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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
    [/one_fourth] [one_fourth]CARRYING
    ? Snacks
    ? Pharmaceuticals
    ? Cash
    [/one_fourth] [one_fourth]TAKING
    ✍? Mementos
    ? Techno Accessories
    ? Business Cards
    [/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]WEARING
    ? Smut Gala Outfit
    ? Book-Lover T-Shirt
    ? Comfortable Shoes[/one_fourth_last]

    ⟞ 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

    [one_fourth]Buy on Amazon

    [/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Buy on eBags

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    ? 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.

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    [one_third]Vera Bradley
    Weekender Travel Bag

    [/one_third] [one_third]Travelon
    Wheeled Underseat Carry-On Bag

    [/one_third] [one_third_last]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!

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    [one_third]Henri Bendel Personal Pill Case

    [/one_third] [one_third]Pill Case from Vera Bradley

    [/one_third] [one_third_last]Mad Hatter Pill Box


    ? 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.

    [one_third]Shameless Book Con 2017 Signing Poster – CUSTOMIZE[/one_third] [one_third][/one_third] [one_third_last][/one_third_last]

    [one_third]Shameless Book Con 2017 Signing Poster

    [/one_third] [one_third]Kindle e-Reader Case

    [/one_third] [one_third_last]Photo Frame Mat


    ? Techno Accessories

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

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    Slim 2 Ultra-compact 5,000mAh Portable Charger

    [/one_third] [one_third]AUKEY
    20,000mAh Portable Charger with Lightning & Micro-USB

    [/one_third] [one_third_last]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. 

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    [one_third]Tiny Prints
    Business & Calling Cards

    Find current Tiny Prints coupons & deals here[/one_third] [one_third]Zazzle
    Business Cards

    Find current Zazzle coupons & deals here[/one_third] [one_third_last]MOO
    Mini Cards & Business Cards

    Business Cards, MiniCards, Postcards and more

    Find current MOO coupons & deals here[/one_third_last]

    ⟞ 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.

    [one_third]Shameless Book Con 2017 (dark) T-Shirt[/one_third] [one_third][/one_third] [one_third_last]Smuffin Love (Dark Shirts) T-Shirt[/one_third_last]

    [one_third]Official Shameless Book Con 2017 T-Shirt
    in Black or White
    [/one_third] [one_third]Just One More Chapter T-Shirt
    Variety of Colors
    [/one_third] [one_third_last]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!

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    [/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Converse All Stars

    [/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Sketchers

    [/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]Keds


    ⟞ See you at Shameless! ⟝

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