Thrillerfest 2019 – see you in New York?

It’s been a few years since I’ve made it over to the wonderful Thrillerfest run by ITW each year in New York. But come July I’ll be there.

For those who don’t know Thrillerfest is an annual gathering of writers, readers, editors and publishers from around the world, a unique event that’s both a celebration of writing and a very useful networking and educational function for us all. It runs from July 9 to 13 at the Grand Hyatt next to Grand Central Station.

Hard to believe this is the fourteenth in a row — I was lucky enough to be in at the very beginnings of ITW when it was just a handful of us in a room.

I’ll be around for much of the proceedings, and taking part in two specific events. The first is a talk I will be giving at Craftfest on Wednesday, a part of the festival that’s an add-on for people wanting to know more about the craft of writing. I’ll be speaking about the opportunities and challenges of writing for audio at 1pm.

On Friday at 2.40 pm I’ll be on another audio panel as part of the general conference, entitled Voice, Accents or Cues? Jon Land will be moderating and my fellow panelists are Michele Cobb, executive director of the Audio Publishers Association, Stacy Creamer, VP, Audible Studios, long-time actor and audiobook narrator Richard Ferrone, actor and narrator Therese Plummer and Robin Whitten, founder of Audiofile Magazine. Can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks.

But Thrillerfest is a very congenial event (from time to time you even see people in the bar believe it or not 🤔). So feel free to stop me for a chat any time.

You can find the full Thrillerfest schedule here and the Craftfest schedule here.

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