It has finally happen the RT Booklovers Convention is coming to New Orleans!!!!!
Get your Books and Costumes ready ladies and gentlemen the RT Booklovers Convention 2014, New Orleans, May 13-18.
In addition to more than 125 informative workshops for readers, writers and booksellers, each day will bring lots of fun events sponsored by authors and publishers. Check for the full agenda it will be posted on RTCONVENTION.com
Convention registration will be up on RTCovention.com by early September.
Bestselling authors confirmed for NOLA so far:
Marjorie M. Liu, Tess Gerritsen, Charlaine Harris, Susan Mallery, Brenda Jackson, Lisa Kleypas, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Rachel Caine, Sylvia Day, Lindsay McKenna and Lora Leigh. Just added Nalini Singh, Karen Robards, Bertrice Small, Thea Harrison, Maya Banks, Lee Child, Francine Rivers and Eloisa James.
The 2014 RT Booklovers Convention will be held in New Orleans on May 13th – 18th at the Marriott hotel on Canal St. in the historic French Quarter.
Tuesday, May 13
Mystery author Toni McGee Causey has just renovated a historic warehouse (part of the Jax Brewery), creating spectacular living quarters and two patios on upper floors with magnificent views. Along with nine other suspense authors, she will host a party for booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and reviewers. If you fit into one of these categories, do arrive early for a gorgeous sunset over the Gulf with food, drink and entertainment – New Orleans style!
Wednesday, May 14 – Opening Day
A parade of local Mardi Gras performers will open the morning welcome party to set the mood for the full-filled days ahead. In the evening two events: 6:30pm at Grand Oaks Mansion Room, a amazing list of historical fiction and romance authors will host the Historical ladies event. The first 350 guests will receive a goodie bag bursting with books and special swag and surprises!
A joyous second-line will lead you to Mardi Gras World where a amazing Louisiana food and surprises await you.
Thursday, May 15 – “PUB” Crawl
You will Crawl down Bourbon street from 6:30 – 8:30 when individual publishers and their authors will be stationed at approximately 10 bars along the strip. What a way to socialize – plus, there will be a discount for frozen drinks.
The evening will end in hotel ballroom with a gigantic dance party hosted ELLORA’s CAVE.
Friday, May 16 – Mardi Gras Custom Ball
Morning mixer will be sponsored by a group of authors: Jennifer Bernard, Colleen Gleason, and 10 other authors
Evening mixer will be hosted by AVON BOOKS, with 50 of its authors.
Extravagant costumes are a given in NOLA, and on Friday night at 9pm Heather Graham will host an authentic Mardi Gras Custom Ball. So, start planning your most creative attire.
Saturday, May 17 – Giant Book Fair
From Morning to Midnight Saturday is Jam-paked. Doors will open at 10am for Giant Book Fair and the E-Book and Indie Publisher Expo.
At 2:30pm, workshops begin for Teen Day and Fan-tastic Day.
At 6:30pm Teen Day Party for TEENS, or FAN-tastic Day Party for ADULTS
At 8pm join CARINA PRESS and its authors for a fabulous cocktail party with lots of great prizes. Harlequin’s Dance Party begins 9pm with lots of giveaways and prizes and, of course, dancing until midnight.
Sunday, May 18 – SOS AMERICA MIXER & THE LAST DAY OF EVENT
The morning will begin with a salute to the men and women of the military at the SOS America mixer.
Keynote speaker will be retired U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Michael Jaco, who was part of Seal Team Six.
Social Sunday will begin with three hours of workshops led by bestselling authors and (TBA).