The ThrillerFest XV - 2020 International Thriller Writers Conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City, from July 7-11, 2020
ThrillerFest is the annual conference of International Thriller Writers and the premier event of the year for thriller fans, authors, and publishing professionals. We have an outstanding array of guests, exciting and informative panels, author book signings, publishing professionals offering advice, and an Awards Banquet with cocktail parties before and after.
Then there are the unique and spectacular events like Master Class; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Pre-Conference Workshop; PitchFest, ConsultFest; and the fabulous Grand Opening Reception.
fifteen minute session with a top acquiring editor or agent to get
instant feedback on your query letter or first two
pages of your manuscript. The writer will be assigned a time during
CraftFest or ThrillerFest. Up to five consultations may be purchased
when registering for any conference package. Very popular—sold out in
Workshop: Presented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Add authenticity to your thrillers! The
pre-conference ATF Workshop is a limited attendance event on the day
before the main elements of the ThrillerFest conference. Space is
limited and has previously sold out quickly. The workshop will be held
at the Grand Hyatt.
This one-day intensive writing program allows your instructor to focus
on your craft
and your story.
Everyone is welcome, from beginning writers to well-established
authors. Teachers for Master Class 2020 include top-selling members of
ITW who will work with you in a small class setting. You'll be
submitting ten pages of your work-in-progress for critique. Check out
our instructors at http://thrillerfest.com/master-class/.
Space is limited, so sign up soon.
Learn the craft of thriller writing from the best in the genre! Hone
your thriller writing skills on many topics to provide you with
the tools needed to take your writing to the next level. Special
Now that you've written that sparkling manuscript, where do
you go from there? You don't want to miss it!
pitching with fifty-plus top agents and acquiring editors who are
actively looking for new thriller writer clients. Don't miss
this exceptional opportunity. Purchase an admittance package that
guests, extraordinary programming, author book signings, and
camaraderie. Includes the ThrillerFest Grand Opening Reception on
Thursday evening, July 11th.
Banquet: Diana Gabaldon will receive her 2020
ThrillerMaster Lifetime Achievement award from 2019 ThrillerMaster John
Sandford. Michael Connelly will receive the 2020 Silver Bullet
Award from 2019 Silver Bullet Award recipient Harlan
Coben. Writers House, a Literary Agency, will receive the 2020
Thriller Legend Award. Outstanding fans Rosie Stroy and Theresa Lee
will receive their 2020 ThrillerFan awards. All Thriller Award Winners
will be announced. Fun, entertainment, and before and after
Conference elements are priced flexibly to allow you more choices to
fit your pocketbook and tailor your experience as you wish. When
combining several events, you'll receive a discount off individual item
Looking forward to another memorable year. Come share the excitement!