Book Events Coming Soon

This event will be on May 15-19 2019 at New Orleans. Tickets are still on sale.

About Book Lovers Con

Mark your calendars, Book Lovers Con is coming to New Orleans May 15 – 19, 2019! Designed with readers in mind, Book Lovers Con is the place to meet your all-time favorite authors, discover new-to-you authors and forge relationships with fellow Book Lovers. From our Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party to our Brunch & Bubbly breakfast, our program provides ample opportunity for readers and authors to connect!

We want BLC to be a valuable experience for attendees, one that will create cherished memories you’ll reminisce on for years to come. Readers will enjoy many opportunities to interact with their favorite authors and connect with new authors. Because we want to make sure everyone has a chance to meet, author registration slots will be limited. It’s the perfect environment for book lovers to mix and mingle, affording authors the opportunity to sit and chat with a new group of fans each day! 

Full five-day passes cost $395 per person. Every registered author attending Book Lovers Con will enjoy the opportunity to participate in at least one to two events, enabling them to mix and mingle with readers. Many amazing authors have already agreed to join us, visit our author page to see who you can meet in New Orleans!

This fantastic event will be held at Milwaukee from April 26-28. I will be in attendance this year, which will be the very last event that Barbara will have at Milwaukee. You get to meet 60 authors and have lunch and breakfast with your author of choice.
Tickets are still available

BVW19 Information

Friday Author/Reader Bingo

FREE event, open to the public

Join 15 amazing authors as they host three sets of special Author/Reader Bingo with giveaways and prizes. Last year we had a capacity group, so come early. Come for one session or all.

10:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. TBA

Lunch Break – Box lunches will be available for pre-purchase in March.

Noon-1:20 p.m. TBA

10 minute break

1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m. TBA

Friday Night Author Q&A followed by Meet and Greet

FREE event, open to the public 

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

60 authors will be put on the hot seat as they answer random questions sent in by readers.  After the Q&A, stick around to meet the authors in a casual setting.  There will be a cash bar.

Romance Jeopardy

FREE event, open to the public 

Friday 9 p.m. (After the Q&A) Free event and open to the public

Saturday Reader Appreciation Luncheon

Ticket Required

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.

Doors to ballroom open at 10:30 a.m.

By far the most popular event of the weekend.  Reserved Tickets are $75 and Keynote table $85

What you get:

  • Tote bag filled with books and goodies
  • $5 coupon to be used at the book signing
  • Lunch with an author
  • Gift from your author
  • Door prize ticket
  • Memory Booklet
  • Opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for charity
  • Book signing Event
  • Meet & Greet with the Authors
  • 7 readers to each author’s table


FREE event, open to the public

This will be held in the Mitchell Room from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Limit of 3 of your own books may be brought in and will be marked. Barnes and Noble will be handling the book sales.

Saturday Night Pizza Party

Ticket Required

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  

Relaxed atmosphere to visit with other readers and authors while enjoying soda and all the pizza you can eat. Tickets are $15 and will not be sold at the door.

Saturday Night Author Party

FREE event, open to the public

7:00 p.m.

Hosts Elicia Hyder and Violet Howe offer an evening of fun and games as readers and authors join forces to win prizes for the readers.

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Ticket Required

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.

Finish off the weekend with a relaxing breakfast with an author.  A full buffet includes beverages and a chance to win a last minute door prize and maybe go home with a few more books.  Tickets are $30 and will not be sold at the door.

Table Gifts for Readers sitting at Eloisa James Table
Eloisa James and Me
Author Table 2017
Author Table 2017
Author Table 2017

BookCon is held at the Jatvits Center in NYC in June 1 & 2. I have attended this event every year for the past 5 years. This event is amazing. So many free books, authors signing, panels and more.

Tickets are still available

Here are some pictures of last years event.

Taye Diggs

James Patterson

Bill Clinton
Sandra Brown

Marie Lu

My Book Haul for the 2nd day
Swag and Books
First Day Book Haul

Romance Writers of America event will be in NYC from July 24-27. If you are a blogger they have a blogger day. They will have a huge book signing on July 27 that is opened to the public.

At the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans in this two-hour event, with the proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations.

In 2018, Romance Writers of America raised more than $38,000 to benefit ProLiteracy and the Literacy Coaltion of Colorado. Since 1990, RWA has raised over $1 million for literacy organizations! 

According to ProLiteracy, the amount donated from the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing over the years has helped 40,000 adults learn to read, and in 2017, ProLiteracy recognized this accomplishment by honoring RWA with their President’s Award. Thanks to all who have helped the organization contribute to this worthy cause. 

“RWA’s donations to ProLiteracy have helped break the cycle of poverty, elevate workforce skills, and improve the quality of life for adults worldwide,” says Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “ProLiteracy is thankful to the authors, readers, publishers, and literacy partners who have supported us and helped RWA to improve so many lives through literacy.”

2019 Literacy Autographing

Saturday, July 27
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
New York Marriott Marquis

Last year was the first time I attending this wonderful book festival. Truly impressed with the participation of the community. It was a rainy day but all panels were full of readers wanting to meet the authors and hear about their books.

This is a free event. Books are for sale at the event.

What happens at the Morristown Festival of Books?

  • In-person talks by more than 50 world-class authors, representing every imaginable genre, including Pulitzer Prize winners, Caldecott medalists, New York Times chart toppers, and more.
  • Book signings by these wonderful authors: yes, you can meet your literary idol!
  • Brand-new, beautiful books for purchase (and then signed, and possibly selfied with, as noted above).
  • Discussion, insight, laughter, snacks, book-loving camaraderie, tote-bag-strapitis.

All of this is open to the public and, aside from select ticketed talks, free of charge. It’s an annual two-day event that takes place each autumn. The opening night is a ticketed Keynote Event featuring one (or sometimes a pair of) amazing headline speaker. The Main Festival takes place all day on Saturday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), rain or shine, at several beautiful locations in the heart of historic downtown Morristown, NJ. There are plenty of red-shirted volunteers to direct you once you arrive.

More information coming soon

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