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Romance Author & Reader Events presents RARE20 Edinburgh

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre

150 Morrison Street

Edinburgh

EH3 8EE

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ROMANCE AUTHOR & READER EVENTS PRESENTS: RARE20 Edinburgh

Meet ALL 200+ (217 so far) International Best Selling Romance authors from around the world

Join us for this international event. Spend your day going to each author table to meet, get books signed, and even take pictures with them. Make new book friends from around the world while meeting your favorite or new to you authors.

ITINERARY: **PLEASE NOTE** Different authors will sign each day; signing schedule will be released two weeks prior to event:

Friday 26 June, 2020

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Possible panels (this is not 100% yet)
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm Registration Only Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
  • 3:00pm Early Entry 4:30pm General Admission - 9:30pm EICC Signing and Registration 100+ authors (no worries if you are late - registration will be open until 7:30pm Friday).

Saturday 27 June, 2020

  • Registration open from 9:00am - 2:00pm (No NEW entry after this time, rentry O.K.) EICC
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Early Entry / 11:30am - 4:30pm Signing Day 2 100+ authors EICC
  • 7:30pm - midnight After Party (Theme to be announced) EICC

*Informal meet ups and tours will be set up for Thursday - Sunday* **Hotel links posted by 8 June, still negotiating**

FAQs

Where is the event at?

RARE20 Edinburgh - Romance Author & Reader Events 2020 will take place at:

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

Directions and transport information:

https://www.eicc.co.uk/visiting/how-to-get-here/

How much are tickets?

*Cost does not include Eventbrite fees*

~ £80 Early Entry ticket Full weekend - Early entry to Friday & Saturday signings, After Party, and Panels IF scheduled (panels are not yet 100% confirmed)
~ £55 Full weekend ticket - Friday & Saturday signing, possible panels (panels are not yet 100% confirmed), and Saturday night party.
~ £40 Saturday signing only- there will be a limited amount of these tickets sold for those unable to attend Friday. No Early Entry for Saturday only tickets.
~ £10 After Party tickets (for those purchasing Saturday only tickets or those wanting spouses /care givers to attend. You must be a ticketed signing attendee to purchase extra party tickets.

Is the venue (EICC) disable friendly?

Short answer, YES. Long answer: https://www.eicc.co.uk/visiting/disability-access/

Where Should I stay?

Closest hotels to the venue are:

  • Hub by Premier Inn Edinburgh Haymarket 3 star .32km 3 minute walk #5 of 154 on Trip Advisor
  • Leonardo Boutique Hotel Simpson Edinburgh 4 Star .3km 5 minute walk #23
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa 5 star .48 km 5 minute walk #27
  • Fountain Court Apartments .48km 5 minute walk #32
  • Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End 3 star .48km 5 minute walk #61
  • Premier Inn Central Lauriston Place 3 star .64km 9 minute walk #70
  • Hilton Double Tree 4 star .48km 5 minute walk #77
  • Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket 3 star .48km 5 minute walk #118

As of now Airbnb's are legal in Edinburgh

We will have room blocks soon for Radisson Blu, Waldorf and possibly another. Most hotels will not offer reservations until approximately 11 months out. Budget hotels do not offer room blocks as the room rate is already lower.

Who must be ticketed?

Anyone entering the convention halls and/or Foyer must be ticketed. All spouses, caregivers, friends, parents, and children over the age of 16 must be ticketed. **due to occupancy restrictions CHILDREN UNDER 16 will not be permitted entry**

*NO PETS*

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

RARE is now able to scan tickets for entry, paper or electronic tickets are accepted!!

If you do not have your paper ticket or can not check in electronically then identification is required. If you do not have a paper ticket, can not check in electronically, and your identification is not the same name as you purchased your ticket in, you will need to update the correct information on Eventbrite prior to the event.

All attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult

Due to occupancy restrictions no children under 16 will be permitted in the events (signing, panels)

Due to alcohol availability at the signings and after party - those under 18 will have a different colored wristband. Bar staff will be checking I.D. to verify age prior to purchase of alcohol

Please note there will be explicit book covers and banners in the event room

Will there be a limit on the number of tickets I can buy?

Yes, only two (2) tickets per transaction for Early Entry tickets and two (2) for General Admission.

Do I need to add personal information to all tickets being purchased?

