Realm Makers 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, USA - July 15-17, 2021

Keynote Speaker:
Frank Peretti

Books by Frank Peretti

Michael and Judith Anderle

David Farland

Allen Arnold

Daniel Schwabauer

Carla Hoch

Steve Laube

Sharon Hinck

Nadine Brandes

Cyle Young


Are you excited to take the next step in your speculative fiction journey? No, not an actual trip to space, time travel, or forging your own sword—joining us for Realm Makers 2021!

What’s NEW for 2021?

In-Person and LIVE online

This year’s annual writers conference breaks new ground, because we’ll be offering the event in-person in St. Louis and LIVE online. So even if you’re not ready to travel in July, you can still see the teaching in real time. Every class will be livestreamed for our virtual attendees.

Dedicated Social Network

Whether attending in St. Louis or online, all attendees will have the chance to connect on the RealmSphere in a dedicated conference space in our online community.

Replays included for ALL attendees at no extra charge

Realm Makers 2021 is an amazing value because this year, EVERY attendee get access to replays of every class, available through the Realmsphere.

Virtual and in-person appointments

No matter how you attend, if you have a manuscript you want to pitch to our participating agents and editors you will be able to do so.


As we have stated all along, Realm Makers will follow the laws and mandates in place in the City of St. Louis at the time of the conference. As of this writing, masks are no longer required for vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated people are still instructed to wear masks.

The Acting Director of the St. Louis Health Department stated at a press conference on May 14th that, “We will have to lean more heavily on personal accountability to prevent the spread of the virus.”

This is the approach we are adopting at Realm Makers and we appeal to everyone’s sense of personal responsibility in this regard. No one at the hotel or on the Realm Makers staff will ask you to disclose your vaccination status.

More news about relaxing COVID restrictions in St. Louis City and County.

If you are a Christian author writing speculative fiction, find your people at Realm Makers.

Are you a creative person who loves science fiction and fantasy, but also makes your spiritual growth a high priority? Have you found that you’re a little too weird for the usual church crowd, but don’t exactly fit in with the sci-fi convention set either? Well, now there’s a place for you to learn, share your talents, and commune with people a lot like yourself.

That place is the annual Realm Makers Conference.

Realm Makers’s first priority is to help foster excellence in the speculative arts, whether fiction, film, illustrations, or whatever way we can imagine to tell our stories. It’s our goal to help the artist who wants to market his or her work under the Christian umbrella, as well as those who want to pursue their goals in the mainstream marketplace. After all, both the “secular” and “religious” markets need excellent content. We recognize and applaud the fact that different artists are called to take their work to different audiences.

So, if you want to come to a Realm Makers conference, expect the atmosphere to be faith-friendly, because we know that sometimes the world of speculative fiction can offer some challenging terrain for the Christian creative.

What makes Realm Makers different than every other conference is that people who follow a faith-based worldview AND love spaceships or sword fights can call this conference “home.” Expect to learn from and rub elbows with professionals from both sides of the arts spectrum–the inspirational and the mainstream.