Attend the 2023 Licensing Exp with Dean

Virtually Go to the 2023 Licensing Exp with Dean

Virtually Attend the 2023 Licensing Expo With Dean

In 2023, the Licensing Expo is being held June 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. I will be attending.

This is a virtual way to go along with me. Low Tech, but virtual.

I will post a few videos here about my process of signing up, getting ready, making appointments, and so on. I will be talking about my thinking about this year's expo, the planning for next year's expo and maybe having a booth, and so on.

And also I will talk a bunch a bout why this is worth attending for every indie publisher.

I will walk you through all the process of getting there and your badges and so on on the day before.

Then each day of the conference I will take a ton of photos and videos to load up here about what I saw, nifty ideas for licenses, people I talked to, and so much more. Those three days of the actual convention will be jammed packed here. Most will go up after I get home every evening.

And then for a few days afterwards I will talk about the value, the connections I made, what I learned, and a ton more.

So you can attend the 2023 Licensing Expo with me. (And Kris, of course, as well, but I will be doing all the talking and posting here.)

If you have been thinking and hearing about the Licensing Expo, this is the way to get a real sense and flavor of it. And learn a ton in the process.

Join me.

Your Instructor

Dean Wesley Smith
Dean Wesley Smith

With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.

Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.

He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at

Course Curriculum

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