RomCon’s tag line is “Where Readers Rule” and this conference in Denver endeavors to make that happen. There’s a whole list of events to whet every readers appetite covering every romance genre.
Thursday evening was fairly quiet with the full events starting on Friday and running through Sunday. Authors were sequestered in a room and given the outline of what to expect and looking at the timeline, there’s a lot coming up. Titantic Tea parties, games, Highland adventures, intimate chats and speed dating with authors to name a few.
Bloggers were given their own welcome and looked ready to get this party started. I met many readers just wandering around, getting the lay of the land and making their own schedule of favorite things to do. One mother/daughter duo admitted it was their first time and didn’t know where to begin. They were hunched over the conference booklet studying each event, trying to get the most out of their first meetings with real live authors.
I can’t wait to get started today. This kind of event reinforces what I strongly believe that readers are the strongest part of the whole industry. Without readers, there would be no need for anything else.
Bottom Line: Readers definitely do rule.