Your Ultimate Guide to: Accessing WriteOnCon 2021
WriteOnCon 2021 is almost here! Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about accessing all of the amazing conference events. You can check our schedule to see the full line-up for 2021.
What Your Admission Gives You Access To
Depending on the level of admission you purchased, you will have access to different types of conference events.
Attendees who have not purchased admission will be able to access only our keynote events. Keynotes are posted at the opening and close of each conference day — there are six in total. We have selected six of our favorite topics, which we hope will be useful and inspiring to everyone! These events can be found on the main WriteOnCon blog or by accessing directly from the schedule. You will still need to log in to leave comments on keynote events; you can sign up for a free WriteOnCon account here, if you don’t have one.
Purchasers of General Admission will have access to only our prepared events (plus the free keynote events). These include our blog, live blog, vlog, and podcast events — and also feedback events this year! There are 74 prepared events in all. Our contributors have created some incredibly helpful and eye-opening posts on topics ranging from writing advice to career-building and the publication process, so there’s lots of great stuff here to help you on your writing journey. These events can be found on the conference page or by accessing directly from the schedule. This admission is good through end of day February 28.
Those who bought Full Admission will have access to all of the above, plus the live events. We have 42 live events lined up over the three days of the conference — one every hour, on the hour! These include Q&A sessions with industry professionals (authors, agents, and editors) and live workshops. These events will be on the conference page and the live events page (you can catch them on whichever one you fancy), and also direct-linked from the schedule. This admission is good through end of day February 28.
Everyone with Extended Admission will receive exactly the same content as the Full Admission. However, Extended Admission attendees will be able to access content for a full month, until March 21.
And finally, attendees who splurged for Time Traveler Admission will enjoy the same benefits as Extended Admission, plus exclusive access to all archived events from WriteOnCon 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 on our special time traveler page. Time Travelers can access content until March 21.
The WriteOnCon Critique Forums
Regardless of your admission level, the critique forums are open and free to everyone. You can access the forums from our website, or directly by going here.
The forums are currently open and will be actively moderated through February 22 (though you are welcome to continue using them beyond that date).
For more information on how the forums work, please see our Ultimate Guide to the Forums.
Accessing the Conference
All registrations made through our website are automatically added to our conference registry. You should receive an email containing login and password information. If you have not gotten your login info, please email us.
NOTE: The email address we sent your login info to is the one you used when paying; this may be the email attached to your PayPal account. Please check that email account — including your junk and spam folders — before emailing us. You can change your preferred email address once you log in.
This login is your key to the conference events. You will need to log in using this information in order to access the content that you registered for. If you have forgotten your password, you can use the password reset tool on the login page.
To log in, go here or use the Login link in the navigation menu of our website. Once you have logged in, the website should remember your login for the duration of the conference, as long as you access from the same device each time.
All conference events can be found at the Conference Events link in the navigation bar. You can also access them through direct links in the conference schedule. All events are listed, but you will only be able to access the ones that you bought admission for.
Attendees who bought Time Traveler Admission can access past conferences through our Archive Access. This will only be available during the admission window (February 19 – March 21). If you wish to continue browsing the archives after Time Traveler Admission ends, you may buy another month of archive access separately.
Live events are accessed through our Live Events page or directly from the schedule. Only Full, Extended, and Time Traveler Admission attendees will be able to access the events on this page (though everyone can see a preview of the posts).
Speakers will be taking their questions from the comments left on their event’s page. These comments will be pulled by the moderator; inappropriate content/language will be removed and duplicate questions may be combined. You will need to be logged into your WriteOnCon account to leave a comment on the post.
COMMENTS ARE LIVE-LOADING – you don’t need to reload the page after submitting a comment, so it won’t interrupt your viewing of the event.
If you missed a live event while it was live, don’t panic! All live events will be archived for you to catch up on later (you just won’t have the opportunity to interact with our live speaker).
For more detailed information about these events, please see our Ultimate Guide to Live Events.
If you have not yet registered, there’s still time! We will be accepting General and Full Admissions right through February 28, and Extended and Time Traveler Admissions until March 21, which are the days when these respective admissions expire. Registrations made after March 14 will be discounted.
You can register for WriteOnCon 2021 here.
All conference content — keynotes, blogs and vlogs, podcasts, and archived live events — will remain available right through the admission expiration dates. You can continue to access it using the same login and webpage links as during the conference.
If you came very late to WriteOnCon 2021 and/or wish to extend your access, after March 21 you can view all conference content from the past five years through our Anytime Archive Access, good for an entire month. Register here.
WriteOnCon operates on Eastern Standard Time. If you live in a different time zone, make sure to account for the time difference when planning your attendance! You can search the web (a search for “current time EST” will pop up WriteOnCon time) – or you can add a second clock to your computer or phone.
The exact process by which to do this may differ according to the device you are using. Do a web search for adding clocks to your particular device – for example, “how to add multiple clocks in Windows 10” for PC computers, or “how to add multiple clocks on iPhone” for iPhone users. Instructions will usually be available in the first search result.
We are incredibly excited about what we have lined up for you during WriteOnCon 2021! We hope that WriteOnCon helps you improve yourself as a writer, and also leads to some wonderful and lasting new friendships.
See you February 19th!