Early Registration for authors and readers ends April 30th.
Early Registration is $225.00.
(May 1st - May 30th)
DUE TO TAX REFUNDS RUNNING LATE
FOR MANY PEOPLE, WE ARE EXTENDING THE EARLY REGISTRATION TO MAY 30th!
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5 meals - one breakfast,
one key-note luncheon with
and three dinners
Three after-dinner parties
All Author Panels
All Reader Events
Payment may be sent two ways:
Check or PayPal
To Pay by Check make check payable to: RomFest and mail to: RomFest
2810 Donielle Drive
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
To Pay With PayPal:
Please only click the PayPal button
below when you are ready to pay.
Once we receive your payment, you
will receive an email questionnaire
to fill out. Please fill out completely
and promptly and email it back to us.
Be sure to include your PayPay email
address. As soon as we verify payment,
we will add you to the
RomFest Facebook Group.
The RomFest Facebook Group will
have all the latest updates and you
will be able to link up with
other ladies attending.
Be sure to use the RomFest 2013 code "romance" when registering to get the promotional rate of $79 per night for a standard room.
(Limited Suites available ` check with Glenstone Lodge for RomFest rates and availability)
NOTE TO AUTHORS:
We only have a few workshop spaces left and they are on a first register / first pay basis. If you are interested in presenting a READER oriented workshop or event, please send your proposal to the RomFest coordinator.
If you are interested in co-sponsoring an event with other authors please contact the RomFest coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reader Event Highlights:
Wednesday Afternoon ~ Early Registration (times to be announced)
Wednesday Night ~ Meet & Greet with the Authors ~ Location to be announced
Thursday Morning ~ Welcome Breakfast with speaker New York Times Bestseller Jayne Rylon
Thursday ~ Author Panels & Reader Events (schedule to be announced)
Thursday Night ~ The "Naughty White Dinner" (optional formal white dress ~ think Ice Queen) followed by "Naughty Bingo" & Raffle Baskets for Bays Mountain Park Association
Friday Morning ~ Dr. William 'Bill' Bass (the Father of Forensic Anthropology and the Creator of "The Body Farm") presents:
"Cases From the Body Farm"
Friday Noon ~ Keynote Luncheon with speaker New York Times Bestseller Jacquelyn Frank
Friday Afternoon ~ Author Panels & Reader Events (schedule to be announced)
Friday Night ~ Dinner and After Party: Secret Cravings Halloween Ball After Dinner Party with D.J. Donna & Scott Nova ~ Music / Dancing / Cash Bar & Raffle Baskets for Bays Mountain Park Association
Saturday Morning ~ On Your Own ~ Time to investigate the wonders of Gatlinburg and the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 ~ Author Book Signing (location to be announced)
Saturday Night ~ Dinner and After Party: Author Destiny Blaine presents GUNSLINGER ~ live music by the band / dancing / cash bar & Raffle Baskets for Bays Mountain Park Association.
Saturday Night ~ Farewell by Trista Ann Michaels
Sunday Morning ~ Feel free to join Trista Ann Michaels for breakfast in the cafeteria. (It's a pay for your own meal kinda thang.)
Reader Event Presenters:
Smoky Mountain Romance Writers present: Luncheon High Tea with prizes given for best High Tea Hats
Ciara Knight & Hildie McQueen present: A STEAMY WEST Part with costumes, prizes, baskets & games. BYOBC (bring your own beverage and corset)
Secret Cravings Publishing presents: Friday Night ~ It’s Halloween in June – With Secret Cravings Publishing! Be a Ghastly Ghost. Be a Sultry Satan. Be a Vampire Vixen. Be a Devilish Diva. Unmask your bewitching side at our Hellishly Hot Halloween in July Party! Mask your true identity and party with Secret & Sweet Cravings authors at the brazen, bawdy, lewd-but-never-crude bash of the year! Games, refreshments, laughs, snickers, guffaws and a good time for all. Be our guest at the Secret Cravings Halloween Costume Party in July at Romfest.
Author Destiny Blaine presents a performance to remember with GUNSLINGER!
