Charity Raffle Donations

LOGO 2017It’s that time of year when we start prepping for our Penned Con Raffle donations!! YAY!!! I love seeing so many people come together for a great cause. And it’s so much fun to walk by those tables filled with goodies and hope that your ticket is called!

In the past, we’ve only opened this up to our attending authors, but this year we want to invite YOU to join in.

I’ve created a super quick and easy doc to fill out if you would like to donate. I just need to collect basic info so we know what to plan for. When you tell me what you want to donate, you can literally be as general as “Gift Card” or “gift basket”. I’ll let you work out the finer details closer to time. Every little bit helps!

All items need to be turned in to our staff the Thursday evening before the event so we have time to prep for Friday morning. If you are unable to arrive at that time, just let us know so we can plan for that.

Please know that this is completely VOLUNTARY. 100% of the money raised goes directly to our Penned Con/Action for Autism charity scholarship.

To donate:

Jasinda Wilder presents the Wilder Way at Penned Con 2017!


Jasinda Wilder has taken the nation by storm with her amazing healthy living books, BIG GIRLS DO IT RUNNING and BIG GIRLS DO IT STRONGER. Join the Wilder Way at Penned Con St. Louis when Jasinda dials in to present a virtual workshop chat and Q&A session for us Friday Sept 29th.

Still need to grab your event tickets?

From New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder comes BIG GIRLS DO IT RUNNING, a straightforward guide to lifelong health and wellness.

No gimmicks, no counting, no measuring, just practical advice on how to eat better, get moving, and live well, delivered with refreshing honesty and humor.

Do you want to start a journey to health and strength, but are afraid of failing yet another diet or exercise program? Have you ever struggled with your weight? Do you have problems losing weight and keeping it off? Do you have allergies, ADHD, PCOS, diabetes, constipation, skin problems, or insomnia? Are you worried about your kids developing unhealthy eating habits and making poor lifestyle choices, but don’t know how to help them make changes? Do you want to eat healthier and be stronger, but just don’t know where to start? Using her own unique life experiences, Jasinda has developed an 8-week plan, The Wilder Way, that will get you eating, moving, living well, and feeling great.

BIG GIRLS DO IT RUNNING contains everything you need to succeed in achieving your goals and become a fit and fabulous health warrior: tear-out shopping lists, easy menu plans, delicious recipes, and simple, effective workouts. If you find yourself struggling and failing to manage your weight, then read this book-it will change your life!

Go ahead, put on your big girl panties and let’s kick some ass!

Let the voting begin…

It’s that time of year when we get excited about meeting this year’s authors in person. All of us on the Penned Con staff are super book fans so we like to fan girl/fan boy with the best of them. And with 180 in attendance in 2017 we are beyond giddy!

Each year we like to give a special dose of love back to our attending authors by hosting our 4th annual awards ceremony. The initial round of nominations are done by the authors. From those, the top 5 authors are presented to the voting public for consideration. Today…the voting begins!

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Help us decide which of our 2017 authors are the best of the best.  Cast your vote and make it count. You only get one!

Then join us Saturday, Sept 30th at our Casino Night awards party to see who will win.

Cast your vote HERE!

Don’t have your event ticket yet? Grab your 1 day, 2 day, and Casino Night tickets HERE!!!

2017 Charity Book Boyfriends Calendar

Book boyfriendsHow would you like a fun way to give back to charity AND come to Penned Con 2017 in St. Louis MO this September for FREE??

The Real Book Boyfriends calendar guys are at it again. This time we bring you reenactments from some of your favorite movies. I’m posting a teaser of July (my hubby went for Fifty Shades of Grey.)

100% of the profits goes to our partner charity, Action for Autism and for only $13 you get a free event ticket on top! With over 2,000 calendars sold, we only have a few left so make sure you grab yours today.

Lip Sync Battle Penned Con Style

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Penned Con 2017 is throwing down on center stage at the Red Coat PR DJ party Friday night at 9pm.

Choose your song, face off with competitors and let’s see who can win the title of #PC2017 Lip Sync Battle champion! All sign ups to participate must email us at

The party is FREE to all Penned Con 2017 attendees so sign up to battle or cheer on your fave competitor.

Don’t have your tickets yet? What are you waiting for??? Buy now:


sold out stampALL 2017 Penned Con event tables are officially SOLD OUT!

As we prep to celebrate our 4th year in St. Louis you will see a ton of new faces, as well as get to hang out with some of your favorite authors from years passed.

If you would like to join us as a signing author in 2018, you can reserve your table ahead of time for only a $50 non-refundable fee. For all details please visit our ticketing page HERE.

Reserve your table for 2018!

Would you like to reserve your signing table with us for 2018?  Penned Con is offering a $50 non-refundable holding fee to make it easy for you to stake your claim without having to pay out the full table cost today. Your deposit is due at the time you sign up. The remaining table fee balance is due by November 1st 2017. *Failure to meet this deadline will forfeit your deposit and your hold on your table.

Reserve your table HERE for $50.

Our convention brings authors and readers together each year for a full two-day event that will create great memories and opportunities to meet all of your fangirl/fanboy needs. Penned Con is designed to give readers plenty of time to hang out with your favorite authors in a laid back setting, an opportunity to learn from bestselling authors, discover new to you books, and to have FUN!

Penned Con is not your “normal” convention. Here’s a taste of what you will experience when you attend:

2 Keynote Speakers

2 full days of book signings

2 days of Panels with the authors

Workshops led by industry professionals

Author/Reader Games

Free Swag Table

DJ Party

Charity Raffles and Silent Auction

And more!

100% of the profits from Penned Con goes to Action for Autism a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization based in St. Louis who works to provide the therapies and schooling needs to local autistic children. Your attendance at Penned Con helps to change kids lives.

Want to know more about Penned Con?  Browse through this website at your leisure. Check out our Penned Con Fan Page or our Event Page.  Make sure to watch our promotional video on our main website page to see the amazing things being done at Penned Con each year.


FREE Kids packs- Family Friendly Event

2017kidspackEvery year our Penned Con staff makes it a priority to include the kiddos in our event planning and this year we have decided that since the parents get to live it up casino style, then the kids need a bit of treasure too!

So our 2017 kids pack theme is Pirates. These packs are FREE but we will have a limited number available at our registration desk so it will be first come first serve. Penned Con is a family friendly event. We encourage you to bring your kids (Free admission for ages 12 and under) and share with them your love of reading.


Jamie McGuire 2017 Keynote Speaker

The Penned Con Team are thrilled to announce our second keynote speaker for 2017 who will be joining the amazing Rachel Van Dyken in September.

Please welcome #1 NEW YORK TIMES and international bestseller, Jamie McGuire. Her novels have also ranked in USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL.