Convention Parties





RT Book Reviews Welcome Party

We tip our hats to you and welcome you to the 28th Annual RT BOOKLOVERS Convention. We'll announce the Ann Peach Grant recipient for 2011 and announce the Bookseller of the Year for 2011! And you'll have the chance to meet RT's 2011 Mr. Romance contestants. Lady Barrow, RT Convention Director Jo Carol Jones and Carol Stacy of RT BOOK REVIEWS want to welcome you all to a week filled with new and exciting events, workshops and great times for all!
WEDNESDAY, 11:00-12:30 am

The Mystery Chix and Private Dix

It's no mystery why this Mystery Mixer is a perennial fav at RT! Join us for free food, free books and other giveaway goodies. Your favorite mystery and suspense writers, including "Monk" and "Diagnosis Murder" novelist/screenwriter Lee Goldberg, will unveil their latest and future thrillrides and whodunnits.
Hosts: Lori G. Armstrong aka Lorelei James, Brett Battles, Allison Brennan, Robert Gregory Browne, Carole Nelson Douglas, Lee Goldberg, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Rick Mofina, Rhys Bowen, Brenda Novak, D.P. Lyle
THURSDAY, 8:30-9:45 am

Kensington MORNING Mixer

A delightful way to start your day! Delicious gourmet muffins, hot coffee and the Kensington authors. Come for some fun giveaways, one-on-one time with our authors and leave with a happy tummy!
HOST: Kensington Books
FRIDAY, 8:30-9:45am





Western Reader Roundup

“This is a bad bunch we're after.”  (Lonesome Dove, 1989) 
Join a bevy of western writers, and special guest Mr. Romance 2008 Chris Winters, for TV/Movie western trivia, line dancing and prizes. So pull on your boots, grab your hat and get along little doggie to the roundup.
Hosts: C.H. Admirand, Margaret Brownley, Cindy Holby (aka  Kassy Tayler), Beth Williamson (aka Emma Lang), Lorelei James (aka Lori  Arm­strong), Cat Johnson, Janette Kenny
WEDNESDAY, 1:00-2:00 pm

Intergalactic Bar and Grille

“To boldly go where no man has gone before.” (Star Trek, TV series, 1966)
Forget the Star Wars cantina! Strap on your anti-grav boots, lock down the starship and come to this book lover event. Mingle with authors, aliens and the bar’s infamous, hunky bartender, Sin! Free nibbles, awesome goodie bags and a special sci-fi gift for the first 100 bar patrons. Get sneak peeks of upcoming books from your author hostesses, the best of sci-fi romance!
Hosts: Marcella Burnard, Nathalie Gray, Jade Lee (aka Kathy Lyons), Janet Miller (aka Cricket Starr), Karen Miller (aka K.E. Mills), Linnea Sinclair, Melinda Snodgrass. Special Guest: L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
WEDNESDAY, 4:45-5:45 pm

Lights, Action, Party! The Series Romance Way

“At midnight, I’ll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper.” (Roman Holiday, 1953)
Lights, Action, Party! Join more than two dozen of your favorite, bestselling and award-winning Harlequin/Silhouette/Kimani series romance authors as readers take center stage at this brand new RT event! While enjoying some light snacks, you’ll get a sneak peek at upcoming books, get the chance to chat with authors about what’s hot and what’s not, and have a chance to tell the authors what you’d like to see in series romance. We’ll have books for everyone, and have some grander prizes for a lucky few who play Series Romance Bingo.
Hosts: B.J. Daniels, HelenKay Dimon, Judy Duarte, Carol Ericson, Delores Fossen, Crystal Green, Jan Hambright, Lynn Raye Harris, Candace Havens, Brenda Jackson, Kimberly Lang, Jade Lee aka Kathy Lyons, Julie Miller, Jill Monroe, Kathleen O'Reilly, Kira Sinclair, Amanda Stevens, Rebecca York
THURSDAY, 11:15 am-12:15 pm 

Around the Worlds With Jacquelyn Frank

Travel around the worlds of Jacquelyn Frank and enjoy a fusion of Asian cuisine on your journey.
Hosts: Bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank
THURSDAY, 12:15-1:15pm

