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Shameless Book Con: Charity Raffle Donations

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Shameless Book Con: Charity Raffle Donations

You did it!

With your help, we raised $2,000 at our charity raffle at Shameless Book Con 2017! Add in Shameless’s $500 direct donation, we’re giving $1,250 each to two charities: Equality Florida and Direct Relief.

Thanks to every single person who donated an item or a basket and to everyone who bought a ticket, we are donating to two great organizations who support LGBT Floridians and support people affected by natural disasters.

We’ll be hosting a charity raffle again next year at Shameless Book Con 2018. We can’t wait to see how much you can give!

$1,250

$1,250

Extra thanks to Theresa Harrell, our Raffle Smut Fairy for keeping the raffle going strong!

Receipts of Donations

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Shameless Book Con: Shameless Shopping Vendors

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Shameless Book Con: Shameless Shopping Vendors

There is so much to see and experience at Shameless Book Con this year! With over 120 signing authors, VIP cocktails galore, an outrageously spectacular gala, oh, and let’s not forget the meet & greets and intimate author panels, #Shameless17 promises countless memories to be made with your tribe! Along with all the exciting events listed above, we will be offering some Shameless Shopping featuring a few hand picked vendors throughout the weekend!

Below is a list of our selected vendors and where they will be located during #Shameless17. Please visit their websites and social media pages and let them know you are looking forward to seeing them at Shameless Book Con!

LuLaRoe

Representative: Scheva Oliver Hurm

LuLaRoe is a unique clothing line that offers original, on-trend clothing designed to fit woman of all ages, sizes and shapes. Prints are limited, so if you see something you like you better snatch it up!

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Vendor featured during VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase & Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase on Friday, October 20, 2017 as well as during the Main Signing on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

The Audio Flow

Representative: Jocqueline Protho

 

 

 

What started as an audiobook review service, quickly morphed into a deeper appreciation of the industry and a highly successful series of Podcasts which are featured on iTunes, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Google Play Music, and more.

Our mission has become to connect narrators, authors, and publishers, providing a hassle free experience to find the perfect voice to take your audiobook(s) from “Chapter One” to”The End.”

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Vendor featured during VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase & Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase on Friday, October 20, 2017 only.

ZENNStudio

Representative: Susi, Owner of Zennstudio

Susi is the owner and creator of Zennstudio, which is her art studio in Reunion Fl.
Her shop is her creative outlet to create bath and body products for herself, friends, family and customer. She offers Solid Moisturizing Perfume Sticks, Solid Lotion Bars, Lotion Shimmer Bars, Sugar Scrubs, Salt scrubs and more all lovingly made in small batches in her Zenn studio.

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Vendor featured during VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase & Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase on Friday, October 20, 2017 as well as during the Main Signing on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

Focus4Media

Representative: Tina Kleuker

Focus4Media is a multimedia company that creates book covers and trailers, websites and other collateral for authors. All your promotional needs can be done in one place. Book trailers are our specialty. We want to make unique pieces at affordable prices. We have done work for Amy Harmon, Mia Sheridan, Katy Regnery and L.D. Davis just to make a few. We also have done in-house multimedia work for corporations.

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Vendor featured during VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase & Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase on Friday, October 20, 2017 as well as during the Main Signing on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

 

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you can do so HERE!

See you at Shameless!

Shameless Book Con: Merch!

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Shameless Book Con: Merch!

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Unfortunately, we won’t have flamethrowers emblazoned with “Shameless” at Shameless Book Con 2017, but we will have a few special items available for sale. Each item is Shameless Book Con branded.

Exclusive to Shameless Merch Table:

$5 – Shot Glass
$12 – Signing Poster with Travel/Shipping Box
Price Varies – Custom Shameless & Smuffin Jewelry & Keychains by Angela Spencer
*not Shameless Book Con branded

VIP and/or Swag Gifts available for sale to general attendees:

$8 – Water Bottle
$10 – Accessory Bag

Each item is available in very limited quantities, and we won’t be taking pre-orders. Each item is first come, first served. We will have a table set up in the Saturday signing where you can purchase Shameless merchandise starting at 12:00pm. Cash is preferred.

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Shameless Book Con: 2017 FAQ

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Shameless Book Con: 2017 FAQ

Arreeee youuuuu reaaaddyyyyy toooo rummbbllleeee???

Or at least ready to meet your tribe and a whole bunch of romance authors?

Great! We’re getting every “i” dotted, “t” crossed, and shining our Smut Fairy crowns to welcome you to Shameless Book Con 2017!

There are some questions you may have about the weekend event. We question ourselves daily. Hopefully, all of your questions are answered in this handy FAQ.

FAQ Index
Click a topic to go down to answer your questions

Tickets

What does my ticket get me?

See times in the schedule below.

VIP PASS
*VIP tickets are sold out but you may find some for sale in the Attendee Facebook group.

FRIDAY
VIP Cocktail Party/Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase
Dear Mistress Q&A (limited seating; prior sign-up required)
SATURDAY
Author Signing with 1 Hour Early Entry
Shameless Sparkler (open to all Shameless ticket holders; first come, first served swag available)
The Smut Gala After Party

ALL-DAY PASS
🎟
available

FRIDAY
Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase (open to all at 6:30pm)
Dear Mistress Q&A (limited seating; prior sign-up required)
SATURDAY
Author Signing
Shameless Sparkler (open to all Shameless ticket holders; first come, first served swag available)
The Smut Gala After Party

SIGNING ONLY TICKET
🎟available

FRIDAY
Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase (open to all at 6:30pm)
Dear Mistress Q&A (limited seating; prior sign-up required)
SATURDAY
Author Signing
Shameless Sparkler (open to all Shameless ticket holders; first come, first served swag available)

AFTER PARTY ONLY TICKET
🎟available 

SATURDAY
The Smut Gala After Party

UNHOLY DAY TICKET
🎟available

SUNDAY
UnHoly Day

Can I buy a ticket at the event?

You sure can! We suggest you pay in cash but we can take a credit card if you insist.

