I’ll be New Orleans in a couple weeks for the RT Convention, which is basically Comic Con for Romance Readers.
My schedule is crammed, but here are the broad strokes. Also, don’t forget the huge mass signing that will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 11:00am to 2:00pm. For the full agenda, head over to the official website.
PARANORMAL: Strange Worlds, Strong Wills
A place filled with vampires, shapeshifters, demons and magic is exciting, but are the characters living in there up for challenge? Join bestselling authors as they discuss how to craft characters – human or otherwise – that are ready, willing and able to take on the fantastic worlds they live in.
Event Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Moderator: Jeaniene Frost
Panelist(s): Ilona Andrews (aka Ilona and Gordon Andrews), Charlaine Harris, Marjorie Liu
Location: 2nd Floor Room:
Studio 2 – (Preservation Hall)
Pub Crawl, Thursday May 15th, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Berkley/NAL is sponsoring a stop along the RT Pub Crawl on Bourbon Street. We will be stationed at the bar The Beach for two hours. This will be a fun, social event where authors interact directly with readers.
Mad Monster Party!
New Orleans is a party town for the undead as Anne Rice proved in her ground-breaking novel Interview With the Vampire. But it’s not just the suave bloodsuckers who have all the fun. The Big Easy is a perfect place for werewolves, zombies, ghouls, witches, demons, and more “creatures of the night” to get out and howl! Have a “monstrously” good time with our panel of urban fantasy bestsellers as they talk about their favorite inhuman heroes, heroines and villains, and how they made them. For whom would you cast your vote for King or Queen of the Monster Mash?
Event Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 – 10:00am to 11:00am
Host(s): Karina Cooper, Charlaine Harris, Mark Henry (aka Daniel Marks), Marjorie M. Liu, Diana Rowland
Location: 3rd Floor Room:
Salon D – (Mardi Gras Ballroom)
COMICS: Master Class on Comic Writing, Plotting, and Adapting
LIMITED TO 20 ATTENDEES (must be pre-registered to enter). Email Anne Elizabeth at (email@example.com) to sign-up!
Bring your synopsis and script and have a hands-on experience working with David Morrell, Marjorie M. Liu, Clay & Susan Griffith, Angela Knight, and Anne Elizabeth. This is a two-hour session with a 10-minute break.
Event Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 – 1:30pm to 3:45pm
Moderator: Anne Elizabeth
Panelist(s): Susan and Clay Griffith, Angela Knight, Marjorie M. Liu, David Morrell
Location: 41st Floor
Room: St. Charles
Penguin Lemonade Social, Saturday, May 17th, 2:30 – 3:30PM
Berkley/NAL is sponsoring a Lemonade Social in the convention hotel, the Marriott on Canal Street, for one hour. This will be a “mix and mingle” social hour where authors (like me) interact directly with readers. Light, non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided, and there will be giveaway books available for readers.