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Rom Con Giveaways

This year, a new romance convention is being launched. The name is RomCon and it is designed to be for readers as opposed to writer conferences such as Romantic Times and RWA.

You can read more about the convention at the website. The convention takes place in Denver, Colorado July 9-11. I will be attending and have paid for my registration fee of $125.00.

The organizers for RomCon contacted me and wondered if I would host a giveaway for this event. Because a reader event is something I really believe in, I was happy to do so.

If you are interested in going, the giveaway is good for a base ticket of $125. This gets you into the conference but there is no food included. In order to attend the evening dinners or the afternoon lunches, you will need to either purchase the convention meals or provide food for yourself. You would need to register by June 15 and there is only one free ticket per person/household.

Who is going? I am. Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books. Authors like Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, Christine Feehan, Elizabeth Hoyt, Jo Beverly, Julia Quinn, CL Wilson, blogger and author, Carolyn Crane, and the list goes on.

Interested? Leave a comment and we’ll pick 20 winners and announce them on Sunday.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Lisa
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:07:36

    Love to go. I am excited to see how it turns out since its getting so much exposure. I saw Borders in my local area is even doing in store promotions.

  2. Holly B
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:12:55

    This sounds great! I would be thrilled to attend and get the chance to meet some of my favorite authors

  3. Lori
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:14:04

    Holy cow – 20 winners?! How fabulous! Please count me in!

  4. Caitlin Peterson - Utah
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:15:39

    What a great giveaway! I’d be thrilled to attend!

  5. Phyl
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:15:43

    I have to be in for something else just at that time. I’d love to extend my trip for a day and attend the conference. Please enter me! Thank you!

  6. Michelle
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:16:45

    I can’t believe how many authors are going to be there. I love their website.

  7. Lynette
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:28:18

    Please put me down. I’d love to attend this event. It sounded so great when I heard about it.

  8. Donna
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:31:55

    Wow, this is awesome. I’d love to attend the convention.

  9. Anthea Lawson
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:32:04

    Borders is a sponsor of this convention, so it’s not surprising they’re featuring it. Good to know the promo is out there, though. :)

  10. elisa
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:45:36

    I’d love to come! Never been to a convention of any type so I’m curious!

  11. TeeBee
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 12:27:25

    I know it is unlikely and random and all of that but, please please please please please me.

  12. Heather (DarklyReading)
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 12:29:04

    This looks like a fun event – I’ve never been to a readers convention but if it gives me time to chat with my favorite authors then I’m there!

  13. Abbey
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 12:32:37

    I’d love to attend. Especially for Nalini Singh!

  14. Anion
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 12:41:40

    I seem to think Yasmine Galenorn is going as well.

    I wish I could go, but I just can’t swing the cost of another con this year. Sigh.

  15. BeretBrenckman
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 12:59:04

    I totally wish I could go. I went to PLA (the Public Library Association) conference in Portland and used up all my spending money for the year!!!


  16. Sotheara
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 13:00:34

    I’ve never been to a convention before, and this would be an awesome experience. If I can meet Nalini Singh and Elizabeth Hoyt, I will die happy!

  17. Marsha
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 13:04:10

    Oh! If I were a Regency-era heroine I’d be swooning right now.

    I’ve had my eye on RomCon for a while now, working up the nerve to bring it up to my husband as a potential expenditure. Surely, if he goes to the BioMedical Blah Blah Whatever Conference, I should be able to do RomCon, right? I think that sounds very fair.

  18. GrowlyCub
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 13:31:20

    I would love to go. I was in Denver for WorldCon and would love to go back. :)

  19. Lori
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 13:52:01

    I have been wanting to go since I heard about it. Would LOVE to attend!

  20. Sarah
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 13:54:35

    I’ve already paid my admission fee so I guess I can’t really enter but I’m really excited to attend!

  21. willaful
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:05:23

    How very awesome! Please enter me.

  22. Valarie P.
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:06:41

    I have wanted to attend since I heard about it, but most especially after seeing that Nalini Singh is attending, unfortunately money is tight this year.

  23. Camilla
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:11:17

    What a great idea. A convention that is fan centered, and what a great lineup!!!

  24. Betsy S.
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:13:11

    I would love to attend. I need to plan a trip to Denver anyway to visit family.

  25. Sandy James
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:17:58

    I would love to go! Blogged for RomCon recently and am really impressed with their people!

  26. michelle in colorado
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:21:40

    Sounds cool.