Wild 'N Wacky Party

“I’m putting on my little waitress cap and my fancy high-heeled shoes, I’m gonna go find me a real man. A good man, a true man.” (The Rose, 1979)
Join these authors as they heat up LA with a party that’s sure to be hot! Take advantage of some personal time with the cover models. Be sure to leave your inhibitions at the door and enjoy the fun. Boas will be given to the first 30 people who arrive at the party. Bring your own boas, too. Other giveaways will be handed out during this Wild & Wacky Party!
Hosts: Kayla Perrin, Jaime Rush (aka Tina Wainscott)
FRIDAY, 10:00-11:00 am

Dean Koontz Special Autographing

On Friday, directly following the Author Chat with Dean Koontz, there will be an autographing for Koontz exclusively for attendees. One of his current bestsellers will be given out to the first 200 who show up to meet him. Dean will NOT be signing as the Book Fair on Saturday so it's your only opportunity to meet him.
FRIDAY, 12:15-1:30pm

Noble Romance Publishing—That’s Amore!

A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou. Take a break and join Noble Romance authors, cover artists and cover model Jimmy Thomas for a bit of fun, food and gifts. Have a glass of wine with us, and let's toast RT and the fabulous world of Romance Novels.
HOST: Noble Romance Publishing
FRIDAY, 12:30-1:30pm

Meet the Soap Stars TV Soaps: Secrets from the Inside

Hear from some of the soaps’ most beloved actresses and get firsthand stories from the sets.
Guests: Jacklyn Zeman, actress (Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital); Eileen Davidson, actress (Ashley on The Young and the Restless) and author of the Soap Opera Mystery series for Obsidian; Sheri Anderson, former head writer for Days of Our Lives and author of novels for Sourcebooks based on original storylines from the show; Carolyn Hennesy, actress (Diane on General Hospital) and author of the YA Pandora series for Bloomsbury.
FRIDAY, 1:30-3:45pm

Steampunk Social

“That is what books are for, to travel without moving an inch.” (The Namesake, 2007)
Welcome to gaslit streets, where innovation meets imagination. Cinch your corset, fold your fan, tip your top hat, grab your goggles and prepare to open your clockwork heart to the most intriguing — and most fabulously costumed — subgenere of romance, where Victorian allure meets the fantastical. Mingle with steampunk and gaslight romance authors, enjoy steampunk schwag and a spot of tea! Fulfill flights of improbable fancy, courtesy of your consummate author hostesses. We can’t wait for you to come to call!
Hosts: Cindy Holby (aka Kassy Tayler), Suzanne Lazear, Deb Schneider, Kathryn Smith (aka Kady Cross)
FRIDAY, 2:45-3:45 pm

Teen Day & Book Signing Giveaways & FREE BOOKS!

• Day passes are available!
From 11am to 2:00pm, you can meet the YA authors at the general Book Fair, and purchase autographed copies of their latest books. After the Book Fair, fans of all ages are invited to join dozens of bestselling young adult authors for a three-hour, fun-filled program with workshops and sessions. A Teen Party will follow with lots of giveaways.
Host: RT Book Reviews
SATURDAY, 11am - 7pm

SOS Military Mixer

A proud and loving tribute to the men and women who serve in the armed forces. Special guests of military personal, military authors, and the local military families will be honored at this special afternoon reception. Stop in and shake their hand, and tell them thanks!
Hosts: Kathryn Falk (Founder/CEO of RT BOOKreviews), Kim Adams ( Military Liaison SOS Aloha ), C.H. Admirand, Renee Bernard, DC DeVane, Anne Elizabeth, Simone Elkeles, Sherry James, Catherine Mann, Annie Marshall, Delilah Marvelle, Julie Miller, Caridad Piñeiro
SATURDAY, 3:30- 5:00 pm




Saucy Sirens Throughout History

The Mad Hatter Bunch is back with a glint  in their eye to treat you to a night of glamour, prizes, games, goodies and fun--Hollywood-style! Whether you've been tempted in the pages of a book or on the silver screen, come meet your fav seductive and saucy sirens who have captured hearts with their wicked charm, humor and finesse!
Hosts: Amanda McIntrye, Kristi-Cook Astor, Genella DeGrey, Renee Bernard, Sharon Page, Heather Graham, Sally MacKenzie, Victoria Alexander, Trish Albright, Kaitlin O' Reilly, Bobbi Smith, Kieran Kramer, Sahara Kelly, Emily Bryan, Sabrina Jefferies
WEDNESDAY, 6:30-8:00 pm 

