October 21, 2017 the streets of downtown Toronto will see a sea of orange converge on the popular St Lawerence Market area. Readers, writers and lovers of the popular online writing forum Wattpad will be coming home to the place where their favorite community was born, and Wattpad HQ will be opening its doors to welcome them from far and wide.
Tickets went fast, with limited space to fit all the enthusiastic Wattpaders into the industrial brick and duct building that Wattpad calls home. But as more and more details are released, attendees are reaching a new level of excitement.
While not all panelists have been announced as of yet, the schedule for the day is available for users to have a peak and see what will be in store for them on the day. This is the place to learn from the pros, get tips and tricks for building your online audiences, and information on taking steps beyond Wattpad to traditional publishing.
Here is a summary of the current schedule for the day. A full version can been seen HERE
10:00-10:30 – Doors Open
10:30-11:00 – Hosts Alessandra and Sam greet attendees. Wattpad founders Allen and Ivan say hello!
11:00-12:00- Storytelling Pros with Q&A – Learn ins and outs of building worlds and characters from Wattpad pros
12:00-1:00 – Industry Insiders with Q&A – Learn from industry pros of publishing and entertainment on how to make your story stand out
1:00-2:00 – Lunch – plenty of options in the area!
2:00-3:00 – Building your online fanbase with Q&A – Learn to market yourself like a pro
3:00-4:00 – Mingle with other wattpaders and interact with stars and staff. 2 workshops to choose from will run during this time, Just Write It (step by step tutoring on plot building) or Just Edit It (how to fine tune your work once the rough draft is done)
4:00-4:45 – Ask Wattpad Anything – Your chance to ask HQ anything
4:45-5:15 – Closing remarks
5:30-6:30 – Meet & Greet and Signing with Wattpad Stars
The ‘Building your Online Audience’ panel moderator and panelists information has been released, and can be seen on the Wattcon Wattpad page. We are anxiously awaiting information on the other panels, and cant wait for another experience to turn a city orange!