Episode 119 – utopYA Con 2014

This week, Rhonda reports in about UtopYA Con, a young adult and new adult fiction writers convention she attended in Nashville. Check out these links for a glimpse into the great resources available at this con.

utopYA Con
Tickets for utopYA 2015: Write Your Own Future
Social Deviants, social marketing company
Gennifer Albin, author, “Crewel”, “Altered”
Sylvia Day, author, “Crossfire” series
Myra McEntire, author, the “Hourglass” series
Delphina Miyares, blogger, Delphina Reads Too Much
G. P. Ching, author, the “Soulkeepers” series
Keary Taylor, author, the Eden trilogy, the Fall of Angels trilogy
Toni Lesatz, blogger, My Book Addiction
Celeste Hayes, author, the Sphinx and Trevi Adventure series
Amy A. Bartol, author, “Under Different Stars
Jennifer L. Armentrout, author



Regina: Buffy Season 8, Volume 1 by Joss Whedon (Author) and Georges Jeanty (Illustrator), Dark Horse Books
Rhonda: Storm Front by Jim Butcher


Regina: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou
Rhonda: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson


Regina: Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton
Rhonda: My Life in France by Julia Childs

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

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Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.


  1. Awesome recap, Rhonda, and thanks so much for the shout out. I would love to attend GeekGirlCon someday! Another awesome con to fit into my budget. Why does everything have to be so far away? Ha!

  2. As a writer, utopYA Con sounds educational and fascinating! If only it wasn't on the other side of the country….

    My book recommendations!
    Beach: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe, from Image Comics (ridiculous, hilarious, kind of campy graphic novel that is fairly new)
    Mountains: Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey (first book in an epic fantasy series that I turn to whenever I want something to sink my teeth into)
    International: Collected Poems by Jack Gilbert (lovely collection of poems)

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