After a birthday surprise for keynote speaker J.T. Thompson, writers and illustrators combined to learn about promoting their work, themselves, and each other.
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A gala celebration of the winners of the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests took place on April 8, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Workshop attendees heard from Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, Bill Fawcett, and Bob Eggleton.
Dean Wesley Smith and Larry Niven talk to the writers while the illustrators hear from Bea Jackson, Tom Wood and Larry Elmore.
The writers submitted their 24-hour stories and learned about professionalism, while the artists learned the basics of commercial art.
Monday opened with a tour of the Author Services building for writers and illustrators alike. After the tour, the illustrators met Coordinating Judge Echo Chernik, while the writers learned about conventions and traditional vs. self-publishing.
Winners in L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future contest arrive in Hollywood, while the writers learn about story elements.
Winners in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest arrive at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles to begin a week-long workshop.
Day Eight – For the first time in the week, writers and artists gathered in a combined workshop, “Promoting Yourself in This Day and Age” as promotion is vital in both the domain of the writer and the artist.
Day Seven – Past winner, Wulf Moon’s perspective on what this Contest did for him and what the Contest is about to do for the latest winners.