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RomanticTimes Announces 2012 Booklovers Convention


I'm a big ball of envy!

RT’s 2012 Booklovers Convention, held at the HYATT REGENCY O’HARE, ROSEMONT, IL on APRIL 11-15, will host some of my favorite authors. AND they’ve dubbed it,

The Year of the Reader at the 2012 RT Convention ~ According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon but at the RT convention it is without a doubt the Year of the Reader! We’ve got an exciting expanded pro- gram for fans that includes several fun workshops and lots of parties led by bestselling authors and publishers. In addition to the reader program, fans may attend any of the 100 offerings on the agenda, including the popular genre workshops.”

Me, jealous? You betcha! They have “quadrupled the number of fun workshops and happenings … all designed with fans in mind.” *Waah!*

Just a few of the events on the schedule:

NO HOLDS BARRED WITH J.R. WARD & JESSICA ANDERSEN ~ Join No. 1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward and New York Times bestselling author Jessica Andersen for a candid, no-holds-barred Q&A about everything and anything. Get their takes on how to make it in paranormal romance, the value of critique partnering, the business and the craft of writing and the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Final Prophecy novels. Bring your questions and let’s see where they take us!” *sniffle*

IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT: POST-APOCALYPTIC AND NEAR-FUTURE YA ~ The Hunger Games marked the start of a growing subgenre in young adult fiction. Join our panel of authors whose novels span the breadth of near-future YA. From sci-fi adventure to dystopian romance and zombie survival, these talented authors have it covered. PANELISTS: Ally Condie, David MacGinnis Gill, Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan MODERATOR: Margaret Stohl”

SEVEN MINUTES IN URBAN FANTASY HEAVEN ~ Join us for the most intense urban fantasy hour ever. Authors will find their funniest, most romantic or most action-packed scenes … and have just seven minutes to read them aloud to you! You’ll get a whirlwind trip of different creatures, styles and characters — as well as the chance to win books from all of the participating authors. HOSTS: Lynda Hilburn, Nicole Peeler MODERATOR: Richelle Mead More UF authors to be announced! *waaaaaah!*

”FEVER” PARTY HOSTED BY KAREN MARIE MONING ~ In a rare appearance, meet this star of paranormal fiction as she hosts a special ”Fever“ party for readers. Details are in the works but rest assured
it will be FAN-tastic! One of her biggest fans, author TJ Michaels, is assisting with the plans so stay tuned for an amazing event for readers!”

I wanna play too!

If you are lucky enough to attend, please stop by after, share your stories and brag about your swag, will ya? That way I can live vicariously through you. Think there’s any hope of a 2013 convention in Japan? Oh how I wish!

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