Writers Symposium

Gen Con's Writers Symposium program brings you the best of the best in the world of fiction writing and offers programming that rivals any literary convention. Authors and publishers host panels, seminars, and workshops focused on the craft of writing. The offerings here are not to be missed by any author or aspiring author to be; or just anyone who loves books! You'll also find programming specifically designed to focus on writing for games.

Highlights include:

  • Over 80 best-selling authors and experts taking part
  • More than 100 events specifically tailored to the art and science of writing
  • Professional grade workshops from top authors

Be sure to check out the Writers Symposium website in for more information on this program. The website is updated when program plans have been established and solidified.

While programming differs every year, typical offerings Include:

Author Guest of Honor & Special Guests: The Writer's Symposium and Gen Con always brings a diverse and noteworthy set of author guests to the show.

Book Signings: Many of the authors participating in the Symposium will have scheduled signing times in the Exhibit Hall, and books for sale as well.

Meet the Pros Party: For several hours one evening, come join all your favorite author participants in a book selling/signing extavaganza! Not to be missed for the avid book reader/collector.

Late Night D&D: Live Play with the Authors: Authors are gamers too! Come watch this hilarious event.

Read and Critique: If you're an aspiring writer, these workshops will help you get the advice you need from professional authors to help take your writing to the next level.