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Shameless19: We’re Going To Disney World!

You read that right:
WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!

Shameless Book Con 2019 will be held at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Area, an official Walt Disney World® hotel October 18th-20th!

The Smuttiest Place On Earth

FAQs

Did something happen at the Doubletree at Universal that I should be worried about?

Nope! Not at all! We love the Doubletree at Universal, and they helped us put on 3 great years of events.

Why are you moving hotels?

Simple answer: We think we’ll give you an even better event experience at a hotel on Disney World property.

Shameless Events

Are my kids allowed into the signing?

As with every other year, children are not allowed entry at Shameless Book Con. This is an adult event with adult themes and adult attendees. The only exceptions are for baby-wearing.

That doesn’t mean you can’t bring your family along to make your trip a family vacation! Take them and send them off to Disney for a fun day without you! You deserve a day of your own kind of adults-only fun.

Shameless Book Con is NOT family-friendly, but the hotel definitely is! Everyone gets to have fun!

When can I buy my Shameless Book Con ticket?

Tickets for Shameless Book Con 2019 won’t go on sale until February 2019. Sign up for our special #Shameless19 newsletter so you won’t miss a thing. It will also be all over our social media accounts:

What’s the theme for the Smut Gala?

The Smut Gala: Forbidden Ball
This ain’t your mama’s fairy tale.

How can I be a Shameless signing author or sponsor? 

Please fill out our Interest Form to let us know all about you and what you write!

If you know an author who you think should be a signing author, feel free to pass along the form link to them.

The Hotel

Is the hotel really at Disney World?

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Area

Yep, it really is! See for yourself on Google Maps!

When can I book my hotel room for 2019?

November 2018! You can make sure you’re notified by joining our Shameless events mailing list.

What will the room rate be at the Hilton Orlando LBV?

We’re blown away that we are able to offer our special rate of $169/night based on 2-person occupancy for the duration of the event PLUS 5 days before and 6 days after the event for a total of 15 nights: October 12-26, 2019! That means you can book your family vacation at our hotel and still get our amazing rate!

Guests will be required to put down a deposit of 1 night’s room and tax to book your room that will be charged immediately upon reservation. The deposit is 100% refundable up to 5 days in advance of your arrival date.

When initially reserving your room, you will not be required to list each of the occupants staying in your room.

How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

We recommend using Uber, Lyft or Mears shuttle transportation.

How much does it cost to park at the hotel?

Our guests will receive a $5.00/day discount on prevailing self-parking rates (currently $18.00).

What kind of amenities are at the hotel?

The Hilton Orlando LBV has not one but TWO heated pools! Not that you’ll necessarily need the heat in October, but just in case…

Other amenities inside the hotel include

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • FedEx business center
  • Babysitting services
  • Movie rentals
  • In-room game rentals
  • Arcade
  • 24-hour, on-site convenience store

How much is Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is F-R-E-E for our guests!

Are there restaurants at the hotel? What about pantry foods and snacks?

The Hilton Orlando LBV has an abundance of dining and places to get what you need! Here’s what their website says about their dining and bars:

24-HOUR MAINSTREET MARKET

Jump start your morning with a fresh cup of Joe by visiting Mainstreet Market, open 24-hours, where “We Proudly Brew” Starbucks Coffee®! Before heading to the parks stop in and grab a quick breakfast or pick up some treats to snack on throughout the day.

Offering a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks — from fresh fruit and pastries to salads, sandwiches and pizza – there is something to satisfy every palette. To complete your meal select from our assortment of snacks, candy and ice cream novelties. For your convenience, Mainstreet Market is open 24-hours for all of your on-the-go needs.

ANDIAMO ITALIAN BISTRO

Andiamo Italian Bistro & Grille, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is a bistro and wine bar offering an authentic and unique dining experience. Its contemporary design, back-lit art and bold red hues create the perfect backdrop for a family dinner, romantic evening for two or a quiet meal with colleagues.

BENIHANA STEAKHOUSE AND SUSHI

Tempt your taste buds and be entertained at Benihana! Our chefs will perform before you as they cook according to a 1,000-year-old Japanese recipe. Perfect for a special occasion with family or friends, choose from a mouth-watering menu ranging from chicken and steak to sushi and sashimi.

COVINGTON MILL

Start your day off right and help yourself to Covington Mill’s à la carte menu or breakfast buffet that boasts an endless assortment of hot and cold items, seasonal fruit and freshly baked pastries. Guests are sure to enjoy our made-to-order omelet station and Mickey Mouse waffles! For our health conscious patrons, we are pleased to offer numerous heart healthy menu selections. On Sundays, take the kids to our Disney Character Breakfast – hosted from 8:30 am to 11:00 am – a great opportunity to get autographs and take pictures with your favorite Disney friends!

JOHN TS

After an adventure at the theme parks or a long day of meetings, unwind with good friends and good conversation at John Ts Lounge. Enjoy an ice-cold beverage while cheering on your favorite sports team or catching up on the day’s top news stories on our seven high-definition TVs.

RUM LARGO POOLSIDE BAR & CAFE

Soak up the sun under clear blue skies and experience paradise at Rum Largo Poolside Bar & Café. Sip on tropical seasonal cocktails at our full service bar or from the comfort of your poolside lounger while grooving to the rhythm of Key West-style music. Our open-air café offers something for everyone – a variety of delicious salads, starters and sandwiches, as well as a children’s menu.

