OwlCrate-A-Con 2023

You're Invite To OwlCrate-A-Con!


OwlCrate's very first virtual convention is coming July 22nd & 23rd... get ready for an EPIC weekend filled with panels featuring iconic authors, content creators, and artists, exclusively in The Nest!⁠

There will be giveaways, exclusive discounts for your favorite bookish shops and much, much, much more!⁠

And the best part? All panels and live events will be ✨100% FREE!!✨⁠

Sign up for our special OwlCrate-A-Con newsletter and The Nest so you don't miss out on your favorite authors and exclusive giveaways! 


The Nest App

⚪️  OwlCrate-A-Con live events will all happen in The Nest, so download the app and join the community today!

⚪️  The app is 100% free and all are welcome!

⚪️  Created for the bookish community and powered by OwlCrate!



Panels Happening On July 22nd


Discover the wonderful world of bookish art!

Saturday, July 22nd at 12pm EST/9am PST

With Cade Roach (@heyatlascreative) and Chloe Miller (@no0nedesigns)

Immerse yourself in a discussion about the breathtaking artistry behind fantasy book covers. Explore the mesmerizing worlds that artists bring to life through their stunning visuals and delve into the secrets of captivating cover design.

Social Media Sorcery


Become a social media sorceror & learn to build your brand!

Saturday, July 22nd at 2pm EST/11am PST

With bookish besties Kevin (@kevintnorman) & Jaysen (@ezeekat)⁠

Unlock the secrets of the digital bookish realm as social media experts share their digital sorcery, engaging with readers, and how influencers shape the literary landscape through the power of social media platforms.

Social Media Sorcery


Discover the magic of creating imagined worlds with authors!

Saturday, July 22nd at 4pm EST/1pm PST

With Samantha Shannon, Kendare Blake, Gina Chen & Gabe Cole Novoa!

Discover the techniques, inspirations, and creative processes behind crafting richly imagined worlds that resonate with readers, and gain insights into how to infuse your stories with the perfect blend of wonder, mythos, and unforgettable magic.

Making Magic Panel


Learn what makes book communities tick and how to build your own!

Saturday, July 22nd at 6pm EST/3pm PST

With Team OwlCrate's Cori & Jordan

Prepare for an exhilarating journey through the realms of fandoms as we dive into the thrilling experiences of fans coming together to celebrate their favorite books, characters, and stories. Discover the magic of friendship, and the incredible every day people and connections that forge the bookish community.

Making Magic Panel


Jump into the journey of writing in pairs!

Saturday, July 22nd at 8pm EST/5pm PST

With bestselling authors Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner together with Sofía Lapuente & bestselling author Jarrod Shusterman

Explore the magic that occurs when two brilliant minds merge their creative forces and come hang out with esteemed writing partners as they share their experiences, tips, and the transformative power of collaboration in the writing process.

Social Media Sorcery


Panels Happening On July 23rd


A conversation about the future and now of middle grade novels!

Sunday, July 23rd at 12pm EST/9am PST

With award-winning author HD Hunter, award winning author P. Djèlí Clark and NYT bestselling author Scott Reintgen

Embark on epic journeys and meet unforgettable characters in the realm of middle-grade literature. Delve into the art of crafting adventurous stories that captivate young readers and leave a lasting impact.

Page to Screen Adaptations


Explore page-to-screen adaptations!

Sunday, July 23rd at 2pm EST/11am PST

With NYT bestselling author Soman Chainani & award-winning author Becky Albertalli

Step into the world of book-to-screen adaptations and explore the fascinating process of transforming beloved books into cinematic wonders. Dive into the challenges, triumphs, and creative decisions that shape the transition from page to screen.

Page to Screen Adaptations


Peek beyond traditional and indie publishing!

Sunday, July 23rd at 4pm EST/1pm PST

With Saraciea J. Fennell and McKenzie Catron

Gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of the book industry. Industry professionals will share their expertise, discuss emerging trends, and offer valuable advice on navigating the publishing world, ensuring that your writing journey is well informed.

Publishing Insights


Dive In & Take Center Stage With Content Creators & Guests!

Sunday, July 23rd at 6pm EST/3pm PST

With Sunya Mara, Rachel Sargeant, Jaysen Headley, Kevin T. Norman 

Dive into the vibrant world of BookTok and Bookstagram as content creators take center stage. Discover the power of social media in shaping the literary universe and explore how these guests have created dynamic spaces for book lovers to connect and share their passion for reading.

Booktok Powerhouses


Get romanced and chill with NYT best selling authors!

Sunday, July 23rd at 8pm EST/5pm PST

With NYT bestselling authors Tracy Wolff and Gina L. Maxwell

Uncover the secrets behind crafting engaging and dynamic dialogue that brings your romance novels to life. Learn from seasoned authors as they share their techniques, tips, and strategies for creating dialogue that resonates with readers, drives the story forward, and deepens the connection to your characters.

Publishing Insights


We are so excited about all the awesome giveaways and exclusive discounts from your favorite bookish shops as well as ARC giveaways that will be coming this weekend... you don't want to miss it!⁠


More details about giveaways and vendors coming soon!

Join The OwlCrate-A-Con Newsletter So You Don't Miss Out!

Vendors & Publishers

This event was made possible by MANY people of the bookish community coming together. We couldn't have done it without these awesome vendors and publishers. The giveaways will happen throughout the days of the event, Saturday and Sunday. Some will be announced while live for people who participate in the comments during the panels and others will happen in The Nest. Stay tuned!




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How Do I Watch The Lives?

All OwlCrate-A-Con lives will be hosted in OwlCrate's free app, The Nest

Events will be livestreamed and users will be able to watch, comment and interact with other readers. The more you engage with lives, the more opportunities you have to win some amazing giveaways during the OwlCrate-A-Con weekend. 

What's better yet? You will be able to watch or re-watch all lives again and again in The Nest's Past Chats & Livestreams folder!

What Is OwlCrate's Nest?

The Nest is OwlCrate's free app. It's the perfect nest for the bookish community to gather. 

From monthly live chats with your favorite YA & Adult NYT Bestselling authors, to fun reading challenges, games, Official OwlCrate readalongs, daily content and buddy reads, it's the perfect place for readers to gather. 

The community is not just for OwlCrate subscribers. All are welcome! 

How Do I Win A Giveaway?

There are many ways to win during OwlCrate-A-Con! 

We will have giveaways hosted from publishers, small businesses and even opportunities to win exclusive OwlCrate items and subscriptions!

Members of The Nest who are active, engaged, friendly and helpful may find themselves winning some very cool prizes. 

Giveaway and vendor details can be found in The Nest! 

The Nest App

⚪️  The app is 100% free and all are welcome!

⚪️  Created for the bookish community and powered by OwlCrate!

⚪️  OwlCrate-A-Con live events will all happen in The Nest, so download the app and join the community today!