2014 RT Convention Preview: Tuesday Reader Events


It’s no secret that pajamas are pretty much the best type of clothing — ever. There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as snuggling up in your pajamas with a great book and on Tuesday, May 13, the first night of the RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans, convention attendees will be able to party it up all in the comfort of their favorite PJs — bunny slippers and all! We have a whole host of pajama-friendly activities planned for you ...

Starting with Cinema Craptastique! Begun at the 2013 convention in Kansas City, Cinema Craptastique is a rousing event that brings readers and their favorite authors together to watch a movie so horrible it’s awesome, and live-tweet their critiques. So plan to throw on your pajamas at 5:30 PM, and join us for prizes, snacks and laughs! There may even be a surprise guest or two. Authors on board to host this unique cinematic experience include Laura Kaye, Elisabeth Staab, Damon Suede — and many more.

Once you’ve yukked it up over a terrible awesome movie, head on over to the Never Have I Ever … New Adult Pajama Party at 8:15 PM, hosted by some of NA’s hottest voices, including Cora Carmack, Abbi Glines and Jamie McGuire. This campus-style party will be full of games, junk food and prizes — and everyone will receive a goody bag.

Once you’ve relived your college days, why not continue to your teens with your favorite young adult authors, who’ll be on hand for the YA Spooky Sleepover! Starting at 10:15 PM, readers will join authors like Colleen Gleason, Suzanne Lazear, Anne Greenwood Brown and Tara Hudson for ghost stories, games, junk food and a slipper contest! We can’t think of a better place than New Orleans for a night of spooky stories, and the first 100 arrivals will receive a swag bag!

But that’s not all, lovely readers! We’ve got you booked during the day on Tuesday as well. If you’re addicted to scrapbooking, or have always wanted to try your hand at it, then our Scrapbooking Mania event at 2:45 PM is just for you! Go crazy scrapbooking your favorite memories with authors Jennifer L. Armentrout, Brinda Berry, Darynda Jones, Ciara Knight, Kim Meyer and Jana Oliver.

And following this hands-on crafting extravaganza will be Lady Jane’s Salon: RT Style where attendees will get to spend time with their favorite historical romance authors, who are bringing Lady Jane's Salon to the RT Booklovers Convention for the first time ever. Discuss their latest releases, hear authors read from new and upcoming titles and find out what’s coming up next. Authors for this intimate event include Elizabeth Essex, Shana Galen, Sabrina Jeffries and more to come!

What a great way to kick off our 2014 RT Booklovers Convention, no? So be sure to pack your favorite pajamas and comfiest slippers, and join us for these can’t miss events on Tuesday!

For more information on the 2014 RT Booklovers Convention, visit RTConvention.com. We can't wait to see you in New Orleans!