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2016 Statistics

Attendance701
Top 10 Attended Panels
Keynote Addresses211
Common Manuscript Problems91
How to Write a Good Pitch and Query90
Writing Snappy Dialogue87
David Suchet as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot84
No Wallflowers Allowed: Setting69
World Builders!67
45 Tips for Effective Dialogue67
Scrivener & Evernote: Essential Tech Tools for Authors65
World-Building: The Complexity of Ecosystems63


2015 Statistics

Attendance665
Top 10 Attended Panels
Keynote Addresses251
An Hour with Diana Gabaldon174
Historical License108
Festival Guest Readings107
An Hour with Brandon Mull106
Science Fiction and the Future95
Breaking In: The Query Letter and the Pitch87
How to Write a Good Pitch and Query84
Writing the Scene80
On Writing80


2014 Statistics

Attendance551
Top 10 Attended Panels
Keynote Addresses197
Brandon Sanderson on Craft131
How to Build a Consistent and Original Magic System128
An Hour with Brandon Sanderson96
Live Action Slush: Fantasy Edition96
RPG Storytelling85
Motivated Characters83
How to Write a Good Pitch and Query79
Live Action Slush: Early Bird Edition78
Successful Self-Publishing74


2013 Statistics

Attendance455
Top 10 Attended Panels
Keynote Addresses180
Getting Past the Middle Doldrums in Novel Writing82
How To Write A Good Pitch and Query75
Building an Audience Online and Off61
Self Editing: Mastering Revision & Polish58
Inside the Criminal Mind56
Making the Everyday Fantastic55
The Publisher's Panel54
Building a Story from the Bottom Up54
Live Action Slush: Science Fiction Edition52


2012 Statistics

Attendance417
Top 10 Attended Panels
Keynote Addresses119
Conflict and Tension101
Eleven Tips to Increase Your Writing Productivity90
Writer as Editor90
Mastering Point of View87
The Psychology of Criminals and Villains82
Humour in Fiction81
Dead Men Still Talking67
Show, Don't Tell: Writing Nonverbal Emotion67
Live Action Slush - Early Bird Edition66


2011 Statistics

Attendance282
Top 10 Attended Panels
Turning History into Fiction71
Dead Men Do Talk70
Silencing Your Inner Saboteur66
Fostering the Creative Process63
Live Action Slush - Edge53
Mysticism, Religion and Magic in Fiction51
How to Write a Good Pitch and Query50
Live Action Slush - RJS & Bundoran48
Let's Talk About Sex48
Writing Difficult Scenes44

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