Katie Lovette presents: Screenwriting Workshop ~ A Quick Overview of How to Write a Selling Screenplay
Jennifer Estep presents: How to be a Shameless Hussy ~ Working the Media Like a Pro
Mallory Kane presents: Never Try To Outstubborn a Cat ~ Making it as a Writer
Dr. William 'Bill' Bass
"The Body Farm"
Our SPECIAL FRIDAY PROJECT:
Love all the CSI's, Bones, Forensic Files and all those other TV programs based on forensic anthrology? Want to help honor the "Father of Forensics" and the Creator of "The Body Farm" ~ make a donation to the
Dr. William 'Bill' Bass
fund. Don't forget ~
Dr. Bill Bass is
seminar on real life
cases solved by
The Body Farm on
Friday morning ~ you DON'T want to miss it! For more information on Dr. Bill Bass and the Body Farm go to: http://bonezones.com/
The 2013 SMRW LAURIE CONTEST IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES!
Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Romance Writers, Knoxville, TN
SORRY LAURIE IS NOW CLOSED
Fee $25.00 per entry*
Deadline February 21, 2013
•Open to unpublished authors or authors who have not signed a contract within the past three years.**
•First twenty-five pages of unpublished novel-length (40,000 plus)
•No synopsis. You may include a single-page blurb or set-up of your book.
•First round judges include published authors/trained judges.
•Top three finalists in each category will have their entries judged by acquiring editors from the top romance houses. Go to http://www.smrw.org/contest
for the list of editors.
•Winners will be announced at the Romfest in Gatlinburg, TN, June 19-21, 2013 www.romfest.com
Smoky Mountain Romance Writers present: Luncheon High Tea with prizes given for best High Tea Hats!
For more information on SMRW go to: www.SMRW.org
You don't want to miss out on the fun of this one! On Thursday night after dinner, change into your most comfortable pajamas and join us for rousing naughty fun to win prizes.
Romfest Saturday Coffee & Muffins hosted by Mallory Kane, Cecily French and Juli Alexander. 7:30 - 9am!!!!
Author Destiny Blaine presents a performance to remember with the band GUNSLINGER! On Saturday, June 22nd, RomFest attendees are
in for an extraordinary treat. Gunslinger, East Tennessee's
hottest band, will take the stage
and provide one of the most entertaining shows ever! Dance
the night away at the beautiful Glenstone Lodge. Sip on your
favorite cocktail and enjoy the
cash bar. Convention goes can anticipate great times, loads of laughs, and some of the best
music in the South! For more information go to: http://destinyblaine.blogspot.com/2013/03/destiny-blaine-and-gunslinger-provide.html
BE SURE TO CHECK BACK OFTEN TO SEE WHAT OTHER AUTHOR SPONSORED READER EVENTS WE ARE ADDING!
STEAMY WEST Party sponsored by legendary authors Ciara Knight and Hildie McQueen ~ Don't believe we are legendary, just ask participants from RomFest 2012!
Come dressed in your best SteamPunk or Western Wear. Costumes are optional, but just remember prizes are involved. Don't say we didn't warn you!
Mingle with people from ships to saloons. Saddle up to the steamy fun with an interactive scavenger hunt. Make sure you check out the room because you never know where an answer might be found. Look high, low and under. The thing you seek can be hidden in the room, costumes, and even on the RomFest staff!
Steampunk horn sounds to announce the reader feud game. Four teams will be chosen. Do you think you know what sexual position is overused? What is the most annoying plot line? Still have your scavenger hunt sheet? Great! Listen for clues because that grand prize waits.
Prizes: books, steampunk and western theme gadgets and gizmos,
t-shirts and much more.
Friday Night ~ It’s Halloween in June – With Secret Cravings Publishing! Be a Ghastly Ghost. Be a Sultry Satan. Be a Vampire Vixen. Be a Devilish Diva. Unmask your bewitching side at our Hellishly Hot Halloween in July Party! Mask your true identity and party with Secret & Sweet Cravings authors at the brazen, bawdy, lewd-but-never-crude bash of the year! Games, refreshments, laughs, snickers, guffaws and a good time for all. Be our guest at the Secret Cravings Halloween Costume Party in July at Romfest. For more information on Secret Cravings Publishing go to: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/
Bays Mountain Park Association hosts literally thousands of students each year who are eager to learn and grow in their knowledge of the Great Outdoors and our night skies. The impact these funds will provide cannot be measured in dollars and grades alone, but rather in experience and enrichment of this and future generations. For more information on Bays Mountain Park go to http://www.baysmountain.com/.