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… BEEN TO A ROMANCE READERS CONVENTION?
Well if not you have an opportunity to sample one in March 2011. The Australian Romance Readers Association are holding their 2nd romance readers convention at the Swiss Grand Resort and Spa at Bondi Beach from 25 March through to 27 March. It is an opportunity not to be missed.
More information can be found in our registration brochure: http://www.box.net/shared/hldam8nsyj
Here are 10 good reasons to attend:
1. Meeting some of your favourite authors from Australia and overseas. There will be 25 authors attending, including our keynotes speakers Cindy Gerard from the United States, Nalini Singh from New Zealand and our own Anna Campbell from Queensland.
2. Get your books signed. There will be a book-signing on the Saturday afternoon and who doesn't love an autographed book?
3. Meeting other romance readers. This is your opportunity to meet likeminded people who understand where you are coming from and what you are talking about when discussing perhaps a rake or a shape shifter.
4. Recommendations. Always a great place for recommendations on new authors and books. Who doesn't like having a to be read pile?
5. Fun. And of course all the fun to be had when there are such a great group of romance readers and authors together in one place.
6. Panels. Listen to the authors discuss various topics related to the genre they write in.
7. Awards dinner. On the Saturday night there will be an awards night where the winners of the Australian Romance Readers Awards will be announce. Have dinner with your favourite authors and be there to hear the winning names announced.
8. Welcome reception. Meet authors and new and old friends at the welcome party on the Friday night—a great way to start the event.
9. Silent Auction. The Silent Auction to raise funds for the Queensland flood victims has more than 160 items listed. Authors from around the world have donated some awesome items that you can bid on. Browse through the items here: http://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/silent-auction/
10. Giveaways. I am sure you will come home with a lot of books and lot more friends and will be anxiously awaiting the next convention.
I do hope you will join us for a fantastic weekend
Some of our committee members will be popping in to answer any questions you may have.