Ch1Con 2019 will take place Saturday, June 29th at
the Hilton Garden Inn – Chicago O’Hare in Des Plaines, IL

8:00 to 8:45: Check-In

8:45 to 9:00: Welcome Message

  • Speaker: Emma Rose Ryan

9:00 to 9:45: Workshop 1

  • Speakers: Riley Redgate
  • Topic: Unwrapping Your Characters

9:45 to 10:00: Trivia break

10:00 to 10:45: Workshop 2

  • Speaker: Joan He
  • Topic: TBA

10:45 to 11:00: Trivia break

11:00 to 12:00: Workshop 3

  • Speaker: Katy Rose Pool
  • Topic: Creating Anticipation: How to Keep Pages Turning

12:00 to 1:00: Lunch

1:00 to 1:45: Keynote Address

  • Speaker: Francesca Zappia
  • Topic: “Why Am I Doing This?”

1:45 to 2:45: Readings by Attendees

  • Ch1Con attendees will have the opportunity to read from their own writing if they so wish

2:45 to 3:00: Trivia Break

3:00 to 4:00: Ask Anything Panel

  • Speakers: Francesca Zappia, Joan He, Katy Rose Pool, and Riley Redgate
    • Moderated by: Julia Byers and Emma Rose Ryan
  • Info for the free online live stream of this panel can be found here.

4:00 to 5:00: Book Signing

  • Speakers who will be signing to include Francesca Zappia, Joan He, and Riley Redgate

We will share session descriptions for the 2019 conference soon! In the meantime, if you would like to see the sessions from last year’s conference, you may do so here: Ch1Con 2018 Session Descriptions

Want even more time with your fellow book nerds? On the Friday night preceding the conference, the Ch1Con team will be hosting an informal kickoff party in the hotel lobby from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Lemonade and assorted snacks will be provided. Friends and family are invited.


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