Press & Testimonials

2013 WWC Testimonials

I must say that WWC is my favourite convention these days. The multi-genre programming has lead to a lot of cross-pollination that is just wonderful. E.g., my favourite panel last year was one given by the Director of The Alberta Playwrights Network on many suggestions for staging and structure that went straight into my novel writing. So highly recommended.Blog posts from attendees at the 2013 When Words Collide festival:
-- Robert Runté, University of Lethbridge Professor, Five Rivers Publishing Senior Editor.

2013 WWC Blog Postings

Blog posts from attendees at the 2013 When Words Collide festival:

2013 Press

Pre-Festival Press

2012 Press

Michelle Lindah - What I've Found

When Words Collide 2012 - Friday

Vamps, Weres and Cassay, Oh My!

When Words Collide 2012

Chadwick Ginther

When Words Collide Roundup

Beacon News

When Words Collide Makes Massive Impact in Local Literary Scene

Fast Forward

Brave New World of Words

Kevin J Anderson in the Calgary Herald

Four Questions with Kevin J. Anderson by Calgary Herald

Anthony Bidulka is on the CBC Homestretch tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:10 PM.

Another Honour for Kevin J. Anderson

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers has named author Kevin J. Anderson as this year's Grandmaster, honouring his lifetime achievement in the field.


Five Reasons to Attend When Words Collide by Carrie Mumford

Blog posts from attendees at the 2011 When Words Collide festival:

"I'm definitely planning on attending after hearing so many rave reviews about the 2011 event."

                -Alison Lohans (YA/children's author)

"I think I speak for everyone who was there — that was an outstanding convention and very worthy of SFC support. I will be there next year, for sure."

                -Robert Runté (SF author and editor)

"I found When Words Collide to be a very good networking opportunity. Unbeknownst to me, a person attending my reading at the festival last year was an editor for a Canadian publisher, and immediately after my reading he approached me about putting together a collection of my short fiction. Long story short: my collection, Immunity to Strange Tales will be launched at When Words Collide this summer by Five Rivers Chapmanry Press!"

                -Susan Forest (Fantasy and SF author)