RT Booklovers Convention 2013: Calling All Erotic Romance Fans

The 2013 RT Booklovers Convention is officially one month away! Taking place in Kansas City, MO from May 1 - 5, this year we are celebrating 30 years of great RT conventions. With a huge list of panels, parties and other great happenings, this week on the RT Daily Blog we are going genre-by-genre to spotlight authors you will want to meet and events you won’t want to miss. 

Yesterday we took a look at the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy program, and today Erotic Romance is our focus. But remember, this is just a taste, a complete list of events can be found at the full convention schedule.  

And if you are interested in what you see, registration is still open! Go here for the FULL CONVENTION REGISTRATION, which gives you access to events taking place Wednesday, May 1 through Sunday, May 5. Also available on the registration page are DAY PASSES and WEEKEND PASSES, to fit any schedule and budget. 

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THE GIANT BOOK FAIR

If hundreds of authors and piles and piles of books is your idea of a great time, then you will definitely want to join us at RT Booklovers Giant Book Fair. Convention goers get in free and the public is welcome to attend for just $5 a ticket at the door. The signing will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., but make sure to come early to get a good place in line! 

Who will erotica lovers get to meet at the signing? Here are just a few of the bestselling authors that will be attending:

Sylvia DayJaci BurtonMaya Banks

 

Eden BradleyLauren DaneBeth Kery

 

For more information about the Giant Book Fair and a full list of authors signing, go here

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If you are looking for a more intimate setting to meet and greet your favorite erotica authors, then we suggest checking out the following panels and workshops. 

DEFINING A GENRE

Do you have questions about erotic romance? Do you wonder how much kink is required for the book to officially be considered kinky? We suggest you check out Parsing the Smexy: Erotic Romance Defined (Wed, May 1 - 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.) where industry insiders investigate this hot topic. Read more here

TRY SOMETHING NEW

Don't be intimidated by BDSM — everyone's doing it. Or at least reading about it! But if you are unsure if whips and chains delight you, then don't miss All Tied Up: BDSM Romance (Thurs, May 2 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.) where authors Kasi Alexander, Shayla Black and Lexi Blake steam up the room with some frank talk. Read the event description here.

CHATTING IT UP

This year, we will be holding our first Erotica Chat (Thurs, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) which will feature authors Jaci Burton, Lauren Dane, Sylvia Day and Maya Banks. Get the inside details on this event here

WHAT'S NEXT?  

So you say you're a true erotica aficionado, prove it! Join professionals Whitney Mae (from Ellora's Cave) and Lindsey Faber (from Samhain) along with several authors including Robin Schone to talk Erotica: The Next Generation (Thurs, May 2 - 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.). More information is available here

FAN-TASTIC DAY

Saturday at the RT Con is devoted to the fans with one particular event for erotica readers. At the Reader Appreciation Gathering (Sat, May 4 - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.) authors Sylvia Day, Lora Leigh and Shayla Black will be answering readers' questions, holding giveaways and offering exclusive sneak peeks of the authors' upcoming releases. Learn more here.  

Interested in learning more about the RT Booklovers Convention? Use the following links:

RT Booklovers Convention Website >> 

Full Convention Schedule >>

Authors Attending >>

The 2013 Book Fairs >>

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