The Writers’ Block

Ernie Cline at a book signingThe Writers’ Block is a convention-run bookstore devoted to the promotion and sale of books by our Guests of Honor, Featured Guests, and any attending authors who wish to participate, free of charge. Staff will be on hand to help readers find just the right book. The Writers’ Block bookstore is located in the hotel’s old gift shop just past the hotel registration desks. Attend the Writers’ Block readings on the third floor, mingle with authors at the Saturday afternoon coffee hour, or drop by office hours in the bookstore to ask authors your burning questions about life, the universe, and publishing. (Be sure to check the schedule for dates and times of all the Writers’ Block events!)

Writers’ Block hours: 
  • Friday from 4pm to 9pm
  • Saturday from 10am to 9pm
  • Sunday from 10am to 1pm

Participating authors so far:

  • Guests of Honor Saladin Ahmed and Zed Shaw
  • E.D.E. Bell
  • Nicole E. Castle
  • Michael Cieslak
  • Ophelia Crane
  • Christine Daigle
  • Jean Davis
  • Skeeter Enright
  • C. Flynt
  • Mary Lynne Gibbs
  • Jen Haeger
  • Merrie Haskell
  • BluRaven C. Houvener
  • Ericka Kahler
  • Paul Kemner
  • Michael W Lucas
  • Stefani Manard
  • Cassandra Morgan / CP Morgan
  • David Erik Nelson
  • Diana Kathryn Plopa
  • Nemo Rathwald
  • Ken Schrader
  • G. S. Scott
  • C.R. Vine
  • V.K. Walker / Vik Walker

Authors: The Writers’ Block is being provided as a 100% free service to authors who attend Penguicon – we will sell your books at retail price (plus sales tax) in order to allow you to enjoy our convention, participate in readings, and get to know our attendees without having to sit at a table. About 1,600 people attend Penguicon every year, so if you’ve written a book and you’d like to participate, please fill out our Writers’ Block application.