Is it a goal to attend a reader event? Do you want to spend an afternoon with one of your favorite authors? Perhaps you’d rather hang out with other readers who enjoy the same romance sub-genre as you.
Here are some get-togethers that focus on the romance reader:
“An annual, multi-day reader event featuring Young Adult, New Adult and Adult authors, panel programming and social events.”
Expect the ultimate reader experience with “morning mixers boasting light snacks, plenty of meet-n-greets with authors, and evening events offering dinner and dancing!”
“A super casual convention and book signing in Daytona Beach, FL. Our goal is to give authors and readers a place to get to know each other, and hang out for the weekend. With panels designed to start interesting discussions, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan.”
The goal for this indie romance event “was to cultivate a space where readers, authors, and all who contribute to this community could come together and thrive. It is our hope that you will not only have fun, but that you will also be able to walk away with the discussions, experiences and inspiration to wear your crown every day.”
Past events included book signings, book swaps, giveaway baskets and goodie bags, workshops, author panels and plenty of interaction with your favorite romance authors.
“GayRomLit is a reader-focused retreat dedicated to the celebration and advancement of LGBT romance. Organized by authors, sponsored by authors and publishers, GayRomLit’s mission is to connect readers to the authors they love and the ones they have yet to fall for within a safe, supportive, affordable and fabulous environment.”
“Join some of the world’s most celebrated authors of historical romance coming together for an intimate gathering that gives every guest a chance to mingle and play. Dress in your favorite era, enjoy historical foods, games and music while surrounded by the glamour of a hotel that was once only enjoyed by the elite.”
This event offers “workshops and panels during the day and fun events at night. Readers and authors get to know each other on a more personal note.”
Expect interaction with the hottest Interracial Romance authors, Meet & Greets, panels, awards, book signings, games, contests and parties.
This three day reader experience includes meals, book signings, parties, events, a ball and more.
This event is “a way for readers and authors to interact. But as a bonus, it’s also a fundraiser.”
“A weekend getaway for book-loving ladies.” Past events included private signings, raffle baskets, goodie bags, scavenger hunts, and craft rooms.
Past events included parties, author panels, fun interactive workshops, silent auctions, and book fairs.
A “fun filled 3-day conference event where authors and readers will share their love for romance and women’s fiction novels. Attendees will enjoy craft workshops, industry expert advice, panel discussions and a lot of reader games, drawings, and more along with a highlight on an array of multicultural characters and authors with page-turning novels trying to make their way to the top of your reading list.”
This author-reader retreat is for those who love history and romance.
“What is Wild Wicked Weekend? It’s just that, a gathering of authors and readers having a fun time!”
Reader Events in Europe
This weekend reader event is in France. It includes discussions about new romance themes, book signings, and a gala event.
For two days in Germany, “readers can chat with German and international authors about their favorite books.” Expect panels, workshops, Q&As, Meet & Greets, blind dates and games.
“Make new book friends around the world while meeting your favorite or new to you authors.” Previous events were held in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.
One Day Events
“Avon KissCons are a one-of-a-kind, interactive romance events where we bring panels of your favorite Avon authors to bookstores across the region.”
“Guests support literacy while enjoying tea at tables hosted by some of the hottest romance authors from around the country. As always, Buns & Roses is the place for fabulous auction items, our ever-popular Mystery Bear Boxes, and a private book signing just for attendees.”
This romance reader appreciation event is a free “booktail party”.
This mega book signing is a free event for readers and held during the annual RWA conference. “At the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans in this two-hour event, with the proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations.”
“An epic romance author signing event for romance book readers and fangirls to meet their favorite authors!”
Readers meet authors, receive gifts of appreciations, goodie bags and door prizes, and attend a book signing following the luncheon.
“This public event has over 80 romance authors in one room, including New York Times and USA Today best sellers. Chat with them, get selfies together, or buy a signed book. And all proceeds go to a good cause!”
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