SYLLBLECON 2022 is the first virtual convention centered around the exploration & discussion of new fictional universes in speculative fiction.
We’re focused on bringing forth and celebrating underrepresented voices from around different corners of the globe.
The event is hosted by Syllble Studios who are organizing this creative, educational and entertaining interdisciplinary retreat where science fiction and fantasy writers, worldbuilders, fans, artists, experts and creators can network and reflect about their creative practice around: the fictional worlds.
SYLLBLECON 2022 weekend will occur on the 28th, 29th and 30th of October of this year. It will follow a combination of: presentations of worlds from Syllble creatives, discussions around crafts and creative process of worldbuilding, kaffeeklatschs, reading of stories, workshops, panels from experts in the Syllble Brain Trusts and broader creative business industries.
It will cost $10 to attend SYLLBLECON 2022. Anyone with financial need can apply to have their ticket fee waived. We will ask about the details of your financial situation, please email: email@example.com.
Please check this page soon for more updates about this exciting weekend retreat.
2022 GUEST OF HONOR
Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times Bestselling author of American Street, a National Book Award finalist, Pride, a contemporary remix of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and a middle-grade debut, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich. She is the editor of Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America. She co-authored the Walter Award and L.A. Times Book Prize-winning novel-in-verse, Punching the Air, with Exonerated Five member, Yusef Salaam. Her debut picture book, The People Remember, received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Her most recent books include Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler, and Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel for Marvel. Ibi lives in New Jersey with her husband, a high school art teacher, and their three teenage children.
SCHEDULE OCTOBER 28 TO OCTOBER 30
Friday October 28
- 1:00pm PT // 4:00pm ET – Introductory Plenary Session: “The State of Storytelling, Transmedia Entertainment and The Changing Of Our Times with Founder Fabrice Guerrier”
- 2:00pm PT // 5:00pm ET – SYLLBLECON 2022 Guest of Honor Keynote: “New York Times Best Seller Author Ibi Zoboi”
- 3:30pm PT // 6:30pm ET – One Humanity Writing Collective: “Using Science Fiction And Our Imagination To Solve The World’s Toughest Problems”
Saturday October 29
- 8:00am PT // 11:00am ET – Witness Pens Down Final Session Live: “The Warasodar World”
- 9:30am PT // 12:30pm ET – Participate And Write In Pens Down Workshop: “Hellmouth Studios – A Supernatural Horror World” (Halloween Special)
- 11:00am PT // 2:00pm ET – The Caribbean Sky Islands World: “Caribbean Futures, Speculative Fiction and Imagining Better Worlds with Tonya Liburd and Celeste Rita Baker”
- 12:30pm PT // 3:30pm ET – The Warasodar World: ”Conversation With The Showrunner, Writers and Illustrator”
Sunday October 30
- 6:00am PT // 9:00am ET – Earth Raiders: “A Conversation With The Writers and Showrunner Of The Parallelia World”
- 8:00am PT // 11:00am ET – The Sauúti Collective: “Into the Sauútiverse ~ The First African Collaborative Fictional Universe”
- 9:30am PT // 12:30pm ET – Closing Session: “Syllble Closing Ceremony, Awards and A Special Announcement”