Panels are full hour + sessions featuring 4-6 multifaceted professionals discussing the designated topic and will include questions and comments from the audience. Workshops are full hour + sessions presented by professionals within the creative industries.

For individual descriptions of each panel or workshop, along with room, presenters, and times, please visit the 

2019 Panel and Workshop Description Page

    2019 Panel Topics

Creative Writing Focused Panels

“I Strenuously Object !!!”

Walking in Another’s Shoes

Character Flaws vs Mary Sue

Supernatural Discussion

Marketing Mistakes

Pushing Through

Dialogue is My Achilles Heel!

Character Creation

Creative’s Balance

Audio Book Tips

Horrific Tendencies

World Building

Books and Booze III

Stop Talking and Start Writing

Edit You Say?

How to Write a Fresh Romance

Stop Blaming the Butler

Fairy Good Stories

Pitch Like a Pro

Sex in Religion

The Cross-Genre Author

The Writing Schedule Juggle

Blending Religions in Your Story

A Squirrel Stole My Pen

Fantastic Fantasy

Research Done Right

Effective Query Letters

Freelance Options

Paranormal Realms

Creative Depression

Lores & Myths

Thrilling Mysteries

Non-Fiction Writing

Murder and Mayhem

Laugh it Up

Small Press vs The Big Five


You’re My Superhero

Writing for Children

Lust or Bust

The Oxford Comma

Writing for the LGBTQ Audience

Becoming a Copywriter


Effective Journalism

How to Blog

How to Get Along with Editors

How to Self-Publish

Let’s Talk Funding

Should I Ghost?

The Big Rewrite

The Illustrator Search

Marvel Vs DC

Wordsmith’s Finances

Writing Reviews

Overcoming Moral Injury Through Writing

Narration Tips and Tricks

Historical Romance

Writing Science Fiction

Writing Westerns

Making of a Podcast

Writing with a Purpose

Pitch Sessions

Comic Book Collecting

“Scrivener” Not Your Parent’s Word Processor

Amazon Marketing

Film Focused Panels

Film Distribution

Finding Your Target Audience

Tips For Hacking Hollywood

Filmmaking on a Indie Budget

Sit Down with a Screenwriter

Writing a Script from A to Z

So You Want to Be an Actor

Low-Budget Filmmaking

Editing Audio & Visual Effects for Film and Music


Gaming Focused Panels

Character Creation for Games and Beyond

Game Business and Marketing

Turning Your Book or Film into a Game

Demo Game Production

Cosplay Panels


“Screen Accurate”

How do YOU do? Inclusivity in Steampunk!

When Cosplay Meets Vanlife

2019 Workshops

Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Writers Make in the Book Writing Business – Presented by Arlene Gale

Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, and Sales Know the Difference and How to Use Each Effectively – Presented by Arlene Gale

How to Use a Website-Based Book to Build a Loyal and Engaged Fan Base Even Before Your Book is Published! – Presented by Arlene Gale

Part 1: Path to Success: Self-Awareness & Kindness MethodPresented by Colleen Green

Part 2: Outlining a story before writing a rough draft – Presented by Colleen Green

Build a World Your Reader Can Sense – Presented by Sandy Lender

Legal Issues for Creatives – Presented by Eric Moser

Finding Your Story – Presented by Brett Brooks

Level Up Your Audio – Presented by Neal Merrick

“Scrivener” Not Your Parent’s Word Processor – Presented by Larry Hoy

How to Create a Program for your Book – Presented by
Kimberly Bush Hoffman

Building Out Your Book: Making Your Marketing Uniquely Yours – Presented by Ana Maria Selvaggio

How Social Media Can Change Your Business – Presented by Matthew Longville

How to Be the Leader You and Everyone Needs! – Presented by Matthew Longville

Place in Fiction – Presented by Michael Williams

Demetrius Witherspoon

Reverse Engineering A Indie Film – Presented by Cameron McCasland

DOING DOCUMENTARY – Presented by Stephen Lackey

Creating Compelling Characters – Presented by Cassandra Morgan

Elements of Story – Presented by Cassandra Morgan

Plotting, Pantsing, Plotsing–Finding Your Writing Process – Carrie Callahan

Finding Hope & Healing In The Creative Arts – Presented by Amy Leigh McCorkle

Self-Publishing Overview – Presented by April Brown

Crafting Cross-Genre Fiction – Presented by Sara Marian

Fantastic Philology – Presented by Levi Dunn

Strange Structures – Presented by Levi Dunn

Writing and Tea with Jen – Presented by J L Mulvihill (JEN)

Erasure Poetry Workshop – Presented by Lana Helm

Cosplay has Character! – Presented by Lana Helm

Whose Plot is It Anyway? – Presented Dave Mattingly

Fight Scene Mechanics – Presented by John Wilkerson

Building 3-Dimensional Characters for a Series & Staying Organized – Presented by Teresa Reasor & Abigail Keam

Marketing 101 – Presented by Abigail Keam & Teresa Reasor

Put A Little Super in Your Hero: Ways to Supe-Up Your Protagonist – Presented by Roland Mann

Jumpmaster Press Presentation – Presented by Gene Rowley of Jumpmaster Press

Place in Fiction – Presented by Michael Williams

Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? How to Save the World in only Fifty Thousand Words – Presented by R.G. Westerman

Of Love and Blood: Writing in the Paranormal Romance Genre – Presented by Jim Gillentine

Business in Writing – Presented by Elizabeth Donald

Self Publishing for Newbie Authors – Presented by Chasity Bowlin

“Want to be John Wick? Let me show you how it’s done!” – Presented by Silvio Wolf Busch

Professional Copywriting – Presented by Gery Deer

The Top Ten Reasons You’re Getting Rejected by Publishers – Presented by Michael Knost

“From paper to screen: A Down and dirty crash course into filming a dialogue scene.” – Presented by Austin Sheehan

Urban Legends / Modern Myth – Presented by Stephanie Osborn

The Record of the Lodoss War -Presented by Roberto Rivera

Anime Music Video Theater – Presented by Randall Cluth of the Louisville Anime Group

Author a Crazy Anime Plot – Presented by Randall Cluth of the Louisville Anime Group


Making a Micro-budget Indie Film Cheap! – Presented by Antonio Pantoja

Abiding in Truth. The Healthy Mind for Creatives – Presented by Lacy Marie

Making Music with Ghost Stories – Presented by Mike Huberty and Wendy Lynn Staats – Moderated by Scott Markus

10 Things I Hate About You(r Writing) – Presented by John G. Hartness

Armor Building for Cosplay 101 – Presented by Justin & Megan Webb

Action! Through the Director’s Eyes – Presented by Jeffrey Reddick

Indie Pub Path – Presented by JM Madden