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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Book Fair Tours: RT Booklovers Convention

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Continuing our book fair tour, I’d like to take you on a trip to crazy fun Las Vegas, Nevada!  The 2016 RT Booklovers Convention is being held in the Rio Hotel there April 12-17.  

Y’all, this convention is HUGE!  How have I not heard about it before?  Shame on me.  It travels, being held in a different location each year, so you can bet I’ll be watching out for it to come near me in the future.  It sounds perfect for TyngasReviews.com fans- the reviewers at RT Book Reviews read similar books to what we read and review here (romance, paranormal, sci-fi, YA, etc.)!

If you’d like to go, I’d register soon.  The ticket prices are cheaper until 3/22.  (I’m definitely a fan of a good deal.)  I was able to find good deals on hotels in the area too.  You can get rates low enough to stay right in the convention hotel!  That way you won’t miss a second of the action… and there’s LOTS of action at this booklovers convention!  (And who knows?  You could run into your favorite author in the hall or at the pool!)

There are more than 200 workshops and sessions to choose from, many led by your favorite authors.  There’s also the chance to meet over 800 authors and over 3500 fellow book fans.  It’s SIX DAYS of bibliophilia!  Lots and lots of opportunities to learn more about your favorite books, gather free copies of books, get your books signed by your favorite authors, and learn more about the publishing process if you’re an aspiring author yourself.

Just a few of the many, many authors attending:  Jennifer L. Armentrout, Shayla Black, Lexi Blake, Heather Graham, Donna Grant, Liliana Hart, Larissa Ione, Laura Kaye, J. Kenner, Laurelin Paige, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby, Christopher Rice, Carrie Ann Ryan, and Rebecca Zanetti.

I read through the agenda for the week and there are so many fun, unique events that I would sign up for in a heartbeat.  My personal fave?  A YA Slumber Party!  It’s hosted by more than a dozen popular YA authors, and will include classic slumber party games like Truth or Dare and Secrets, and you’ll get to write your own spooky YA flash fiction with the authors’ help.  Another event that appeals to this library employee:  48 Books in 58 Minutes.  Super fast booktalks!  There’s something on the agenda for EVERYONE, from Clean Reads to Erotic’s Eleven: Plan Your Heist.  And nearly every session is led by or includes multiple big-name authors.

And, of course, you’ll be in LAS VEGAS.  It sounds like the convention itself is more than enough to keep most people busy, but if you need STILL MORE…. the Rio Hotel is super close to the Strip, has it’s own casino (of course), it’s own nightclub, and lots of shows to choose from.  Even though Nevada is landlocked, at the Rio you can “go to the beach” and enjoy soft white sands poolside.  Want to enjoy the views and see Vegas from up high?  Take a ride on their zipline- it starts all the way up on the 50th floor and sends riders flying 400+ feet over Las Vegas at top speeds.  Wowza!

(And if you’re into this kind of thing… the famous Chippendales is also located at this hotel!)

If I wasn’t expecting my firstborn around the same time as the convention, I’d totally try to be there!  If you go, let me know- I can live vicariously through you.  :)  Happy travels, my friends!


Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. I went to the RT convention last year in Dallas, Marie, and it was SO much fun! I was staying in the convention hotel, so I got to say hi to Ilona Andrews when I was having breakfast, and I had drinks and chats with lots of other authors. You should definitely go one day if you can. I'm planning on going back next year :)