Indie e-Con 2017


Hello, and welcome to Indie e-Con! Just what is Indie e-Con, you ask? You know all those conventions and consortiums and conferences that happen all over the country and world and you never get to attend?

Well, I've never been able to attend one either.

A couple years back, fellow blogger Anne-Girl held an online convention. It was tons of fun, but though she'd planned to make it an annual thing, she wasn't able to do it the next year, and then she made her blog private, so I can only assume that it never became annual.

So I've decided to revive her idea, this time focusing on Indie works. March 20-24th. It's going to be a week packed with writing, games, contests, and lots and lots of information about the indie writing process.

First of all, there will be a slew of guest posts every day by fellow indie authors about the writing process.

Theme Schedule
Monday - Writing. Learning how to take an idea and put it onto paper. Or a computer screen.
Tuesday - Editing. Learning how to polish that idea into something readable. 
Wednesday - Publishing. Everything involved in getting a book into the hands of the readers.
Thursday - Marketing. Everything involved in getting the readers to put your book into their hands.
Friday - Rinse 'n Repeat. Starting the whole process over again with the next book.

Meanwhile, the authors will be posting articles on those themes on their own blogs, so you're going to want to keep an eye on all of them. So check out our list of participating authors

There will be both written posts and videos, so watch out for that!

Everything will be posted right here on this blog. 

Some of the authors are sharing their publication stories and some will stick around for Q&A sessions so you can get personal stories about the multitude of ways that self-publication will go. A few of the authors will be holding "Watch the Author Write" live events where they'll write something in a public Google Doc and you get to watch them. I don't know what everyone will be writing, but I'm writing some Rizkaland stuff, and it's bound to be a bunch of fun.

And since we're here to improve YOUR writing, various of the authors will hang around and critique any bit of writing you share with them! Aren't they nice?





  • Nightly Radio Show. My dad and I just started a channel on BlogTalkRadio, and I'm going to use it to close out each night during e-Con. Me and 3-4 other authors, talking about our writing, editing, publishing, marketing, and rinsing, and then YOU guys will have the opportunity to call in and ask us questions. How great is that? 

  • Participation Award. I love encouraging participation in my events, and this will be no different. By commenting on posts, taking part in link-ups, spreading the word, ect, you can earn points. And, on Saturday, the person with the MOST points gets an extra special prize. A surprise prize. (If you share stuff, email me with your share-link so that I can tally it, because, otherwise, I might not realize it.) (Oh, and a note on the commenting - commenting on archive posts will unfortunately not count. I don't want to discourage you from commenting on them - quite the opposite, in fact, but I won't be able to keep track of your comments on them, and I need to draw the line somewhere. Comments on the posts that the authors post on their blogs as PART of Indie e-Con, however, will totally count.)


We're holding fanart and cosplay showcases, so if you're an artist or love to dress up and have an Indie book that you'd love to bring to life, get pictures and head over to those posts.
(Oh, and Indie Games and Indie Films totally count too.)

And, of course, there will also be a ton of games. Watch out for those.

The best part of all? Indie e-Con is totally and completely FREE!! You don't even have travel expenses! However, I have one thing to ask of you - if you can afford it, buy at least one book from at least one author. Also, if you can, write at least one review for at least one author. I've put together a nice aStore so that it's easy to find all of our books in one place, and I do ask that you use the links in that store to purchase, as my mom gets advertising fees from that, and that's how I pay rent. Also, if you don't see any books by any of the official 28 Indie e-Con authors that you want to purchase, we also put together a nice collection of indie books by other authors that WE recommend. 

So invite all you friends, RSVP on Goodreads or Facebook so I know you're coming, and get ready for a fun-packed week this March!

I'll be posting exclusive stuff on Facebook, so you'll for certain want to join in there! (But, hey, if you're not on Facebook, you can still enjoy yourself here)

(Yes, I am planning on making this an annual thing, but that will depend largely on how big we can make it this year. So let's make it big!)

16 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to join! Sadly, I'm not on either Facebook or Goodreads though. :( I'll check out the discounted books. Will they only be discounted on Facebook and Goodreads? Will there be any other way I can watch the videos besides facebook and Goodreads?

    ~Ashley

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    1. Oh, no, 90% of the e-Con will be right here on my blog (or on YouTube and linked here to my blog in the case of the videos). The Goodreads and Facebook events are just where you can RSVP if you'd like and I'll be posting some bonus stuff on Facebook, like quick writing prompts and such.

      Most everything will be right here, and you can keep an eye by giving me a follow.

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  2. Yay!!!!! I'm so excited about it. :)

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  3. This sounds great, but I don't know how it works. Can you help me out?

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  4. Three of my short stories were published in an anthology by an indie group. No novels yet.

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    1. Well, if you feel that qualifies you as an author, feel free to go to this link and sign up: http://knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com/p/indie-e-con.html

      Otherwise, you can just hang around the blog and enjoy all of the contests, games, and "lectures."

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    1. Fanart is to be posted on your own blog/instagram/deviantart/whatever you have and I will have a page where you can post the links.

      If you don't have somewhere to post it, you can send it to me by the 18th, and I'll add it to the examples.

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  7. This looks like it's going to be AH-MAZING! Thank you so much for hosting this, Kendra ;).

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh, Kendra, I have a question (gracious, I feel like I'm full of them! So sorry) - do you know at what time you'll do a post asking us to tell what our word counts for the day are? I want to make sure I don't miss out ;).

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. Alright, thank you! (also, what do you considered an "archive post"? Was a little confused on that point when reading about the participation award ;))

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    2. Any post that I share but wasn't posted DURING Indie e-Con. Posts from our archives.

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