Yule Ball

Ch1Con Yule Ball!

The Ch1Con team is excited to announce the Ch1Con Yule Ball!

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The Ch1Con Yule Ball is in no way associated with the Yule Ball from the Harry Potter series, our queen JK Rowling, or Warner Brothers. We just really like this GIF.

The Yule Ball will be an hour-and-a-half long live video panel taking place Saturday, January 23 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM EST. It’ll feature young authors, answering YOUR questions about writing and the publishing process. (Oh, and did we mention that there will be all kinds of awesome giveaways too?)

Our amazing panelists are:

i4unlwtq_400x400Ava Jae

Ava is the debut author of YA science fiction novel Beyond the Red, which Sky Pony Press will be releasing March 1st! She’s also an assistant editor at Entangled Publishing, blogs about writing and publishing at Writability (which celebrated one million hits, in 2015!), and vlogs at bookishpixie. Oh, and on top of all of that, she’s a college senior (and spoke at Ch1Con 2015!). As if she isn’t already doing enough. Her writing is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Find Ava Online: Twitter / Blog / Tumblr / Facebook / Youtube / Instagram

Ava’s Book: Barnes & Noble / Goodreads

mhgvu45z_400x400Eilis Barrett

Eilis is the debut author of science fiction novel Oasis, which Gill + Macmillan will be releasing April 1st! Additionally, she’s the Galway NaNoWriMo co-captain and got her book deal when she was sixteen. (So basically she’s awesome.)

Find Eilis Online: Twitter

Eilis’s Book: Goodreads

z4lgfwmd_400x400Christina Li

Christina Li is a YA writer represented by Jess Regel of Foundry Literary + Media. She’s also currently in high school (aaand is maybe, possibly a member of this year’s Ch1Con team!).

Find Christina Online: Blog / Twitter 

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Jordan Villegas

Jordan is a YA writer represented by Emily Keyes of Fuse Literary. He’s a senior in high school, an alum of the Alpha Workshop, and recently was accepted to Harvard University. (Congrats!)

Find Jordan Online: Website / Twitter

 

Interested in asking a question? Tweet using #Ch1ConYuleBall and we’ll have the panelists answer as many as we have time for!

Interested in entering a giveaway? We’ll announce the giveaway prizes and post Rafflecopter raffles for you to enter throughout the Yule Ball! (And we think you’re going to be pretty excited about these prizes. You’ll have the chance to win books, lots of critiques, and maybe even a Ch1Con t-shirt or two!)

And most importantly: interested in watching the Ch1Con Yule Ball? You’ll be able to watch the panel live on our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference!

Or, we’re conveniently embedding the video in the post below, so you can watch it right here as well!

So: join us Saturday, January 23 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM EST for the first ever Ch1Con Yule Ball!

(Maybe there’ll even be some awkward dancing involved.)

– The Ch1Con Team

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November Ch1Con Chat

This Thursday (November 12) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our monthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is Plotter vs. Pantser. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia

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November Ch1Con Events

It’s November! Happy NaNoWriMo if you’re participating (and Happy Will Actually Sleep This Month, if you’re not)!

Here’s the schedule of chats we have coming your way this month:

Thursday, November 5th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is NaNoWriMo. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, November 12th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the November Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Aaand we have some special NaNoWriMo events coming your way this month, as well!

Every Saturday afternoon during November, join us from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern on Twitter for a one-hour writing sprint!

Join us on Twitter using #Ch1ConRUN.

Every Saturday night during November, join us from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern for a virtual write-in!

Join us in a private chat room on Chatzy to talk NaNo, goof off, and maybe even get some writing done. Check our Twitter (@Ch1Con) for the link to the chat room every Saturday night!

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Talk to you Thursday night on Twitter!

~Julia

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October Ch1Con Events

It’s not quite October yet, but here’s the schedule of Ch1Con Chats coming your way during the spookiest of months:

Thursday, October 1st at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “character development.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, October 15th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the October Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Thursday, October 29th at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Talk to you Thursday night on Twitter!

~Julia

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September Ch1Con Chat (and New Chat Schedule!)

Hey, guys! Get ready, because IT’S THE RETURN OF CH1CON CHAT.

The 2015-2016 team has decided to make some changes to Ch1Con Chat to make it more accessible and fun for you. Without further ado:

  • Twitter chats are now once a month and on Thursdays! They’ll be the same Twitter chats you know and love (okay, you like) (a lot), but we’re moving them to Thursday nights at 8:00 PM eastern. They’ll alternate Thursdays with our Youtube chats, so that one or the other should happen every other week. (Of course, life sometimes gets in the way, so we’re not promising they’ll be EXACTLY every other week. But that is The Goal.)
  • In essence: You’ll get one Twitter chat and one Youtube chat heading straight to your internet every month.
  • Youtube chats are now shorter and better organized! SO EXCITING, RIGHT? No more three hour marathons of the Ch1Con team rambling about The Raven Boys instead of that night’s promised topic. We realized that while that was fun for us, it wasn’t so much for you (or our neighbors). So: this year we’re limiting the chats to a half hour max AND staying on topic. (Mostly.)

Sound good? With that in mind, we’ve already hosted our Twitter chat for September, but we still have the Youtube chat to go!

Next Thursday (September 24) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our monthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is Get to Know the Ch1Con Team. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia

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July Ch1Con Chat

This Thursday (July 14th) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our monthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is Romance in YA. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia

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July Ch1Con Events

Happy July! It’s the height of summer, so we’ve got a billion chats for you this month.

Wednesday, July 1st at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “coming up with ideas.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, July 16th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the June Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Another Twitter chat! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Wednesday, July 29th at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Talk to you tomorrow night on Twitter!

~Julia

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June Ch1Con Chat

Tomorrow (June 11th) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our monthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is Road Trip Stories. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:


Talk to you tomorrow!

~Julia

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June Ch1Con Events

So excited for the chats this month!

Wednesday, June 3 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “cliches.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the June Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Wednesday, June 17 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Talk to you tonight on Twitter!

~Julia

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May Ch1Con Chat

This Thursday (May 14th) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our monthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is World-Building. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia