Fri, Jun 07|
National Press Club
Imaginarium Book Festival 2024
Join us for the fourth annual Imaginarium Book Festival in Washington, DC, on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, 2024! Featuring 80+ author and vendor exhibitors. Book signings, special events, fantasy-themed drinks, and much more!
Time & Location
Jun 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 08, 2024, 4:00 PM
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, USA
About the Event
We are so excited to gather together with 80+ authors and vendors, including special guests Abigail Owen, Elise Kova, Jasmine Walt, Lauren Blackwood, L. Penelope, Roseanne A. Brown, and more! See author lineup. 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.
To learn more about our cupsleeve events, click here. The Enchanted Forest Soirée includes a European-style, all-you-can-eat brunch buffet with breads, cheeses, eggs and a selection of other items. There will be very limited gluten-free options, so if you have any food allergies/sensitivities, please consider this before purchasing a ticket. A more detailed menu will be shared at a later date. Find more information about the Soirée here.
Lit Talk seating is first-come-first-serve. Once the room is full, the doors will be closed. One Lit Talk ticket gives you access to all sessions, but you do not have to attend all. You will be given a DAY 1 Lit Talk wristband and a DAY 2 Lit Talk wristband, for one person - per ticket.
Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final. Children 12 years and younger may attend the festival for free. Add-on tickets must be paired with a Celestial or Phantasma ticket; you cannot attend the festival with only an add-on ticket. If you would like to transfer/trade/sell your ticket(s), you must be an IBF Purple Crystal member. For details, please see the forum.
Registration (Soirée Ticket-Holders Only)13th Floor Lobby
Enchanted Forest SoiréeBallroom
This ticket includes access to the author signing on Friday and Saturday, 2 cupsleeve drink tickets, access to the special bar event (TBA), and a VIP swag bag + VIP lanyard and card badge.
Apr 10, 2024, 4:00 PM
This ticket includes access to the author signing on Friday and Saturday, and a lanyard + card badge.
Voyager (SATURDAY ONLY)
This ticket includes access to the author signing on Saturday ONLY (1-DAY) and a lanyard + badge insert.
Lit Talk (Add-on)
Apr 10, 2024, 4:00 PM
Lit Talk is similar to author panels, but better. Four categories, randomized questions, and discussions that engage the audience and keep you laughing. Authors get to geek out and be fans too! This ticket includes access to Lit Talk panel sessions on Friday and/or Saturday, entry wristbands (DAY 1 & 2), and a limited edition 2024 Lit Talk acrylic pin. Lit Talk sessions are first-come-first-serve for seating. Door will close when the room has reached full capacity.
Books & Brewing (Add-on)
Ogre snot, dragon scales, sun dust, or a drop of unicorn blood—our brewing emporium has everything you need! Books & Brewing (B&B) classes are group workshops led by IBF instructors, who will guide you along the steps of creating and decorating your own magic potion (non-edible). This is a craft & sip workshop. Enjoy sipping on a non-alcoholic, mystical beverage while you prepare your brew. You’ll take home your finished potion in a custom, sturdy packaging box to keep it safe!
Enchanted Soirée (Add-on)
Join us on Friday morning in the NPC grand ballroom for an enchanted, forest-themed soirée! Enjoy the brunch menu and sit right next to some of your favorite authors! Chat with friends and take photos with IBF forest props in your best cosplay outfit! Cosplay not mandatory. Authors will not be signing during this time. This ticket includes access to Friday morning soirée on June 7, 2024, and also includes a limited edition graphic tee.