It’s best to have your ticket pre-purchased. You can do that here.

A paper ticket is NOT required for entry as long as your ticket is scannable on your phone.

Books

How can I pre-order books to have signed?

Our on-site bookseller, B & L Books, is a local bookstore ready, willing, and able to accept pre-orders for books you want to make sure you have in your hot little hands for Shameless Book Con. The pre-order requests will end on October 1, but know that the books available for pre-order will also be available at the B & L Books bookstore onsite.

Some signing authors are holding their own pre-order sales you can check out here. (Please be aware that some authors have already closed their pre-order requests.)

Can I buy books at the event?

Now, what kind of book signing would we be if we didn’t offer a way for you to buy books? We’d be a pretty shitty one. B & L Books will open a pop-up bookstore on Friday from 3pm – 8pm next to registration. The bookstore will also be open from 8am – 5pm on Saturday, accessible to you guys outside waiting in line! They will also be in UnHoly Day on Sunday selling books by the authors on the panels.

Many indie authors have their books available to purchase at their tables, also. While most accept credit cards, we recommend bringing cash to save time.

How do I get my haul of books home?

UPS will be at the hotel and available for attendees and authors to ship your books! We can’t quote you on prices for shipping, but we do know they are the same rates available at the UPS Store plus a small convenience fee.

Schedule

What’s the schedule of events?

You can find the most updated schedule on this page, and it will be included in your booklet upon registration. But if you’re super lazy and don’t feel like clicking, here’s the schedule as of the time of this post publishing:

Friday, October 20, 2017

3pm-7pm – Registration/B & L Books Bookstore Open (Gold Coast Meeting Rooms)
5pm-8pm – Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase

*5pm-6:30pm – VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase
*6:30pm-8pm – Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase (open to ALL attendees; no additional pass required)

8:30-9:30pm – Meet Dear Mistress (pass required)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8am-5pm – B & L Books Bookstore Open (Universal Center: accessible from outside 8am-12pm)
8am-2pm – Registration Open (Universal Registration Desk)
11am-12pm – VIP Entry to Author Signing
12pm-5pm – General Entry to Author Signing
5:30pm-6:30pm – Shameless Sparkler with 1001 Dark Nights (no additional pass required)
9pm-1am – The Smut Gala: Paradiso vs. Inferno with Meredith Wild

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10am-2pm – UnHoly Day: Angels & Sinners Sponsored by Elle Christensen

Saturday Signing

Will you have a map showing the author layout?

Of course we will! It will be available to download about a week prior to the signing and final printed copies will be available at registration.

Do you have signing limits?

We encourage you to get anything and everything you want to get signed: books, scrapbooks, t-shirts, swag, photos, etc.

We will enforce a 3-item limit to authors with lines longer than 10 people waiting. Enforcement will be at the discretion of the author, author assistant, and/or event volunteer. You may re-join the end of the line to have additional items signed as many times as you’d like.

What isn’t allowed into the signing?

Because of the size of our event and limited space for attendees, hard-sided carts, wagons, strollers, and luggage larger than a carry-on will not be allowed into the signing. This will be strictly enforced. We highly recommend this dBest Smart Cart.

The hotel’s Bell Services Desk is available to hold items that are not allowed inside the event space.

Is there an age limit?

No one under 16 will be admitted to any event; no one under 21 will be admitted to the After Party. This is an adult-only event. (Exceptions may apply for baby-wearing.)

How do I get in and out?

You may exit and re-enter the events at any time with your entry badge (or ticket bracelet for After Party entry).

How much is parking at the hotel?

Here are the prices we’ve been quoted by the hotel:

  • Overnight Guest – $12
  • Event-Only – $10 (no in/out privileges)
  • Valet – $21 +tip (no in/out privileges)
How early can I line up for the signing?

Two lines will be formed around the pool and terrace area: one VIP line and one regular attendee line. (A map of the lines will be in the Attendee Booklet you receive at registration.) It’s at the discretion of the hotel, but for us, you may line up as early as you’d like.

Will there be a spot for me to chillax and get a drink during the signing?

Of course! Water stations, tables, and chairs will be set up around the perimeter of the room during the signing. Feel free to take a load off and look through your new pretties!

How much money should I take?

Welp. That’s a personal question. Shameless and most authors will be accepting credit card payments, but many (including Shameless) prefer cash. There is an ATM on site at the hotel, so no worries if you don’t have cash on you when you arrive.

Here’s a short list of places and ways you’ll want to budget to spend your monies:

Fast Passes

How do Fast Passes work?

Don’t you like skipping lines and moving to the front? I do, too. Each attendee will be able to sign up for 2 Fast Passes during the signing.

Fast Pass sign-up is live! Sign up here!

Authors who will have Fast Passes: Mia Sheridan, Shayla Black, Tiffany Reisz, Alessandra Torre, Penelope Douglas, and Aurora Rose Reynolds.

  • Fast Passes are available in 30-minute increments from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
    • All authors will be available on a first come, first meet basis from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.
  • Attendees may sign up for 2 Fast Passes, good for 2 different authors.
    • If you schedule more than one Fast Pass for any Author, we will cancel all of your duplicate Fast Passes.
  • Do not double-book your appointment times.
    • If you double-book (example: Author A at 12:00; Author B at 12:00), we will cancel all of your duplicates.
  • During the Fast Pass times, only those with the author’s Fast Pass will be able to meet that Fast Pass author.
    • If there is a lull in an author’s Fast Pass line, line managers will allow non-Fast Pass holders to meet the author.
  • Each attendee must schedule their own Fast Passes.
    • Only in prior-approved, special instances can an attendee schedule Fast Passes for another attendee.

Stuff & Swag

Will you be selling Shameless swag?

We’re happy to announce that we WILL have fun Shameless swag available for purchase during the signing event!

Can I buy a Shameless t-shirt?

Our Shameless Book Con t-shirts are up and available in our Zazzle store!

Will authors be handing out swag at their tables?

Uh. Yeah... You’ll have so much swag, you’ll probably have to ship some home.

What’s up with the charity raffle?

