Thursday, August 19, 2010

DIY Conference

2011 DIY CONVENTION CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY
The Original Cross-Genre Convention and Festival bringing together authors, book publishers, musicians, filmmakers and other DIY innovators
LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2010)_ The 2011 DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books will feature special showcases, screenings, celebrations and industry-centric salons to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
Set for late February, 2011 (exact date TBA), the 2011 DIY Convention again celebrates independent artistic achievement in its festival series:
*** The DIY Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, photography, art, comics, 'zines, fan fiction, poetry and e-books published on or after Jan. 1, 2007. All entries must be in English and have been self-published or issued by an independent publishing house.
*** The DIY Music Festival will again partner with Bug Music, North America’s largest independent music publisher, for its annual music supervisor lunch showcase. Selected bands will also have an intimate dinner with major industry players and get the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed and comfortable setting rather than a hurried post-panel frenzy.
***The DIY Film Festival again showcases its commitment to independently-produced films with a major screening and reception in Hollywood in front of invited guests.
Highlighting the tenth annual celebration will be an invitation-only salon for select attendees where they can discuss the industry-centric issues of the day in roundtable discussions with experienced hands.
Details on all events are available by visiting the DIY Convention web site at www.diyconvention.com.