Conferences – RT 2016

As many romance readers and writers know, RT 2016 is currently taking place in Vegas. It’s early this year – it’s usually in May – and for the first time in five years, I am not at the conference. It’s disappointing to miss what has become a wonderful reunion of friends, a giant book and industry talk-fest, and an all around good time and I am quite sad to not be there. However, I am living vicariously through social media – and you can, too!

Some photos from past RT conventions.

On Twitter, follow #RT16 to see tweets and photos from many authors, bloggers, and readers. On Facebook, many authors and bloggers are posting photos and tidbits from the sessions so check to see if your favorite author is and be sure to check their page regularly this week.

I will post a follow up with links to blogs and other write ups on the conference once it is over. Several authors and bloggers do post-conference round ups on the sessions they attended and what they learned and I have often learned as much from those as from the sessions I was actually able to attend at past conferences.

This year, I will be attending Bouchercon in September instead of RT. Why? Well, I’ve never attended a mystery genre conference and I’d like to see what is different between that and a romance conference. Also, I only get enough time off work to go to one conference so I had to make the choice. Finally, while I’m sure Vegas is a great destination, it is incredibly difficult for me to get to so it just wasn’t an option.

Happy conference to all the RT attendees!

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