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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

? Rolling Cart
? Tote Bag
? Luggage
? Snacks
? Pharmaceuticals
? Cash
✍? Mementos
? Techno Accessories
? Business Cards
? Smut Gala Outfit
? Book-Lover T-Shirt
? Comfortable Shoes


? 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

Wheeled Underseat Carry-On Bag

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


? 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.


✍? 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!

Slim 2 Ultra-compact 5,000mAh Portable Charger

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

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. 



? 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!



Converse All Stars



⟞ See you at Shameless! ⟝

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

What’s Included
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
All-Day Pass ALL Official Saturday Events
Author Signing General Entry (Saturday afternoon);
After Party (Saturday night);
Commemorative tote bag
Author Signing Only Author Signing General Entry;
Commemorative tote bag
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


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.


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.)


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


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!


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 Club Awards 2015 – VOTE!

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Shameless Book Club Awards 2015 – VOTE!

You nominated and now your voices will be heard!

The 3rd Annual Shameless Book Club Awards 2015 – sponsored in part by Excitica – ballot is open and ready for your votes!

We have some new categories (Favorite SBC Platinum Book) and the old standbys (Favorite Alpha Guy), and just like in past Awards, we have a HUUUUUGE giveaway! Like, nearly $400 worth of giveaway. Voting and giveaway entry ends on Tuesday, December 15th at 11:59pm EST.

Awards Ceremony
Join us on Thursday, December 17th at 8:00pm EST for the LIVE Awards ceremony on our Facebook Page! Make sure you’re signed up for the Shameless Book Sales Newsletter to receive a reminder that day. It’s our BIGGEST event of the year!

Please Note: Our sponsors committed before the final ballot was released.


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If you loved the NEEDING MOORE SERIES, HENRY’S END is a must! “Funny, sexy, complex characters you instantly fall in love with…”


Click here to go straight to the ballot if the form is being moody.


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Smuffin Swag And Where To Get It

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Smuffin Swag And Where To Get It

So you wanna be a cool kid, eh? Join in with the crowd of fellow shameless book nerds and show your pride!

Use the menu to the left to click down to other categories.

If there’s a product you think you might want to get but don’t see it here, comment below and we’ll see what we can do!

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Custom-Made Bracelets

Smut Mark Bangle Bracelet

Anti Tarnish Silver Charm Bangle by One of a Kind Sass on Etsy

Smut Mark Black Bracelet

Black Rubber Charm Bracelet by One of a Kind Sass on Etsy

Pura Vida 

Any red bracelet from Pura Vida will show off your Smuffin pride! (Get 50% off your first order with a purchase of $40 or more.) Check Pura Vida often as they update their stock all the time!

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See what’s currently on sale at Zazzle by clicking here.


Smuffin T-Shirts

Customize your t-shirt style and color for each of the shirts below.

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Smut Mark T-Shirts

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Make It Your Own

Phone Cases

Pick your phone from the available cases to customize.

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Bags and Totes 

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Be Shameless Mug
Be Shameless Mug by SmutBookClub
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Water Bottles

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Buttons & Stickers

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You Should Be Ashamed If You Haven’t Read These Books

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You Should Be Ashamed If You Haven’t Read These Books

I feel sorry for you if you haven’t read the books on this list. shame!

I’m genuinely sorry for your life choices. shame!

But then I also have to feel sorry for myself on behalf of my Smut Fairies because I haven’t yet read all of the books they think I should read. shame!

These books are so amazingly good, there’s no plausible reason they shouldn’t be more popular. shame!

Yes, I see the hypocrisy of calling out shameful behavior on a blog named Shameless Book Club. don’t care.

I am shamelessly shameful.

Furreal though, read these under appreciated books. With under (or barely over) 200 reviews on Amazon, we’re baffled why more of you aren’t reading these books.

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Off Base


Just Human

Still Human

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Readers (aka Smut Muffins) Think You Should Read These


Clipped Wings (Book 1)

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Sweet Agony

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Some Like It Hot: An Erotic Romance Anthology by Olivia Cunning, Nicole Edwards, Cherrie Lynn, Kristen Proby, Lainey Reese

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Some Like It Hot: An Erotic Romance Anthology by Olivia Cunning, Nicole Edwards, Cherrie Lynn, Kristen Proby, Lainey Reese

Favorite Quotes

“So when you combine a man and a woman with a man and a man and combine that same woman with the other man, what do you get?”
“A very happy Michelle,” Jake said.
“That’s right, princess,” Kevin whispers in my ear. “Come for us. Just like that.”



Note: Anthology is no longer available. Some individual stories are available for purchase.
One Starry Night (Sinners on Tour Extras Book 1)
Boots Optional (Dead Heat Ranch Book 1)

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