Lady Jane’s Salon RDU–RT Vegas Edition
There’s nothing like hearing an author read aloud and giving life to her own story! Can’t make it to NYC? Don’t have a satellite chapter of Lady Jane’s Salon near you? Fear not! Lady Jane’s RDU is gearing up for an RT Vegas edition of the beloved salons. Come out for fun, goodies and the chance to mingle and celebrate Romance with authors from across all genres!
Deb Marlowe (D.M. Marlowe) Caren Crane Tammy Falkner Sabrina Jeffries J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) Ava Stone Terri Brisbin
Tuesday, April 12, 4:30pm-5:45pm, Brasilia 1
Historical Romance Authors Tell All
Best-selling historical romance authors Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, and Julia London tell all in this fun and flirty panel discussion. Ever wondered what your favorite authors wear (or don’t wear) while working? What historical research caught them by surprise? What inspires their stories? What famous actor/model/man is plastered to their office wall? Then this is the session for you! An open mic and tons of giveaways will make this session one to remember!
Karen Hawkins Suzanne Enoch Madeline Hunter Sabrina Jeffries
Wednesday, April 13, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Amazon S
Viva La Historical!
Join your favorite historical romance authors for a memorable event as they pay homage to this beloved genre. Enjoy this evening of decadence with delectable sweets, lots of giveaways and grand prizes!
The first 350 guests will receive a bottle of champagne and a goodie bag, but everyone will have a change to win one of four mega prize gift bags in a raffle at the end of the event. Cover models in dashing historical costume will pass around Godiva truffles as fans gather to visit each author’s table for an autographed book and a limited supply of cookies decorated with their covers. Life-size clinch covers will be on display with face cut out for fun photo ops. Sponors will be dressed in historical attire, and period costumes will also be on display for all historical romance fans to enjoy.
Sabrina Jeffries Madeline Hunter Heather Graham Karen Hawkins Elizabeth Essex Amanda McIntyre Ella Quinn Gina Conkle Kimberley Griffiths Little Deb Marlowe (D.M. Marlowe) Hildie McQueen Jennifer McQuiston C.H. Admirand Anna Bradley Gina Danna Ally Broadfield Mary Wine (aka Dawn Ryder) Beth Williamson (aka Emma Lang) Jessica Jefferson Collette Cameron
Wednesday, April 13, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Amazon A
Vintage Vegas Romance Casino
Get ready for the ultimate Vegas experience with our opening event that will rival the fanfare, fun and excitement at any casino on the strip! Individual vintage casino lounges will feature authors from each of our sponsors as well as plenty of books and swag to give away.
Collect all nine personalized casino chips (one from each sponsor), and at the end of the night bring them to the RT table to redeem a special Vintage Vegas Romance Casino souvenir. Enjoy Casino Games and $10k in play money to try your hand at Craps, Black Jack, Roulette and Texas Hold ‘Em. Each table will have a professional Dealer and a Pit Boss who will be on hand to teach you how to play. At the end of the night you can register your winnings at the cashier and nine guests with the largest amount of “cash” will win a baskets from each sponsor.
What’s Vegas without a show? Elvis will kick off the night’ entertainment with a must-see performance. After the king’s performance he’ll introduce the Male Revue dancers who will entertain the crowd with their sexy moves. All entertainers (including the showgirls) will be on hand after the show for photo ops. A cash bar will be available and lounge-type nibbles will be provided.
Wednesday, April 13, 8:30pm-11:30pm, Brasilia Ballroom
Step right up! The authors of Red Door Reads invite you to Romance’s finest festival! Stroll down our midway and visit authors from every subgenre of romance! Try your hand at games and activities and win PRIZES with your favorite authors! Visit them all and enter to win the Carnival of Romance Grand Prize!
Dee Davis Tammy Falkner Deb Marlowe (D.M. Marlowe) Sabrina Jeffries Jane Charles Caren Crane J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) Cherry Adair Tawny Weber Madeline Hunter Elizabeth Essex Sherri Browning
Friday, April 15, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Amazon J
Meet more than 650 authors who will autograph books, posters and bookmarks. Bring your “keepers” and have them signed! This year we will have all authors (traditional, e-book only, and indie/print on consignment) all in one room and fully intermingled! The Saturday Giant Book Fair ticket is included in the full general convention registration fee. This event is also open to the public, and tickets can be purchased for just the Giant Book Fair. You can purchase a ticket at the door the day of the event. Pre-ordered tickets will be picked up at the hotel on the day of the Giant Book Fair. You can bring two books from home per author to the Giant Book Fair on Saturday. However, you can only bring 10 books from home into the book fair ballroom at a time. There will be a book check area where you can store your extra books and swap them out for 10 more and then you can re-enter the room.
Saturday, April 16, 10:30am-2:00pm, Pavilion Ballroom