I went to this writers conference last year, and had a great time.
This year should be even better. The keynote speaker is F. Paul Wilson, creator of the antihero Repairman Jack. There will be other authors there too, Heather Graham, Kathy Love, and Erin McCarthy, along with Editor Gary Goldstein of Kensington.
This is a small and more personal conference, that's what I enjoyed about it last year.
Plus there are the local authors coming such as: Laura Joh Rowland, June Shaw, Alice LeBlanc, and Farrah Rochon, and many more....
So, if you want to come on down to Houma, Louisiana for a conference, this would be the one.