Monday, May 7, 2012


So, I'm supposed to have my interview with Iron Man for this post, but I am at my favorite writers conference in the world and do not have any of my pictures with me and blah blah blah....this will be a different post and that will be my post for next week.

Let me geek out....freak out....nerd out....whatever you wanna call it for a moment.

First, LDStorymakers is this awesome writers conference of awesomesauce held annually for the last 9 years. What started with about 40 people has grown to 450 people with a waiting list due to the size limitation of the Provo Mariott. By the way, I love the conference here (unlike some technically challenged presenters.)

But what does Storymakers have to offer? Besides the chance to hobnob with the coolest nerds around?

So, for the comic-loving geeks we have Howard Tayler, awesome author of Shlock Mercenery. For those who like dystopian(-esque) there's Elana Johnson, James Dashner and Robison Wells. For fantasy lovers there are A WHOLE LOT TO CHOOSE FROM. And for the people with homocidal tendencies, Dan Wells and his horror loving ways.

And then for those who just like books...well...there are too many awesome authors to list. 

For those that would like a little more info on what I'm talking about, you can click on the link earlier in this post. Or keep reading.

Basically, we're talking about a 2-day conference with an optional 1/2 day before as a pseudo-critique group. For the conference itself, you get the opportunity to sit through up to 11 different 50-minute classes. I say "up to" because there are some master classes that are 2 hours long. (For the record, I attended 1 master class this year as well as 5 regular classes. But I got some personal lessons with authors while I wasn't in the classes. So I'm gonna own those invaluable moments.)

On the evening between the Friday and Saturday conferences they hold a book signing, a publishers mix-and-mingle, and for those pre-published authors, another socializing effort. By the way, here's an awesome shot with my friend Nichole and I showing off our special Dr. Pepper bottles you can only find in a special location (and also is made with natural sugar.)

How did we get main center there? Oh, I put us there since I'm that awesome. Duh!

Anyway, I'm gonna take a long time to recover from all the awesomeness known as LDStorymakers.

Alien abductions are involuntary, but probings are scheduled.


  1. Sigh... I miss it already. Amazing conference.

  2. Even though I'm not an author, I would really love to use this as a resource to help me improve my storytelling.