Our on-site $1 raffle was so successful last year, we’re doing it again! This year, your donations will be directly benefiting Equality Florida and Direct Relief. Bring your dolla dolla bills, y’all! You won’t be able to pass up the goodies we have up for raffle!

How does it work? During the signing on Saturday, drop a raffle ticket in the bucket of the prize displayed that you want to win. We will blind-draw a ticket from each bucket, and the winner will be contacted by text on Saturday to pick up their winning prize. Each ticket is $1, and to start off the fun, each attendee will have a raffle ticket in their registration pack!

What about any other stuff I should take?

We wrote a whole post about what you should take to an author event a few months ago. You’re welcome.

The Smut Gala

Do I haaaaaave to dress up for The Smut Gala?

Listen here, Wendy Whiner. We’re not your mom, but when you see the word “gala,” do you picture jeans and a t-shirt? I certainly don’t. We’ve been sharing ideas on what to wear, so give those posts a look-see. Plus, we’re giving away cold, hard cash and extra fun goodies to the best dressed attendees, and I’m sure you can use some of that.

Any other questions? Ask in the comments!

 

Shameless Book Con: Things To Do in Orlando

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Shameless Book Con: Things To Do in Orlando

So, you’re coming to Orlando in October for Shameless Book Con. While we have a weekend full of events for you, you might be looking for things to do in Orlando during the rest of your visit. We’ve got you covered!

Eating Around Orlando

Orlando is home to some fun and delicious dining! Whether you’re looking for a quiet and delicious dinner or (more likely) a fun party atmosphere, you can find it at Universal City Walk! Or you can check out one of these other fun restaurants close to the #Shameless17 Event Hotel. Download the Yelp app to help find nearby restaurants. You can also find great deals for Orlando dining and attractions on Groupon.

 

Check out some Orlando dining deals here:

Shopping

If your kids are like mine, they’ll be expecting some sort of souvenir from your trip! Lucky for you, great shopping is close by! There are several Outlet Malls, the Mall at Millenia and, of course, Universal City Walk and Disney Springs.

Attractions

We can’t talk about Orlando without talking about the theme parks!

It’s a great time to visit Universal Studios Florida! The Harry Potter attractions are amazing! If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is a must-do.

Disney is on everyone’s bucket list, and fall is a great time to visit. If you’re looking for a fun, less intense Halloween event, you’ve got to check out Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It’s a less-expensive and less-crowded way to check out Magic Kingdom.

See you in October!

Need Shameless Book Con 2017 tickets? Get them now!

Shameless Book Con: Our Sponsors Kick Your Sponsor’s Ass

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Shameless Book Con: Our Sponsors Kick Your Sponsor’s Ass

We truly could not put on the event we do without the help of our sponsors. From an after party that blows your mind to extra special swag for attendees to seemingly simple things like signage and informational booklet, our sponsors make all of that happen for us to create an event like Shameless Book Con happen!

Please help us support our amazing sponsor with a look-see at their books. Our authors have published #1 New York Times best sellers, hundreds of Amazon best sellers, and numerous USA Today best sellers!

If you’re an author, publicist, or looking to sponsor Shameless Book Con 2017, visit our Sponsorship page for details on how you can be seen by thousands of romance book readers!
Shameless Book Con 2017 Sponsors

Below are our sponsors’ top rated books. Show them some love!

Meredith Wild

#SmutGala17 After Party Sponsor


Sign up for Meredith’s newsletter!

Carrie Ann Ryan

Gold Sponsor

Jordan Marie

Gold Sponsor

Elle Christensen

UnHoly Day Event

Shayla Black

Tote Bags

Suzanne Wright

Silver

Jenika Snow

Silver

Susan Stoker

Silver

Katie Ashley

Lanyards

Stacey Kennedy

VIP Swag Sponsor

Katee Robert

Sharpies Sponsor

Attendee Booklet Sponsors

Angel Payne
Milly Taiden
Sara Jane Stone

JL Berg
Chelle Bliss
Kimberly Kincaid

Tessa Bailey
Skye Warren
Avery Flynn

Nicole James
Stacey Kennedy
Nina Bocci

S.M. Lumetta
Angera Allen
Leela Lou Dahlin

Meet your tribe and all of our spectacular sponsors at Shameless Book Con 2017!

Orlando
October 21st

Shameless Book Con: Win A Suite Weekend Giveaway!

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Shameless Book Con: Win A Suite Weekend Giveaway!

We’re giving away a weekend’s stay in a suite at the DoubleTree Orlando during the weekend of Shameless Book Con 2017!

How to Enter

Register as an affiliate with Shameless Book Con’s Eventbrite program:
http://smutr.us/sbc17txAFF

You’ll earn a 10% affiliate fee for every ticket purchased through your link! Even if you don’t win the giveaway, you’ll earn real dollars from ticket buyers.

How to Win

The affiliate with the most ticket sales completed through their specific Eventbrite affiliate link by October 18, 2017 will win a weekend’s stay at the DoubleTree at Universal in Orlando for Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21!

HINT: If you already have a roommate or several roommates, share one single affiliate link among your roommates! You’ll have to disburse the affiliate earnings amongst yourselves, but you’ll increase your chance of winning the overall prize by consolidating your links.

What to Win

🏆 1st Place

#Shameless17 Weekend Stay in a DoubleTree Orlando Suite
(1 winner; up to 4 people in the hotel room)

🏆 2nd Place

Shameless Book Con 2017 VIP Ticket OR One Free Night at the DoubleTree
(1 VIP ticket OR Friday or Saturday night, up to 4 people in the hotel room)

🏆 3rd Place

Shameless Prize Pack including an Event T-shirt & Rolling Cart
(1 winner)

What to Do

Whatever legal promotional means that get people to buy tickets for Shameless Book Con 2017 with your Eventbrite affiliate link are allowed.

Official #Shameless17 logos are available on our Dropbox (links below). Use them in your own graphics to promote your link!

NOTE: SBC logos may not be modified in any way other than to be resized to fit your graphic.

Use one of our promo images or video to promote your link.

