The brand-new conference Creatures, Crimes and Creativity (C3) is only a month away as it takes its inaugural flight into Baltimore, Maryland at the Hunt Valley Inn, September 13, 14 and 15. Jeffery Deaver is the keynote speaker at the event, which looks to gather together readers and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and steampunk fiction.
If you are an author, August 16 is the deadline to register for the conference and have your photo appear in the C3 program (free!), and that's also the date for authors, publishers and everyone else to have an advertisement in the program. All attending authors will have additional perks, too: your books will be available in an on-site bookstore, with dedicated book signing times, your name and a link will be posted on the C3 website, and you will be invited to contribute to the C3 blog and offered a chance to film a video interview.
If you're a fan, you can enjoy panels and presentations from favorite authors, including bestsellers like mystery author Jeffery Deaver, fantasy/horror author Christopher Golden, thriller writer John Gilstrap and romantic suspense author Trice Hickman. Each attendee will receive a goodie-bag, plus there are book signings, a Twitter contest, and a scavenger hunt, with prizes like a Kindle, Amazon gift cards and paid attendance to the Love is Murder conference in Chicago.