Hippocampus Magazine is excited to welcome writers and creative nonfiction lovers from all over the nation (and globe) to Lancaster for our conference for creative nonfiction writers. We'd like to remind our attendees that we expect all conference-goers to respect others, and, to formalize that request, HippoCamp has adopted a code of conduct.
**Visit our conference website's COVID page for the most up-to-date details regarding health and safety.**
Next Steps for Attendees
As we get closer to HippoCamp, the information on this Attendee page will help you plan for the event and your visit to Lancaster, including information about the book sale and guest meal plans.
Additionally, in early August, all registered attendees will be sent an Attendee Arrival Guide by email, which will also be made available as a downloadable PDF here, on this page.
Look for Attendee Updates & Communication
We love to stay in contact with attendees between the time you order and the event itself, so expect some periodic updates! We'll send them to the email address we have on file for you from your attendee registration form. In the meantime, you can meet and mingle with other past and future attendees at our HippoCamp Facebook group.
Plan Your Travel/Book Your Stay
Our Location and Travel page has details on lodging and transportation. You can also connect with other attendees looking for roommates or rides-sharing at our Facebook group. (If you're not on Facebook, drop as an email and we'll try to connect you with someone who might be looking.) Remember that our room block closes 7/20.
Plot Your Schedule
While you don't have to sign up ahead of time for individual breakout sessions at HippoCamp, we encourage you to peruse the schedule to get an idea of what you might like to see. At the conference, you'll also receive a printed program that you can page through! You may also enjoy reading our series of Speaker Spotlights, coming soon.
Reserve Your Spot at Our Book Sale Table
We offer our attendees the opportunity to place up to two books for sale at the conference book sale table. If you have a book you'd like to sell at HippoCamp, our friendly conference staff members can help.
You can reserve your spot from the registration form; if you've already registered, simply select the “add to existing registration" option. Then, our book sale manager will be in touch with you about the logistics! (In short, you'll bring the books with you; we'll take care of the sales for you while you enjoy the conference, and we'll square up with you after.)
Share Your Work: Lit Swap Table
We also offer a Lit Swap table. Feel free to bring a small stack of fliers, stickers, postcards, business cards, or other handout to share with attendees. Remember to pick up any extras when you leave.
Purchase Guest Meal & Keynote Package
If you're traveling to Lancaster with a partner, friend, or family member who is not attending the conference, your guest may still be able to eat some meals with you and/or enjoy the Saturday evening keynote. Guest meal packages start at $30 for the opening reception/evening readings to $75 for all meals and the keynote, with several options in between. You can purchase a meal plan from the registration form; if you've already registered, simply select the “add to existing registration" option.
NOTE: Your guest's meal tickets and name tag for the reception will be with your registration materials.
Share Your Moments & Follow Along: #hippocamp22
If you're active on Twitter and Instagram, we make good use of our conference hashtag — #hippocamp22 — all the way leading up to the conference and after. Twitter, especially, is a great way to meet attendees beforehand, share nuggets of wisdom (and photos!) during the conference, and stay in touch afterwards. If you're not already following us, we're @hippocampusmag on both Twitter and Instagram.
Accessibility, Dietary & Other Accommodations
To help us best prepare for your arrival, we asked about any needs in a required field on the attendee registration form. (This means if your registration went through, you either checked off that you didn't have any needs, or checked off the ones that pertain to you. We made this a required field this year to make sure no one missed it!) If a need developed after the time of registration, please simply reach out to us and we can edit your attendee registration.
Our ABOUT page features a brief FAQ and other details about HippoCamp (including COVID-19 precautions).