As we jump into the FIFTH year of the amazing UtopiaCon, we want to give back to the organizers who have given so much inspiration and support to us. This year especially, we'd like to make sure they go into planning sessions with an extra boost to it's bottom line.
So if you've ever been touched by Utopia, or if you love any of the authors, bloggers, or readers who have, please take a moment to give a few dollars. This will insure the inspiration continues.
We hope you'll be led to give from the heart, but to sweeten the deal we have some incentive:
For a $10-$49 donation you will get five free ebooks. Authors include Tammy Blackwell,Stacie Marie Brown, SM Boyce,M. Clark/Mary Ting, Amy Evans, Lila Felix, Heather Hildenbrand, Nikki Jefford, Katie M. John, Elizabeth Kirke, Patti Larson, Carlyle Labuschagne, Jo Michaels, Casey Peeler, Bella Roccaforte, Kallie Ross. MORE DONATIONS ARE COMING EACH DAY.
For a $50-$99 donation you will get five free ebooks and the opportunity to have an "Electric Lunch" with one amazing author. (That's an online, small group "live" experience.)
And for $100+ you will get the opportunity to have lunch in person with one of our amazing authors in Nashville at next year's UtopiaCon. (You'll bring your own lunch, but they'll bring the fun.) Authors participating include: Rachel Harris, Cambria Hebert, Susan Burdorf, Patti Larsen, Bella Roccaforte, Nikki Jefford, SM Boyce, Karen Hooper, Jo Michaels, Stacey Marie Brown, Michelle G Miller, Heather Hildenbrand, Carlyle Labuschagne, Tammy Blackwell ***
I heard about this GoFundMe from Author Heather Hildenbrand!
This is what she has to say about UtopYA:
Four years ago I heard about this tiny little startup of a book conference. It was a nothing, a nobody. And (at least in my mind) so was I.
I had only published a few months prior and was still finding my audience (and my business sense.) I was NOT a full-time income author. I was NOT a big name. The conference was not large enough to warrant major author attention. It was perfect for me.
The conference was called UtopYA.
In the face of nerves the size of Nashville, I booked a ticket, and I went. The result?
It. was. epic.
My author career would NOT be what it is today without the community UtopYAcon brought me that first year. Janet Wallace, the organizer and now a dear friend, brought together such a special and unique group of authors and I was forever changed. I've gone every year since, and I am honored to be a Utopia veteran.
Now... after 4 years of growing the Utopia community and watching others experience the same magic I did, Amy Evans and I have some BIG goals to share with you all.
Utopia 2016 needs our help. The cost for putting on an event this size and caliber is not small, and this past June I found out that it's been given a monumental shove along the way (twice, actually) in order to survive. If you want more details about who gave or to hear directly from Janet about what we're doing, watch the video here.
We want to help pay them back for their selfless contributions.
Amy and I have created a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise funds for future Utopia Cons. This is where you come in.
100% of proceeds go to fund the future of Utopia, a very worthy cause.
And for every donation received, we're offering rewards and prizes in gratitude. Even a $10 donation will get you 5 ebooks. PLEASE consider sharing and/or donating!