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.