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The Yule Ball panelists are Hannah Moskowitz (Not Otherwise Specified) (and like a thousand other fantastic books), Christine L. Herman (represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Lit), Briana Morgan (Blood and Water), and Joan He (represented by John Cusick of Folio Literary Management). You can find information about all of them in the Ch1Con Yule Ball announcement post here.
Want to ask the panelists a question, or comment on what’s going on in the Yule Ball in general? Tweet using #Ch1ConYuleBall!
ALSO we’re giving away some pretty amazing prizes throughout the event, so check those out at the Rafflecopter linked below!
A SIGNED copy of Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
A SIGNED copy of Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
A copy of Pawn by Aimee Carter
A copy of The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
The Ch1Con team is excited to announce the 2017 Ch1Con Yule Ball!
The Yule Ball will be an hour-and-a-half long live video panel taking place Saturday, February 11th from 8:00 to 9:30 PM EST. It’ll feature young authors, answering YOUR questions about writing and the publishing process. (Oh, and did we mention that there will be all kinds of awesome giveaways too?)
Our amazing panelists are:
Christine Lynn Herman
Christine Lynn Herman was born in Manhattan, but grew up in Japan and Hong Kong. She came back to the United States to study at the University of Rochester, where she traded out a subtropical climate for harsh, snowy winters and an Honors English degree of questionable real-world value.
She returned to NYC post-grad to attend the Columbia Publishing Course. Currently, she works as a literary assistant at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates by day and writes YA novels by night, and is represented by Kelly Sonnack of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Hannah Moskowitz wrote her first story, about a kitten named Lilly on the run from cat hunters, for a contest when she was seven years old. It was disqualified for violence. Her first book, BREAK, was on the ALA’s 2010 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, while her novel GONE, GONE, GONE (2012) was a Stonewall Honor Recipient and TEETH (2013) earned starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and The Bulletin. NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED was named the Bisexual YA Book of the Year in 2016 by the Bisexual Book Awards. She lives in Maryland.
Joan He started out in art – the pencil-sketching, oil-painting kind of art – only to quickly discover the art of the written word. So, here she is now, love undivided. When she’s not trying to balance writing and sophomoring at the University of Pennsylvania (where she’s a Psychology Major), she over-indulges in her love for wombats, Mao Feng tea, and scary anime.
Briana Morgan is a YA and NA writer, editor, and blogger who loves dark, suspenseful reads, angst-ridden relationships, and complicated characters. Her interest in Jay Gatsby scares her friends and family. You can find her in way too many places online, eating too much popcorn, reading in the corner, or crying about long-dead literary heroes.
Interested in asking a question? Tweet using #Ch1ConYuleBall and we’ll have the panelists answer as many questions as we have time for!
Interested in entering a giveaway? We’ll announce the giveaway prizes and post Rafflecopter raffles for you to enter throughout the Yule Ball! (And we think you’re going to be pretty excited about these prizes. So many books!)
Hey there, awesome people! IT’S TIME FOR CH1CON 2016.
As always, one of the sessions at the conference will be a panel featuring our speakers. (You can check out who all is speaking this year here.) Also as always, we’re going to live stream this on YouTube so all of you amazing young writers who couldn’t make it to Ch1Con 2016 still get to participate in something.
This year’s panel will take place from 3:00 to 4:00 PM central time during the conference on Saturday, August 6th.
This is totally free and you don’t need to sign up for anything; it’s simply our gift to you to thank you for all of your support throughout the year. You can find the live stream on our YouTube channel at:
We’ll be asking the panelists a mixture of questions from both the attendees at the conference and those of you watching from home. The questions can be about absolutely anything you want, serious or goofy, writing-related or not. (For example, in 2014 we asked our speakers about their OTPs. One replied that she shipped herself and Panera.)
If you’ll be watching the live stream and would like to ask the speakers a question, there are two ways you can go about doing it:
1.) If you already know what you’d like to ask, you can email your question(s) to us at firstname.lastname@example.org any time until the day of the conference.
2.) If you come up with a question while you’re watching the live stream, you can tweet it using #Ch1Con.
Either way, feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like. No promises we’ll make it through every single question during the hour-long panel, but we’ll do our best.
Thanks again for supporting us, guys! It means the world to everyone on the Ch1Con team.
Hey there! We have several great online events coming your way this month as we go into final preparations for our, ya know, main event: Ch1Con 2016! Check ’em out below.
Thursday, July 14 at 8:00 PM Eastern: YouTube Chat
Join us on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.
What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the July Ch1Con Chat topic below.
Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat
The topic of our (usual) Twitter chat this month is strong female characters. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!
Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Extra-Special, Conference
Want to know something about the conference itself? We’ll be hosting a special Ch1Con Chat on Twitter the week before Ch1Con 2016 to answer any sorts of questions you might have concerning the conference. Tweet using #Ch1Con to participate. (Can’t make the chat? Feel free to email your questions to email@example.com and we’ll answer them there instead!)
Tomorrow (Thursday, May 26) at 8 PM EDT, we’ll be hosting our bimonthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is “social media for writers.” You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.
Tomorrow (Thursday, March 24) at 8 PM EDT, we’ll be hosting our bimonthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is “how we write.” You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.
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