Monday, April 19, 2010

Convention mayhem! RomCon & RT

RT in Columbus, April 28th - May 2nd
This is my first ever convention! I'm so excited, I can't believe it. Let me know if you are going. If you aren't going, this will probably be the most boring post. Have you been following the Literary Escapism profiles of those attending? I love looking at that thing.

Passport to Snark!
Also, if you are going, consider nabbing a Passport to Snark. Basically, it's a passport that the League of Reluctant Adults gives you, and you fill it up by finding each of us at the convention, and we put stickers in it and stuff. How do you get a Passport to Snark? Go to Club RT Thursday at 11:00 AM or Friday at 11:oo and pick it up. Read more about this madness here.

Me. Panels!
I am so excited about this. First, I am moderating a panel called Urban Fantasy Goes to Hollywood - Friday (11:15 am - 12:15 pm). It features Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Richelle Mead, and Holly Black. This is an unruly and very newbie group, so I will do my best to keep them from making fools of themselves.

I will be appearing on a panel called Paranormal: the Melting Pot all about incorporating paranormal elements into any kind of story or genre. Panelists include Patrice Michele (captain) Melissa Marr, Jeniene Frost, Lucy Monroe, Vicki Petersson and me!

Elsewhere at RT: I'll be at Club RT on Thursday at 11:00 am, and also the signing on Saturday.

RomCon Denver, July 9-11
This is a total reader-oriented convention, but there will be authors there, including yours truly! It looks like it's shaping up to be a kind of Disneyworld for nerdy bookworms who have romance and fantasy-addled brains. Sound like anybody you know? Read about Romcon here.

Dear Author is giving away free RomCon tickets to random readers!
You have until Sunday to go to Dear Author and leave a comment to maybe win one of 20 free tickets. Of course, that doesn't mean plane ticket. You have to get yourself to Denver and wrangle a room. But, if you're thinking of going, go forth and comment.

The game we are hosting:
Also, this isn't on the Romcon site yet, but check out the amazingly fun game that I am hosting with Nicole Peeler, Meljean Brook, Jeanne Stein, and Nalini Singh:
Monsters & more semi-charades
You don't have to know charades, or have a good knowledge of Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance, to have fun playing Monsters & more! Players draw slips with the names of monsters, heroes, heroines, etc. and try to get their team to quick say the name though descriptions, hints, and pantomimes (anything but names/book titles) - in this thrilling, silly, super-interactive event!


Lori said...

*sighs* Will you or someone else take video of it or at least lots of pictures for those of us, who do not have the opportunity to go?

I am excited for you. :)

Chris said...

Hmmm. I notice that m/m isn't represented in that panel about paranormal in any genre. ;)

The 28th! That's so soon!

Mardel said...

Have fun there! Good luck with the panels, also - you did say you were going to be on a panel, right?

Sullivan McPig said...

Good luck and have fun!
I do expect lots of pictures for those unfortunates who can't go ;-)

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

Last year I had just found the online book community when RT rolled around and I didn't know what I was missing. This year I wish I was going. They both look like fun - take lots of pictures!!!

Michelle Greathouse said...


I hope you have a blast!!! Take lots of pictures so we can see them.


Carolyn Crane said...

Lori: Yes, I will be a total photo taker there, until somebody smashes my camera!

Chris: Hmm! And yes, soooo soon.

Mardel: LOL. I am so excited.

Sullivan: Thanks! Will post pics. I loved looking at them the years I couldn't go to these things.

Patti: I wish you were going, too!

Michelle: Definitely will. Though you know, there are lots of camera-shy authors out there.

Ana said...


you are moderating a panel with Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Richelle Mead, and Holly Black????????

I have no words for how awesome this sounds.

: D

Tracy said...

Hey thanks for the heads up about RomCon - although that's the same time my boss will be on vaca so even if I won I'm not sure I'd be able to go. Waaaaa! :)

Love the pics in this post!

KT Grant said...

You are a busy woman! I hope to decide if I got to Rom Con in a few weeks.

Renee said...

Oh, sounds like fun! Wish I could go. I guess I'll just look forward to next year's, which will be here! :-)