2012 ECWC Registration Information
October 26-28, 2012
at the Westin Hotel, Bellevue, Washington
Before registering on the ECWC Registration form you may want to review the details on this page.
Below are links for most of our Editor and Agent guests, to aid you with choices for your appointments; full descriptions of the meal options for each day; and additional registration news. We look forward to seeing you in October!
Registration Dates & Deadlines:
* Early bird registration closes at midnight August 15, 2012.
* The hotel block rate expires at 5:00 pm on October 5, 2012. To register using the conference discount, use this link and the code "ECWC". There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate.
* Register today to reserve your space. Registration is filling up fast.
* Already registered? Pay via check or Paypal on our conference payment page.
Editor ChoicesKelli Martin, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Amazon/Montlake<
Liz Pelletier, Publisher/Editor, Entangled Publishing
Amanda Bergeron, Associate Editor, Avon Books, HarperCollins Publishing
Carrie Jackson, Editor, Ellora's Cave
Melissa Ann Singer, Senior Editor, Tor
Holly Root, Literary Agent, Waxman Agency
Alexandra Machinist, Literary Agent, Janklow & Nesbit Associates
* Nicole Resciniti, Literary Agent, The Seymour Agency
* Rachel Ekstrom, Literary Agent, Irene Goodman Literary Agency
* taking pitches
For those who don't plan to pitch but want feedback on a query, the Query Clinic is for you. Choose Query Clinic and select either Alexandra Machinist or Holly Root to spend time with them in a casual setting to learn all you need to know to put your best foot forward with your query—the most important sales tool you have in your author arsenal. Selecting Query Clinic allows you to submit your own query for their expert advice. And who knows? While it's not guaranteed, your query letter could lead to a request.
Want to know more about this? Please email Kim Wollenburg
Friday Dinner - three option to choose from with butternut squash soup freshly baked rustic breads and rolls, Starbucks regular and decaffeinated coffee and assorted Tazo tea. Dessert: Honey trifle, creme fraiche layered with mixed berries on top of a sweet honey cake
Potato Gallete (Vegetarian) -
Crusted Potato, Mushroom Ragout and Arugula Salad
Grilled Northwest King Salmon -
served with roasted garlic potato whip, wilted baby greens, slow roasted roma tomato
Roasted Chicken Breast -
with sauted artichokes, wilted spinach, cured tomatoes, pearl onions, Mascarpone polenta and red pepper fondue
Saturday Lunch - three options to choose from with Tomato Basil soup, Starbucks regular and decaffeinated coffee and assorted Tazo tea.
Half Herb Chicken Sandwich -
with Goat Cheese Herb Spread and Fresh Arugula on Focaccia Bread
Petite Grilled Steak Sandwich -
with Beechers Cheddar, Watercress, with Horsradish Spread on a Herb Roll
Grilled Vegetarian Sandwich -
Eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, roasted peppers, mushrooms, tomato, lettuce, and hummus spread on ciabatta
Sunday Lunch - chilled plated, three options to choose from with freshly baked breads and rolls, Starbucks regular and decaffeinated coffee and assorted Tazo tea. Dessert: New york cheesecake, berry compote, chantilly cream
Country Fried Chicken Chop Salad -
Country Fried Breast of Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onions, Shredded White Cheddar Cheese with Creamy Herb Ranch Dressing
Fried Spicy Tofu Salad -
Fried Spicy Tofu with Cold Soba Noodles, Assorted Vegetables and a Sesame Ginger Dressing
Thai Beef Salad -
Bean sprouts, snow peas, carrot, daikon radish, bok choy, napa cabbage, asian greens thai basil and lime emulsion
If you are a published author and wish to participate in our Book Fair / Author Signing, the Online Book Fair Participation Form is now available.
Review this year's workshop sessions.
Other Good Stuff
Add-on Master Class with Margie Lawson -
Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist is offered Friday, October 28 - 9:00am to 1:00pm. Learn how to write body language and dialogue cues from a kinesics specialist! Writers fall into writing body language with the same type of words, the same patterns, the same style. Boring, boring, boring. Workshop participants will learn how to write fresh body language and dialogue cues for POV and non-POV Characters -- and how to write them with power. Read details and rave reviews. Add this Master Class with your early bird registration for an additional $40 ($50 after August 15).
Already registered and just want to pay for the Master Class? Go to the conference payment page and select the Master Class option only.
Volunteers Wanted! -
Get the most out of your conference by becoming part of the action. As a volunteer, you'll meet new people, make friends, and network with others and, best of all, you're automatically included in the activities!
* Tech Volunteers Needed!
Can you help workshops coordinate microphones and digital equipment? We need you! Click "Yes" on tech!
* Be a part of the Mod Squad!
Would you like to moderate a workshop? Get a front row seat by introducing the workshop presenter, keeping time, and helping with Q&A. Check out the full workshop schedule to request a specific workshop, or we'll find one for you. Sign up during registration to add your name to the list and be a part of the Mod Squad.
* Join our Hospitality Team!
Do you want to help check people in at registration? Would you like to offer a ride between the airport and hotel for an editor or agent? Show off your water pouring skills during the Book Fair? Want to help out, but not sure who to contact? On your registration form, tell us what you'd like to do, or just indicate that you're open to suggestion. We'll pass your name on to the Volunteer Coordinator, and she'll get back to you.
* Love Conference?
Be a part of making it happen in 2013. Committee Chairs and Assistants are needed now. Contact the 2013 Conference Chair to volunteer.
Finish the DAMN Book! Challenge -
Did you accept Cherry Adair's Finish the Damn Book! Challenge at the 2011 ECWC?
Have you joined the Yahoo! Group?
How are you doing? Finished already? GREAT! Almost there? You can do it!
Let us know how you're doing, and if you need words of encouragement, please add a note in the comment box at the very bottom of the form. We'll help cheer you to the finish.
Win Your Favorite Raffle Basket
This year, raffle tickets will be available for cash purchase at the conference*. Purchase raffle tickets at $1/ticket for a chance to win fabulous baskets of goodies throughout the conference. For an even better chance to win, purchase tickets in economy bundles: 12 Tickets for $10 or 30 Tickets for $20
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