Good luck & see you in October!

Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored nor endorsed by Hilton by DoubleTree or any other entity outside of SBC, LLC. Void where prohibited. 

Shameless Book Con: 1,001 Dark Nights Sparkler

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Shameless Book Con: 1,001 Dark Nights Sparkler

Join 15 of your favorite authors for a mingle after our signing!

The authors of 1,001 Dark Nights will be hanging out with Shameless Book Con attendees for a little break in the busy day out at the pool patio!

Doors open at 5:30pm Saturday  

Lara Adrian
Tessa Bailey
Shayla Black
Lexi Blake
Mari Carr

Robin Covington
Jay Crownover
Megan Erickson
Avery Flynn
Jenna Jacob

Kimberly Kincaid
Angel Payne
Carly Phillips
Carrie Ann Ryan
Susan Stoker

Authors subject to change

No RSVP or Sparkler-specific ticket required
Swag available on a first come, first served basis

Still need a Shameless Book Con ticket?

Shameless Book Con: The Sunday Event

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Shameless Book Con: The Sunday Event

If you were lucky enough to attend UnHoly Day with Tiffany Reisz at Shameless Book Con 2016 last year, you left the event feeling… blessed.

In 2016, UnHoly Day was a whole morning with just Tiffany Reisz. It was an amazing, engaging event, and over 100 of Tiffany’s readers and superfans were excited to get the chance to listen to her and meet one-on-one.

This year, we’re doing it a bit differently.

Spend your Sunday morning in the presence of best-selling romance authors, each with their own take on Shameless Book Con 2017’s UnHoly Day: Angels & Sinners Sponsored by Elle Christensen.

UnHoly Day 2017 attendees will be the first to hear about upcoming releases, special announcements, and UnHoly Day attendee-only surprises! Find out what your favorite authors think makes a character an “angel” or a “sinner” and how their own ideas factor into their writing.

Join us for coffee and a downright religious experience on Sunday morning!

The UnHoly Day event is NOT for the faint of heart or anyone under 18. Prudes are not invited, and pearls will be checked at the door.

Included in registration:

  • Commemorative UnHoly Day 2017 swag
  • Coffee & tea
  • Small-setting author meet and greet opportunity
  • Spiritual awakening

Paperbacks will be available for purchase at the Sunday event, depending on availability.

UnHOLY DAY SCHEDULE

9:30am – Doors Open
10:00am – Angels Author Panel
11:00am – Break

11:30am – Sinners Author Panel
12:30pm – Author Meet & Greet

ANGELS 😇

Meredith Wild
Shayla Black
Angel Payne
Chelle Bliss
Helen Hardt
Lauren Rowe
Elizabeth Hayley
Toni Aleo

SINNERS 😈

Elle Christensen (sponsor)
Tiffany Reisz
Tessa Bailey
Pam Godwin
Annabel Joseph
Skye Warren

ABOUT ANGELS

Meredith Wild hand-picked a gaggle of smutty authors – Shayla Black, Angel Payne, Chelle Bliss, Helen Hardt, Lauren Rowe, and Elizabeth Hayley* to name a few – to team up with her to co-write a series of books in the upcoming series, Misadventures. Collaboration is so nice 😇 to see, don’t you think?

*Elizabeth Hayley will not be signing at our main event on Saturday, so if you’re dying to meet them, Sunday is your chance!

ABOUT SINNERS

Our event sponsor, Elle Christensen, joins Tiffany Reisz, Tessa Bailey, and several other to-be-announced authors to talk about how they use a little devilish 😈 humor in their books to bring levity to their stories. Snark and wit play a big part of their stories, and these funny ladies don’t hold back in person! Plus, hear how their bad boys and naughty girls make a scene into one you can’t put down. Get ready to be shocked at what they have to say!

Event plans are tentative; any major changes to the event will be announced but will not deviate from the spirit of the theme.

Still need your Shameless Book Con 2017 signing event ticket?
Get it now!

As indicated in the VIP ticket description, #Shameless17 VIP ticket holders as well as signing authors will need to purchase a ticket to this separate event.

Get a heads up on the exact time they go on sale!

Shameless Book Con: Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase

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Shameless Book Con: Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase

We’re adding EVEN MORE AUTHORS to our signing lineup at Shameless Book Con 2017!

This year, we’re giving a special selection of authors a showcase in which to “introduce” themselves to you. Friday night, October 20th, up to 20 authors we’ve hand-picked to appear, will be signing at #Shameless17.

During our VIP cocktail party, the Showcase authors will be set up to meet and greet VIPs and attending authors. Once our VIP cocktail party is over, we’re opening the space to all #Shameless17 signing event ticket holders!

Friday, October 20, 2017

5:30pm-8:30pm Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase

5:30pm-7pm – VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase
7pm-8:30pm – Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase Open to ALL Attendees

Visit this page to see the full Schedule of Events for Shameless Book Con 2017.

Who are these authors-on-the-rise we want to show off? We’ll be growing our list as more are accepting our invitations. If you’re an author and are interested in signing at Shameless Book Con 2017, please fill out our interest form.

Ace Gray
Books on Amazon

Alexandria Sure
Books on Amazon

Alison Mello
Books on Amazon

Amber Bardan
Books on Amazon

Angera Allen
Books on Amazon

Anna Bishop Barker
Books on Amazon

Izzy Sweet & Sean Moriarty
Books on Amazon

Jennifer Michael
Books on Amazon

KD Robichaux
Books on Amazon

Lauren Campbell
Books on Amazon

LE Chamberlin
Books on Amazon

Leela Lou Dahlin
Books on Amazon

Lexi C. Foss
Books on Amazon

Natasha Madison
Books on Amazon

Noelle Bodhaine
Books on Amazon

SM Lumetta
Books on Amazon

Stasia Black
Books on Amazon

Stephanie St. Klaire
Books on Amazon

Tamsen Parker
Books on Amazon

Shameless Book Con: #Shameless17 Sponsorships

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Shameless Book Con: #Shameless17 Sponsorships

We’re now accepting sponsors for Shameless Book Con 2017!

