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ROMANCE AUTHOR & READER EVENTS PRESENTS: BOOKED UP IN BERLIN  
RARE17
17 June , 2017

Meet ALL 70+ Intertantional Best Selling Romance authors from around the world in one room .
Join us for this international event.  All authors will be in the venue ready to meet you on July 1.  Spend your day going to each author table to meet, get books signed, and even take pictures with them .  Make new book friends from around the world while meeting your favorite or new to you authors,  
We can't wait to see you there!

The RARE Team
Amy Jennings & Author Adriane Leigh

FAQ's
Where is the event at?
RARE17 - Romance Author & Reader Events 2017 will take place at:
Estrel Congress Center   Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Deutschland  
Convention Hall 1 Rooms C , D and Foyer 3

Directions:
Berlin Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof)Take the M41 bus line until you reach the "Ziegrastraße" stop.
Public transport journey duration: roughly 40 minutes
Taxi journey duration: roughly 20 minutes
Taxi price: roughly 20 euros

Südkreuz StationTake the S42 S-Bahn commuter train line (Ringbahn) until you reach the "Sonnenallee" stop.
Public transport journey duration: roughly 10 minutes
Taxi journey duration: roughly 14 minutes
Taxi price: roughly 18 euros
Ostbahnhof StationTake either one of the S5, S75 or S9 S-Bahn commuter train lines until you reach the "Ostkreuz" station. Then transfer to the S41 S-Bahn line (Ringbahn) and continue until you reach the "Sonnenallee" stop.
Public transport journey duration: roughly 15 minutes
Taxi journey duration: roughly 15 minutes
Taxi price: roughly 16 euros
Public transport ticketsTo reach the Estrel using Berlin’s public transport facilities, you will require a single journey ticket for the AB zone costing 2.70 euros (Exception: Please note that when travelling from the Berlin-Schönefeld Airport SXF, you will require an ABC zone ticket costing 3.30 euros). You can purchase tickets at the BVG service counters, the BVG ticket vending machines located in the S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations or on busses directly from the driver (please have change ready for bus drivers).

How much are tickets?
Only one (1) ticket per person is required; either an Early Entry ticket OR a General Admission ticket
Early Entry tickets are €50
General Admission tickets are €35  

Who must be ticketed?
Anyone enterring the convention halls and/or Foyer must be ticketed.  All spouses, caregivers, friends, parents must be ticketed.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
If you do not have your paper ticket or can not check in electronically then identification is required.  If you do not have a paper ticket, can  not check in electronically , and your identification is not the same name as you purchased your ticket in, you will need to update the correct information on Eventbrite prior to the event.        
All attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult

Will there be a limit on the number of tickets I can buy?
Yes, only two (2) tickets per transaction for Early Entry tickets and four (4) for General Admission.  

Do I need to add personal information to all tickets being purchased?
Yes.  The ticketholder's name, email address, and age should be on each ticket.  If you let your name default to all tickets, then only YOU will need to give the paper ticket to each individual or enter with them.  The individual will have no recourse should something happen to you or they lose the paper ticket if their name isn't listed.

What is included in each ticket?
Early Entry has access to all signing authors for the day from 9:30am-4:15pm.  An Early Entry ticket is ideal for those who have never been to a signing and or those who have many books to be signed.  Since there are very few Early Entry tickets being sold , Early Entry ticketholders will be able to access many of the authors with limited lines.  If you have a disability and or need additional time to get around due to physical limitations, you may want an Early Entry tickets.  If they are sold out, please message us.                                                                                        
General Admission ticket holders will have all day access to all authors from 11:00am-4:30pm
There is NO other difference in tickets, no gifts, no extras.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
 Should you sell any tickets it will be your responsibility to transfer the ticket to the new owner by updating the name , age, and email address for each attendee.  ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NO REFUNDS. Prior to paying for your tickets you will be prompted to enter the name, email, and age for each attendee. If all tickets are in your name then YOU will need to give the paper ticket to each individual or enter with them.  The individual will have no recourse should something happen to you or they lose the paper ticket if their name isn't listed. 

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, log into your Eventbrite account and update your information there.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes however if you do not you can either present your bar code on your phone or  present your identification as long as it matches the information on your ticket.  Each event will have it's own ticket, should any parties be planned.
Please bring one of the following with you to enter:
Paper ticket , electronic ticket, or identifcation that matches the name on the purchased ticket.  
Identification is required for those who look under 16.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes and No.  Tickets should match so we can verify the age of each attendee.  This should be presented with your paper or electronic ticket.  If your ticket name does not match your identification and you are over the age of 16 then you are free to enter as long as you have a paper or electronic ticket.  Should you lose them then you will not have any recourse and can not enter.  For a smooth entry , please have the ticket buyer update your information on each ticket purchase.

