More than 3,500 fans came out for the Giant Book Fair in Atlanta to meet 500 authors. The RT Booklovers Convention is the book-industry event where you can mix business with pleasure. Attend more than 100 workshops as well as numerous parties and reader events that will keep you informed and in touch while having fun. It's where friends new and old come together to learn about the industry we love and to have fun with authors and fellow book lovers. Fifty percent of conventioneers are first-time RT Convention attendees, and many travel by themselves. However, almost all leave having made new friendships they'll cherish for years to come.
Dreamspinner Press Author Workshop
Not a conference or a book fair, but if you happen to be in Orlando...
This is the annual DSP author's retreat where authors get to learn and absorb and attend fabulous workshops.
Gay Romance Literature REtreat 2018
GayRomLit is an annual retreat that brings together the people who create and celebrate LGBT romance for a one-of-a-kind, must-attend gathering of dynamic, informal, and diverse fun.
Because the retreat rotates to a new city each year, the organizers are able to keep things fresh with custom events while still maintaining a spirit of familiarity. From raucous parties to mellow tête á têtes, GRL is the place to connect with old friends and find family you didn’t know you had. The 2018 GRL Retreat will take place on October 18-21, 2018 in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Angel's schedule (the places I absolutely have to be):
Thursday 9:00-9:45 Author Lounge 2:30-3:20 Storyteller Panel - Waiter! There's An Elf In My Soup! 7:30-9:30 Opening Night Pajama Party