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HWA Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

September 21- 24, 2017

Guest of Honor
George R.R. Martin
PastWords Award for Historical Fantasy


Guest Speaker
Melinda Snodgrass - Author
co-editor and writer for the Wild Cards book series
Guest Speaker
Jodi Daynard - Author
The Midwife’s Revolt and Our Own Country
Guest Speaker
Parris Afton Bonds - Author
Co-Founder & 1st Vice President
Romance Writers of America

Master Class
Chris C.C. Humphreys
The French Executioner, The Jack Absolute Trilogy, Vlad – The Last Confession, A Place Called Armageddon, 
and Shakespeare’s Rebel
Master Class
Jeff Kleinman
Literary agent, Founding partner Folio Literary Management
Master Class
Larry Brooks
Story Engineering, Story Physics, Story Fix, and six acclaimed thrillers...

About the Conference

The HWA conference is an annual conference in locations selected with their historical settings in mind.

The conference programming will focus on supporting quality historical writing – fiction and nonfiction, research, the submission process, the road to publication, and the life of a historical writer. There will be a mix of sessions on the craft of writing and genre and era specific knowledge (food, clothing, language) as well as the business side of publishing including self/indie publishing, marketing and publicity and social media techniques.

The 2 1/2 day conference will also offer

  • "Master Class" pre-conference workshops
  • 10 Minute Agent Pitches
  • Keynote dinner events
  • Book signing event featuring books by conference presenters and participants
  • Creative ways for attendees to network and collaborate
  • Vendor exhibit floor
  • Conference bookstore

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Registration Types (click button for information & fees):

Guest Registration for the Conference is $275 and includes Friday meals & Award Banquet
(does not include general sessions or agent pitches)

Full Conference
Sessions on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Agent Pitches
Parris Afton Bonds Friday
Dinner w/Jodi Daynard Friday
Book Signing & Awards Dinner with Guest of Honor George R.R. Martin & keynote Melinda Snodgrass
Thursday Workshops discounted

HWA Conference 2017
One Day Conference Attendance
Single Day passes for Thursday Workshops, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday sessions.
Friday & Saturday only passes include Sessions, Agent Pitches, Book Signing.

Conference Day Passes

Saturday +Award Dinner           $225.00


HWA Conference 2017

Conference Day Passes

Expand the Experience

Adding a guest? Want to take a tour of Old Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or even a full-day tour of Acoma Pueblo "Sky City,"  visit the stables at Tamaya, or roam through the ruins? There is plenty to do at Tamaya, and we will be adding options over the next few weeks. Watch for new announcements through the month of June!
These options are available on the regular registration link; however, if you didn't select one during the regular registration, you can use the Extras! link to add on to your registration.
Note: some items appear twice - once for Thursday September 21st, and once for Sunday September 24th. Choose the one for the day you wish to attend.
To see the currently available options, click here:



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