Ellora’s Cave Fantasy Party


Ellora's Cave Men and Their Guest - Columbus 2010
ELLORA'S CAVE invites you to the exotic world of BOLLYWOOD! A wonderous blend of Bombay vibrant artistry and dance to the glamour that is Hollywood. A hint of Hindi entertainment starts the evening as you dance the night away, dressed in your colorful sarong or other Bollywood fantasy garb! As always, great music, food, and fabulous prizes!
WEDNESDAY, 9:00-Midnight

Samhain High Steam

Readers are invited to an “eat and greet,” where they can talk about all things steampunk and Samhain. A high tea, where you can expect a variety of hot appetizers and finger foods. Door prizes will include a steampunk-themed Kindle case, complete with Kindle, as well as prize packages containing additional steampunk swag and Samhain books.
HOST: Samhain Publishing
THURSDAY, 6:15-7:15pm

Venetian Masquerade Faery Ball


The 2011 Faery Queens, Sahara Kelly and Amanda McIntyre, along with their royal faery court invite you to don your brightest gown, wear your most opulent, mysterious mask and join us for the decadent magnificence of the RT Faery Court's "Venetian Masquerade!" Visit 'THE FAERY website for more on this event, including exciting details our upcoming online scavenger hunt with delightful prizes! Again this year, we are proud to sponsor our annual Faery Bling Raffle at the Ball, which has raised impressive dollars for various literacy programs in each RT Convention host city. Proceeds in 2011 will benefit the Los Angeles  Public Library Adult Literacy Programs. Come one, come all to the romantic and mysterious RT Faery Court Masquerade Ball!

Hosts: Cathy Matuszak, Sahara Kelly, Janet Miller (aka Cricket Starr), Samantha Gail, Susanne Saville, Sharon Page, Andrew Peterson, Cathy Clamp (aka Cat Adams), Andrew Shaffer, Shannon K. Butcher, Eden Bradley (aka Eve Berlin), R.G. Alexander, Samantha Sommersby , Lori James CEO of All Romance eBooks, Sheila English CEO Circle of Seven Productions, Julie Floyd, Amanda McIntyre

THURSDAY, 8:30-Midnight

The Costume Competition and Ball

Faery Court - Orlando 2009
The Costume Competition and Ball is one of the most anticipated events of the RT Convention. Ladies and gents have a chance to dress up and portray the heroes and heroines of their favorite books. This year at the Faery Ball, everyone who wears a costume will be included in the competition simply by joining a “parade of costumes.” A panel of judges will vote for the six best in the following areas: Most Beautiful, Most Creative, Most Humorous, Most Romantic, Most Extravagant and Most Authentic.
After a sumptuous dinner, contenders will get into character, parade onto the stage, strut their stuff and have some fun! Beautiful gifts will be presented to the winners.

Avon’s Dusk To Dark Mixer

The sun has disappeared on the horizon and the shades of the night envelope the earth. Avon and its many authors including Kelley Armstrong, Jeaniene Frost, Melissa Marr, Pamela Palmer, Jamie Rush and Kerrelyn Sparks invite you to celebrate the dark passion of twilight with food, fun, and drink. Expect the unexpected as you never know what magic may appear in the cool, early hours of the evening.
Hosts: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Pamela Palmer, Jamie Rush, Kerrelyn Sparks, Lyndsay Sands, Tera Lynn Childs, Sophie Jordan, Merrie Destefano, Terri Garey
FRIDAY, 6:00-7:00 pm

Heather Graham and Helen Rosburg Vampire Ball

Hurrah for Hollywood! And everyone is a hopeful. Werewolves are pretty good at doffing their clothes, vampires like to own the night, and those darned shape-shifters can do about anything. But everyone knows that it's "Don't call us--we'll call you!" Still, they all flock to Hollywood for a big break. Of course, there's Hollywood Florida, Hollywood, California . . . and, surely, there's a Hollywood from Planet Nine! Witches, of course, think they know the right spells, but "anything goes" when the creatures of the night get wild and woolly, vying for a few coveted roles in the epic, "Zombie Strippers from Planet 9!"
FRIDAY, 8:30-Midnight

Harlequin and Borders Celebrate — Hollywood Style

Harlequin Enterprises and Borders Books team up for a spectacular dance party and an evening of glamour where you will meet the stars of romance.
SATURDAY, 9pm-Midnight


Back to the Top >>

Convention Home >>