Writers of the Future Signing at World Con in Seattle
CAPTION: At a book signing held in the Dealers Room at the Spokane Convention center, a happy fan after getting the last book on the table.
Seattle, WA – Many Writers and Illustrators of the Future winners were on hand this past weekend in Seattle, WA to celebrate their favorite genre, science fiction. Illustrators of the Future winner Tung Chi Lee, along with Writers of the Future winners Sharon Joss, Kary English, Steve Pantazis and Martin Shoemaker attended as new professionals, having just been published in the national bestselling science fiction anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 31, published by Galaxy Press.
Part of the weekend activities included a book signing in the Dealers Room (a hall filled with vendors of all types including booksellers) at the Spokane Convention Center where fans were able to get their copy of Writers of the Future Volume 31 autographed.
Volume 31 winner Steve Pantazis, with his story “Switch,” noted, “Signing Writers of the Future books at World Con with my fellow winners from Volume 31 was a once-in-a-lifetime, wonderful experience. We enjoyed every minute introducing new fans to this storied science fiction and fantasy anthology.”
The Writers of the Future writing contest (www.writersofthefuture.com) was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 368 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 838 novels and nearly 4,000 short stories. They have produced 27 New York Times bestsellers and their works have sold over 50 million copies.
The 298 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 4,500 illustrations, 356 comic books, graced 594 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 36 TV shows and 46 major movies.
For more information on how to get a copy of Writers of the Future Volume 31 or to enter either Contest, go to www.writersofthefuture.com.