Friday, December 20, 2019

Register for ThrillerFest XV - 2020 Now!

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. 

ConsultFest: One-on-one 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 2019!

ATF Pre-Conference 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.

Master Class: 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 Space is limited, so sign up soon.

CraftFest: 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 feature: CareerFest! Now that you've written that sparkling manuscript, where do you go from there? You don't want to miss it!

PitchFest: Face-to-face 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 includes PitchFest.

ThrillerFest: Spotlight guests, extraordinary programming, author book signings, and camaraderie. Includes the ThrillerFest Grand Opening Reception on Thursday evening, July 11th.

Thriller Awards 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 cocktail parties!

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 prices.

Looking forward to another memorable year. Come share the excitement!

Kimberley Howe
Executive Director, ThrillerFest

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