Rom Con 2012 Part Deux

Moonday Madness

a blog on the craft of writing

I’m sneaking in a Monday blog today, just so I can blog about Rom Con. I’m so excited to be giving away two tickets to Rom Con simply by blogging about it! WOOT! The lovely people at RomCon 2012 have told me if I blog twice about it, they will send the tickets, so leave a comment to be entered in the final drawing.

I blogged about some of the reader events on Saturday, and you can read about it HERE (and leave a comment, the more entries, the more likely you’ll win!). Today I’m blogging about the author experience.

Why would you attend Rom Con as an author? It is a lot of work. At Rom Con authors are the main attraction and it is a lot of work. We run the events. The carnival games, the author panels, the strip-a-hero. Oh, wait, I think that’s build-a-hero. Trust me, there will be live models there! Last year they posed for many, many pictures with rabid reader (and author) fans.

And you need to bring freebies. As a reader I came home with all kinds of cool stuff. Not just bookmarks, but useful goodies. Mirrored compacts, luggage tags and nail files. You name it, an author put their name on it. My laptop is now labeled with “She’s Gone Country” as well as my name. BTW if you like mainstream, it’s a great book! Won the Award of Excellence for MS 2011.

Why would any sane author want to work her weekend away and spend her hard earned cash? Because we get to meet readers! I met so many wonderful people last year. I joined the buddy program, and it was wonderful. As a reader I spent time with Jessa Slade and I met new online friends, like Evelyn, reader extraordinaire.

Events such as the Monte Carlo Mystery party (read the invite below) are great ways to meet readers and spend time with them.

You are invited to a party of Epic RomCon Proportions!

Casino RomCon, the largest most extravagant casino in romance conventions, is throwing a party to remember. With the highest rollers and the gutsiest gamblers, the stakes are going to be high and their is no limit to what could happen.

Everyone who is anyone in RomCon is sure to be in attendance for this grand event. Fromthe high rolling hotel guests to the sexy show girl, the cunning cocktail waitress to Elvis himself – the guest list is as unlimited as the possibilites of how the night will end!

Like everything in Vegas. the party will be a gamble and there is no certainty to the events of the evening. Whose secrets will be exposed? Which lies will be uncovered? And who will fall victim to the lawlessness of the night?

Your bets is as good as mine!

It was fun to be a reader, and I’m sure it will be a blast to be an author. Exhausting, but fun. Where else can you get out and meet people from across the country who love romance as much as you do? Where else can you spend an entire weekend saturated in the end product of what you love to do? Writing romance is a solitary activity, but conventions like Rom Con 2012 are where we get to socialize!

 This is our event people! Just for us! So take a chance, leave a comment, and you too might be able to rub elbows with other romance readers, and authors.

What kind of freebies do you like best? Do you use all the little items you find in your goodie bag? What about free reads? Or all those pens?


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13 responses to “Rom Con 2012 Part Deux

  1. jovialvampyre

    I love anything the author has signed :). Other than books I love sticky pads. I am one of those that leave notes everywhere ;). Pens, book thongs, and key chains are very nice. Thank you.

    • Good to know! I’m with you, I use all my author freebies. This year the group at paranormal freebies is putting together a special bag for only 50 paranormal lovers who attend Rom Con. Anxiously waiting for my special treats for the bags!

  2. Anything touched by an author I’ve met is special to me, Jessica. Add signed? Or, make it a book? Woot! Have tons of fun at RomCon — yet another reason I should live in the Colorado Rockies.

    • You should live up here! Not that I’m dissing Texas, but we do have the nice cool Rockies, snow and me! I am going to have a few books to give away, working on how to give away the e-books right now. And I will make sure to touch everything!

  3. Donna

    Please don’t enter me in the drawing. As much as I would love to go, the distance is too great for me to get there.

    But to your question about free things, I love all those goodie bag things and use them. If I end up with extra pens or bookmarks, I mail them to friends I think might enjoy reading that author. I always read the free reads and have added lots of new authors to my must read list that way. I know it’s a crazy suggestion, but what about hot pads stamped with the words “For More Hot Stuff see…and your latest book name stamped on them? They would be unique and memorable, too. lol


    • I love that idea, Donna! Hot pads for Hot stuff! And useful. I always like the useful things, they hang around my house for a long time. Sorry I can’t enter you in the drawing, maybe for the next hot prize!

  4. Connie Kline

    My favorite free things would have to be books. Signed or un-signed. I love my books.

  5. Holley Trent

    I actually do hoard promotional pens, and use them one by one until they dry up!

    • I have to admit, I keep everyone’s pen. You should have seen the look when a lady at church asked to borrow my pen to write a check and it was one from the Naked Reader!

  6. I, too, have to decline entry in drawing. You will have to strip, er, build the hero without me, Jess. My swag is in the bag, and on its way. WOOT!

    And, I just finished making notes on the errands and tasks I must take care of tomorrow on my Jessica Aspen notepad.

    • That is so cute!I love the notepads too. I use those up faster than the pens, that’s for sure. The best Swag I ever received was from Diane Kelly, she sent a calculator and a tiny nail kit for her book Death, Taxes and a French Manicure. Very cute, funny, contemporary suspense. And I love that nail kit, I keep it in my purse and tell everyone about Diane!

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