Rom Con 2012

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Before I get to my topic, I want to remind you about the CRW blog hop. Check out the list HERE and don’t forget there are prizes. Most stops have a free book and at the end we’ll have a gift card drawing, so check out your favorite CRW authors today!

Rom Con 2012 is fast approaching and I’m excited to say that they sent an offer to all their attending authors stating that if we posted two blogs about Rom Con, they would give us some tickets to give away to our readers! So here goes!

I attended RomCon 2011 as a reader, and vowed that I’d be back as an author. Little did I know that my contract for Little Red Riding Wolf would be accepted by Passion in Print Press about a month later. So this year I am attending as an author!

A a reader I found something I didn’t even know existed, a reader centered conference all about romance. We played silly games with our favorite authors and got to know them in a way I never thought I could. I met people like Jessa Slade,  Kimberly Frost and Darynda Jones. And brought home more free books than I could carry.

It was a blast, and this year should be just as fun. I’m very excited about attending the paranormal dinner. This year it’s all about science fiction and representing your species. I’ll have to find a suitable werewolf or fairy costume. Fairy sounds more comfortable, and I think we have wings somewhere!

And I’m going to be a dealer at Monte Carlo night too! I have special gifties for the first fifty people to come to my table. And ML Guida will be a character in the mystery at Monte Carlo that will be going on while everyone is playing cards and having fun. Can’t wait to see who did it.

Tune in next blog to hear about Chocolate Mangasm, Build a Hero, and speed dating authors. Or check out the Rom Con 2012 website and explore. They have book giveaways and a newsletter sign up too. And leave a comment today and on the next Rom Con blog and I’ll have a drawing for those promised free tickets. Comment to enter and win!

Have you ever been  to a conference? Was it centered on writing, business or fun? Have you ever attended a star-con, comic-con or manga-con? What was your favorite part? Shopping? Activities? Being star struck?

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  1. My first writer’s conference was just over a year ago, Dreamin’ in Dallas. The conference started off my 2-week visit with the fabulous Gloria Richard, served as kick-off for back-to-back IMC with Margie Lawson, a reunion with Carole St-Laurent, new connections, and low-key relaxing and sight-seeing with my bestie before I had to go home.

    Six months later I was in Atlanta for Moonlight & Magnolias, another reunion with Carole, Gloria, and this time, critique partner Sharon Clare. 4 women, 1 bathroom. We’re still friends.

    Nothing but feel-good memories connected to conferences. Next up: RWA Nationals 2013!

    • WOOHOO! Dreamin in Dallas sounded like a blast. I’m sorry I missed both that and M&M. Although one more person in that room and I’m not sure anyone would have survived, let alone still be friends.

      Nationals in 2013? WOOT! I have no idea as of yet if that is a possibility for me, but I hear Nationals is addicting. I’m looking forward to going for sure and maybe I’ll be able to convince my husband two years in a row is a good idea. 🙂

  2. Lol on Sherry’s comment re the bathroom, not even going to mention the bed situation. Yep, we’re closer friends than we’ve ever been.

    I’ve loved the two conferences I’ve been to. I’ve never attended as a published author and would love to attend Rom Con once I have my book. Paranormal parties, what a hoot! I hope it moves to the east coast next year!

    • Sorry! I don’t think RomCon moves at this point. Denver is pretty central, so it’s not too bad for most people. RT, however, does move around. It was in Chicago this year and will be in Kansas next year. (Or Kansas City, not sure which!) I’ve heard RT still has a lot of readers, but it also has a tremendous amount of workshops etc for authors, so it combines a writing con with a readers con. Rom Con however is reader based and the authors are the entertainment. I hope my freebies get here in time, I kept putting off ordering. Oh well. I hear Authors After Dark is a blast too!

      I hope to meet you all at con’s in the future! Maybe RT next year? I’m still not committed to going, but all my CRW friends are!

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