Monday, April 13, 2009

Romantic Times Convention

In one week, I'll be heading for Orlando for the Romantic Times Convention. This will be my 4th time for this mega-party and I'm really looking forward to it. It's part fan-fest, part writers' conference, part orgy (Ok, I generally skip that part, but it's there.) I'll be rooming with Bobbi Smith, NY Times bestseller of too many western romances to count! We'll be working together Monday and Tuesday to put on her Aspiring Writer program of workshops. This will be the 3rd year I've done it and it's always such fun.

Then of course, the convention starts in earnest on Wednesday, with workshops and pitches and networking like crazy. Evenings are filled with parties (some of which are costumed affairs!), mixers and dancing with my girlfriends. There is a Mr. Romance Contest for aspiring cover models and I'm happy to report that one of them will be dressed a LUCIAN, my hero in VEXING THE VISCOUNT! Finally on Saturday, there will be a mega-booksale with so many authors, it makes readers' eyes cross to see us lined up, rank upon rank.

Most of all I'm looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Most especially, I want to meet as many of my online friends as possible. So if you are going to RT, please give me a shout out! We need to connect.

Will you be there?


Genella deGrey said...

I can't WAIT!
:) :) :)

EmilyBryan said...

Me neither! After the cold New England excuse for spring, I'm so ready for some Florida sunshine! Looks like I'm doing 3 workshops and a panel for the Aspiring Writers and another workshop on plotting for the main convention go-ers.

Should be great fun and I have to learn how to operate our digital camera!

Looking forward to seeing you, Genella!

Jane L said...

I am so excited I can't seem to get a thing done!! I am taking Bobbi's class! I met her last year and loved her so much!! She is an awesome writer! Im excited to see what she has to share in her forum! I am also very nervous to finally be able to meet you Emily! Hopefully you will have time for lunch!

Rachel E. Moniz said...

Hi Emily!
I wish I was going. We will see for next year.
As I said at the Hartford signing in February, driving out to see you was a "mini" RT!
Hope you have a wonderful time and I agree about the freezing Spring here in New England.

EmilyBryan said...

Jane--We are going to have a ball in FL! Bobbi is terrific and she has so much to teach us.

Rachel--Maybe another year...