  27. Roxann
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:28:53

    That is soooo cool that you are giving away. If it were in my area there would be no question about going but registration along with room, flight etc. I couldn’t justify it. But I would figure out a way with free registration :D

  28. Laura
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:31:13

    I would love a chance to go. This sounds like the start of something great!

  29. charlston
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:31:33

    great giveaway and opportunity

  30. Jessie
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:37:30

    Wow – very generous! thank you

  31. Teri Brown
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:42:36

    That sounds like a fabulous conference! Thanks Jane! Good Luck everyone!

  32. Pat A.
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:42:43

    I would love to attend, as a reader it sounds wonderful.

  33. Donna
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:44:25

    I’d love to go! :)

  34. Verona St. James
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:45:16

    Drop my name in the hat, please!

  35. Lori
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:45:53

    This is so generous. Please enter me also.

  36. Kristal
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:46:48

    That would be cool! I can drive to Denver.

  37. dancechica
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 14:54:10

    This convention looks so awesome.

  38. Cordelia
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 15:59:07

    Ooh, that looks nifty! And it’s not obscenely far away from me!

  39. Gennita Low
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 16:00:38

    The con sounds awesome. Wish I could go but since RWA is at end of July, I can’t afford it, not in this economy ;-(. I really love Denver too, and meeting readers is always a pleasure.

  40. Melissa
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 16:16:17

    typo in my prior email address, so requested deletion. Please include me in the drawing –would love the chance to go!

  41. Trin
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 16:23:45

    Please enter my name. Not too far away and sounds wonderful!

  42. katiebabs
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 16:29:48

    The more I think about this, the more I would love to go.

  43. Annie
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 16:37:28

    Sounds like fun. :) I’d like to enter my name, please.

  44. Sheila L.
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 16:48:04

    This is sounds like a fun event. Please enter me in the drawing.

  45. CT
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 16:48:10

    Sounds amazing. :-)

  46. Kim Lowe
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 17:30:35

    I was just about to book my airline ticket from Honolulu to Denver … but I’ll wait to register for the conference! Looking forward to the fun events and awesome authors!

  47. kylie
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 17:55:11

    I’d love to attend. What fun to meet authors and readers alike!

  48. Annmarie Taylor
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 18:25:17

    I would really love to attend this event, as I live in Denver. Would love to meet you as well. Thanks, Annmarie

  49. Jackie U
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 18:26:07

    That is super generous of you!!

  50. Mo
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 19:03:29

    Kewl! Sounds like a fun time. Pick me please.

  51. lorenet
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 19:07:50

    I’ve always wanted to see Denver.

  52. Kristie(J)
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 19:54:14

    Well heck – I’m already going to two this year, but why not try for a trifecta. At least at this one I won’t have to wear a mullet wig. Consider me in for the draw :-)

  53. Jacqueline C.
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 19:59:41

    Throw my name in!

  54. Angie D
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 20:00:27

    I guess it didn’t post my first comment! I would love to go to this!! I actually live in Denver and really want to go but just don’t have the money for it:( I would love love love to be picked!!
    email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

  55. Jamie
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 20:12:52

    Sounds like a party – sign me up!

  56. Kristi
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 22:04:14

    Hubby just told me I am going for my birthday! We haven’t purchased our plane tickets or convention tickets yet so this would be AWESOME!!

  57. Stacey Schauer
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 22:14:27

    I love romance novels and would love to go to Denver to meet my favorite authors!

  58. Raven J
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 23:23:10

    It is wonderful to see a romance conference that is taking place west of the Mississippi, all the other ones are always on the east cost which makes it cost prohibitive for some of us readers to attend. Thank you for hosting it in Denver, it is a wonderful city.

  59. Amy
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 02:36:23

    Please consider me as well. I have never attended such a conference before; I would love the opportunity to meet some of my favorite authors, particularly Nalini Singh.

  60. HeatherK
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 05:52:46

    Hmm, never done a convention (of any kind) before, though I’ve wanted to a few times. The gears are spinning, trying to figure out how to sweet talk hubby into something like this. :)

  61. Jill Shalvis
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 07:53:11

    Me, me! Would love to go.

  62. Julie Doe
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 07:56:20

    Put my name in the hat please. This con is actually close enough to where I live that the rest of costs of attending would be feasible. Sounds like it could be a good time.

  63. Jen D.
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 08:02:22

    Count me in. I’ve never attended conferences related to books so this would definitely be an interesting trip.

    Thanks for hosting this contest!

  64. Jenna Burke
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 08:27:40

    I’ve been on the fence about going to this one…I even have a post-it on the last day to register on my calendar :) It sounds like such a goo dway to spend the weekend!

