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National Press Building

Imaginarium Book Festival 2023

Join us for an unforgettable weekend with 50+ fantasy, paranormal, and sci-fi authors! Book signings, panels, cupsleeve events, and a brunch buffet—you can't miss it!

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Imaginarium Book Festival 2023
Imaginarium Book Festival 2023

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 10:00 AM EDT – May 21, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT

National Press Building, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, 13th Floor

Attendees

About the Event

Tickets to IBF 2023 are now sold out, but General Admission is still FREE! As of 11/8/22, GA tickets must be reserved at the registration booth during the festival. This means you can still attend the festival on Saturday and/or Sunday, May 20-21. GA ticket-holders will receive a name tag at registration and access to all three signing rooms, where you can purchase books and merchandise. Our fantasy-themed drink tickets can be purchased at the Merchandise Booth.

How to attend with a GA ticket:

If you weren't able to reserve a free General Admission ticket before ticketing closed, you must now reserve yours at the registration booth when you arrive. GA ticket-holders will be allowed entry into the signing rooms at 11AM ET on both days. Since IBF is an indoor event, we're mindful of room capacity, lines, and traffic. If the rooms are too full at the time of your arrival, we may ask that you wait 10-20 minutes for other attendees to get around before you go in. We really want to see you all there, so arrive a little early if you can!

To learn more about our cupsleeve events, click here. To learn more about our cosmic brunch buffet, click here. Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be refunded after November 1, 2022. Children 10 and under are free to attend with a General Admission ticket.

Imaginarium Book Festival (IBF) is a book festival for all kinds of readers, where incredible worlds can be discovered and explored. Our goal is to bring together authors and readers who share a love for the fantastical. Whether you are a newcomer to the SFF and paranormal genres, or a longtime fan, you're sure to find the story that makes you feel at home.

We are so excited to gather together with 50+ authors, including special guests Amanda Foody, Andrea Tang, Anna Bright, Brigid Kemmerer, Chelsea Abdullah, Jodi Meadows, Kalynn Bayron, L. Penelope, Nicole Glover, Rebecca Yarros, Roseanne A. Brown, and Shveta Thakrar!  See author lineup. See event floor map.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is not required to enter the National Press Club. However, we still highly encourage them. We also want to encourage you to wear a mask if you feel most comfortable doing so.

Schedule


  • 4 hours 30 minutes

    Registration

    13th Floor Lobby

  • 1 hour

    VIP Celestial & Phantasma Entrance

    13th Floor Lobby
16 more items available

Tickets

  • Celestial VIP (2-DAY+Lit Talk)

    This ticket includes Saturday EARLY access to all three signing rooms at 10AM EDT to avoid room traffic and lines. It also includes a custom IBF tote bag filled with bookish goods + a lanyard, and two (2) drink tickets for our cupsleeve events on Saturday and Sunday. This ticket also grants you access to author Lit Talk sessions.

    $45.00
    Tax: +$4.50 Tax
    Sold Out
  • Phantasma VIP (2-DAY)

    This ticket includes Saturday EARLY access to all three signing rooms at 10AM EDT to avoid room traffic and lines. It also includes a custom IBF tote bag filled with bookish goods + a lanyard, and two (2) drink tickets for our cupsleeve events on Saturday and Sunday.

    $30.00
    Tax: +$3.00 Tax
    Sold Out
  • Mystic (2-DAY)

    This ticket includes regular access to all three signing rooms, a custom IBF tote bag filled with bookish goods + a lanyard, and two (2) drink tickets for our cupsleeve events on Saturday and Sunday.

    $25.00
    Tax: +$2.50 Tax
    Sold Out
  • Lit Talk (Add-On)

    This ticket can be added onto Phantasma VIP, Mystic, Enchanter, Voyager, and GA tickets. This ticket includes access to Lit-Talk sessions on Saturday and/or Sunday. You will receive a sticker to attach to your name tag or lanyard badge.

    $15.00
    Tax: +$1.50 Tax
    Sold Out
  • Enchanter (SATURDAY ONLY)

    This ticket includes regular access to all three signing rooms, a custom IBF lanyard, and one (1) drink ticket for our PIXIE POTION cupsleeve event on Saturday, May 20.

    $15.00
    Tax: +$1.50 Tax
    Sold Out
  • Voyager (SUNDAY ONLY)

    This ticket includes access to all three signing rooms, a custom IBF lanyard, and one (1) drink ticket for our VAMPIRE KISS cupsleeve event on Sunday, May 21.

    $15.00
    Tax: +$1.50 Tax
    Sold Out
  • Cosmic Brunch Buffet

    SUNDAY ONLY. Join us on Sunday for a mid-morning, cosmic-themed brunch buffet and sit right next to some of our special guests and featured authors! The brunch buffet is open to all readers and comes with a limited edition IBF 2023 "Cosmic" graphic tee + keychain. You will be contacted to submit your shirt size at a later date.

    $50.00
    Tax: +$5.00 Tax
    Sold Out
  • General Admission

    General Admission tickets are FREE, but as of 11/8/22, they must be reserved at the registration booth during the festival. This ticket includes access to all three signing rooms at the 2023 IBF signing event on Saturday and/or Sunday. GA registration begins at 11AM EDT on both days.

    $0.00
    Sold Out

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