Ch1Con 2018 will take place Saturday, August 4th 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: Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
  • Topic: TBA

9:45 to 10:00: Trivia break

10:00 to 10:45: Workshop 2

  • Speaker: Allison Mulder
  • Topic: TBA

10:45 to 11:00: Trivia break

11:00 to 12:00: Workshop 3

Speaker: Karuna Riazi

Topic: TBA

12:00 to 1:00: Lunch

1:00 to 1:45: Keynote Address

  • Speaker: TBA
  • Topic: TBA

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: Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman, Allison Mulder, Karuna Riazi, and TBA
  • Moderated by: Julia Byers and Emma Rose Ryan

4:00 to 5:00: Book Signing

  • Speakers who will be signing to include Amanda Foody, Karuna Riazi, and TBA

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 at the Chippewa Woods Forest Preserve from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. You can bring a picnic dinner or participate in a group order to Jimmy John’s. Friends and family are invited. (In case of inclement weather, alternately dinner will be hosted at nearby Tiffany’s Restaurant.)


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