Penned Con 2016

 

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in Penned Con in 2015. You helped us to not only surpass our first year but also to raise another $10,000 for Action for Autism. We are blown away by your generosity!

As we gear up for 2016 there will be a construction period where we shift out this past year’s authors to make room for the new ones coming on board. Please pardon our mess as we make this transition.

If you are an author and would like to attend Penned Con 2016 we do still have a couple half and full tables available. They can be purchased through eventbrite here

Event Tickets are now officially on sale with Early Bird Specials available until Dec 31st. Grab your 1 day, 2 day, or VIP access and don’t forget to join us for our Luau Awards celebration.  These tickets are available through the link above as well.

50 thoughts on “Penned Con 2016

    • Yes. We will have a registration table open all day. If it is not being manned at the exact time you arrive there will be volunteers on hand that will be able to help you

  1. I purchased tickets sometime ago. Since then my Yahoo account was compromised in the great yahoo hacking of 2014. I have no way if obtaining my tickets or information. Can it be resent, please.

  2. Amy, I know you must be exhausted after the last few days, which were incredibly put together, but I was in the lobby this evening and was told by a lady after we exchanged names, that perhaps I was the Dana that left a signed book from Abby Glines. I had no idea but I can confirm it was me after taking inventory to ensure my book was not in my goody bags. I don’t know if there is anyway to leave it with the hotel and I’ll pick it up, if it can be located at this time. It completely slipped my mind at the Awards ceremony to ask someone about it. It seemed to be my M.O. leaving books behind as I had several people remind me throughout the day to take my books with me. I attribute it to all the excitement rather than loss of my mind. LOL!

    Thanks for an awesome 1st book convention for me, absolutely loved it!

  3. We just got our tickets for July 2015.☺ I never been to one before so I was wondering if we can bring our books in or do we buy them there. Thank you.

    • You are welcome to do either. The authors will have books on hand to sell but you are welcome to bring ones that you have prepurchased with you

  4. If i buy 2 day tickets , do i need to come thurs to register? Or is it on fri?
    Can i buy just a masquerade ball ticket for my husband, he has to work , but wants to escort me ?
    Do the authors have deal on their books purchased there?
    Sorry amy I need a guide of what we do , cause ive we never been to a signing and I’m so excited!,

    • If you purchase the two day tickets you are welcome to come to tge preregister on thursday if that best fits your schedule or come earlier on friday morning. Either time is perfectly fine. Yes, you can select the ball ticket only for your husband. You are welcome to preorder books (see the link on the website), purchase books agead of time to be signed or buy at the event. Most authors will sell their paperbacks lower than what you can get on amazon or bundle sets together.
      Please feel free to ask any questions you may have! Looking forward to seeing you in July!

  5. Ok This one’s kinda superficial!
    What is the attire most wear? Jeans and tshirt? Or dressy casual?
    And am i gonna look like a total newbie if i drag a wheeled back back around?!

    • Not at all. It is dar easier to carry your books that way. You will NOT be alone in that.
      Dress for the event is casual. Some authors will dress up while others wear jeans. Just come comfy

  6. I have seen pics of tables authors set up with swag, is it free or all for sale?
    Just t ring to figure how much spendi g money to bring!

    • Most of the swag will be free. Some authors will bring additional items for sale: tshirts, necklaces, etc but they should have prices on them to indicate that

  7. When we prerequisite on thurs, do we get a list of which authors will be there on fri and sat or r just a list of one’s there at all? And there are workshops right?
    Are they included in our ticket price?
    Ready to quit seeing my questions yet?! LoL!

    • We keep the website updated as best we can. Those final days there tend to be unexpected illness or travel issues so we cant update immediately. An author table list will be posted before the event so it will be easy for you to find the authors you want to meet. The authors will be there all day boths days so you will have plenty of time to meet and greet

  8. Do you know which stop on metrolink will be the one i invited get off at for shortest walking distance to the Sheridan?

    • The metro stops directly across the street from the hotel. Im not exactly sure of the stop name off the top of my head but it should be spruce street or scott trade center. The union station stop is one past

  9. I just realized Mary Ting and Alexandra Weis is there with my favorite Holly Kelly!!! I’d love to go to this! It would be my first convention and to meet my favorite authors would be a dream come true!!!! Thank you for posting this Mrs. Kelly! You just made my day!

    • If you have tickets you are welcome to register saturday morning. We will have volunteer staff on hand to get you sorted.

    • The schedule page link has all of the start and finish times, along with panel info. There is a patking garage at the hotel as well as additionsl parking in the rear and spill over parking just down the street

  10. Is the st louis city center hotel the same as the shera^on?
    What street is that on, and do we need a parking pass to park there?
    is the ball at same location?
    do you know if the ramp construction is going to be a problem if im coming from illinois?

    • Yes the Sheraton has been bought out and until they determine the new brand it is called the st. Louis city center hotel. There is a parking garage on site so no pass will be needed. The ball will be located on the 13th floor along with the rest of the event.
      Im not sure about road construction but we will be traveling that way tomorrow so i will respond and let you know :)

      • Thank you Amy for tv clear i g that up! I am getting so excited for my first event like this, that I’m starting to panic a bit. Just want to make sure my ducks are in a row!

  11. What time is registration tmrw morning (sat)?
    I wish i was coming to the red coat party tonite!, but by the time I get checked in and all, it will be after 8. Where is the party held at?
    also will there be food at the ball or do we need to eat before?

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