We Give The Dates the Workshops Are Held…
But that is not the deadline to sign up by any means.
The workshops, for the most part, all start months and months ahead of the actual date you need to attend.
For example, the Mystery Workshop here in Vegas in April is closed, not because it is full but because the reading list for it went out over a month ago and those attending need time to read.
And that goes the same with those in the Study Along for the mystery workshop. We don’t close that one because someone might want to just watch the videos, but if you want to do the reading and get the most out of the workshop, you are almost too late to jump into that one.
The Romance workshop in September here in Vegas still has a couple spots open, but the reading list for that will be going out in a month or so and sign-ups for that will close shortly after.
The Anthology workshop to be held in Feb/March 2020 actually starts the end of November this year with the writers writing. And that one always fills usually in the spring because it has a strict limit on it. And it is slowly filling, so don’t wait too long on that one. This year the writers got to write for three special holiday anthologies, three volumes of Fiction River, a special Pulphouse anthology, a special guest-edited issue of Pulphouse, plus generally for Pulphouse. (Eight short stories total. Great fun, but a ton of reading.)
So take a look at the workshops on www.wmgworkshops.com for details. Or hit the Vegas Workshops tab on the right on this site.
A second reason to get in early on these workshops…
They might not happen if you wait too long. Some of you might have noticed that we cancelled two workshops in 2019. We had a Memorable Characters workshop scheduled for May that also had a Study Along with it. But two people signed up as of January, so we cancelled it. And the Study Along as well.
Same with the July Dean and Kris Show. No interest, so we cancelled it.
Why do we cancel so early? Because we no longer have the freedom we had on the Oregon Coast. We now contract with a hotel that has cancellation deadlines, so we have to cancel to not get caught losing a ton of money. Just business. (Still costs us money to cancel, just not a ton.)
So for 2020, what I am stunned about is the Science Fiction workshop in January that is taught by Kris. Realize right now Kristine Kathryn Rusch has three (not one, not two, but three) stories on the Asimov’s Award final ballot for best sf of the year. She has won a jillion awards in science fiction both for her writing and her editing, including numbers of Hugo Awards.
So we are doing a Science Fiction workshop in January next year that she is teaching (reading list will go out in September). One person is signed up.
Seriously? You have a chance to study in a small group, with personal attention from one of the top writers in sf in the modern world and no one is signing up.
So anyhow, just wanted to be clear tonight that we actually were late this year announcing the workshops in February. (We usually do so in late November.) So that late announcement made it seem like there is lots of time on some of these Vegas workshops, when actually not many months at all left to get into many of them.
So if interested, get on the list, let me know. And payment (which is fully refundable up to one month ahead of the workshop and then transferable) holds your spot.
If you have questions on any workshop, write me.