Creative Ink Festival
May 6-8, 2016

Online Registration is Closed

Memberships are no longer available online, but you can still attend the festival by registering at the door. See you then!

Registration Table

Once you arrive at the festival, head to the registration table to pick up your badge and membership bag.

Registration Table Hours:
Friday 12pm-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Sunday 9am-12pm


Blue Pencil, Pitches and Kaffeeklatches are NOW available for sign up! Would you like to get feedback from one of our pro authors? Interested in pitching your work to publishers? Want to sit down with Carrie Vaughn or Robert J Sawyer for coffee and a chat in a small group? Space is limited for the kaffeeklatches, so sign up soon!


Preliminary programming is now online! We have over sixty professionals presenting, as well as Author GoH, Carrie Vaughn, Artist GoH, Galen Dara and Keynote Speaker, Robert J. Sawyer. Along with workshops, presentations and panels, we also have a Meet and Greet, Readings, Inkclub, Group Autograph session and the dealer room.
*Please note: the schedule is subject to changes until it is finalized, but you can begin to plan your festival adventures.

Banquet tickets are available to members and will include a feast prepared by the hotel, as well as a Keynote speech by award winning author Robert J Sawyer! You don't want to miss this.

A big thank you to our sponsors! Visit our sponsor page and please support those that support us! Our dealer room is filling up with amazing companies, expect to find books, comics, art and more!


The festival is quickly approaching and things are developing at an astounding rate. Thanks so much to everyone volunteering, enthusiastically spreading the word and setting this up to be an amazing event. We have 68 presenters, a full dealer's room and tons of amazing stuff planned. Stay tuned for sponsor information, the official program grid and sign up for Kaffeeklatches, Blue Pencils and Pitches.

2016 Author Guest
of Honour
2016 Artist Guest
of Honour
New York Times Best
Selling Author
Carrie Vaughn
Hugo Award Winning
Galen Dara

Banquet and Keynote

Hugo and Nebula Award Winner Robert J. Sawyer will be joining us for the 2016 Creative Ink Festival!

Mr. Sawyer will be participating in programming, sitting down for a Kaffeeklatsch as well as Blue Pencil sessions and will be giving the keynote speech at the Saturday evening banquet!

Stay tuned for details on how to sign up for his Kaffeeklatsch and Blue Pencil sessions. I get your membership and banquet ticket and visit Rob's site at

Venue and Date Change!

Exciting Announcements for the 2016 Event!

We're thrilled to announce that we are changing venues for the 2016 weekend Creative Ink Festival event. Not only are we changing venues, we're going BIG! That's right. We're moving to the fabulous Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre , which happens to be attached to the Grand Villa Casino.

The meeting space is beautiful and there's not only the hotel lounge and restaurant, but also the Casino that offers multiple options for dining. The hotel is offering us a fantastic group rate for guest rooms, so stay tuned for that information soon.

"Stylish and comfortable, the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre welcomes both business and leisure travelers to the modern city of Burnaby, in the center of Metro Vancouver. This hotel in Burnaby is close to transportation, convenient to fabulous shopping and an easy drive to the area's most popular sights, including the famed Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Vancouver Aquarium. Guests at this Burnaby accommodation enjoy top-quality amenities such as an acclaimed on-site restaurant, a casino and fitness centre."

The 2015 One Day Event is in the history books.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first year, from sponsors, to volunteers, presenters and attendees!

2015 Author Guest of Honour,

"Sandra Wickham's Creative Ink Festival is an impressively well organized and professionally run event. If this year's festival is what she can accomplish in her inaugural year, I can't wait to see where she takes this event next. I'm incredibly honored to have been part of this year's festival and look forward to participating in it for years to come."


Are you an author, artist or reader who would like to get involved with the festival? Email me!

homePresented by Sandra Wickham.