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When Words Collide 2012

When Words Collide 2012 Location: Best Western Village Park Inn When: Friday, August 10, 2012 to Monday, August 13, 2012 at See Below Email: WebSite: When Words Collide is a Readercon-style festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of imaginative fiction — Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Romance and other genres. What kind of program will you find at When Words Collide? We expect to see over people at this multi-genre fiction festival celebrating Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Historical, Thriller, and other popular fiction genres. There will be over 130 hours of programming in 7 meeting spaces in the hotel. The evenings will also offer social activities in our 3 hospitality suites. The program itself will include keynote addresses by our Guests of Honour, discussion panels, presentations and workshops on a variety of current topics for readers, writers and artists. There will be author readings, signings and discussions of their books. Upcoming and aspiring writers can get tips on writing from successful authors, meet editors and publishers, and network with their peers. The program is not just limited to books, but will also cover fiction magazines, graphic novels, comics, script writing and poetry. We will discuss new trends such as e-books, print-on-demand books and book trailers. We will also be looking at how art is created and used in these media. There will be Kaffee Klatsches — small, intimate discussions with our guests, as well as Blue pencil Cafés, and Pitch Sessions. Whether you are a reader, writer or artist we will have options for you to choose from every hour of the weekend.. Event Details. Location: Best Western Village Park Inn