RT Booklovers Convention 2013: Calling All Paranormal 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. 

First up is the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy program. 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. 



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

Jeaniene FrostIlona AndrewsKarina Cooper


Lara AdrianYasmine GalenornNicole Peeler


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


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


Beyond Giggles and Screams (Wed, May 1 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm) with Pamela Palmer, Karina Cooper, Alyssa Day, Angie Fox and Kerrelyn Sparks. The authors will be discussing light versus dark paranormal romance and answering questions on how to add humor to the most intense scenes and drama to the most lighthearted romps. Read the description here

Still have questions about supernatural tales? Then check out Anything Goes in Urban Fantasy: Authors Tell All (Fri, May 3 - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.). Click here for the description and list of authors which includes Caitlin Kittredge, Jeanne Stein and Jaye Wells.


Does your idea of a happily ever after include a pair that is destined to be together? Then you will want to join Jeaniene Frost, Lara Adrian, Yasmine Galenorn, Alma Katsu and Kerrelyn Sparks for their Fated to Be Mated (Thurs, May 2 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.) panel that investigates the rules of a good mated pair. Learn more here.


Is the hero and heroine’s story just too complex for just one book? Then it is time to get to know the characters better. In the panel The Long Kiss Goodnight - Waiting For That HEA (Fri, May 3 - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) six authors including Ilona Andrews (Ilona and Gordon), Molly Harper and Rachel Vincent discuss the recurring H/h and why there always more to the story. Information about this talk is available here


In this specialty panel Jaci Burton, Shannon K. Butcher, Alexandra Ivy and Jade Lee ask what happens When Sex Gets Weird (Fri, May 3 - 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.). Discuss the ins and outs of paranormal love scenes with these smoking hot writers. 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 >>