Monday, September 13, 2010

An Epic Announcement of Epic Epicness

Brace yourselves for a slightly longer blog post today, guys—I have a quite a few exciting things to cover. But they’re all awesome, so trust me, you won’t regret reading on.

And since it’s become a little tradition to make all our WriteOnCon announcements with a vlog, we couldn’t disappoint:



Just to recap (or for those of you who can’t watch the video cause you're um...multi-tasking at work)—WriteOnCon will now be hosting monthly live events!!!!

I know--we're just as excited as you are!

Each event will have a different topic and features—and possibly even a different night of the week, depending on the participants schedule, so we’ll be announcing each one as we arrange them. Be sure to mark your calendars for our first event, which is only two weeks away!

Monday, September 27th at 9:00 pm EDT
And will feature:



Plus additional names to be announced!

So clear your schedules now guys. You don't want to miss out.

But wait—there’s more!

We wanted to celebrate all this exciting news in the most epic way possible. And we knew that giveaways are always a popular way to go. So we reached out to The Elevensies, to see if any of them would be willing to donate an ARC or a critique for a contest prize, and OMG you guys. The response was overwhelming. So overwhelming that we had to create an entire event to give all the prizes away. (The generosity of the kidlit writing community never ceases to amaze us)

So make sure you come back tomorrow, because WriteOnCon is hosting The Epic Giveaway of Epic Epicness!!!!! (we know, we thought the name was pretty masterful ourselves. ;) )

New prizes will be posted live on a regular schedule over tomorrow and Wednesday, and everyone who comments on them has a chance to win. All the contest rules and deadlines will be explained in the posts.

AND--as if that weren't enough--all of the founders will be hosting contests on our personal blogs as well. So if you aren't following us already you might want to get on that so you don't miss out. (And no, that's not shameless self promotion--we have some really cool prizes. Okay, fine, maybe it's a little shameless--but seriously, awesome prizes to be won!) Here's some links if you want to check them out--giveaways start tomorrow:


And...I think that's everything for today. See you guys tomorrow for The Epic Giveaway of Epic Epicness!!! :)

41 comments:

  1. This is such a good idea. It'll be a great way for the WriteOnCon community to stay in touch in touch during the year. And thank you for making them at night so I can participate rather than reading the posts later. Can't wait!

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  2. How exciting! Definitely worth the wait!

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  3. More incredible coolness from WriteOnCon...and I thought it couldn't get better.

    Love the Epic Giveaway of Epic Epicness!!! Very Lemony Snickety :0)

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  4. Just when we thought it couldn't possibly get any better ...

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  5. Yay! I was looking for a great excuse to procrastinate! You are so forgiven for being a tease!

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  6. Already checked it out. So cool. Can't wait!

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  7. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    That was worth the wait!

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  8. I've heard this word - Epic - used a lot recently. I must say though, it totally fits this bill!
    P.S. Do any of you Writeoncon gals sleep or eat?

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  9. Mmm, twizzlers! lol. Great stuff- I can't wait!

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  10. I can't wait! Glad you told us the news for those who can't watch the video. For some reason there's no video on my screen. Weird! I'll check to see if LiLa posted it (I know Elana hasn't.).

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  11. LOL. Love the video.

    Sounds awesome!

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  12. #1, you are an epic blogger of epic awesomeness!! :-)

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  13. Epic! So glad there'll be more WriteOnCon love! Does this mean there'll be more dancing Shannon?!

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  14. Woohoo! I was out of the loop for your huge convention but count me in for this fun and madness :) You ladies are MACHINES!

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  15. Ooh, I was close (sort of) with my guess:) This is beyond awesome! I can't wait for this session.

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  16. SOOO awesome! Can't wait! You girls are crazy amazing. :)

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  17. This IS epic! You ladies rock!!!! I'll keep an eye out for the up coming festivities. ;)

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  18. AMAZING! Thanks to all of you for helping writers everywhere!

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  19. This is soooo cool! You guys are great for keeping this going. Calendar is definitely marked!!!

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  20. That's cool! Will these sessions be recorded and available later? 6:30 is a tough time for me.

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  21. Yay! My diary now has this date marked down :)

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  22. Whoohoo!!! You guys are awesome!

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  23. YAY it's like Christmas comes twice this year, or like um four times? I don't know. I can't do math, I'm a writer.

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  24. This is even more epic than was promised. There are not enough ways to say thank you!

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  25. Wow!!! This is so exciting! You guys are either FANTABULOUS people ... or gluttons for punishment! I'll vote for option #1 :)

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  26. So Awesome! There is no end to the philanthropy (why yes, I spelled that right the first time) around these parts!!

    Thank you so much ;o)

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  27. WOW - great giveaway! And yes, with the WOC giveaways AND each of your giveaways, this is truly epic.

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  28. Yay, Shannon! This is very cool! Hope all is well. Let's email soon :)

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  29. LOL!!! Loved the vlog!!! Yay for all the founders of WriteOnCon!!! This is truly a unique event to do each month as an exercise in procrastination - oh yeah and to give back to the writing community too! LOL!

    And look at these giveaways - thanks for the links!

    take care
    x

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