ThrillerFest: Summer camp for fans and writers

It’s almost here…the THRILLER event of the year!

Thrillerfest is an annual gathering for fans and authors in the thriller genre.  It’s always in New York in early July (this year, July 6-9 at the Grand Hyatt).  Sponsored by International Thriller Writers, a professional organization of authors, Thrillerfest brings together the biggest and best collection of writers anywhere.  World-famous names will be there to give interviews, serve on panels, and sign books–people like James Rollins (Sigma force novels), Robin Cook (“Coma” and much more), Ken Follett (“Eye of the Needle,” “The Pillars of the Earth”), R.L. Stine of “Goosebumps” fame (who is this year’s ThrillerMaster), Michael Palmer (medical thrillers), Douglas Preston (“Relic”), and many of the fantastic lesser-known writers whose books are reviewed at this website.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Thrillerfest serves thriller writers with two days of writers’ conference activities on craft, pitching, and the publishing business.  This includes one of the largest agent pitching sessions in the world, with the opportunity for one-on-one time with about 50 agents, ALL of whom represent thrillers.

Friday and Saturday serve fans and writers, with panel discussions, interviews, book signings, and a major awards banquet on Saturday night.

This is the premiere event of the year for all things thriller.  Don’t miss it.

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