Are women ages 24-54 your target audience? Do you want to get your brand in front of and in the hands of voracious romance readers?

Shameless Book Con attendees are college-educated professionals with buying power. Along with book purchases, our readers and attendees are health and beauty, household, and subscription consumers.

On October 21, 2017, over 1,000 romance book readers will attend Shameless Book Con 2017 in Orlando, Florida. From now until the event – and after – our sponsors are given the royal treatment. You’re our favorite people, and we want to make sure your brand is seen by our attendees and readers.

What does that entail? All of the information is below.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our attending authors have already snagged most of our sponsorships because we have the greatest authors EVER!

*as of 6.28.17

Sponsorship

Availability

Cost

PLATINUM: Overall Top-Level Event Sponsor 1 $5,000
GOLD: Overall Event Sponsor 2 SOLD
SILVER: Overall Event Sponsor 4 SOLD
BRONZE: Overall Event Sponsor 9 available $650
AFTER PARTY: Overall Event Sponsor 1 SOLD
VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase Sponsorship + Perks! 1 $2,500
now $2,000!
Sunday Event Sponsorship 1 SOLD
Swag Sponsor – Tote Bags 1 SOLD
Swag Sponsor – Lanyards 1 SOLD
Swag Sponsor – VIP Gift 1 SOLD
Swag Sponsor – Sharpies 1 SOLD
Event Booklet Ad – Back Cover 1 SOLD
Event Booklet Ad – Inside Front Cover 1 SOLD
Event Booklet Ad – Inside Back Cover 1 SOLD
Event Booklet Ad – Full Page varies $150
Event Booklet Ad – Half Page varies $75
Vendor Table varies $150
Design Your Own Sponsorship unlimited You tell us!

Sponsorship Details

PLATINUM: Overall Top-Level Event Sponsor – $5,000

One available

This sponsorship would give you exposure to thousands of romance readers and is a fast-track into a life-long place in our hearts.

Think of your name in lights, your name on swag, your name on banners, and your name plastered all over the book-loving internet!

  • Title sponsorship name or logo placed just above or just under the Shameless Book Con 2017 logo
  • Logo listed above all sponsors
  • Media acknowledgement in press releases and announcements
  • Web graphic listed above the fold (where available) or above all other sponsorships (in cases where sponsorships are listed together) on all Shameless Book Con 2017-related posts
  • Includes the following additions:
    • 1 Author Signing Table – Prime location of your choosing
    • 2 VIP Attendee Passes (Friday night cocktail party; Saturday signing with early entry; after-party) – Perfect for giveaways!
    • 2 Sunday passes (Event TBD)

Interested? Email Adrian to reserve your sponsorship.

Email
BRONZE: Overall Event Sponsor – $650

Nine now available

You get love, too!

  • 1 Author Signing Table (or fees refunded)
  • Name placement on the blog and some general signage
  • Logo listed with other Signing Sponsors (in cases where sponsorships are listed together; some exceptions apply)
  • 1 Attendee Signing-Only Pass – Perfect for giveaways!

Author/Buyer Name


VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase Sponsorship (Friday Night) – $2,500 Now $2,000!

One Available; Can Be Shared

This sponsor will be the only sponsor of Friday Night’s VIP Cocktail Party. Authors and paying VIP guests are invited to attend a cocktail party, complete with mingling, giggling, and a little bit of squeeing.

You’re guaranteed hero status with this sponsorship because who doesn’t love a party?!?

  • Name listed in mentions of VIP tickets
  • Web graphic (size TBD) on all VIP-related posts and many Shameless Book Con 2017-related posts
  • Media acknowledgement in press releases and announcements

BONUS: We'll upgrade your room at the DoubleTree & create a signature drink with your name on it for the VIP party!


Author/Buyer Name


Inside Full Page Sponsor – $150

Limited quantities available

This sponsor will provide a full-page graphic ad to be used inside the commemorative event booklet provided to each Author and Attendee.

Be spotted big-time!

  • Sponsor is responsible for providing an appropriately sized graphic
  • Placement is first-come, first-placed

Author/Buyer Name


Inside 1/2 Page Sponsor – $75

Limited quantities available

This sponsor will provide a half-page graphic ad to be used inside the commemorative event booklet provided to each Author and Attendee.

Be in memories!

  • Sponsor is responsible for providing an appropriately sized graphic
  • Placement is first-come, first-placed; limited quantities

Author/Buyer Name


Vendor Table Sponsorship – $150

         Limited availability; 1 vendor per company representative

This sponsorship is specially designed for vendors interested in having a table at the Friday night VIP Cocktail Party as well as at Saturday's Author Signing.

So you say you’re not an author but you want a table at Shameless Book Con 2017, eh? This is your deal right here!

  • 1 Vendor Table at the Shameless Book Con 2017 Author Signing
  • Name placement on the blog and some general signage
  • Logo listed with other Signing Sponsors (in cases where sponsorships are listed together; some exceptions apply)
  • NOTE: Two vendor representatives per table will be allowed into events for the purposes of staffing the vendor table.

Interested? Email Angela to reserve your vendor table.

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Design Your Own Sponsorship
You tell us!

If you’re way more creative than we are and have thought of a fabulous way to sponsor Shameless Book Con 2017, we want to hear it! We’re shamelessly open to any and all ideas!

Interested? Email Adrian to reserve your sponsorship.

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Questions? Comments? Notes of praise?

Email Adrian

See you in October!

Shameless Book Con: #Shameless17 Reading Challenge

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Shameless Book Con: #Shameless17 Reading Challenge

Challenge

Read at least 1 book by each author appearing at Shameless Book Con 2017!

Reward

An upgrade to a VIP ticket OR 1 Golden Ticket*!

Deadline

The first 3 attendees to turn in their completed and verified spreadsheet to Angie between August 1 – October 10 will have their choice of a VIP ticket upgrade or a Golden Ticket*.

  • At least 10 of the books you read must have been read after June 15, 2017.
  • You may use book review(s) you’ve posted in the past.
  • ANY book by a #Shameless17 signing author qualifies.

