From the Queensland Writers Centre bulletin, a great event for genre writers:
The Australian Writer’s Marketplace is proud to announce GenreCon!
Rydges Paramatta, November 2-4th 2012
GenreCon is a three-day convention for Australian fans and professionals working within the fields of romance, mystery, science fiction, crime, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and more. One part party, one part celebration, one part professional development: GenreCon is the place to be if you’re an aspiring or established writer with a penchant for the types of fiction that get relegated to their own corner of the bookstore. Featuring international guests Joe Abercrombie (Writer, The First Law Trilogy, Best Served Cold, The Heroes), Sarah Wendell (co-founder, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books), and Ginger Clark (Literary Agent, Curtis Brown).
For more information, visit GenreCon.com.au. Early bird rates available to the first 50 registrations.
The event looks to have a strong industry and networking focus, and the ticketing system includes mention of pitching opportunities.