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Sat, May 20



Imaginarium Book Festival

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Imaginarium Book Festival
Imaginarium Book Festival

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – May 21, 2023, 6:00 PM

Washington, National Press Building, 529 14th St NW #570, Washington, DC 20045, USA

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 drinks can be purchased at the Holeman Lounge Bar! (Cash Only.)

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, and special guests Amanda Foody, Andrea Tang, Anna Bright, Brigid Kemmerer, Chelsea Abdullah, Jodi Meadows, Kalynn Bayron, L. Penelope, Nicole Glover, Roseanne A. Brown, Scarlett St. Clair, and Shveta Thakrar!  See author lineup.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations/boosters 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.

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