This post will be updated when winners are announced as well as an announcement made in the Shameless Book Con Attendees group. It is your responsibility to find out if all 3 winners have been awarded.

Method

To prove that you’ve read a book, you must provide a link to your review on Amazon OR Goodreads. Please provide your proof in a spreadsheet like the ones I’m providing below.

Get Your Own Spreadsheet

Download the spreadsheet to track the books you’ve read.

  • Copy/download the spreadsheet on Google Sheets
    • OR
  • Click Download CSV below
Golden Tickets

*Golden Tickets are front-of-the-line passes to be used at the Main Event signing. No more than 3 Golden Tickets will be given out this year!

Click to go directly to the Shameless Book Con 2017 author sheet if the embed below is being a jerk.

Shameless Book Con: The Smut Gala Costume Contest Categories

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Shameless Book Con: The Smut Gala Costume Contest Categories

Want some direction on where to take your fantabulous costume for The Smut Gala: Paradiso vs Inferno?

These 5 categories are what you’re aiming to best!

Most Creative Interpretation of Paradiso
Sexiest Paradiso
Most Creative Interpretation of Inferno
Sexiest Inferno
Best Overall

Our sponsor, Meredith Wild, along with 3 of the Shameless Smut Fairies will be Judgey McJudgersons and pick our favorites to win prizes and bragging rights!

What prizes? Welp, I can tell you that last year, we gave out cash money, luxury vibrators, and awesome gift cards.

OH YES WE DID.

Need some costume ideas? Check out this helpful list we shared.

Good luck to everyone!

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Shameless Book Con 2017: Schedule Of Events

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We’ll see you at Shameless Book Con 2017 in October, right?

Here’s a quick-and-dirty schedule of events to help you plan your trip!

This isn’t the final schedule, so don’t worry about printing it out and laminating it yet. We’ll keep updating and announcing events as we get closer to October 20th!

Friday, October 20, 2017

3pm-7pm – Registration/B & L Books Bookstore Open (Gold Coast Meeting Rooms)
5pm-8pm – Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase

*5pm-6:30pm – VIP Cocktail Party/Showcase
*6:30pm-8pm – Authors-On-The-Rise Showcase (open to ALL attendees; no additional pass required)

8:30-9:30pm – Meet Dear Mistress (pass required)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8am-5pm – B & L Books Bookstore Open (Universal Center: accessible from outside 8am-12pm)
8am-2pm – Registration Open (Universal Registration Desk)
11am-12pm – VIP Entry to Author Signing
12pm-5pm – General Entry to Author Signing
5:30pm-6:30pm – Shameless Sparkler with 1001 Dark Nights (no additional pass required)
9pm-1am – The Smut Gala: Paradiso vs. Inferno with Meredith Wild

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10am-2pm – UnHoly Day: Angels & Sinners Sponsored by Elle Christensen

Purchase tickets now!

Shameless Book Con 2017: All The Things You Need To Take

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Shameless Book Con 2017: All The Things You Need To Take

All The Things You Need To Take To An Author SigningIt’s all about being prepared, friend. You don’t want to make all the plans and spend all the money it took to get to an author signing, only to realize you didn’t know you needed that one thing!

Here’s our packing list guide to all the things you need to take with you to an author signing event!

*click each heading to go down

HAULING
🛒 Rolling Cart
👜 Tote Bag
🛄 Luggage
CARRYING
🍿 Snacks
💊 Pharmaceuticals
💵 Cash
TAKING
✍🏼 Mementos
📱 Techno Accessories
📇 Business Cards
WEARING
👗 Smut Gala Outfit
👚 Book-Lover T-Shirt
👟 Comfortable Shoes

⟞ HAULING ⟝

🛒 Rolling Cart

We wrote about this spiffy cart for last year’s signing and it proved to be a great little way to tote your books and swag around the signing.

NOTE: As indicated on the Eventbrite page where you purchased your tickets, hard-sided carts, wagons, strollers, and luggage larger than a carry-on will not be allowed into the signing. This will be strictly enforced.

 

Smart Cart Rolling Multipurpose Collapsible Basket Cart Scrapbooking by dbest

👜 Tote Bag

You’ll be getting your very own new conference tote bag to hold some fun swag, but taking a keepsake tote bag that lasts you years and shows off that YOU WERE THERE is always fun.

Shameless Tote Bags

Shameless Tote Bags at Zazzle

🛄 Carry-On Personal-Size Luggage

These bags won’t count as a carry-on if you’re flying a budget airline. They are small enough to be considered a personal item and fit under the seat in front of you on the airplane!  ✈️ Trust me, I use them.

Vera Bradley
Weekender Travel Bag

Travelon
Wheeled Underseat Carry-On Bag

World Traveler
21-Inch Carry-On Shoulder Tote Duffel Bag

⟝ CARRYING ⟞

🍿 Snacks

Tuck away a Luna bar or 2 in your day bag for those times when you’re standing in line to see your favorite author and a wave of hunger passes over you. LAWD knows you don’t want to end up hangry when you get to the end of the line.

💊 Pharmaceuticals

✔️ Tums
✔️ Tylenol
✔️ Personal supply of Xanax

I have my little Henri Bendel pill case on my person at ALL times. A pill case is one of those things you saw your grandma pull out of her purse and though you’d never have but now that you’re a full-fledged adult, you realize it’s a necessity!

💵 Cash

It’s really up to you how much you want to take along. We recommend having some dollars with you at the signing as a back-up for purchasing books from authors.

⟝ TAKING ⟞

✍🏼 Mementos

After spending months planning, plotting, and looking forward to meeting your favorite authors, you won’t want to leave empty-handed! Bring along something special to have authors sign that will forever remind you of who you met. If you’ve never been to an author signing or fan event, trust me – the possibilities are endless. I’ve seen readers have authors sign their actual iPads, pre-made scrapbooks, large photo frames, t-shirts, and everything in between. If you can dream it, bring it!