  65. Amanda
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 08:37:10

    I think this is a great giveaway! Such great authors to see and hear from! sign me up, now I just have to figure out how to get there :)

  66. Kat
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 08:40:01

    Sounds like FUN!

  67. Emily M
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 08:40:25

    I think the idea of a reader based convention is great and would love to go. Count me in.

  68. Joy B
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 09:40:57

    I’d love to attend!!

    Aside – noticed last week there is another Joy here now!! Never happens in RL :-)

  69. Maria
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 10:14:13

    I’d love to go. What a fantastic giveaway!

  70. Susan/DC
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 10:58:35

    Even with 20 winners, this will probably wind up being one of those contests where my chance of winning is about equal to the chance I will be struck by lightning, but if I don’t comment my chance is zero; even minimal odds are better than that. I attended the authors’ booksigning at RWA in DC last year and had a wonderful time: stood in line with Lydia Joyce and admired her daughter, discovered new authors as I walked down the aisles (e.g., Kristan Higgins), and was charmed in person by some authors who had previously only charmed me in print (MJP, Madeline Hunter, Karen Rose). I’d love to have the opportunity to attend RomCon and duplicate that experience.

  71. SandyH
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 11:46:19

    This sounds like such a fun event. I have already contacted by BGF to see if she wants to go. Would love to win a chance.

  72. Laurel N
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 12:07:00

    I think this sounds like a great event. I hope to be there.

  73. Kim
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 12:19:38

    Sounds like a fun time.

  74. B. Johnson
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 13:56:59

    I’d love to go to this!

  75. Jennifer H.
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 14:39:09

    Oh, It would be fantastic to win!

  76. RRRJessica
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 17:30:59

    Thank you for hosting this contest, Jane. Winning a free ticket would be wonderful.

  77. Nicole
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 17:44:13

    The only conferences I have ever been to are professional, and I’d love to attend one for romance novels, which I take at least as seriously as my career. Crossing my fingers here!

  78. Tiffany M.
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 20:49:57

    I would love to go to RomCom. ^^ So many of my favorite authors are going to be there. I’ve never gone to a conference, yet. I’m already recruiting others to join me when/if I go.

  79. Himeko
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 22:04:37

    I would love to go to RomCom…hope to see many authors if I get a chance to go.

  80. kimmy lane
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 07:40:05

    I I were going to RomCom. YOu are so lucky. Hope you have a great time. Thanks for having this contest!

  81. Tiffany
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 15:32:51

    I’d like to go, too. I’ve never been to a conference before.

  82. jessica
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 15:54:52

    I would love to be entered! I live in Colorado so could easily attend and winning the tickets would make it an easy sell to my husband (since I would then just have to buy the meal tickets and maybe a hotel night).

  83. Sana Rizvi
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 18:36:56

    I would love to attend RomCon and meet all the fabulous authors that will be there :)

  84. Amelie Markik
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 20:29:57

    Enter me in the contest please. Sounds great!

  85. Shannon C
    Apr 22, 2010 @ 02:41:45

    I would soooooooo love to go! Add me to the list please!

  86. RB Aukes
    Apr 22, 2010 @ 08:28:05

    I would love to go. It’d be my first conference!

  87. Lindsey Ekland
    Apr 23, 2010 @ 01:46:13

    I have seen the advertising at my local Borders and gone to the website. This looks like an interesting conference and I would love to win a ticket.

  88. [email protected]
    Apr 23, 2010 @ 11:14:07

    I really wanted to go!! Unfortunately I couldn’t afford the entire package. This would be such a great blessing!

  89. Amy
    Apr 23, 2010 @ 22:30:17

    I’m sorry to go off topic here: It is really a bummer that the spouse/guest registration can’t be paid on an a la carte fashion the way the reader registration is set up so readers may elect to bring a spouse/guest for just one dinner, for example. I am so tempted to go to this convention, but I’d want to make this a family trip as my BIL lives in Denver. If I were to go I’d probably skip most of the meals so I could have them with my family; it would be great to be able to attend just one of the dinners with DH. But with $175 the only option for spouse/guest registration, that would not be doable. :(

  90. Lynn
    Apr 24, 2010 @ 11:45:50

    I would love to win a free registration — have been reading romances for more than 25 years and it would be wonderful to attend a convention

  91. Ycaiah
    Apr 24, 2010 @ 17:52:51

    Sounds amazing! It would be so much fun to attend.

  92. Deanna
    Apr 24, 2010 @ 22:59:11

    This sounds like a great conference to attend!

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