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The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society
invites Authors

to increase your platform, sell, and autograph books at

GLAWS at WonderCon

WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of March 31 through April 2 (and it's NOT Easter weekend!). Join us for this amazing convention filled with all the things you love: comics, movies, TV, animation, books and authors, action figures and collectibles, the Masquerade, anime screenings, portfolio review and games!

The format so closely resembles Comic-Con in San Diego that many are referring to the relocated show as Comic-Con. David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for parent company Comic-Con International, states: “... interest has been so overwhelming that we are convinced WonderCon will be among the best yet.” [more »»

Projected attendance is 75,000±!

loscon exampleWHAT GLAWS Offers Member / Authors:

  • Position your books FACE OUT with an 8”x10" stand-up sign all day on our booth bookshelves that span the back of the booth. You bring extra books to sell.
  • Include you in all our promotion and outreach with your photo and/or book cover, depending on the media.
  • Present your Name, Book title and appearance time on the booth sign.
  • Have GLAWS hospitality prequalify attendees and direct readers and fans to you

GLAWS will also:

  • Have as many authors as possible listed in the program before press deadline.
  • Provide maps to the event with directions to parking
  • Provide bottled water, promo giveaways, etc. wherever possible.
GLAWS authors at WonderCon AnaheimWe only ask that you help with the expense of the booth and promotion of the event by making a humble donation per time slot, which is less than the suggested amount for other events. And you keep 100% of the sales of your books. A great deal!

We have requested a booth in the heart of the Bookselling Vendors Area on a corner of a heavily-trafficked area of the event and near the publishers and other book dealers. This increases your visibility and should improves sales.

Every year this event fills quickly. And based on it's past success, we expect this year to close even quicker. Here’s additional details:
  • If you are not familiar with this event, please do your research to be sure that your book(s) are suitable genres for this event. (IE: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Pop Culture, Steampunk, Romantic Fantasy, Graphic Novels, etc. When in doubt, query the event chairs.)
  • We do NOT judge your work. Author's will be accepted in the order that your application is received Online or at the GLAWS PO Box. (see How to Apply below)
  • Please state preferred time slot (there will be 4-5 authors per table, per time slot)
  • In order to accommodate the greatest number of authors, you may only have one slot per day, though you may also sign up to help with outreach and hospitality You may request to be on "stand-by" for a second time slot.
  • All authors must be a member in good standing of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society to participate. If you wish to join, please join here»»
  • Yes, you may join GLAWS to participate, and we hope you'll take advantage of all the great programs and events the society offers.

Time slots (based on 2016 - subject to change):

12:00 – 3:30
3:30 – 7:00
10:00 am- 1:00 pm
1:00 – 4:00
4:00 – 7:00
11:00 am- 2:00 pm
2:00– 5:00

Important Note: The "slots" refer to "chairs at the table". If you are a writing team, both of you must be a member to each have a chair at the table. We refer to these as "couples memberships". Also, the requested donation is per slot, which means per chair. If you are a writing team and both want to sell books at the tables, you must each make a donation per slot.


HOW TO APPLY:

Or you may apply by USPS and pay by check or money order with a letter to:

GLAWS
Attn: WonderCon Chair

PO BOX 2267
Redondo Beach, CA, 90278

GLAWS authors at WeHoYour acceptance and other details of the event will be sent to you by our Event Chairs. Please do NOT call repeatedly or email to find out if you are accepted. If we fill up before receiving your Online application or letter, you may ask to be placed on the "standby" list, as sometimes we have a spot open up last minute.

Publishers: You may join on behalf of your clients, however the author must personally attend the event and be present at the booth.

We will notify you as soon as the schedule is set.

If accepted, we will ask you to email:

  • A quality Head Shot Photo (jpeg, RGB, 300 dpi)
  • A quality Book Cover Photo (jpeg, RGB, 300 dpi)
  • Author's Bio (MS word or text, NO PDFs)
  • Synopsis and pitch of your Book(s) (MS word or text, NO PDFs)
  • Links to your website and other contact info you want public
  • A copy of your California BOE license

We will also ask you to send a clean copy of your book with a stand-up sales sheet (details to follow) to our PO BOX in advance. We do this, so we can pre-stage your books for public display throughout the event.

What NOT to do:

  • Please don't email or call that you want to apply. We use the date you apply Online, or the postmark on your envelope to determine the order of applicants.
  • Please don't email or call asking if you've been accepted. Upon receipt of your letter & check, we will email you. If you do not get an email from us by March 01, then you may email to be sure we received your application.

Please be patient. Once you are accepted, you will receive a link with an overview of the event, plus periodic follow-ups with complete details. You will work with our Event Chairs, who handle operational details and answer questions.

Every year this event fills up quickly, so don’t be left hanging on the standby list! We will email accepted authors in February, so you have lots of time to promote your appearance.

NOTE: You will be required to provide a copy of your State Board of Equalization (BOE Sales Tax License), and sign a liability release before the event. The promoter requires this. You should also have a copy of your license on hand when you appear in case an official of the State BOE audits the booth on-site.

We look forward to another terrific event and contributing to your success as an author.

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