April 12-19 Pittsburgh, PA — Romantic Times Conference
VAMPIRE: A BITE WITH A TWIST: INFUSING NEW BLOOD IN THE VAMPIRE GENRE
Wednesday, 12 – 1pm: A discussion about transfusing blood from other genres to keep vampires flourishing. Examine the cross-genre vampire novels of today with some of the genre’s top authors.
Captain: Caridad Piñeiro Panelists: L.A. Banks, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Kathy Love, Caridad Piñeiro.
Moderator: Jeanne Stein
PARANORMAL: FINDING THAT RAZOR’S EDGE
Wednesday, 3 – 4pm: Learn from the best how to push the envelope, get on that cutting edge and break new ground. Avoid being boxed in by what’s already been done. Gain insight on how to create an exciting new paranormal realm from the normal world and what you see around you.
Captain: Cheyenne McCray Panelists:Jessica Andersen, Kim Harrison, Angela Knight, J.R. Ward and Monique Patterson, Senior Editor, St. Martin’s Press
URBAN FANTASY: DEMONS ARE THE NEW BLACK
Friday, 10 – 11am: Whether you like your sex sinful or spiritual, it’s clear that angels and demons have made their mark in urban fantasy and paranormal romance. What makes a seraph as sexy as a succubus? What range of demons can writers draw on for their books? Find out as bestselling authors dish on all things heavenly and hellish.
Captain: Richelle Mead Panelists: Carole Nelson Douglas, Kim Harrison, Mark Henry, Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge
GIANT BOOK FAIR
Saturday, 11am-2pm: Where can you meet your favorite authors, get your pic taken with them or a cover model, or get a sneak preview to what’s coming out in the wonderful world of women’s fiction? At the one and only RT Booklovers Convention Book Fair! Over 300 authors will autograph books, posters and bookmarks, and you can bring your favorite “keeper” books to have your fav author sign them!! We suggest for those bringing collectibles, you have them clearly labeled, so as not to mistake them for new books!