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We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:
- 2023 ThrillerMaster: Charlaine Harris
- 2023 ThrillerMaster: Walter Mosley
- 2023 Silver Bullet Award Recipient: Michael Connelly
- 2023 Spotlight Guest: Jack Carr
- 2023 Spotlight Guest: Oyinkan Braithwaite
- 2023 Thriller Legend: Minotaur Books
- 2023 Thriller Fan: John Berylson
We have something for everyone, whether you’re an aspiring author, a fan, an industry professional, or an ITW author. Some of the highlights include:
- Master Class: An extraordinary opportunity for writers and authors to learn from the best in the industry during a full day immersive experience that includes a critique of 10 manuscript pages. This event takes place every year on the Tuesday before ThrillerFest.
- CraftFest: A host of subject matter experts and talented teachers help authors improve their craft during hour-long sessions all day Wednesday and Thursday morning.
- QueryFest: QueryFest offers 15-minute long one-on-one meetings with industry leading experts. Our team recruits the top acquiring editors and agents for this event, and writers will receive instant feedback on his or her query letter or first two pages of a manuscript. The writer will be assigned a time with an expert who will read the writer’s work and offer feedback for improvements.
- PitchFest: An incredible opportunity for writers to pitch their manuscripts to over 60 of the best agents, publishers, and editors in the industry on Thursday afternoon. (Note: Registration for PitchFest is an additional cost to Master CraftFest, CraftFest, or ThrillerFest and cannot be purchased as a stand-alone event for writers.)
- ThrillerFest: A wonderful opportunity to meet bestselling thriller authors and other industry experts, starting with the Opening Night Cocktail Party on Thursday evening, and continuing with panels, interviews, and signings on Friday and Saturday.
- The Thriller Awards Banquet: An added feature on the registration options, involves a sumptuous dinner along with the presentation of the Thriller Awards on Saturday night. This is an amazing experience for both the readers and authors and should not be missed.
Volunteers are an integral part of the ThrillerFest experience. We couldn’t do it without you. If you are attending the conference and would like to volunteer, just answer “Yes” when registering to the question “Would you be willing to help as a volunteer?” Volunteering is a great way to meet people and get involved in ITW.
We look forward to seeing you next May & June in NYC!
If you prefer to mail your registration, you can download and print the appropriate registrations forms here:
Faye and Jonathan Kellerman*
Larry D. Thompson
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Jack F. Du Brul*
Eric Van Lustbader*
D. P. Lyle M.D.*
Michael Palmer (2004-2013)*
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Susan Arnout Smith
B. J. Daniels
Vince Flynn (2004-2013)*
Bonnie Hearn Hill*
Harley Jane Kozak
Dennis Lynds (2004-2005)*
Carl T. Smith*
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