Predictions on future education were sealed in a Time Capsule in 1998 and opened 25 years later at the 2023 Writers of the Future Gala.
Writers and illustrators combined to learn about promoting their work, themselves, and each other.
A gala celebration of the winners of the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests took place on April 28, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
Workshop attendees heard from Dr. Beatrice Kondo, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, Bill Fawcett, Scot and Jane Noel, and Brian C. Hailes. The illustrator winners received portfolio reviews from the Contest judges.
Guest writer instructors Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Wesley Smith, S.M. Stirling, Nancy Cartwright and illustrator instructors Brittany Jackson, Dan dos Santos, Larry Elmore. Followed by a live radio performance of Hubbard’s “If I Were You” and a tour of Author Services, Inc.
The writers submitted their 24-hour stories and learned about professionalism, while the artists learned the basics of commercial art.
Monday opened with a video play of L. Ron Hubbard in His Own Voice. Then 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 Loews Hotel in Los Angeles to begin a week-long workshop.
After a birthday surprise for keynote speaker J.T. Thompson, writers and illustrators combined to learn about promoting their work, themselves, and each other.