Are there stores inside the hotel?

The Hilton Orlando LBV is an official Walt Disney World® hotel, and that means there is an official Disney store inside the hotel’s lobby!

Also located in the lobby is a gift shop with clothing, souvenirs, and other necessities you may need so you never have to leave the hotel.

The Disney Experience

Will there be Disney characters at the hotel or the Shameless event?

The Hilton Orlando LBV has an official Disney character breakfast every Sunday morning from 8:30am-11:30am at Covington Hill inside the lobby at the hotel! Seating is first come, first served, and very reasonably priced ~$30 for the buffet. More character breakfast info is available on the hotel’s website.

Do I get any Disney benefits by staying at the Shameless event hotel?

Absolutely! Lucky us! Here’s what the hotel has to say about their Disney World benefits:

As an Official Walt Disney World® hotel, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista offers a wealth of very special Disney benefits! NEW through 2019 — guests now enjoy access to Disney FastPass+ service and Disney’s Extra Magic Hours benefit (with valid park ticket for stays through 12/31/19). For full details, please refer to the corresponding links below.

Enjoy complimentary shuttle transportation to Disney Theme Parks, Disney Springs® and Disney Water Parks. Disney Springs is also within easy walking distance of the hotel, connected by Pedestrian Skybridge. For your convenience, theme park and water park tickets are available for purchase on-site at our Concierge desk, enabling you to get to the magic faster!. Or, click to purchase your Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets online!

We’d be happy to help plan activities before you arrive. Contact our vacation planners or call 407-827-3875.

And, for a truly magical experience, join us every Sunday for breakfast with your favorite Disney characters at Covington Mill, located inside Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs™ Area.

Experience the ideal getaway in one of our deluxe rooms or suites just minutes from Disney Theme Parks. For an exceptionally magical experience, upgrade to a junior suite, one-bedroom suite, or even an upper floor guest room with stunning views of Disney Springs™.

How can I buy Disney tickets? And do I get a discount?

The hotel has a concierge and travel partners who are able to help you make the best decision on which tickets to purchase for your family.

And YES! Our guests will get a special discount on Disney tickets! (We don’t know the actual discount amount yet, but hey, a discount is a discount, amirite?)

How can I get from the hotel to Disney World?

1. You’ll already BE at Disney World!

2. The hotel has FREE DIRECT bus transportation to every Disney World theme park: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, and Blizzard Beach!

3. The Hilton Orlando LBV is directly across the street from Disney Springs! There’s a pedestrian walkway to take you from the hotel lobby straight into the free shopping, dining, and attractions. It’s even closer than some of the parking lots at Disney Springs. FOR REAL.

By jericl cat [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons By Chad Sparkes from Kissimmee,Florida, United States - Disney Springs, CC BY 2.0, Link

When did you announce the move to the Hilton Orlando LBV?

After days of buildup, we announced our move on August 20, 2018 at 9pm on Facebook with this (cheesy) video!

The Giveaway

  • Grand Prize

    • 2 WDW Park Hopper 1-Day Passes
      • Awarded September 2019
    • 2 Shameless18 VIP Pass
      • Awarded upon claim (or refund if winner already purchased)
    • 2 Shameless19 VIP Passes
      • Awarded upon ticket sale release
    • 2019 Room Upgrade
      • Awarded once winner notifies hotel booking
  • 2nd Place Prize

    • 1 Shameless18 VIP Pass
      • Awarded upon claim (or refund if winner already purchased)
    • 1 Shameless19 VIP Pass
      • Awarded upon ticket sale release
    • $100 Amazon Gift Card
      • Awarded upon claim
  • 3rd Place Prize

    • 1 Shameless18 VIP Pass
      • Awarded upon claim (or refund if winner already purchased)
    • 1 Shameless19 VIP Pass
      • Awarded upon ticket sale release
    • $50 Amazon Gift Card
      • Awarded upon claim
  • CLUE #1

    Posted to Facebook on 8/17 – Word Scramble

    HINT: If she’s been to Disney Springs, we’re betting Oprah had the hushpuppies.

  • CLUE #2

    Posted to Facebook on 8/18 – Fruit Lineup

    HINT: You can walk there from the #Shameless19 hotel, but it makes more sense if you drive.

  • CLUE #3

    Posted to Facebook on 8/18: Word Scrambles

    1. 1. UNYOOOANCPET
      HINT: The kids will want something from here.
    2. 2. ETGOOHLNAPOIR
      HINT: The teens will want something from here.
    3. 3. IVAETNOECLNRCOECPEN
      HINT: The ladies (and some men) will want something from here.
    4. 4. UEPYSRDR
      HINT: The Millennials will want something from here.
    5. 5. RPZIUTELLIYLL
      HINT: The fancy ladies & sorority girls will want something from here.

  • CLUE #4

    Posted to Facebook on 8/18: Identify the Picture

  • CLUE #5

    Posted to Facebook on 8/19: What Makes This a “Throwback”?

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Hi. My name is Angie, and I’m a social-media-and-smut-book-reading addict. Hi…Angie… I’ve been working hard on the magical internet since 2006 when I retired from teaching elementary school to stay at home with my two baby girls. Now, I am a smut peddler. You can follow my nonsense on Twitter and Facebook. Simply, I’m just a girl, looking at the book world, asking it to love her.

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