Thursday, July 20, 2017

Registration for ObitCon 2017 opens

The fifth conference of The Society of Professional Obituary Writers will be held Oct. 13-15, 2017 at the offices in Evanston, Ill. Our current schedule of events is as follows:

On Friday, ObitCon participants will meet for dinner and drinks at an area restaurant.

On Saturday, participants will engage in discussions about obits and obituary writing, and attend a screening of the documentary, "Obit." A continental breakfast and a full lunch will be served. Special guests will be announced soon.

On Sunday, Grimmys will be awarded in the following categories: best short form obit (under 800 words), best long form obit (over 800 words), best obit of an ordinary Joe/Jane, obituary writer of the year and lifetime achievement in obituary writing.

If you'd like to join your fellow writers on the death beat for a three-day weekend of professional development and camaraderie, be sure to submit your vacation requests now. Tickets for the conference cost $25 per person.

To register, click here.

For those unable to attend, all events will be tweeted using the hashtag #obitcon.