2014 RT Convention Preview: Evening Parties

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Grab your friends and leave your worries at the door, because when we take over New Orleans this May for our annual RT Convention, we’re going to party the night away! Besides the delicious food, insightful panel discussions and giant book fair, this year’s convention boasts an exciting line up of evening parties you won’t want to miss. Take a look:

Pirates, Scalawags & More!

When: Wednesday, May 14, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: Grand Oaks Mansion - Mardi Gras World (off-site)

What: Join a whole crew of authors at the Grand Oaks Mansion to celebrate in true pirate fashion. The first 350 guests will receive a goodie bag filled with books and swag, but everyone can enjoy the hurricane drinks and chocolate doubloons! There’ll be games and prizes at the festivities, so be sure to sail on over to this party. Authors in attendance include: Coreene Callahan, Elizabeth Essex, Sabrina Jeffries, Terry Spear and many more!

*Following the Pirates, Scalawags & More party will be our Mardi Gras World Carnivále extravaganza, which we featured a few weeks ago. Click here for more details!

Kensington’s Karmic Carnival

When: Thursday, May 15, 5:15 - 6:15 PM

Where: 3rd Floor, Acadia (Grand Ballroom)

What: Join Kensington authors like Victoria Alexander, Desiree Holt and Jennifer Estep for a night of books and magic! Have your fortune told, enjoy delicious drinks and food and chat up your favorite authors. Attendees will also have the chance to meet the Kensington team and win exciting prizes!

*After Kensington’s Karmic Carnival, be sure to join us for the Publishing Pub Crawl, which we highlighted back in November. For more information, read our post here!

Samhain Saints and Sinners Party

When: Thursday, May 15, from 9:00 - 11:55 PM

Where: 3rd Floor, Carondelet (Grand Ballroom)

What: Samhain Publishing invites all the angels and devils out there to join them Thursday night for a wild night of treats, dancing and prizes. Attendees will have the chance to enter for a fully paid registration to our 2015 convention, as well as gift baskets and e-readers!

Avon’s Krewe of Muses

When: Friday, May 16 from 6:15 - 7:45 PM

Where: 3rd Floor, Acadia (Grand Ballroom)

What: Avon Books invites you to help them celebrate Erato, the muse of love and poetry, with an evening of wine and books! Authors from Avon, Avon Impulse, William Morrow and Harper Voyager will be there to chat with their devoted readers and to sign complimentary books and e-books. Some of the authors attending include Zoe Archer, J. Lynn, Kiera Cass, Tessa Dare and Lori Wilde.

Heather Graham’s Mardi Gras Magic Mayhem

When: Friday, May 16, from 8:45 PM - 12:00 AM 

Where: 3rd Floor, Carondelet (Grand Ballroom)

What: Join bestselling author Heather Graham for dinner theatre and dancing on Friday night. Costumes are encouraged, especially those of the vampire, vixen or royal variety. A dinner of caesar salad, roasted chicken, green beans and peppers will be served while Heather and friends entertain. There’ll be a formal costume contest with dancing to follow.

Harlequin’s Dance Party

When: Saturday, May 17, 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM 

Where: 3rd Floor, Carondelet (Grand Ballroom)

What: Saturday night comes to a close with Harlequin’s Dance Party, which is sure to be epic. With some of today’s most beloved authors, pulse-pounding beats and enough glamour to last a lifetime, you won’t want to miss this!

Are you ready to party it up? We sure hope so! For more convention news and information, visit the official site here. If you're not sure what to wear, check out some staff outfit picks here and here. See you soon in NOLA!