Want access to content from ALL the years right away?
Just add Anytime Archive Access to your order and you’ll get immediate access to almost every event from WriteOnCons 2017 to 2021. That’s more than 400 archived events — including workshops, vlogs, blogs, panels, roundtables, and Q&As. It’s just $15 for 30 days!
Give the gift of WriteOnCon to writers in need. These tickets provide Full Admission access and will be reserved and offered to writers who are faced with financial challenges that mean they’d be unable to attend otherwise.
Interested in applying for sponsored admission? More information will be coming soon!
No! You can choose to pay through PayPal or by credit card. And even if you click “pay with PayPal,” it will take you to a screen where you can choose to pay with debit or credit. PayPal account not required!
The entire conference takes place right here on writeoncon.org. With your admission purchase you will be given a login and password to use on our site to access the conference. Attendance instructions are emailed to all attendees the week before the conference weekend, including a link to the URL where you will be able to access the events.
You can pop in any time during the three day event and the week that follows. Blog posts, vlogs, and podcasts go live every half an hour, but can be enjoyed at your leisure. Live events take place every hour; you can interact with the speaker through the comments section of the streaming video. Special instructions will be provided for feedback sessions.
Extended admission buys you an additional three weeks of access. Live events are only live during their hour-long scheduled time slot; after this an archived copy of the video will be available for viewing. Archive Access gives you a total of four weeks of access to all past events.
How do I change my password?
You should be able to change your password by logging in here, then going to Users -> Your profile.
You can customize your profile (including your picture, display name, and contact info) following these directions.
(Spoiler: If you don’t see your username on the top of the screen, follow this link and login. Then follow the same instructions.)
How will the money be spent?
In addition to paying all of our speakers a small honorarium, and providing our organizers with a modest wage, the money raised through admission will be used to cover operational expenses such as website hosting and functionality upgrades, extra bandwidth to make sure the site doesn’t crash due to traffic load, PayPal and Stripe (credit card) fees, and, of course, the ever-present taxes. After all of our costs are accounted for, we break even each year.
Should I expect a confirmation email after I register?
Yes! You should get an automated email with your information.
What methods of payment do you accept?
All payments are made through Paypal or Stripe, but you don’t need to have an account in order to pay, just a credit card.
Simple answer: because we need money to keep this website functioning, maintain the forums, and to pay all of our organizers and industry professionals.
Our website gets a very heavy volume of traffic, so we have to use web hosting that frankly isn’t cheap. We also believe that artists, writers, agents, and editors shouldn’t have to work solely for “exposure” or because of “passion,” but should be rewarded for their time, effort, and knowledge with something that can actually buy them groceries.
We know how expensive in-person conferences can be, having attended a few ourselves. You’re not just paying the conference fee, but also for the hotel room, meals out, plane fare or gas money, lost wages from your day job, etc. An online conference eliminates these concerns, and we always try to keep the conference itself affordable.