ThrillerFest XVII • May 31 – June 4, 2022 • Register Today!




We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:

  • 2022 ThrillerMaster Frederick Forsyth
  • 2022 ThrillerMaster Diana Gabaldon
  • 2022 Spotlight Guest Alafair Burke
  • 2022 Spotlight Guest Joseph Finder
  • 2022 Spotlight Guest Veronica Roth
  • 2022 Thriller Legend Writers House
  • 2022 Thriller Fans Rosie Stroy and Theresa Lee

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.
  • ConsultFest: ConsultFest 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!


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If you prefer to mail your registration, you can download and print the appropriate registrations forms here:

ITW Author-Member Registration

ITW Associate-Member and Thriller Fan Registration