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SCBWI Illinois Interactive: What is it? Q & A Social - Shared screen with speaker view
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
45:12
Welcome everyone! Thanks for coming!
John Bowen
46:14
I am sooo glad not to have any responsibilities here whatsoever. :)
John Bowen
49:54
Lots of cool new opportunities
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
52:18
Deb Aronson & John Bowen hosted an AMAZING WORDS ON THE WEB!
Deb Aronson
53:50
Words WAS fun!! But we did NOT have an astronaut…
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
54:36
true...
Patricia Hruby Powell
54:43
What is available for agented published authors? Also: How do you sign up for the presentations of Kate Hannigan and Barb Rosenstock and Sarah Aronson—those?
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
58:19
Agented and published authors can pitch their projects to our Editors in our LIVE & INTERACTIVE Sessions! The bookstore will help you sell your books to our attendees and fiends through the holidays! Signing up is easy! Craft breakouts are includede in your ticket! You do not need to sign up for breakouts or their corresponding office hours--just register for Illinois Interavtive!
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
59:08
PLUS--attend a rounftable peer critique moderated by Kate, Sarah and Barb!
Ann Knipp
01:01:17
Do you have any pitch sessions for non-published and non-agented authors?
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:01:27
Of course!
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:01:57
You may choose to pitch to any agent ot editor in our faculty!
Ann Knipp
01:02:11
Great! Thank you!
darcyzoells
01:02:16
There are still pitch session space with the agent Jas Perry
richnmary
01:02:18
Ha, ha, ha! We thought there was a cat on our patio, but that's yours.
Deb Aronson
01:02:35
I thought only MY cat was that loud!!
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:02:59
Pitch session are LIMITED TO 9 PERSONS + the industry insider--so, your pitch will be heard and responed to--what a terrific opportunity to get feedback on your work-in-progress!
Toony Tim
01:03:29
Uh... What's a pitch session? What's it about?
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:04:44
Hi Tim, thanks for coming! As part of our LIVE & INTERACTIVE offerings, attendees can pitch a project to agents and editors. Again, these are small-group sessions so that you will be able to interact and get feedback on your pitch and project from our industry insiders!
Deb Aronson
01:12:00
OMG I just saw Debbie Topolski’s shirt!! We all NEED one!!
Rhonda K. Gatlin
01:16:27
Can I be involved even though I live in Nevada?
darcyzoells
01:16:40
Absolutely!
Deb Aronson
01:17:02
THat’s the beauty of it being online this year!! For our other conference in August, we had participants from Alaska and Hawaii
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:18:15
Rhonda! Welcome from Nevada--Cynthia Mun asked us to reach out to Nevada SCBWI members about this opportunitY! Please join us!
Toony Tim
01:18:58
What's open to non-registrees?
Rhonda K. Gatlin
01:19:14
Thank you I am a new member so I don't know too much, but I did submit to the grant Late Bloomer.
darcyzoells
01:19:22
The Celestial Crystal Kite Gala
Deb Aronson
01:20:30
That’s awesome Rhonda. These first conferences can sometimes be overwhelming but we can answer all your questions!!
Toony Tim
01:21:44
How much is the event and is it split up in 3-4 hour sessions over three days?
Rhonda K. Gatlin
01:21:51
How do I get started?
Deb Aronson
01:23:21
Here’s where you go! https://illinois.scbwi.org/events/illinois-interactive-2020/
Ann Knipp
01:23:34
If I've already registered, can I still participate in the local bookstore option?
Deb Aronson
01:23:54
Yes! I think we can update our registration..
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:23:57
Yes, Ann! Go to the ONLINE BOOKSTORE page to sign up!
Ann Knipp
01:24:10
thank you!
darcyzoells
01:24:18
The registration fee is $100. Please check out the 3 Day Schedule page on the site for the times because it depends what you are registered for.
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:25:56
Hi Tim--the event is only $100--about half of what we usually charge for Prairie Writers' & Illustrators' Day!
richnmary
01:27:13
but you can't register for the manuscript contest and something else like the pitch or manuscript crit. Right?
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:30:04
Pitches are a part of the LIVE & INTERACTIVE options included in your launch ticket! You can pitch to an agent or editor AND do a MS Critique either written OR Zoom + written.
Andrea Hill Fitzgerald
01:34:58
What is the Illustration contest prompt?
Deb Aronson
01:40:50
OMG Too cute!!
Mita Bordoloi
01:41:56
Wow, that's lovely! Thanks again for an informative session.
ARA-IL Deb Aronson
01:48:15
Jenny I have another question. Can we go back and sign up for some more things now that we understand the whole scope of the conference?
RA-IL Deborah Topolski
01:49:55
YES!
Andrea Hill Fitzgerald
01:52:08
This was very informative. Thank You!
John Bowen
01:52:19
Thanks, all! Looking forward to it
Mita Bordoloi
01:53:18
thanks again!
Michelle Kogan
01:53:37
Thanks to you all, really looking forward to it!!! Looks FANTASTIC!
jackietheibert
01:53:56
Thanks everyone, I appreciate your taking this time and creating these opportunities. I just signed up! Oh and Deb I was there last year and you totally rocked the whole SCBWI game day giddup!! ❤️
jillfix
01:54:04
Thank you for the clarification. Sounds fun!