Friday, January 30, 2009

RT - Here I come!!!

I am very excited because I just registered for the first time for the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. Romantic Times is a magazine devoted specifically to romance and all of its sub genres. They usually have reviews (more like book summaries) of over 250 books each month, along with author interviews and writing tips for aspiring authors. Each year they host an amazing event in April where authors from all different publishing houses come and offer workshops for readers, writers and booksellers.

This year it is being held in Orlando, Florida. This is about 45 minutes from where I live. When I found this out, I began saving up because this might be my one opportunity to attend. With the way the economy has been I wasn't sure if I could save enough money, but at least I didn't have to worry about travel costs. I was very diligent and I reached my goal this month. So, yay for me!!

I am very excited because I will get to meet other fellow romance readers. Nobody where I live reads, let alone romance. I am hoping that I will make lots of friends and meet some of my favorite authors. Get this, after looking at the agenda, fellow bloggers Jane from Dear Author and Sarah from Smart Bitches will be hosting a workshop on the ins and outs of blogging. How awesome is that? I hope I get the chance to meet them.


nath said...

Soooo luck, Jill!! I'm jealous!! I've been wanting to go to a convention for the past 2 years, but the timing and location never worked out. Well I'm glad for you!! I'm sure you'll have fun!

Leslie said...

That's great Jill! I've seen some of the pictures from previous conventions and they look like some wild times. I'll bet the workshops are really informative having the pros right there to answer questions.

If they ever have it in Phoenix or San Diego I'll go.

Christine said...

Good for you for saving up all year for RT! I'm so excited for you and am sure you'll have a great time... and come home with lots of goodies!

It's always fun meeting your favorite authors, but meeting fellow bloggers is the icing on the cake, if you ask me! :)

Leontine said...

Hi Jill,
Congratz on achieving your goal! You must be on cloud nine right now and the prospect of meeting all your authors and a workshop on Blogging!! Wow, this seems like a whole heap of fun.

I wanted to attend the RT too and also had my budget goal met but with the current economy I do not dare the chance. It is around the sum of 2000 dollars for me as I have to fly from Europe to America.

But what isn't yet to be can still happen in the future so I will lurk at your Blog after the RT convention and hope you will make a fabulous entry about your thoughts, feelings and who you all met!

Have fun there :D


Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Good for you! I was deciding between RT or RWA this year and RWA won. Can't wait to see what your experience is like.

Kris said...

I will be there for the book signing because that is free but cannot afford the rest of the convention :( So maybe I will see you that Saturday.

Jill D. said...

I definitely plan on blogging about my experience. In the past, I have loved reading about other bloggers RWA experience and I wished so badly I could have been there, but it just never worked out. I am really looking forward to April. I have my iPod Touch and I can blog from it. I just have to figure out how to do it :)

Kris, I would love to meet up with you. Once I know what my schedule is closer to April, I will contact you and hopefully we can work something out.

Jenny Girl said...

Have a wonderful time. I'm very excited for you, it should be a lot of fun.