The Lexicon Writers Conference will be held on July 21 – 22, 2012 in Denton, Texas but they have special events set up for the 19th and 20th as well.
The Conference seeks to assist, promote, and educate writers in all genres and fields, including fiction, non-fiction, screenplay, and graphic novel. Published and unpublished writers are invited to attend. Meet with established writers, literary agents, publishers and marketing experts to discuss your finished or unfinished manuscripts. We will also have experts in various fields to provide technical information.
Thursday Night, July 19th: A special event for early arrivals – The Downtown Pub Crawl and Music Fest. Additional charge required. Transportation provided to and from downtown and the hotels/conference site.
Friday Day, July 20th: A day of special programs. Horseback riding in the early morning. Space is limited so indicate your interest on the CONTACT US form and we will reserve a spot for you. Pay at the conference.
F.A.T.S. Program – Firearms Training Seminar – Friday, July 20th. A two hour gun safety and home/personal defense techniques seminar run by the Texas Firearms Training Academy and Top Gun Firearms Training. Whether you are a novice who’s never fired a gun or a professional hit-man (smirk) this course will be fun and educational. Total price of $60.00 includes range fee, 50 rounds of ammo, gun rental, transportation to and from the conference site and refreshments. Space is limited so reserve your spot now and pay at the conference. See SPEAKER page for more details.
Golf outing to the famous Winstar Casino and golf resort for $100.00. Additional charge includes transportation to and from the conference sight; greens fees, cart fee, GPS, range, tax, and $10 prize fund per player good for merchandise in their Pro Shop. Space is limited so please reserve by July 1st. Pay at the conference.
Book signings for our established writers at various outlets in the Denton, Dallas, Ft. Worth Metroplex area.
Friday Night, July 20th: Intimate meet and greet dinner with special entertainment provided. A great chance to break the ice and network with other conference attendees.
Saturday, July 21st: All Day Conference with dynamic and entertaining guest speakers in the publishing industry, literary agents, and established authors. Free entertainment and surprise contests throughout the day. Private one-on-ones will be set up on a lottery basis.
Sunday, July 22nd – Day: Conference Breakfast, book signings, pitch sessions, and award presentations.
Sunday, July 22nd – Casino Trip (Additional Charge and Reservation required) – The conference is over, time to relax. What better way to relax than to board a charter bus at your hotel for a quick trip to the world famous WINSTAR CASINO in Oklahoma. The trip is approximately a 45 minute ride from the conference site. You will have between four and five hours to spend at the casino and enjoy all of the games found in Las Vegas.
Book Signings: Will be held at several chain and independent book stores all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday and are open to the public. Many of these major outlets are only minutes away from the conference site and authors will be ferried to and from the sites by staff members at the proper times for convenience. Appearances by the authors at these book signings will be heavily advertised and promoted.
Independent Book Stores: Numerous independent book stores across the country have been invited to attend the conference so that representatives can meet with the authors about signings and appearances. Independent Book Stores will also be able to pick up stock for their stores at wholesale prices or on consignment. Independent Book Stores are welcome to set up booths at the conference to sell their stock, have signings, and promote their services and locations. If enough interest is shown in setting up booths for the Independent Book Stores then an additional venue for that purpose exclusively will be added to the conference. (Shipping of product can be taken care of at the UPS Store approximately five minutes away.)
Conference Bookstore: A bookstore for all attending published authors will be set up in one of the hotels. All books on display should be autographed ahead of time. Business cards or bookmarks with contact information should also be included inside the books. Authors will receive 90% of the book sale price. The remaining 10% covers the cost of running the store.
One-On-Ones: Private meetings between agents, publishing executives, and writers. Writers are chosen by lottery for these ultra exclusive meetings.
Agent And Publisher Pitch Session: A panel of agents and publishing representatives will be convened on Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Authors will have the opportunity to pitch their latest work to the agents and publishing representatives and hopefully walk away with a representation or publishing contract from one of the guest speakers. Pitches cannot last longer than two minutes.
In addition, there will be classes provided prior to the pitch session where authors may receive constructive criticism and guidance for their pitches. The pitch sessions will be chosen by lottery so all attendees who want to pitch their product should be ready.
Vendors: Tables and display areas for books and services are available. Please check the Advertising Page for rates. Vendors do not have to purchase admittance fee of $75.00. They are only responsible for the table/display fee.
Price: Saturday and Sunday Conference – $75.00 for attendees who sign up before June 1st. $95.00 for attendees who sign up after June 1st. Spouses may attend for the lower price of $35.00
Where: The Best Western Premier And Hilton Garden Inn located at Hospitality Hill in Denton, Texas – 30 minutes north of D/FW International Airport and Dallas, Texas. The two host hotels have special rates for attendees and have waved their cancellation policy, allowing people to cancel their rooms up to 4:00 the day of July 20, 2012.
Hospitality Hill consists of three major hotels – The Courtyard by Marriott, the Best Western Premier, and the Hilton Garden Inn – and four restaurants – The Olive Garden, On the Border, Texas Roadhouse, and Red Lobster – all in one convenient location.
For additional information: The LexiCon Writers Conference