GenreCon Rose Option 2

GenreCon Rose Option 1We’re so excited to present the amazingly quirky and valuable GenreCon conference this November. Your enthusiasm and passion for GenreCon can be seen with our near sell out Early Bird tickets. This super-discounted price will end this weekend, so be quick and grab one of the last few remaining early bird tickets.

For members yet to secure their conference place remember that you can still buy tickets after this weekend, starting at $359. Part of the new GenreCon process is a commitment to listening to you. In doing this, we understand that a few members are desperate to attend, but would only be able to do so if they could pay for their tickets over a few payments. We’ve thought about this and come up with a payment plan for the $399 and $359 member tickets to be paid off in smaller installments. If this sounds like you, please call Sophie on 3842 9922 for details.

So what about those four genre events to change your world?

As you may have heard, GenreCon 2019 will be bigger and better than ever this year and that’s due to our members. Your feedback pinpointed activities that allowed genre writers to engage and grow their audiences. We listened to that and created four genre events to change your world, and here they are:


  1. The Longest Book Launch: Completely free and open to the public.

The Longest Book Launch is the perfect meeting place to see and hear about the newest titles in Australian genre fiction. Best of all, it’s designed for authors and readers alike. Happening on Friday 22 November from 11:00am – 5:00pm, you can go stall-hopping during registrations or just pop-in from the street.

2. The GenreCon Night Market: Another free and public event.

The GenreCon Night Market will have bookstalls selling works new and old, with a fantastic line-up of indie authors and their books. Grab some books, collect some autographs, then sit down for a bite to eat from a range of food trucks on site. Following on from The Longest Book Launch on Friday, the Night Market runs from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

3. Midnight Movie: After the Night Market, kick up your feet and lay back with a cult-classic genre film. Expect a night of laughter, popcorn, and drinks right by the Brisbane River. Screening starts at 10:00pm. Movie to be announced soon!

4. The Shreader: Included in a standard GenreCon ticket.

The Shreader is not for the faint of heart. Listen as ten ‘lucky’ writers have their work professionally read to a panel of industry experts. Will they like it enough to offer their reader feedback, or will it go straight through the shredder? The Shreader takes place from 12:30pm – 1:30pm on 24 November. Registrations open in October.


But we don’t want things to stop there. GenreCon 2019 is set to change the world for its author presenters too. Queensland Writers Centre is proud to support sustainable careers for authors, which means this year our presenters are paid for their time rather than volunteering. That’s over 50 artists and industry experts compensated for their invaluable time, expertise, and advice.

So show your support and come to GenreCon!


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