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2014 RT Convention Outfits: Tricia's Picks

BY , APRIL 15, 2014 | PERMALINK

The RT Booklovers Convention is only a few short weeks away! Which means if you're planning on attending the full week of books, babes (yes, we mean you) and shenanigans, you've got some packing to do. With a full schedule of panels, workshops, events — and, of course, parties — one outfit a day may not cut it. So bust out those extra large suitcases, because the RT staff is bringing you their dream outfits for the themed evening events and nighttime parties. Today, take a gander at RT Associate Editor Tricia Carr's picks.

Pirates, Scalawags & More

Arrrr you ready to bust out your best pirate garb? In this adorable dress I’ll fit right in with the pirates, privateers and wenches at the Grand Oaks Mansion. My pocket-watch necklace pays homage to one of my favorite pirates, Captain Hook, and I plan to channel Johnny Depp for my hair and makeup — just without the beard braids. Full outfit details here.


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2014 RT Convention Outfits: Elisa's Picks

BY , APRIL 14, 2014 | PERMALINK

The RT Booklovers Convention is only a few short weeks away! Which means if you're planning on attending the full week of books, babes (yes, we mean you) and shenanigans, you've got some packing to do. With a full schedule of panels, workshops, events — and, of course, parties — one outfit a day may not cut it. So bust out those extra large suitcases, because the RT staff is bringing you their dream outfits for the themed evening events and nighttime parties. Today, take a gander at RT Web Editor Elisa Verna's picks.


Mardi Gras World Carnivále

 

 


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2014 RT Convention Preview: Pitch-a-Palooza

BY , APRIL 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

Calling all writers! When Romancelandia takes over New Orleans next month for the RT Booklovers Convention, you’ll want your manuscripts in tiptop shape. Why? Because you’ll have the chance to pitch your books to the industry’s top editors and agents during our Pitch-a-Palooza event! Here’s the 411:

When: Friday, May 16 at 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

Where: 3rd Floor, Acadia - Grand Ballroom

What: Pitch-a-Palooza is an hour-long event where aspiring and published authors will have three minutes to present their “elevator pitch” to an agent or an editor. When you’re done pitching one person, go right ahead and get in line for another. Think of it like agent/editor speed dating! This is a first-come, first-serve event, so be sure to arrive early. Please note that Pitch-A-Palooza is not the same as editor appointments and agent appointments.

And if you’re curious about which industry professionals you’ll be pitching to, here’s a sampling of some of the agents and editors:

Agents:


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RT Essentials - Necessities For Surviving Your First RT Convention

BY , APRIL 08, 2014 | PERMALINK

The 2014 RT Booklovers Convention logo

May 13th is slowly creeping up on us, and before we know it we'll be en route to New Orleans for the annual RT Booklovers Convention! We were all RT Virgins once, and we know it can be a little overwhelming packing for your first RT Con. So we asked seasoned RT veterans the biggest question we know is on your mind — what do you absolutely need to pack? Below are several fantastic suggestions via Twitter and Facebook to help put your mind at ease.

 

These are all amazing suggestions. Comfy shoes are a must, you'll be on your feet for long, fun-filled days! Definitely do not forget to pack your phone charger, so you can meet up with friends, and — oh yeah, check in on your family back home. Bringing along a bunch of pre-made contact cards for easy raffle entries (they should include your name, email address, cell phone number and address. Business cards or address labels work great!) and pre-made shipping labels addressed to yourself so you can mail all the books and swag you collect, will make your life way easier. (There will be shipping available on-site at the convention hotel, and USPS post offices nearby.)

 


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2014 RT Convention Outfits: Danielle's Picks

BY , APRIL 03, 2014 | PERMALINK

The RT Booklovers Convention is only a few short weeks away! Which means if you're planning on attending the full week of books, babes (yes, we mean you) and shenanigans, you've got some packing to do! With a full schedule of panels, workshops, events — and of course parties, one outfit a day may not cut it. So bust out those extra large suitcases, because the RT staff is bringing you their dream outfits for the themed evening events and nighttime parties. Today, take a gander at RT Editorial Assistant Danielle Valente's picks.


Pirates, Scalawags & More

 


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2014 RT Convention Preview: Cover Model Sock Hop!

BY , APRIL 02, 2014 | PERMALINK

logo for the 2014 RT Convention

Grab your poodle skirts and bobby socks and get ready to dance the night away with your favorite cover models at the Cover Model Sock Hop this May in NOLA! Complete with '50s music and dance — don’t worry, we'll have instructors on hand to lead you through the steps — this is a not-to-be-missed extravaganza!

The 2 hour event starts promptly at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 13th, and an extra ticket ($70) is required to attend. Throughout the night, select winners will get special slow dances with the hunky models. And when you’re not showing off your skills on the dance floor, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious treats and drinks, including the signature “Cover Model Cosmo”!


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Eloisa James Gives Five Tips For Surviving Your First Conference Presentation

BY , MARCH 26, 2014 | PERMALINK

You probably already love Eloisa James for her awesome, fun historical romances — her latest, RT Top Pick! Three Weeks with Lady X, is out this week — but did you also know she’s amazing at presenting conference workshops? It’s true! Your RT Web Team are unabashed fans. As the RT Convention and our time in NOLA quickly approaches, we asked Eloisa for some tips for all you first-time presenters prepping your workshops now. Take it away, Eloisa!

The cover of Three Weeks with lady X

Writers are famously solitary by nature, but these days, even the most hermit-like of authors must force herself out of the cave. Authors need a platform, a presence on the internet and at conferences. Giving a presentation can be frightening, but with the right preparation, it can also be lots of fun and result in a burst of enthusiastic readers. Here are my five tips for acing your workshop.

1. Figure out what you know.


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2014 RT Convention Preview: Social Sunday

BY , MARCH 26, 2014 | PERMALINK

Sunday is the last day of the RT Convention, and we plan on having fun til the very last second! Our Sunday Social events are laid back, fun activities full of insights that will serve as the perfect way to end our week-long New Orleans extravaganza. We already gave you a sneak peek at Sunday's SOS America Military Salute in our  post, and today we’ve got the down low on the rest of Sunday’s events! Take a look:

Pin the Kilt on the Highlander

When: Sunday, May 18 from 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Where: 2nd Floor, Gallery 2

What: There’s no denying that a kilt makes a man infinitely sexier. So join Scottish romance authors Eliza Knight, Terry Spear and Mary Wine (aka Dawn Ryder) for an afternoon of fun, games, prizes and all things kilt!


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2014 RT Convention Preview: Booksellers and Librarians, This Is For You!

BY , MARCH 19, 2014 | PERMALINK

The 2014 RT Convention logo

Booksellers and librarians — they're on the front lines of the publishing industry, bringing the goods directly to us, the better to feed our fix. And while our annual RT Convention boasts a bevy of events for every type of book lover, from readers to writers to aspiring authors, we have a whole track special events just for booksellers and librarians. Take a look at some of our favorites, and if you're registered as a bookseller or librarian, get your agenda ready!

Saints of Suspense Exclusive Party


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2014 RT Convention Preview: Mardi Gras World Carnivále!

BY , MARCH 12, 2014 | PERMALINK

Besides the fantastic food and rich history, New Orleans is most famous for Mardi Gras. And although this year’s festivities are now sadly over, RT Convention attendees can still experience the celebrations by joining us on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:15pm** for Mardi Gras World Carnivále! This all-night extravaganza is co-sponsored by a host of today’s leading publishers, and you will not want to miss it. Trust us.

Attendees will get an intimate look at the floats used in the Mardi Gras parade.

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