Orlando, Florida, February 4, 2015—Toting an impressive celebrity roster, Dirty Little Bookers credits ‘Indie love’ as their backdrop for the SF:SE inspiration board. Originally an Indie fiction review site, Dirty Little Bookers folded to community request and birthed the idea for the coolest Speculative Fiction party around; a celebrity centric event focused on the exploration of publishing and networking, and the celebration of entrepreneurial passion.
SF:SE—Speculative Fiction: Southeast—is an event for all lovers and artists of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Paranormal and Weird.
SF:SE will be hosted at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland, Florida on September 25-27, 2015. Attendees will witness a marriage of cultures: conference standards such as workshops, panels and editor one-on-ones, together with convention debauchery like werewolf LARPing, masquerade balls and a tattoo gallery. All events to be shared with authorial greats like Jacqueline Carey, Peter V. Brett, Kelley Armstrong, and a slew of industry icons.
‘Community is gold to the self-published writer. We have a wealth of resources at our fingertips waiting to be discovered, and here’s an opportunity to pack them all into one party. And then blow the roof off,’ says Rachel Litt, SF:SE Conference Director and founder of Dirty Little Bookers. Litt says that SF:SE offers a kickstart to understanding an industry in which attendees hope to find a lifelong, profitable career.
Indie authors may also participate in SF:SE programming. Submissions are open via an online process and an in-person Pitch Slam (Boca Raton). Winners will receive a table at SF:SE, free weekend registration, a panel seat, a scheduled reading/signing and a VIP party invitation (21 and over).
Exhibitor tables available for purchase. Details about SF:SE and Boca Pitch Slam at http://sfse2015.com, @sfse2015 and on Facebook as Speculative Fiction:Southeast 2015. Information on Dirty Little Bookers can be found at www.dirtylittlebookers.com.