RomCon: Where Readers Rule

Barbara Vey -- June 22nd, 2012

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.

 

Leanne Banks Kat Martin

Leanne Banks and Kat Martin

 

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.

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Bloggers get together

Bloggers get together

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.

21 thoughts on “RomCon: Where Readers Rule

  1. Jennifer Zane

    The readers make all the difference. They make my characters come to life and love to hear that! RomCon was the best–I made so many new friends, readers and authors alike. Can’t wait for next year.

  2. Karen Docter

    RomCon is the best conference for readers and authors alike to talk about the books we all enjoy and get to know one another on an intimate level. I was able to tell several authors I love how much I enjoy their stories. I had a wonderful time also discovering new authors.

    Already planning for next year’s RomCon!

  3. Rebecca Forster

    Barbara, Great to meet you and to be a part of RomCon! I met so many wonderful readers not only from Denver but around the world! I am sure every author came home excited to start work again. Thank you Barbara, Michelle, CJ and everyone who made it such a special weekend – especially the readers.

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