The Registration desk will be open

Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

What can you expect at the conference?

  • See what's offered on the 2017 Conference Schedule. Read the full session descriptions to learn more. Coming soon.
  • Visit the Conference Faculty page and learn about the writers, editors and agents you'll meet.
  • Want to help out? We have many Volunteering Opportunities for you to choose from!
  • You could Sponsor a Contest Category! Coming soon.
  • Want feedback? Send your work to our Book Doctor! Coming soon.
  • Don't forget to make your Silent Auction and Table Centerpiece creations to raffle! Coming soon.

Introducing Keynote Speaker Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

#1 New York Times Best-Selling Author

#1 Globe & Mail (Canada) Best-Selling Author

USA Today Best-Selling Author

Sunday Times (UK) Best-Selling Author

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids, and far too many pets.

Featured 2016 Releases

Betrayals – Gainesville Book 4

Someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium.

City of the Lost – First in a new mystery series

Imagine a secret town, isolated in the Yukon wilderness, deliberately cut off from the world, where everyone is pretending to be someone they're not. Even good people can get up to some very bad stuff.

Standalones

  • 2015 – Masked Truth (YA thriller)

Age of Legends – teen fantasy

  • 2016 – Forest of Ruin
  • 2015 – Empire of Night
  • 2014 – Sea of Shadows

The Blackwell Pages – middle-grade adventure
(as K.L. Armstrong, cowritten with M.A Marr)

  • 2015 – Thor’s Serpents
  • 2014 – Odin’s Ravens
  • 2013 – Loki’s Wolves

Darkness Rising / Darkest Powers - teen paranormal

  • 2008–2013 – 6 novels, series complete

Cainsville - modern gothic

  • 2015 – Deceptions
  • 2014 – Visions
  • 2013 – Omens

Nadia Stafford series – crime

  • 2007–2013 – 3 novels, trilogy complete

Otherworld series – urban fantasy

  • 2001–2012 – 13 novels, series complete

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re attending OWFI for the first time, welcome! We hope you’ll make us a permanent date on your calendar.

Here’s what you need to know to have a great conference.

What to Wear

  • There’s no dress code, but most people choose business casual clothing for the daytime sessions.
  • The Friday night banquet features a costume contest. If you’d rather not enter, slacks, a dress, or even nice jeans are OK.
  • Attire for the Saturday night banquet is usually fancier. You’ll see some long dresses and maybe even a tux or two. If you aren’t into formal wear, business casual clothing is fine, too.

What to Bring

  • Business cards, if you have them.
  • Notebook and pen, for taking notes during the sessions. Laptops are welcome too, but outlets are limited.
  • A sweater or light jacket. The rooms can be chilly.
  • Your ID, if you want to indulge during happy hour.

Other Tips

  • During sessions, people often need to come and go due to pitching appointments or volunteer assignments. That’s no problem, but please make sure the doors close gently behind you.
  • Please silence cell phones during the sessions.
  • Water and glasses are available in the seminar rooms. Coffee can be purchased in the hotel restaurant.

If you have any questions, ask the folks at the OWFI registration desk or anyone wearing an Officer or Volunteer badge. We’ll be glad to help.

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