February 2019 Jeff Carroll is proud to announce the first annual Florida LitCon on June 15, 2019, at the Royal Palm Hotel and Resort. This event will bring together filmmakers and authors as well as a variety of other creators. Florida LitCon is a one-day event that secured top guest in each area.
Florida LitCon is designed in a way to where top authors can share their books with filmmakers and illustrators with fans and lovers of sci-fi and urban fiction can purchase these. Florida LitCon is part networking event and consumer convention. Modeled after The Slamdance film festival Florida LitCon will be taking place at the same time as the American Black Film Festival. There will be an exhibit room with creators from around the country and panels discussing the last news and issues in the industry.
“I have been traveling to a lot of comic book conventions, film festival, and book fairs over the years and I never see good cross-medium representation,” says Jeff Carroll. “When I go to a book fair I only see books. And the same thing when I go to film festivals. However, I meet writers who would like to get their books made into movies and I watch movies who could benefit from a book's following. I decided to create an event which would allow all of these mediums in the entertainment industry to come together and meet each other. This year most of the people who are attending are my friends but I know some top people.”
Florida LitCon is like a media Tie-in summit. A Tie-in is a term that refers to a book that is a work of fiction or other product based on a media property such as a film, video game, television series, board game, web site, role-playing game.
Jeff Carroll is a pioneer in Sci-fi who made a name for himself in film with B movies like Holla If I Kill You and the award-winning Gold Digger Killer. Jeff continued bringing his stories to books with It Happened of Negro Mountain, RaSheeda the zombie killer and he is currently writing a post-apocalyptic series called The Harlem Shake. He has written in novel, film and comic book.
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Guests for the 2019 Florida LitCon include
Steven Smalls uses the pen name Treasure E. Blue. This prolific author, without doubt, is one of the most shocking and controversial writers that we have seen in decades. Blue's background is as almost as compelling as his mouth-dropping debut novel entitled "Harlem Girl Lost". Using the streets as a means of survival, he soon found himself involved with some of Harlem's most notorious elements.
Omar Tyree is a New York Times bestselling author is the winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction, and the 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction. He has published more than twenty books on African-American people and culture, including five New York Times bestselling novels. He is a popular national speaker and a strong advocate of urban literacy. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.