Be sure to join us Friday, September 29th from 12-1pm as Jasinda Wilder hosts a virtual Q&A about her personal struggles with taking back control of her health. Her life changing books, BIG GIRLS DO IT RUNNING and BIG GIRLS DO IT STRONGER have impacted lives across the country and it can do the same for you.
We will have a LIMITED supply of her books on hand for sale.
SWAG ROW is the place to be at Penned Con 2017. Peruse the tables located just outside both author signing ballrooms for a chance to grab bookmarks, pens, treats, special deal cards, mini gift bags and more!!!
This is FREE to all attendees.
With only 17 days until Penned Con 2017 kicks off, we wanted to let you know that there is still time to grab your tickets. Haven’t snagged yours yet online? Don’t worry. We will have 2 day and single day tickets available for purchase at the door.
*ALL FULL REFUNDS ON AUTHOR/VENDOR TABLES AND ASSISTANT TICKETS MAY BE SUBMITTED ONLY UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2017 THROUGH EVENTBRITE. AFTER JANUARY 2, 2017 AUTHOR/VENDOR TABLES AND ASSISTANT TICKETS MAY ONLY BE PASSED ON TO A NEW AUTHOR/VENDOR WITH PRIOR NOTIFICATION TO THE PENNED CON STAFF. ALL ATTENDEE TICKET REFUNDS MAY BE SUBMITTED ONLY UNTIL SEPT 1, 2017.
Our 2017 Author Seating Chart has officially gone live. Attendees will receive a printed copy at registration but feel free to print off your own copy and plot our your fangirl/fanboy experience in advance.
Would you like the opportunity to plan your author table stalking in advance? Need to get a feel for the event layout? Penned Con 2017 is taking over the top floor of the St. Louis City Center Hotel on September 29/30. With elevators centrally located and registration nearby you will find yourself right in the heart of the event. Wander past our Action for Autism Silent Auction and raffle tables for a chance to grab some great deals, including signed book bundles, gift baskets, Kindle Fires, and more. 100% of the money raised goes back to our Penned Con AFA scholarship to assist local St. Louis families in providing necessary therapy and schooling services for their children.
Join us in the City View Ballroom for our Keynote speakers, workshop presenters and party with us on Saturday night at our Casino Night awards celebration (paid Casino Night tickets required for entrance). Just down the hall, you will find our panels rooms for a quaint hang out with the authors throughout the day. Check out what panels and workshops will be happening here.
The lovely Breckenridge and Colonnade Ballrooms will be host to our favorite authors. These rooms will offer you plenty of opportunities to discover new to you authors and hang out with the ones you already love.
Want to know where your fave authors will be sitting?
PENNED CON 2017
- Amy Hale
- A.D. Ellis/Anna Hague
- Christina Walker/Lichelle Slater
- Michele G. Miller/Mindy Hayes
- Alexia Purdy
- E.M. Lacey/ Lynn Cahoon
- Susan Fanetti
- Tiffani Lynn/ Katharina LeBoeuf
- Michelle N. Files
- Meg Welch Dendler
- Linda Joyce/Lynda J. Cox
- Shannon Bell/ Bella Bordeaux
- Chris Cannon
- BB Swann
- Becca Vincenza
- Stacey Rourke
- Pam Godwin
- CP Smith/ Jessica Cage
- Elizabeth Hunter/ April White
- Tish Thawer
- Sloane Howell
- Tonya Kappes/ Megan Kelly
- B. Kristin McMichael
- Bridget Blackwood
- J.L. Weil
- Suzie T. Roos/ Michelle Sharp
- Sandy Goldsworthy/ Kelly Risser
- Tracy Broemmer/ Kate Carley
- Jane Washington
- Kristie Cook
- L.A. Remenicky
- Brooke Williams/Bethany Adams
- AnnaLisa Grant
- Cynthia St. Aubin
- Char Webster/Raye Wagner
- Susan Garwood/ Ann Marie Frohoff
- Eric Asher
- Hildie McQueen
- Randi Cooley Wilson
- Mignon Mykel
- Quinn Loftis
- L.P. Dover
- Cameo Renae/ N.L. Greene
- Angie Fox
- L.G. Miles
- Amy Miles
- Danielle Bannister
- JD Nelson/Julie Cassar
- Emily R. Pearson
- BT Urruela/ CD Bradley
- Rob Somers
- Mae I Design
- Shannon Myers
- Bailey Ardisone
- Jamie McGuire
PENNED CON 2017
- Claudia Shelton/ Melanie Jayne
- A. Payne/ N.D. Taylor
- April Wood
- Candace Carrabus/ T.W. Fendley
- Bess Sturgis
- Teri Riggs
- Michele Shriver
- Evelyn Lederman/ ML Guida
- Christine Alvarez
- Melanie James
- A. J. Culey/ Meg Farrell
- Savannah Verte/ Jolanthe Aleksander
- K Margaret/Shawnee Small
- Mikea Howard
- Rachel Carter/ R. L. Blalock
- Rachel Van Dyken
- S. J. West/ Stephanie Wallace
- Rachael Brownell
- Lyssa Lane/ Ava Danielle
- A.M. Hargrove
- Karen Lynch
- Ednah Walters
- Carrie Thomas/Linda Gilman
- Brandy Nacole/ D. A. Roach
- Ben Hale/ Chanda Hahn
- SF Benson/Ellie Mack
- Julie Wetzel/ Kay Camden
- John G. Hartness
- Shannon Nemechek/ Rachel Jones
- Maggie Adams/ HK Szczesiak
- Layla J. Omorose/ Debbie Browdy
- Michelle Grey/ Nadege Richards
- Tierney James
- Jennifer Lynn/
- Jiffy Kate
- P. M. Hernandez/ Victoria Noe
- Barb Speak
- Marie Meyer/ Emme Burton
- Renee George
- Suzannah Daniels
- KT Webb/ Tara Benham
- George Sirios/ CJ Anderson
- Victoria H. Smith/ Raven St. Pierre
- Jewel E. Ann
- Laura Hawks
- Liz Monroe/ Yessi Smith
- Nikki Jefford/ S.E. Summa
- Jenny Bullington/ Gretchen Dee
- Neeley Bratcher/Alisha Basso
- Brad R. Cook
- Betty Shreffler/ Gina Drayer
- Mindy Ruiz/ Michelle Areaux
- Jason J. Nugent/ John Smith
- Rosalie Stanton
- Kat Mizera
- Stephanie Hoffman McManus/ Monica Desimone
- Beth Carter/Shirley McCann
- Jacquelyn Ayres/Theresa Sederholt
- Teresa Gabelman
- Jolene Buchheit/Emily Cyr
In today’s marketing culture it is easier than ever to connect and support your favorite authors. Join us as we discuss ways that you can step up and help make a difference in an author’s journey toward their dreams.
Friday, Sept 29th from 12-1pm
Then check out what other great panels and workshops we have available for you to attend during Penned Con 2017 by clicking on our Panel/Workshops tab on the HOME page.
Are you a VIP attending Penned Con 2017? Be sure to arrive early to pre-register on Thursday from 6-8pm, September 28th then change into a cute pair of jammies and join the authors for a pre-event party. Featuring snacks, games and a bartender in the downstairs sports bar.
This event will be author lead. We will have games for those who want to get a bit wild and games for those just looking for a bit of wholesome fun.
It’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: https://goo.gl/forms/EkcrjcCkM1PC3gkz2
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? http://bit.ly/PC2017Tickets
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!
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!
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.
Don’t have your event ticket yet? Grab your 1 day, 2 day, and Casino Night tickets HERE!!!