Authors in the Dungeon is the premier opportunity for fantasy and sci-fi fans to level up their ttrpg experience with the tips and tricks from published authors. We are bringing together the gaming world and literary world with an emphasis on story telling and world building. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from, mingle with, and even play games with their favorite authors at this free to attend event.
With vendor booths, an author alley to find your new favorite author, panel discussions, and book signings, Authors in the Dungeon is an encounter for the whole family. Write for initiative.
All proceeds from this event benefit Operation Literacy, the 501c3 nonprofit creators of the Teen Author Boot Camp and Book Drop programs. These programs inspire young authors and connect underprivileged children with free books and author visits.
Allison Anderson lives her best life as a wife, a mom, a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and a fantasy writer. As a life long fantasy nerd, she finds it natural to create stories of her own and you can often find her jotting down new story ideas or talking about dragons. She’s spent most of her life across the southwestern United States.
Dan Wells writes horror, science fiction, and fantasy. He is the author of the bestselling Partials Sequence, the bestselling Zero Chronicles, and the I Am Not A Serial Killer series, now adapted into an award-winning movie. Dan is the Vice President of Narrative at Dragonsteel and lives in Utah with his wife, 6 children, and 2 dogs.
Jennifer Jenkins is the author of eight published novels including A Necessary Madness (2022), Teen Writer's Guide: Your Road Map to Writing (2020), The Lingering Sea novels (2020), and the Nameless trilogy (2018). She is the Executive Director and co-founder of a federal non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy and authorship in children (dba Teen Author Boot Camp and TABC Book Drop). She also teaches creative writing at Utah Valley University. In her spare time, she pretends to have spare time.
Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe. Brian lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addiction.
Brian's novels include the Powder Mage Trilogy, Gods of Blood and Powder, Valkyrie Collections, and Glass Immortals. Brian has a podcast, Page Break with Brian McClellan, where he chats with fellow creators.
Frank L. Cole was born into a family of southern storytellers and wrote his first book at age eight. Highly superstitious and gullible to a fault, Frank will believe in any creepy story you tell him, especially ones involving ghosts and Big Foot. Currently, along with his wife and three children, he resides in the shadow of a majestic western mountain range, which is most likely haunted. The Questmaster's Trap is Frank’s 14th published book.
John M. Olsen
John M. Olsen edits and writes speculative fiction across multiple genres and loves stories about ordinary people stepping up to do extraordinary things. His short stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies. He's also written several novels across multiple genres, including the Polecat Protocol science fiction series (Discovery, Breakdown, Emergence), the Riland Throne fantasy series (Crystal King, Crystal Queen, Crystal Empire), and High Hopes, a historical military fantasy set in the JTF13 universe.
Charlie N. Holmberg
Charlie N. Holmberg is a Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author of fantasy and romance fiction, including the Paper Magician series, the Spellbreaker series, and the Whimbrel House series, and writes contemporary romance under C. N. Holmberg. She is published in more than twenty languages, has been a finalist for a RITA Award and multiple Whitney Awards, and won the 2020 Whitney Award for Novel of the Year: Adult Fiction. Visit her at www.charlienholmberg.com.
Jeff Wheeler is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over thirty epic fantasy novels and founder of Writer's Block on-line writing classes.
KATHRYN PURDIE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Forest Grimm, the Bone Crier’s Moon duology, and the Burning Glass series. Trained in classical acting, she studied in England and met her husband when they were cast opposite each other in a Shakespeare play. They now live in Utah with their children and a tiny dog. Kathryn also writes songs on her guitar for each of her stories and shares them on her website.
Christopher Paolini is the firstborn of Kenneth and Talita. Creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. Holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Qualified marksman in the Australian army. Scottish laird. Dodged gunfire . . . more than once. As a child, was chased by a moose in Alaska. Has his name inscribed on Mars. Husband. Father. Asker of questions and teller of stories.
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Jennifer Nielsen writes books, both in real and imagined worlds. She is the founder and director of the Book Drop program, and lives with her family in Northern Utah. She is also the Utah Ambassador for Young People's Literature, with the goal of raising awareness of children's literacy throughout the state.
KayLynn Flanders, author of the SHIELDED duology, holds a degree in English Language and worked as an editor for many years before turning to writing. KayLynn is a medium-adventurous foodie and spends her nonexistent spare time traveling, playing volleyball, and attempting new hobbies. She lives with her family in Utah between some mountains and a lake, but you can find her online at kaylynnflanders.com.
Choose Your Experience
Includes access to all panels and vendors, PLUS a ticket into our drawing with amazing items donated by DragonSteel and LitJoy Crate!
*Must complete free registration to get a ticket into the drawing!
VIP Experience (40-50 spots, $99)
Sign up for a VIP experience to get exclusive access and a chance to play with authors in a thrilling tabletop role-playing encounter—immerse yourself in a unique adventure while supporting a charitable cause.
Reserved panel seating
One shot game with an author in your group
Meet and greet at the afterparty
ALL STORE PROCEEDS BENEFIT OPERATION LITERACY!
Purchases will be available for pick up at the Authors in the Dungeon Customer Service Booth the day of the event!
STOCK IS LIMITED! Buy now to guarantee you’ll have it at the event!
We are a 501c3 nonprofit! All proceeds support the Book Drop Program and are tax deductible.
Get your vendor space and place your brand in the heart of the action!
Gold Dragon Sponsor ($1000):
Prominent Branding: Your business/brand will be prominently featured on event materials, including the convention website, banners, and promotional materials.
Prime Booth Location: A premium 10x10 vendor booth space located in a high-traffic area at the convention.
Social Media Shoutouts: Multiple shoutouts on our social media platforms, acknowledging your Gold Dragon sponsorship.
VIP Access: Two complimentary VIP tickets, allowing you and a guest to enjoy the VIP D&D gaming experience.
Acknowledgment on Stage: Public acknowledgment during opening and closing ceremonies.
Exclusive Panel Slot: A reserved time slot to host a special presentation or demonstration related to your business or products.
Silver Dragon Sponsor ($500):
Prominent Branding: Your business/brand will be featured on event materials, including the convention website, banners, and promotional materials.
Choice Booth Location: A 10x10 vendor booth space with a choice of location within the event area. Social Media Shoutouts: Multiple shoutouts on our social media platforms, acknowledging your Silver Dragon sponsorship.
VIP Access: One complimentary VIP ticket, allowing you to enjoy the VIP D&D gaming experience.
Acknowledgment on Stage: Public acknowledgment during opening and closing ceremonies.
Bronze Dragon Sponsor ($250):
Branding: Your business/brand will be featured on event materials, including the convention website and banners.
Standard Booth Location: A 10x10 vendor booth space in a central area of the convention.
Social Media Shoutouts: Shoutouts on our social media platforms, acknowledging your Bronze Dragon sponsorship.
Copper Dragon Sponsor ($100):
Recognition: Your business/brand will be recognized on the convention website. Standard Booth Location: A 10x10 vendor booth space within the event.
Author Alley ($75)
Dedicated space for authors to set up store, sell their wares, and tell their best stories. Each 10x10 space will be provided with a table and 2 chairs. Inventory will not be provided for the authors.
Please note that all sponsorship levels include a vendor booth space*, allowing your business to showcase its products or services to the convention's attendees. The higher-tier sponsorships offer more prominent branding, greater visibility, and additional perks to help maximize your exposure and engagement at Authors in the Dungeon.
*Standard Booth Locations DO NOT include power. If you would like to purchase a booth with power access, it will be an additional $50.
Feel free to reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions or need further information. We appreciate your support and look forward to your participation in making this event a success.