Last week, The Australian Writer’s Marketplace hosted Australia’s inaugural conference for Australian genre writers, GenreCon. From Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November, a passionate group of genre writers and industry professionals joined together to celebrate genre writing in all its forms.
GenreCon 2012 was a huge success and we were thrilled to share the weekend with so many talented writers. We had fantastic pitch outcomes (congratulations to everyone who successfully pitched over the weekend), lively audience participation at all of our panels and workshops, wonderful cross-genre bonding, and we trended on Twitter! Thanks to everyone who joined us at GenreCon and shared their knowledge, skills and passion for all things genre with us; we couldn’t have done it without you!
In the wake of such a terrific event, we wanted to share some of the wonderful blog posts written by GenreCon attendees:
- Jason Nahrung: GenreCon – Worth Doing All Over Again
- Alan Baxter: GenreCon a Great Success
- Cheryse Durant: Killing Two Birds With One Stone
- Jayne Fordham/Australian Bookshelf: A whirlwind weekend of fun, great information and shaking hands with my favourite authors!
- Rachel Amphlett: Getting the Fight Right
- Caitlyn Nicholas: Spending the Weekend at GenreCon
- J Michael Melican: GenreCon Australia 2012
- Greenspace: What Do Writers Get Wrong in Crime and Medical Dramas?
- Lynda R. Young: Some Tips I Learned at GenreCon 2012
- Yvonne Eve Wallus: GenreCon Sydney 2012 – Part 1 – Adult Themes
- Helene Young: Sealed with a Kiss
- Zena Shapter: A Writing Weekend in Sydney
- Tansy Rayner Roborts: Getting Serious with GenreCon
- Tansy Rayner Roborts: Romancing the GenreCon (HarperVoyager Guest Blog)
- Kat Mayo (Book Thingo): GenreCon 2012 recap – Like high school camp but without the curfew
- Rebecca Turner: GenreCon 2012: How it Went! (Sisters of the Pen Blog)
- Rosie Courtney (Fangbooks): Joining a Tribe: The Power of GenreCon
- Christina Brooke: A Different Tribe–Genrecon (Australia) (Romance Bandits Blog)
- Nicki Strickland: GenreCon wrap up
- Chris Andrews: GenreCon 2012 – A Fantastic Convention
- Karen: GenreCon 2012 — Part I (A Novel Idea Blog)
If you’ve written a GenreCon blog post that we’ve missed, please let us know so we can add you to the list. Also, please share your photos from the event with us on Facebook or by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out our photos of GenreCon on AWM’s Facebook page.
AWM is thrilled to announce GenreCon 2013 will be held in Brisbane! Keep an eye on the GenreCon website for more details.