In about two weeks, I’ll be headed to the RT Booklovers Convention, May 1-5 in Kansas City at the Sheraton Crown Center. This convention is HUGE, and it will be both my first RT and my first big mega-conference, so I’m filled with some strange combination of excitement, fear, and dread of blisters on my feet 🙂
If you’ve been to RT before, got any tips on things to do or look for?
I’ll be blogging from RT this year, with prizes and goodies as I find them. If you’re going to be there, here are a few places you can find me:
On Wednesday, May 1, I’ll be wearing my Susannah Sandlin hat and participating in “MONTLAKE MANIA–A SCAVENGER HUNT.” It’s from 1:15-2:15 p.m. in Room New York B, Ballroom level. There will be a new Kindle Fire giveaway plus lots of free books. Other authors participating are Tracy Brogan, Catherine Bybee, Coreene Callahan, Caroline Fyffe, Debra Holland, Kim Law, Barbara Longley, Nancy Naigle, Robin Perini, and Laurin Wittig.
On Friday, May 3, I’ll be wearing my Suzanne hat and moderating a panel called “FROM FORKS TO BON TEMPS: WHY SETTING AS CHARACTER WORKS.” We’ll be talking about the settings of our own books but also other books we think do a really good job of using their settings effectively. (I’m talking about Forks and Bon Temps, and you might be surprised by my opinions!) Other authors participating are: CJ Ellisson, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lisa Kessler, and Laurie London. The session is 10-11 a.m., in Van Horn B on Mezzanine Level.
And, of course, I’ll be signing and giving away swaggishness at the Giant Book Fair on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Exhibit Hall A, Mezzanine Level. There will be 400 authors participating. OMG. You can see a list of the authors who’ll be signing HERE. (And you can JUST go to the book fair and bring your stuff to get signed, without having to register for the whole conference.)
Next year, RT is in New Orleans, and you think I won’t be all over that?!