Writers Block presented by Penguin Random House

Writers Block

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Writers, Readers, Storytellers, and bibliophiles of all kinds come to the ECCC Writers Block to celebrate everything literary! Here you will find autographing, conversations with authors, trivia, giveaways, and more!

Writers Block at ECCC is presented by Penguin Random House!

Don’t miss appearances by select authors and grab some giveaways featuring books by stellar sci-fi and fantasy authors including Terry Brooks (the Shannara series), Ted Chiang (Exhalation), Kim Harrison (The Hollows series), Robin Hobb (The Farseer Trilogy), Zack Jordan (The Last Human), Josh Malerman (Malorie), Naomi Novik (Spinning Silver), Emily Skrutskie (Bonds of Brass), Dan Vyleta (Smoke), Lawrence Wright (The End of October), and more. Plus, follow the footprints on the show floor to learn more about Devolution—the latest from Max Brooks (World War Z). Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series by purchasing a special Con Edition of Storm Front. Get a free tote bag with select book purchases, including signed copies of The Starless Sea, Station Eleven, and Interior Chinatown (while supplies last). Discover your latest read with our Book Wizards and Penguin Horror, receive personalized book recommendations from authors Seanan McGuire and Sarah Kuhn, and enter a daily raffle to win prizes from Knopf Doubleday. Visit booth #2010 for confirmed author appearances and a complete schedule.

New: Writers WorkshopsNew: Writers Workshops

New this year, Emerald City Comic Con will offer writing workshops in partnership with Clarion West. You will explore techniques on world building, character creation, and much more in these workshops that will help you focus on turning the next page and start your story from the very beginning.  Join us as we dive into what makes good writing and discover a new spark inside yourself!

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  - Maya Angelou

Workshops will take place at the Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel

Sessions Available:

  • Friday: Writing in Scenes (instructed by Nancy Kress)

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As of 3.5.2020, the Writing Workshops for Friday and Saturday have been cancelled. If you were a ticketholder for one of these events, please keep an eye on your email for a cancellation notice from Showclix within the week following this date.

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Celebrate 20 years of the Dresden Files with Jim  ButcherDresden Files Fan Party

Celebrate 20 years of the Dresden Files with Jim Butcher! At this intimate event, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Jim, have their books signed*, receive exclusive swag—and be the first to hear some very exciting news!

The price of the ticket includes: 1 copy of the special STORM FRONT Con Edition hardcover (available only at select conventions throughout the year) a Dresden Files tote bag, 2 enamel pins, a Harry and Mouse magnet, a PEACE TALKS sampler and signed bookplate, and 2 drink tickets to toast Harry Dresden!

*Limit 3 items/person. A bookseller will be on-site if you would like to buy books at the event.

Please note: If you had purchased a ticket to this event, you should have received an email from ECCC regarding a refund. If you did not receive this email, please reach out to ECCCinfo@reedexpo.com.

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