Is there a limit of how many items I can get signed by an author or in total ?  
Not at this time

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Feel free to bring as many books as you like, Kindle covers, IPad covers,, and or any items you would like signed by authors.  No alcohol of any kind can be brought into the event.

Do I have to buy my own books?
Yes.  Signing author books will not be provided for free. If you would like a book signed, please bring that title with you.  Some attending authors will have a pre order sheet to bring books with them some will not.  Many of these books will be in either English or German.  **WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR BOOKS WITH YOU TO THE EVENT*** Avoid having a broken heart should your favorite author sell out of books.
Should we recruit sponsor's it is possible some books will be free.  We will let you know in advance.

Will a book seller (book store) be selling books at the event?
Yes however a book seller will only sell Traditional titles -meaning only titles distributed by a publisher. Many of these titles will be in German. If the book you want is not traditionally published (the author is indie) then the book seller will not have the book.  We will try and have a list of all available titles to be sold at the event, who is selling them (author or book store), and if they are English or German.

Will there be food or drink for sale at the event?
There will be a cash bar for drinks with alcohal and without.  We may have snacks for purchase, additional information will be posted closer to the event.

Is there a place for me to leave my jackets/jumper/swearter/?
Yes, a cloak room will be open and available

Is there a dress code for the event?
No. You will be on your feet all day and rooms tend to get warm, please dress comfortably, where comfortable shoes, and dress in layers.

Do I need to be in town the entire weekend? 
No.  BUT remember, all your book friends from Europe and beyond may be in town and you won't want to miss out.  There may also be an event sponsored party on Friday and Saturday night- authors will be present.  We should have information on parties no later than 15 November; if they are happening, where, when, cost. The cost usually runs between free and 15 Euro.

Will the author list change?
Yes.  The author list is subject to change at any time.  Ticket sales are final regardless of cancellations.  Authors take signings very serious and confirm after much thought.  Should they cancel it is due to a conflict in schedule, an illness, or emergency.

What is the refund policy?
NO REFUNDS- all sales final

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Amy Jennings or Adriane Leigh at the following email address:  rarevents2017@gmail.com or message us at https://www.facebook.com/rarevents2017/

What are my parking options at the Estrel Congress Center?
The Estrel Berlin features an underground parking garage with up to 450 parking lots (max. height 1,80m) with a daily charge of EUR 18,00 incl. 19% VAT and an overflow parking area next door for another 500 cars without any limitation in height and at a daily charge of EUR 12,00 incl. 19% VAT.
Parking Garage Parking Rates(Euro)up to 1 hour
free of chargeup to 2 hours
4,-up to 3 hours
5,-up to 4 hours
6,-up to 5 hours
7,-up to 6 hours
8,-up to 7 hours
9,-from 8 to 24 hours (daily rate)18,-lost ticket per day18,-monthly rate for long term guests160,-
Furthermore there are additional spaces in the outdoor parking lot at Sonnenallee 228.
Parking LotParking Rates (Euro)up to 1 hour
1,50up to 2 hours
3,-up to 3 hours
4,50up to 4 hours
6,-up to 5 hours
7,50up to 6 hours
9,-up to 7 hours
10,50from 8 to 24 hours (daily rate)12,-monthly rate for long term guests12,-

Attending Authors (Subject to change at any time)
A.M. Hargrove
A. Zavarelli 
Adriane Leigh
Alexa Riley
Alice Clayton
Amy Plum
Annie Stone 
Audrey Carlan
B.B. Reid 
Bella Jewel
Brenna Aubrey
Catherine Bybee
Celia Aaron
Chelle Bliss 
Christina Lauren
Claire C Riley 
Clarissa Wild 
Denise Grover Swank
E.K. Blair
Emma Hart
Emma Scott 
Felicia Lynn
Georgia Cates
Harper Sloan
Jana Aston
Jenika Snow
Jennifer Probst
Jill Patten
Jo Raven
Jodi Ellen Malpas
Julia Kent
Karina Halle
Katherine Stevens
Katie Ashley
Katie Reus 
Kelly Elliott 
L.A. Casey
L.H. Cosway
L.P. Lovell
Lauren Layne
Lauren Rowe
Lesley Jones 
Lisa Renee Jones 
Liv Morris
Mariana Zapata
Marina Adair 
Meghan March
Molly Harper 
Monica James
Natasha Boyd
Nicole Jacquelyn 
Penelope Douglas
Penny Reid
Poppy J. Anderson 
Portia Moore
Rachel Van Dyken
Raine Miller
Rebecca Donovan
Ruth Clampett
Scarlett Cole
Shayla Black 
Skye Jordan 
Sloane Howell
Stacey Marie Brown
Stevie J. Cole 
Suzanne Wright
Terri E Laine
Tillie Cole
Toni Aleo
Zoraida Cordova

**AUTHOR LINE UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME**

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