Swoon Author Jen Wilde: A Title Change That's Fit for a Queen

When I first came up with the title, What Happens At SupaCon, I loved it. I liked that it sounded like a fangirl version of the old saying "what happens in Vegas," and sparked images of shenanigans and geekery.

What I didn’t consider was that it could also remind readers of The Hangover and other Vegas-themed movies. Don’t get me wrong, The Hangover movies are hilarious and I’ve got nothing against Vegas movies, but let’s just say the shenanigans in those movies are very different from the shenanigans in What Happens At SupaCon.

Something else I didn’t consider was that a lot of people don’t really know what a "con" is. For all my fellow fangirls out there living in a world of superheroes, Winchesters and Pop toys, cons are usually a big part of our world. But for a reader who might be unfamiliar with the wonderful world of film and comic conventions, a title like What Happens At SupaCon might be confusing.

So when the team at Swoon suggested a title change, I got to work. I made a short list of alternate options, and I’m really happy with the one that made the cut. You ready? 

here we go

QUEENS OF GEEK.

yay

I love this new title, it’s fun and tells the reader exactly what they’re gonna get when they pick it up off the shelf. After all, Taylor and Charlie really are the Queens of all that is geeky.

About the author - Jen Wilde

Hi! I’m Jen, a writer, geek + fangirl. When I’m not writing YA stories, I love binge-watching my favourite shows ...

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19 comments on "Swoon Author Jen Wilde: A Title Change That's Fit for a Queen"

Bre Pendergrass on April 21, 2016, 1:16 a.m. said:

Bre Pendergrass


Love the new title, even thought the old one is hard to let go of. You are a good titler (that's totally a thing, right?)

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Kimberly Karalius on April 20, 2016, 3:49 p.m. said:

Kimberly Karalius


Yay! That's a great title :D

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Jen Wilde on April 20, 2016, 7:22 p.m. said:

Jen Wilde


Thanks! :D

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Zoie K on April 20, 2016, 3:45 p.m. said:

Zoie K


I love this title!!!! <3

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Jen Wilde on April 20, 2016, 7:22 p.m. said:

Jen Wilde


Yay! So glad you love it!

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Leslie Hauser on April 20, 2016, 1:52 p.m. said:

Leslie Hauser


Love the new title!

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Jen Wilde on April 20, 2016, 7:23 p.m. said:

Jen Wilde


Thank you!

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Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas on April 20, 2016, 11:04 a.m. said:

Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas


I love the new title A LOT! - KZ

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Jen Wilde on April 20, 2016, 7:23 p.m. said:

Jen Wilde


Yay! So happy you like it! :D

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Cindy Anstey on April 20, 2016, 10:22 a.m. said:

Cindy Anstey


Excellent! Really like Queens of Geek. Well done!

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