We hope you’re doing well and staying safe during this incredible time. Many of you have been asking us what our plans are for Ch(2)1Con, Ch1Camp and our other yearly, summertime events. This time last year, we were filling your timelines and in-boxes with news about upcoming festivities, but this year we’ve been uncharacteristically quiet. This quiet has been in response to both the global pandemic and the recent, important conversations surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. However, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to figure out the best and safest ways to proceed given the current circumstances, and we’re so grateful for your patience.
Now, we think it’s a good time to let you all know what we have in mind for Ch1Con 2020.
We are pleased to announce that Chapter One Conference will be held this July 25th as a 100% online event.
We are obviously sad that we cannot have our conference this year in person. Ch1Con was created as a way to bring a vibrant online community of young writers out into the real world for a weekend of togetherness, eye-contact, and awkward geekery. It has been absolutely devastating for us to cancel this IRL event for the first time since 2012. The Ch1Con team is scattered all across the country, and we miss each other just as much as we miss all of you. However, more than anything, we want to keep our community healthy and safe. And, no matter what, the show will go on…perhaps with a few more technical difficulties than usual.
At this digital Ch1Con, speakers will give presentations via video conferencing (details on platform coming soon). Giveaway items will be mailed to your listed address, along with a care package of swag and other writerly goodies.
We will also be opening a forum that will allow attendees to chat, share their work, and collaborate on writing exercises. Our speakers will take questions and encourage participation from those online, and we will all do our best to make you feel as if we’re physically together.
Attendance is open to any young writers who will be between the ages of 11 and 20 as of July 25th, 2020. (If you’ll be between the ages of 21 and 29, check out the Chapter Twenty-One Conference!)
Register now at our New Attendee rate of $50* (lunch not included)!
*if you are a past attendee of Ch1Con you are eligable for a discounted rate. You should have recieved an e-mail to this effect, but if you did not please contact us here.
Now, for the more typical, ~precedented~ FAQs…
Interested in who this year’s speakers are? Keep an eye on the blog, because we’ll be announcing the speakers very soon! (And, as usual, registered attendees will get a sneak peek via e-mail!)
Curious what’s going on with Ch1Camp this year? Once again, updates on that are soon to come. We have some very exciting plans for free online events in the works.
As usual, spots are limited to attend the conference, so make sure to register before they’re gone!
If you can’t make it to the conference but still want to support us, we have a patreon now!
We’re so excited for the 2020 conference (and hope you are too)! See you (virtually) in July!
— The Ch1Events Team