Of course, if you like having signed books as your memento, bring your own from home, buy them at our onsite bookseller, or buy them directly from the authors (indie authors can sell their own books) at their tables.

Here are some ideas to help you figure out what you want to bring to have signed! And if you have another idea and want the official #Shameless17 logo, leave a comment.

Shameless Book Con 2017 Signing Poster – CUSTOMIZE

📱 Techno Accessories

Keep your battery charged up, friends. Don’t be that girl who needs to borrow someone else’s battery juice!

Poweradd
Slim 2 Ultra-compact 5,000mAh Portable Charger

AUKEY
20,000mAh Portable Charger with Lightning & Micro-USB

Anker
6ft/1.8m Nylon Braided Tangle-Free Micro USB Cable
Also available for Apple

📇 Business Cards

Have a blog? Sell a product? Wanna get subscribed to some newsletters? You’ll need an easy way to share your deets!

NOTE: We allow fellow book bloggers to share a business card and/or small swag item handed directly to authors and readers with the understanding that what you hand out is not co-branded with the Shameless Book Club or Shameless Book Con logo unless you are a paid sponsor. We reserve the right to ask anyone attending the event to stop sharing swag or business cards at any time. 

 

⟞ WEARING ⟝

👗 Smut Gala Outfit

Last year, we turned out a party that attendees are still talking about! You will want to attend and dress your best. Visit our Dress-Up Ideas post for a few dresses we think you’ll love.


👚 Book-Lover Shirt

If there was ever a place to show off your reader status, wearing a book-lover t-shirt at an author signing is THE place to do it.

Shameless Book Con 2017 (dark) T-Shirt
Smuffin Love (Dark Shirts) T-Shirt

Official Shameless Book Con 2017 T-Shirt
in Black or White
Just One More Chapter T-Shirt
Variety of Colors
Smuffin Love T-Shirt
Variety of colors

👟 Comfortable Shoes

You don’t think your feet will hurt as much as they end up hurting, but MAN, they will hurt! You’ll be standing all day and walking more than you’ve walked in the last week. Trust us – you need comfortable shoes for the signing. And if they’re cute, too? Even better!

TOMS

TOMS

Converse All Stars

Sketchers

Keds

⟞ See you at Shameless! ⟝

Shameless Book Con 2017: The Smut Gala Dress-Up Ideas

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Shameless Book Con 2017: The Smut Gala Dress-Up Ideas

Shameless Book Con 2017: The Smut Gala Dress-Up Ideas

We made the announcement, and now it’s time to make your plans for what to wear at the Shameless Book Con 2017 Smut Gala! What does the theme mean?

Paradiso vs. Inferno is what you make of it. Go naughty, go angelic, go straight-up YOU! No matter how you choose to represent yourself, we want you to make it special for yourself. We’ll take care of everything else!

Get your tickets now for Shameless Book Con 2017!

*The Smut Gala is sponsored by Meredith Wild.

Inferno 🔥


JUST FOR WRAPS
Sleeveless Slit Bodycon Dress
Sizes S-XL
at Nordstrom Rack



Flame V-Neck Drawstring Waist
Evening Party Prom Formal Dress
Sizes 1X-6X
at Amazon



HaoDuoYi Womens Flashy Mermaid Sequin
Spaghetti Strap V Neck Party Short Dress
Sizes S-XXL
at Amazon



Women’s Strapless Sequined Tulle Column Long Dress
Sizes S-XXL
at Amazon



LOSRLY Womens Glitter High Split
Sequin Maxi Long Party Evening Dress
Sizes S-L
at Amazon



EZON-CH Women’s Sexy Sparkling Sequin
Tank Dress
Sizes S-XL
at Amazon



Chase Secret Womens Casual Flared Swing
Party Cocktail Formal Skater Dress
Sizes S-XXL
at Amazon



Meilun Womens Rayon Lace Patchwork Sleeveless
Bandage Bodycon Club Party Dress
Sizes XS-L
at Amazon



Illusion Gown
MORGAN & CO.
Sizes 1/2-11/12
at Nordstrom



Nightway
Lace Open-Back Halter Gown
Sizes 8-14
at Macy’s

Paradiso 😇

Cherished Merriment Maxi Dress in Ivory in 2X
Cherished Merriment
Maxi Dress in Ivory
Sizes XS-4X
at ModCloth



Red Carter
Iman Dress
Sizes XS-L
at Bloomingdale’s



AQUA
Sequin V-Back Dress
Sizes 0-12
at Bloomingdale’s



ANGVNS Women Halter Off Shoulder Slim
Long Mermaid Formal Dress Sexy Evening Gown
Sizes S-XXL
At Amazon



Angel-Fashions Women’s Sequin Strapless
Sweetheart Mesh Lace up Banquet Dress
Sizes XS-XXL
at Amazon



Gauze Crochet Dress
Sizes 14-32
at Avenue



Soft Cotton Bell Sleeve Dress
Sizes 1X-6X
at Avenue



Adult Angel Wings
No Size
at Amazon

Shameless Book Con 2017: The Smut Gala

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Shameless Book Con 2017: The Smut Gala

Shameless Book Con 2017: The Smut GalaDo you know the The Met Gala? It’s an annual event that takes place in NYC at Metropolitan Museum of Art. The gala celebrates something unique and striking in the fashion world. It’s over-the-top; it’s high fashion; it’s creativity; it’s art at its finest.

Here are a few examples of how designers (broadly) interpreted last year’s theme:

Some of us Smut Fairies had the pleasure of seeing the Manus x Machina exhibit last year, and the creativity and artistry brought tears to our eyes. We walked out and looked at the steps that the celebrities walk up to be photographed, and that’s when it hit us: THE SMUT GALA at Shameless Book Con!

We screamed liked schoolgirls and jumped up and down and immediately started plotting this year’s theme for Shameless Book Con 2017’s after party. We’ll change the theme each year just like The Met Gala, but ours will always be THE SMUT GALA.

So this year… behold…

THE SMUT GALA:
Paradiso vs. Inferno

Now you’re asking yourself… WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

It’s simple, but not really. We’re going to ask attendees to dress according to what you feel is your best, most creative interpretation of the theme. Pick one or both of those words, and make it come to life.

