I’m planning something exciting for the Blogger Lounge – a Reader Author Get Together Blogger Lounge Photo Scavenger Hunt! The idea is simple. Take a pic of yourself with each of the following and then post it to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and/or Instagram with the hashtag #MyRAGT15Pics with the corresponding number and you’re entered to win a fabulous basket of goodies. Really, it’s that easy. Pictures can be posted beginning Friday morning and everyone has until 7:00pm Saturday night to get them posted. The winner will be announced during the Raffle Session III session.
- YOU + author you met at RAGT
- YOU + author you loved before RAGT
- YOU + blogger you met at RAGT
- YOU + blogger you loved before RAGT
- YOU + group of friends
- YOU at either the Friday or Saturday booksigning
- YOU at a Blogger Lounge event
- YOU at a boardroom event
To give credit where credit is due, I am totally stealing this idea (with permission) from Jennifer at Coastal Magic Convention. She did it at CMC this year and it was so much fun; don’t believe, just search for #CMC15PicHunt.
As always, don’t forget to check out the fabulous events that will be occurring in the Blogger Lounge at this year’s Reader Author Get Together.
|10:00 AM||If You Don’t Invest in Your Brand, No One Else Will Either.|
This round table get together is ideal for aspiring and debut authors. Danielle Barclay, owner of Barclay Publicity will give tips for building an author brand and explain why it’s so important. Topics include learning how to identify your unique selling points to develop your author persona, building a branded website, creating a newsletter, engaging fans with social media and more.
Host: Danielle Barclay (Barclay Publicity)
|11:00 AM||The Author-Blogger Relationship|
Calling all aspiring and debut authors! Learn the best way to approach a blogger when requesting a review or tour stop and why it’s so important to build relationships. Industry experts will reveal tactics for running a successful blog tour, hosting a giveaway, how to genuinely engage and build a reader fan base, and how keep those relationships strong.
Host: Jackie (Literary Escapism)
|2:00 PM||CAH with Paige Tyler|
Play Cards Against Humanity and Win Books and Prizes!
|2:30 PM||D. Reneé Bagby / Zenobia Renquist and Stephanie Burke|
|5:00 PM||Hero Wars: Who Would You Rather|
Avery Flynn & Roz Lee put a romance spin on the classic would your rather game. Join the fun and you could win books and swag all while giggling at some of our favorite romance tropes and situations!
|7:00 PM||Q&A and Puzzle Games with Milly Taiden|
|7:30 PM||Dirty Partners in Pen with Cassidy O’Connor|
Join Cassidy for a raunchy game of Partners in Pen. One person is given a bag of objects found around the house. The other has pen and paper. Player 1 describes the object without saying it’s name or what it is used for. Player 2 has to draw what they think it is. The first team to guess them all wins! There will be runner up prizes as well.
|8:00 PM||Kallypso Masters Q&A|
Join Kally for a Q&A session where she’ll answer any question you ask. There will also be a quick Rescue Me Saga trivia game with a prize for one avid reader or blogger! And there will be chocolate!
|8:30 PM||Book Obsessed Chicks Book Club|
Join the Book Obsessed Chicks for a Q&A session with their favorite authors – Jocie McKade, Hildie McQueen, Patricia A. Rasey, Elle Boon, Gayle Donnelly and Robyn McKenzie – and many great photo ops.
|9:00 PM||Dirty Pictionary with Robin Covington|
Join best-selling author Robin Covington for a dirty game of Pictionary. Study up on your knowledge of sexy positions, toys, and naughty lingo to draw and guess the picture. Prizes, innuendo, and dirty fun times will be had by all.
|9:30 PM||KARAOKE NIGHT!|
Join the girls of Literary Escapism / LitEsc Media for some Karaoke fun. Come sing your favorite songs or watch others take the stage
|10:00 AM||Social Media Interaction|
Getting Bloggers & Readers together to swap ideas and talk books. What do Readers want to see–what things do they like/dislike for features, what do they look for when they read reviews, etc? As well as how to maintain a well-run blog. WordPress vs Blogger. Understanding Stats. Maybe a “how to” of sorts for newer bloggers/authors/readers who have questions. Learn the best way to use social media, as well as how to grow your fanbase.
Host: Jen (That’s What I’m Talking About)
|11:00 AM||Reader Mixer|
Come by the Blogger Lounge and meet reviewers/readers of all genres (both Adult, NA, & YA) in a relaxed, informal setting.
|2:00 PM||Mad Libs with Lynn Rae / JJ Lore|
Join Lynn Rae for some fabulous Mad Libs with refreshing and exotic beverages giveaways to the best ones!
|2:30 PM||Three Baers with Jocie McKade|
Join Jocie McKade, author of romantic comedies, and her “Three Baers”. Fun, games, snacks, and a raffle where one lucky reader will get to be “Goldilocks” and take home their very own Baer!
|5:00 PM||Espress Yourself with Heather Long|
Join Heather for a coffee happy half-hour. There will be books, a raffle, coffee, snacks and great conversation. Good to the last word.
|5:30 PM||Sabrina York Cover Bingo|
Join NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, Sabrina York, for cover BINGO! Fun, frolic and bling! One lucky attendee will win a tiara!
|7:00 PM||What Happens Next? with Viola Grace|
Help Viola Grace design a short story to be published in ebook format in 2015. We will talk, debate, and run through the creative process together, with the names of all the participants enfolded into the story. All in 25 minutes.
|7:30 PM||Cards with Lia Davis|
Join Lia Davis for a short game of cards, prizes, and other fun.
|8:00 PM||Melissa Schroeder|
|8:30 PM||Bad Romance Titles with Lindsay Avalon|
Join Lindsay Avalon and play to win prizes by coming up with your own Bad Romance Title! Assemble your title using cards with random words taken from titles of actual published romance novels.
|9:00 PM||Allie K. Adams|