Update : fan meet and greet in Marriott lobby near the lobby restrooms
“The 2014 RT Booklovers Convention will be held in New Orleans on May 13th – 18th at the Marriott hotel on Canal Street in the historic French Quarter.” RT Magazine
Here is our RT 2014 schedule. The reader-accessible events are linked. The industry events we have that are closed to readers have a * by them. If you are a writer or an editor and have emailed me and set-up a meeting, and I missed it or did not respond, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the professional address. We do not check the other ones.
We are bringing 60 copies of Clean Sweep to give away and some additional swag. If you see us on a panel, and you want to get a copy of CS or some other book (we’ll be bringing GMM and other author copies), ask us a question.
General policy on book signing: if you have something you want signed, we will stop and sign it for you, unless we’re late to be somewhere. If we are late, you might have to walk with us where ever the event is, and we’ll sign your books there.
Do you guys want to do a private, sit-down thing like we did last year? We have a slot available on Friday evening. We’re not going to Awards Ceremony this year, so if you are being bad like us and not attending, we can do a sit-down in the lobby, at the bar, from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm. You are welcome to come up, pull up a chair, and hang out. Warning: last time we did this, a lot of people showed up and we had to move because the bar was loud, so if we are not there, look around in the lobby. We are likely sitting with a group of people nearby. If you are being held up at work and can’t make it, tweet at me and we will wait for you until 7:00 pm. If nobody is late, we’ll try to wrap up at 6:30pm.
1:15pm – 2:15 pm Panel: Strange Worlds, Strong Wills.
2nd floor: Studio 2 – (Preservation Hall)
2:30pm – 3:30 pm Panel: Double Trouble: Writing with a Partner
4th floor Balcony K
3:30pm – Coffee/Drinks with Elizabeth Hunter*
5:30pm – 7:30pm Avon Dinner*
8:00pm – 9:00pm Meeting with Pam and Avon Publicity Department.*
3:00 – 4:00pm Drinks with Sarah Maas.*
4:00pm – 5:00pm Panel: Southern Urban Fantasy
4th floor Room: Baccus
6:30- 7:00pm Publisher Pubcrawl
Pubcrawl is a little complicated: Each publisher chooses a bar and RT will take attendees to every bar in three groups. You must check-in prior to lining up for the Pub Crawl. At check-in you will receive a colored bracelet (Purple, Gold, or Green) which will designate which section you line up for. If you would like to attend as a group with friends, make sure you all request the same color bracelet. Check-in will be open from 8:30am-12:15pm and 1:30-5:00pm in the Foyer outside of Preservation Hall.
Berkley/NAL is sponsoring a stop along the RT Pub Crawl on Bourbon Street at the bar The Beach for two hours. Gordon and I will be there for half an hour or so, hopefully 6:30pm to 7:00pm. After that we have a private engagement.
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast with Nalini*
11:00am – 12:00 Pre-lunch with NYLA*
4:30pm – 5:30pm Coffee with Lisa Shearin*
5:30pm – 6:30 pm Potential Meet & Sit with Readers
Lobby bar, 1st floor.
8:00pm-9:00pm Dinner with NYLA, JF and JS*
11:00am – 2:00pm Giant Book Fair
3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom & Mardi Gras Ballroom
The Saturday Giant Book Fair ticket is included in the full general convention registration fee. This is a huge book fair. There is usually a giant line, so wear comfortable shoes, bring bags, and it is very helpful if you bring a little card with your name on it. 🙂 We are bears of very little brain and after a while relatively uncomplicated names like Lindsey or Samantha begin to look really complicated.
2:30pm – 3:30pm Penguin Lemonade Social
2nd Floor, Gallery 1
Berkley/NAL is sponsoring a Lemonade Social on the second floor of the Marriott in Gallery 1 for one hour. This will be a “mix and mingle” social hour where you can interact directly with writers. Light appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided.
The first 300 readers to attend the event will each receive one Berkley/NAL-branded goody bag filled with three assorted books (each reader’s bag will vary). Every author attending this event will have copies of their most recent published title in the room—either in the goody bags or set out on tables and the authors will gladly sign things, so don’t be shy about asking.
4:00pm – 5:00pm Dessert with ET*
6:15pm – 8:00pm FAN-tastic Day Party.
2nd Floor, Preservation Hall.
Meet a revolving door of hundreds of authors as they make appearances every 30 minutes in this high-energy event. We will be there, being high energy from 7:15-7:45pm.