US$100 – US$120

Wattpad presents: WattCon 2018

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New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway

New York, NY 10036

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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WattCon is back for 2018 and it’s better than ever.

We’re expanding the event into TWO full days of programming in the heart of NYC! Join us for the biggest Wattpad event of all time as we celebrate stories and the people who tell them.

Wherever you’re at in your journey as a writer, you’ll come away with inspiration, mentorship, and a renewed passion for your craft.

Your WattCon 2018 2-Day Pass includes:

    • 2 full days (or 12 hours) of workshops, panels, breakout sessions, and networking dedicated to writer development

    • Learn applicable skills and get advice to advance your career, grow your network, and elevate your writing

    • A chance to connect with 40+ of your favorite Wattpad writers (Anna Todd, Ali Novak, Beth Reekles, Lindsey Summers, Zoe Aarsen and more!)

    • Exposure and networking opportunities with Wattpad publishing & multimedia partners.

    • Exclusive WattCon and sponsorship swag worth $50 value

    • For additional information visit: wattcon.wattpad.com




            Programming Highlights

            Saturday, October 27, 2018: 8am - 5pm
            8am: Doors Open
            9am: Opening Remarks and start of WattCon Day 1!

            Sunday, October 28, 2018: 8:30am - 3pm
            8:30am: Doors Open
            9am: Opening Remarks and start of WattCon Day 2!

            Authorpreneurship: learn how to take your writing career to a new level with practical guidance on navigating the new world of storytelling and content. Gain valuable insights into industry best-practices, self-promotion tactics, and audience building.

            Guidance and Mentorship: From setting realistic goals to beating writer’s block, whatever you’re facing on your journey, other writers have been there. You’ll benefit from the expertise of seasoned pros.

            Practical Workshopping: Apply the new skills you’ve gained through hands-on workshopping on story ideation, story elevation, and promotion on Wattpad and off.




            Details


            Travel and Accommodation

            Travel to New York City and accommodation during the conference is the responsibility and sole discretion of each attendee. Wattpad will not be able to provide or reimburse travel or accommodation for WattCon attendees, nor will we be able to assist with booking or organizing travel or stay. WattCon is taking place right in midtown Manhattan in Times Square—accessible by MTA transit and a 15 minute walk from Penn Station.

            Filming and Photography

            WattCon is a social event that celebrates the Wattpad community coming together in real life. We want to capture all of the smiles, laughs, and memories in the making as they happen. As such, attending WattCon means you’ll be entering an area where photography, audio, video recording and livestreaming may be happening.

            By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for webcasts, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by Wattpad Corp. and its affiliates and representatives. You release Wattpad Corp., its partners and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of photographs, video and/or sound recordings.

            By entering the event premises, you waive all rights to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, or other publication. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Wattpad Corp. or the person or entity designated to do so by Wattpad Corp.

            Additional Show Information:

            • This event is recommended for ages 16+.

              • Any unaccompanied minors (under 18 years old) must have parental consent.

            • Lineup is subject to change.

            • Refunds up to 7 days prior to event.

            • Lanyards will be granted upon registration at event

            • Lanyard activation will be required for entrance into the venue.

            • No access without a lanyard. If lost or misplaced, please talk to WattCon staff or contact wattcon@wattpad.com ahead of entry.

            Wattpad reserves the right to cancel, change, or modify details of the event. In an effort to ensure that WattCon is a safe(r) space for all who attend, Wattpad reserves the right to deny entry or refund tickets to those who we find have violated our Terms of Service or Community Code of Conduct.





            FAQs

            Who should attend WattCon?

            WattCon is created for Wattpad writers at all stages of their journey—from beginner to expert. All writers will come away with an understanding of how to disrupt the industry and harness their authorpreneurial ambitions. Just starting out? You’ll learn from the pros and gain confidence to go for your dreams.


            When and where is WattCon 2018?

            WattCon 2018 takes place right in Times Square in NYC on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.


            Why isn’t WattCon happening at Wattpad HQ?

            We love hosting our writers at Wattpad HQ, but the reality is, as Wattpad grows and our writer community expands and flourishes, we need more dedicated space to facilitate the kinds of talks, hands-on workshops, and community building we want to bring to WattCon this year.


            Is there a cost to attend WattCon?

            Tickets for WattCon are currently on sale for the Early Bird Price: $100 ($50 per day), for two full days of tailored programming geared towards helping you transform as a writer. WattCon is so much more than a meetup—it’s a full-fledged conference complete with talks, workshops and opportunities to meet and learn from industry experts, Wattpad HQ staff, and other writers (including Wattpad Stars). The ticket price covers just a small portion of what it takes to bring this life-changing event to our community.


            Will Wattpad pay for my travel and accommodations?

            We’re delighted to be able to host and meet the amazing community that makes Wattpad, Wattpad. That said, travel to New York City and accommodation during the conference is the responsibility and sole discretion of each attendee. Wattpad will not be able to provide or reimburse travel or accommodation for WattCon attendees, nor will we be able to assist with booking or organizing travel or stay. WattCon is taking place right in midtown Manhattan in Times Square—accessible by MTA transit and a 15 minute walk from Penn Station.


            How are the panels and panelists decided?

            Wattpad HQ creates the programming and makes all decisions on panelists.


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            New York, NY 10036

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