Welcome to the home of PENNED CON, where we bring authors and readers together for the chance to mingle, have fun and raise money for Autism. We are gearing up for our 5th year and wow, are we ever excited!  From inspiring keynote speakers, informative panels and workshops, 2 full days of book signing access with over 150 authors, our first ever VIP murder mystery party, Red Coat PR DJ party with our very own Lip Sync Battle, and a Roaring 20s themed awards party, the fun never stops!

5 years

A massive thank you goes out to everyone who participated in our 2017 event. With over 162 authors and over 1,000 attendees, you have helped us to raise over $50,000 in the past four years for our charity scholarship with Action for Autism. We continue to be blown away by your generosity!


“I was invited by an author, just by chance, to the first Penned Con in 2014. I had a really amazing time meeting authors, whose books I had read, and those who were completely new to me. I decided that I needed-NEEDED-to go back the next year. And I did-in 2015 and 2016, as well. And what strikes me every year is how smoothly everything goes and how Rick and Amy, although having a young child there and Amy, her own books to sell, seem utterly in control.

The best part of all of this is that everyone becomes a community by the end of the weekend and we all know that we are doing this, ultimately, for a bigger reason. Because we all believe in the cause. We want to help Rick and Amy-in any way possible-cut Action for Autism the biggest check possible and help as many children with their therapy as we can. How could any other event even compare with that?”

~Attendee Shannon Keith


“I had such an awesome weekend at PennedCon being around other people who love books as much as I do!! The best part was how encouraging several of the authors were about my own writing!! I can’t wait for the day that I come to PennedCon as an author!!”

~Aspiring Author Jessica Broglin