Dear Teen Author Boot Campers-


Due to the recent concern with coronavirus and at the recommendation of state and national authorities to reduce travel and limit large gatherings, Teen Author Boot Camp (TABC) will hold their 2020 confernce online. Our ultimate concern is for the safety of our students and our communities. 


Please refer to this page for questions regarding this situation. 




When is the online conference? 

September 12, 2020


Where will TABC be held in the spring of 2021?

We have a date reserved for March 13, 2021 at the Utah Valley Convention Center.

Will my current paid registration be valid for TABC online? 

Yes. Your registration will be held and valid at the price you have already paid. If you would like to come, you simply have to do nothing but wait. 


What if I will not be able to attend?

Your registration this year will give you access to ALL of the TABC classes for 30 days following the event. You don't have to miss a thing!


I entered the First Chapter Contest, the Poetry Contest, and/or the Anthology Short Story contest. What will happen? 

At this time, all submissions will be held and announced at special events leading up to and during the conference. We are still working out the details, but updates will be made on our Conference Schedule page as soon as they are confirmed. ALL CONTESTS ARE CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES. Submissions for the 2021 conference will open in November 2020.


I purchased a school group pass. How will that be handled?

If you are a school employee who purchased a pass, an email was sent out to all purchasers of school group passes. Check your spam folder if you didn’t receive one. Students who were coming as part of a school group should refer to their school coordinator with questions. Individual schools will make the final decisions of whether their groups will be rescheduled to fall or cancelled. Coordinators of school group passes may email if they have further questions.


I will be over the allowed age at the fall TABC. Will I still be able to come?

Yes! This is a rare circumstance and we would still love to honor your registration even if you aged out between now and fall. 


Will the same authors be attending TABC in the fall? Will the same classes be offered?

We have some exciting new authors joining our line-up for the September 12th conference. See all participating authors on our Drill Sergeant Page.


We have made travel arrangements to attend TABC. What can I do?

We are so sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. Please check with any hotels or airlines that you have made arrangements with to handle any refunds. With the situation we are dealing with nationwide, we know that companies are being more generous with their cancellation policies. 


Will I still get a TABC t-shirt? Do I get a discount for not getting the t-shirt and lunch?

In lieu of conference swag, we've provided a huge perk to the conference that adds tremendous value. Instead of having to pick and choose your classes during each breakout, we are allowing access to ALL TABC classes for 30 days following the conference. You won't have to miss a moment!