Presidents' Day Weekend, February 17-20, 2017 A Weekend For Words, September 22-24, 2017 Settle For Exceptional in Sunriver, OR TBA, 2017

SD31 Schedule

  • NOTE: Pre-registration for our 31st annual San Diego conference opens August 1, 2016. 

    Once the working schedule is posted, click on any individual workshop title to view its summary. For instructions on how to navigate the interactive online schedule, or customize and print your own weekend itinerary, please go to the “Tips” tab above, where we also have a video tutorial. All workshops and events will take place at the conference hotel, the Crowne Plaza Hanalei, located at 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.

    A summary of all workshops can be found on the Workshops and Events page. If you’re having a problem navigating the interactive schedule below, we also offer the Weekend-At-A-Glance.

    • Position your mouse pointer over the timetable grids to scroll to the relevant timeframe using the horizontal scroll buttons that will appear.
    • Click on the gray box with the title of the event you’re interested in to expand it and to view more information about the event.
    • In an expanded event box, click the “Add to Program” button to highlight this event on the printable schedule (optional).
    • Access a printable schedule (which also contains any highlighted events) by clicking the tiny, black printer icon at the upper-right of each day’s timetable (optional).
    • Watch the video below for a tutorial that walks you through all of this functionality. Be sure to click the little “gear” icon and set the quality to “720p” HD for the best possible viewing experience.

 

Friday, February 17th, 2017

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REGISTRATION DESK

Walk-in Registration

Walk-in Registration
February 17th 12:00pm - 7:30pm
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

To Be Announced
February 17th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 17th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
TBA
 
Rogue Read & Critique(s)
Feb 17th 9:00pm - Feb 18th 12:00am
Various
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

To Be Announced
February 17th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 17th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

To Be Announced
February 17th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 17th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

How to Make the Most of the Conference
February 17th 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Wes Albers
 
To Be Announced
February 17th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 17th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

To Be Announced
February 17th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 17th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
TBA
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

No-host Mixer & Booksigning
February 17th 5:15pm - 7:15pm
 
Welcome & Intros
February 17th 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Michael Steven Gregory
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

To Be Announced
February 17th 8:00pm - 8:45pm
TBA
 
 

 

 

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

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REGISTRATION DESK

REGISTRATION DESK
February 18th 7:00am - 6:00pm
Walk-in Registration
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

To Be Announced
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
Best Foot Forward: Polishing to Impress 1
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Jean Jenkins
Limited to 12 participants. Advance registration submission of material required. Freelance editor Jean Jenkins analyzes your story idea, writing style, character motivation, sense of setting, character commitment, and all the other little things that agents and editors look for when reviewing sample pages. >>Details
 
All-Genre
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
All-Genre
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
Rogue Read & Critique(s)
Feb 18th 9:00pm - Feb 19th 12:00am
Various
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

To Be Announced
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

Novel Intensive: Concept and Genre
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
Ara Grigorian & Janis Thomas
Open to all conferees, the Novel Intensive ia a 5-workshop track devoted to crafting your novel in its entirety, from concept through completion.
 
Novel Intensive: Structure and Beats
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Ara Grigorian & Janis Thomas
Open to all conferees, the Novel Intensive ia a 5-workshop track devoted to crafting your novel in its entirety, from concept through completion.
 
Novel Intensive: Opening, Act II, Midpoint and Closing
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ara Grigorian & Janis Thomas
Open to all conferees, the Novel Intensive ia a 5-workshop track devoted to crafting your novel in its entirety, from concept through completion.
 
Novel Intensive: Dialogue, Character, Theme and Arc
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ara Grigorian & Janis Thomas
Open to all conferees, the Novel Intensive ia a 5-workshop track devoted to crafting your novel in its entirety, from concept through completion.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

To Be Announced
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Path to Publication

To Be Announced
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Agents Panel: State of Publishing
February 18th 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Various
 
SCWC Banquet
February 18th 6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

To Be Announced
February 18th 8:00am - 8:45am
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 18th 8:00pm - 8:45pm
TBA
 
 

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS

Advance Submissions
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
Appointments
 
Advance Submissions
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Appointments
 
Advance Submissions
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Appointments
 
Advance Submissions
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Appointments
 
 

 

 

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

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REGISTRATION DESK

Walk-in Registration
February 19th 8:30am - 6:00pm
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

Best Foot Forward: Polishing to Impress 2
February 19th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Jean Jenkins
Limited to 12 participants. Advance registration submission of material required. Freelance editor Jean Jenkins analyzes your story idea, writing style, character motivation, sense of setting, character commitment, and all the other little things that agents and editors look for when reviewing sample pages. >>Details
 
All-Genre
February 19th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
All-Genre
February 19th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
All-Genre
February 19th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
Rogue Read & Critique(s)
Feb 19th 8:00pm - Feb 20th 12:00am
Various
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

To Be Announced
February 19th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 10:40am - 12:10pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

Story Lab: Applying Novel Intensive Concepts to Your Work
February 19th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Ara Grigorian & Janis Thomas
Open to all conferees, the Novel Intensive ia a 5-workshop track devoted to crafting your novel in its entirety, from concept through completion.
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

To Be Announced
February 19th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 10:40am - 12:10pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Path to Publication

To Be Announced
February 19th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 10:40am - 12:10pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
To Be Announced
February 19th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

SCWC Awards & Recognition
February 19th 5:30pm - 6:00pm
 
Dinner On Your Own
February 19th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

To Be Announced
February 19th 4:30pm - 5:15pm
TBA
 
 

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS

 

 

Schedule subject to change. Final schedule available upon conference check-in.