There are no rules. No limits.*

Do you want to be creative and outrageous? Go for it.

Do you want to be inspiring and elegant? Go for it.

Do you want to skip dressing up? You can do that too.

We can’t wait to see how you interpret those words!

Thanks to our amazing sponsor, Meredith Wild, we’ll have excellent prizes for the most creative, evil, beautiful, imaginative, etc. And we give good prizes. (see: adult toys, money, gift cards)

You decide what you want to wear. You define the theme.

Just get ready for an epic party that will blow your panties off!

*Buzzkill: Unfortunately, nudity, fire, and glitter are not allowed into the event hall.

Get your tickets to Shameless Book Con 2017 now!

Shameless Book Con 2017: Event Tickets

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Shameless Book Con 2017: Event Tickets

On sale NOW!

Click to go directly to Eventbrite.

Event Ticket Descriptions

Ticket
What’s Included
Cost
VIP Pass
*Limited Availability
ALL Official Friday & Saturday Events
Cocktail Party (Friday evening);
Author Signing Early Entry (Saturday morning);
Author Signing General Entry (Saturday afternoon);
After Party (Saturday night);
VIP Swag bag
$125
All-Day Pass ALL Official Saturday Events
Author Signing General Entry (Saturday afternoon);
After Party (Saturday night);
Commemorative tote bag
$70
Author Signing Only Author Signing General Entry;
Commemorative tote bag
$35
After Party Only After Party (Saturday night) $45
Sunday Event TBD The Sunday event(s) will again be a separate ticket, available at a later date. TBD

6.5% Florida Sales Tax and Eventbrite fees calculated upon checkout
Details subject to change

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Important Information

Tickets

You do not need a print-out of your ticket! We can scan your ticket from your phone, but if you’re more of a paper girl, feel free to bring a print-out with you.

Everyone entering the events must have a valid entry badge.

Tickets may be available for sale onsite based on availability.

Signing Limits

We encourage you to get anything and everything you want to get signed: books, scrapbooks, t-shirts, swag, photos, etc.

We will enforce a 3-item limit to authors with lines longer than 10 people waiting. Enforcement will be at the discretion of the author, author assistant, and/or an event volunteer. You may re-join the end of the line to have additional items signed as many times as you’d like.

Prohibited

Because of the size of our event and limited space for attendees, hard-sided carts, wagons, strollers, and luggage larger than a carry-on will not be allowed into the signing. This will be strictly enforced.

The hotel’s Bell Services Desk is available to hold items that are not allowed inside the event space.

Age Limit

No one under 16 will be admitted. This is an adult-only event. (Exceptions may apply for baby-wearing.)

Entry

You may exit and re-enter the events at any time with your entry badge (or ticket bracelet for After Party entry).

Ticket Transfers

Tickets can be transferred within your Eventbrite account. Tickets are good for entry for one person and cannot be transferred after entry.

Refunds

Refunds are not available but you may sell your ticket and transfer it within your Eventbrite account.

Registration Updates

Your registration can be updated or transferred within your Eventbrite account.

Hotel Booking

Information on booking your hotel room can be found on the main page.

Parking

Parking is available onsite. Prices TBD and at the event location’s discretion

Swag

Get your swag on with official Shameless Book Con 2017 merchandise available from our store on Zazzle! Follow our Facebook page and subscribe to the Shameless Book Sales newsletter to be updated when products will be on sale!

FAQ

Can I buy a ticket for my friend?
Totally! Just make sure each ticket has the attendee’s name on the ticket. You can change the name in your Eventbrite account at any time.

Are you asking for volunteers?
Yep! Fill out this handy form to let us know your availability.

Do volunteers need to purchase tickets?
Yes, but… We have not yet chosen or notified volunteers, so if you are chosen to volunteer, your ticket purchase will be refunded.

What if I won or was given a ticket to Shameless Book Con 2017?
Contact Angie if you haven’t yet received an email with your ticket info.

Do I have to pay for my husband/friend/mom to enter?
Yes. Everyone must have a ticket to enter any event.

Who are the authors attending and signing at #Shameless Book Con 2017? 
See our list of attending authors here!

Do you have a Facebook Attendee Group? 
Of course we do, silly!

I have a question not answered here. Who can I pester to answer me?
1st – Check the Attendee Group on Facebook to see if your question has already been answered.
2nd – Ask the question of the group and tag an admin so we can answer.
3rd – Contact us.

What is the theme for the After Party?
As of the publishing of this post, here’s a clue I can give you.

See you in October!

Shameless Book Con 2017: Authors Signing At #Shameless17

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Shameless Book Con 2017: Authors Signing At #Shameless17

An event so nice, we’re doing it twice!

Shameless Book Con 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Orlando, FL – DoubleTree @ Universal

Save the date! Set your calendar! Tattoo it to your forehead!

(Note: Sarcasm is used throughout the Shameless environs. Please do not actually tattoo your forehead.)

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Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets now!

For now, we’re ready to announce some of the authors who have committed to signing at our 2nd Annual Shameless Book Con. Lucky us and lucky you, we have returning authors and some new-to-Shameless authors ready to sign their lives away!

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If you’re an author interested in signing at Shameless Book Con 2017, let us know on this form.

Shameless Book Con 2017 Signing Authors

Showcase Authors

Ace Gray
Alexandria Sure
Alison Mello
Amber Bardan
Angera Allen
Anna Bishop Barker
Izzy Sweet & Sean Moriarty
Jennifer Michael
KD Robichaux
Lauren Campbell
LE Chamberlin
Leela Lou Dahlin
Lexi C. Foss
Natasha Madison
Noelle Bodhaine
SM Lumetta
Stasia Black
Tamsen Parker

Read more about Showcase Authors here!

*indicates an SBC Elite Author
**will be signing on Sunday only

The following authors had been previously announced in our lineup but have had to cancel for myriad personal reasons. They have all been invited to sign with us in 2018.

See you in October!

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