary (and up-and-coming) Western Fictioneers like Robert Randisi, James Reasoner, Dusty Richards, Robert Vaughan, Frank Roderus, Jacquie Rogers, Keith Souter, Tom Rizzo, Cheryl Pierson, Troy D. Smith, L.J. Martin, James J. Griffin, Chuck Tyrell, Kathleen Rice Adams..and many more! They'll be happy to hand out autographs at the Western Fictioneer Book Store!
AND...there'll be special entertainment provided atFriday and Saturday dinners.
OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1, 2015
SHERATON WESTPORT PLAZA HOTEL
900 WESTPORT PLAZA
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63146
You may reserve rooms at our special convention rate of $109 per night by:
Clicking HERE to book online or...
Calling the hotel at (314) 878-1500.
Be sure to mention that you are with WESTERN FICTIONEERS.
REGISTRATION FEES (includes all workshops, panels, two continental breakfasts, one welcome reception, and two dinners)
Early Registration Sept. 1-30
(Through Aug. 31)
WF MEMBER INDIVIDUAL $179 $199
WF MEMBER + SPOUSE PKG. $279 $299
NON-MEMBER INDIVIDUAL $205 $225
NON-MEMBER + SPOUSE PKG. $305 $325
SINGLE DAY ATTENDANCE $115 $125
There are TWO WAYS to pay registration fees.
- ONLINE VIA PAYPAL (choose “Send Money” option and enter this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- MAIL CHECK PAYABLE TO: Micki Fuhrman (WF Convention Chair) P.O. Box 59463 Nashville, TN 37205
You’ll be hearing more about the convention between now and October. For now, RESERVE your room and REGISTER for what may be the best convention you’ve ever attended!