Only 51 more freaking days !!!! OMGGGGGG <---insert fan girl voice. As you may have noticed you will receive emails more often until the event to serve as reminders to pertinent issues. We are aware not all attendees are active in the Facebook attendee group so this is the only way to reach all.
In this email you will find info regarding the following:
Tshirt and Merchandise
Kristen Ashley Party
Meet & Greet Party
Info for those with disabilities
The RARE16 TShirt campaign ends on May 20. As long as we have enough orders as Tee Spring deems profitable they will still print the shirts. We can relaunch the campaign again but it probably will not have all 4 options. There are over 700 attendees and we have only sold 39 shirts. ***KEEP in mind , T Shirts and RARE items will NOT be sold at the event. We are using a store front to sell these items prior to the event. We would love for you to wear your shirt to the event!
T Shirt link https://teespring.com/stores/romance-author-reader-events
Only for those not in the UK you may ship your orders to the following UK address and pick them up at the registration party or signing
C/O THE EDINBURGH OFFICE/YOUR NAME
9-11 MARITIME STREET
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO HANG OUT IN AN INTIMATE ENVIRONMENT WITH KA!!
Do you have your Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Rendezvous tickets for 7 July Thursday? Even if tickets do not sell out they will stop being sold June 16. Saturday night party (with light hor d'oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing the night away) will take place in the Dunedin Suite in the Radisson Blu. Kristen will all be there for you to greet, gab and get down with! We'll have some fun stuff to do as well while communing with your fellow Rock Chicks! This will be a ticketed event, so obviously you must purchase a ticket to enter . Your ticket will include a KA swag bag with a t-shirt, signed book and lots of goodies. Please make sure to indicate your t-shirt size. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-chick-rendezvous-edinburgh-scotland-tickets-19638549430
Dress Code: We’ll be gettin’ down with drinks and a DJ so you can glam out if you like. Kit’ll no doubt be diva-ing it in heels. But we want you to feel good about yourself however you wanna be!
MEET & GREET TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!
85% of the attending authors list will be there! The evening will start out quiet so you can chat with your book friends about your day then we will break out the music and dance floor. There is no dress code. Some people like to dress up some don't - I will not be dressed up. **All Meet & Greet and Friday Night Registration entrants must be at least 18 years of age due to a cash bar on premises**
Information for those with disabilities
Shanghai Rooms - There is a lift/elevator available for those who need extra help. There are about 5-6 Steps which go up into the Le Monde hotel where the lift/elevator's are. The bouncers at the bottom of the steps are there to help you get up if you are ok with them touching you. Once you are into the Le Monde Hotel Reception inform them you are part of the Romance Author Event in the Shanghai room and you need the accessibility access.
EICC - The EICC have elevators/lifts to all floors as well as an escalator which goes down from the level below reception level down to the event.
Both venues have Disabled toilets and there is always someone on hand to help out. Please do not worry about asking for assistance.
There will be a few extra chairs within the signing venue and at the Meet & Greet should you need a break. In addition there is an area outside the signing to sit , relax, eat.
***ALL OF THOSE WHO ENTER MUST BE TICKETED***
I've received several emails regarding volunteering. We are in the midst of assigning volunteers now and we will be reaching out shortly. Not all volunteers can be assistants to the authors, in fact many authors are bringing assistants with them and the rest have been filled. So, what do we need? We need volunteers to fill shifts for the following:
Signing door entry
Registration party -registration desk
Registration front door
Meet & Greet front door
If you are interested AND have not previously messaged us please email firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include which you would like to do.
Yes, the table map will be published along with other surprises about one month prior!!
PRE ORDER'S CLOSING
Most pre orders for authors will be closing this week if you MUST have a specific title either bring it with you or pre order it.
Amazon Prime -Free 2 day shipping!
Book Depository -Free world wide shipping
Blackwell's Book Store will have all traditionally published titles and will have a special for RARE attendees! So have no fear you have a back up plan for those titles.
AUTHOR /PRE ORDER LIST
A. Meredith Walters http://bit.ly/1LTM0ml
Deborah Bladon No Pre orders will be giving away some books
Ella James TBA
Emma Hart Mugs http://bit.ly/1S4gem4
Emma Hart http://bit.ly/1LdCmFz
Georgia Cates Not bringing any books/no pre order
H.M. Ward Not bringing any books/no pre order
Helena Hunting Not bringing any books/no pre order
J.A. Huss No pre orders, will have her newest release only limited
Jana Aston https://authorjahuss.wufoo.com/forms/rlkz5t00gc3k7s/
Jane Harvey -Berrick http://goo.gl/forms/20hnZ0tilu
Jennifer Armentrout/J.Lynn N/A
Jo Raven http://bit.ly/1SSZctW
Julia Kent http://bit.ly/1UCb6Js
Karina Halle no pre orders and limited books with her (indie titles)
Katie Ashley Not bringing any books No Pre orders for indie titles
Ker Dukey http://bit.ly/21c0TYe
Kirsty Moseley http://bit.ly/1LK0Vu6
Kitty/Kat French No Pre Order
Kresley Cole N/A
Kristen Ashley N/A
L.A. Casey http://bit.ly/1Qrw2wu
L.H. Cosway http://bit.ly/1nUR8eU
Lauren Rowe No preorder, limited supply of books on hand. Lauren will have mostly book 1 of my series The Club and a few token copies of the rest of the series, as well as my standalone psych thriller Countdown to Killing Kurtis. We strongly urge you t bring books, but Lauren will have a few.