Yes. The ticketholder's name, email address, and age should be on each ticket. If you let your name default to all tickets, then YOU will need to give the paper ticket to each individual or enter with them. The individual will have no recourse should something happen to you or they lose the paper ticket if their name isn't listed.

**DUE TO THE NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD WE WILL NOT MAKE NAME CHANGES FOR YOU** Should you sell your ticket this is between you and the buyer, you must change the names AND email address on all tickets.

What is included in each tickets:

ALL signing tickets include entrance, pictures and autographs with authors. There is no separate cost for pictures or autographs (this is NOT a .con)

There is NO other difference in tickets, no gifts, no extras-- just time.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Should you sell any tickets it will be your responsibility to transfer the ticket to the new owner by updating the name , age, and email address for each attendee. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NO REFUNDS. Prior to paying for your tickets you will be prompted to enter the name, email, and age for each attendee. If all tickets are in your name then YOU will need to give the paper ticket to each individual or enter with them. The individual will have no recourse should something happen to you or they lose the paper ticket if their name isn't listed.

**DUE TO THE NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD WE WILL NOT MAKE NAME CHANGES FOR YOU** Should you sell your ticket this is between you and the buyer, you must change the names AND email address on all tickets.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, log into your Eventbrite account and update your information there.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No! If you do not you can present your bar code on your phone

Please bring one of the following with you to enter:

Paper ticket , electronic ticket, or identifcation that matches the name on the purchased ticket.

Identification is required for those who look under 16 or do not have your a paper ticket or a way to electornically check in and said identification must match the name on the ticket.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Tickets should match your identification so we can verify the age of each attendee and purchaser if ticket is lost or you are not able to check in electronically. For a smooth entry, try to make sure if possible that your name on your identification and your ticket match. HOWEVER since we are scanning tickets names do not have to match. Please keep in mind if your friend buys your ticket and her name is on it you have no recourse.

Is there a limit of how many items I can get signed by one author or in total at the event?

NO more than 2 non book items not including book plates per each author - strictly enforced

Some authors will have a limit of total number of items to be signed. This information will be posted as soon as possible and is subject to change at any time.

Elle Kennedy - 6 books/items/book plates all personalized but only one will have a message. No Erin watt books. No more than 6 total items for Elle.This includes book co written with Sarina Bowen.

Jamie McGuire - No bookplates

Karen Marie Moning - 3 books/items/book plates = 3 total items only one will have a message.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring as many books as you like, Kindle covers, IPad covers book plates, and or any items you would like signed by authors. No alcohol of any kind can be brought into the event. Snacks and non alcohol drinks can be brought into the event. There will be a bar /snack bar at all events.

Do I have to buy my own books?

Yes. Books will not be provided for free. If you would like a book signed, please bring that title with you. Some attending authors will have a pre order sheet to bring books with them some will not. Only Traditionally published books in the UK will be available through a book seller at the event.

**WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR BOOKS WITH YOU TO THE EVENT*** Avoid having a broken heart should your favorite author sell out of books or the book retailer didn't bring that title.

Will a book seller (book store) be selling books at the event?

Yes however a book seller will only sell Traditional titles -meaning only titles distributed by a UK publisher. If the book you want is not traditionally published (the author is indie) then the book seller will not have the book. We will try and have a list of all available titles to be sold at the event, who is selling them (author or book store).

Will there be food or drink for sale at the event?

There will be a cash bar for drinks with alcohol and without along with a snack bar. Water stations will be throughout the event.

Is there a place for me to leave my jackets/jumper/sweater?

Yes BUT it is £1 per item

Is there a dress code for the event?

No. You will be on your feet all day and rooms tend to get warm, please dress comfortably, where comfortable shoes, and dress in layers.

How long should I stay in town for?

As long as you can. Tours, informal meet ups will start on Wednesday and last possibly through Sunday

Will the author list change?

Yes. The author list is subject to change at any time. Ticket sales are final regardless of cancellations. Authors take signings very serious and confirm after much thought. RARE re confirms with each author three times prior to being announced. Should they cancel it is due to a conflict in schedule, an illness, or emergency. Please be prepared for cancellations, they are inevitable especially for overseas signings.

What is the refund policy?

NO REFUNDS- all sales final regardless of reason

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Team RARE at the following email address: rarevents2020@gmail.com

What are my transport and or parking options at EICC?

From Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You'll find official airport taxis at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on the time of day.

Travelling to Edinburgh by Car
The EICC is right in the centre of Edinburgh. The main entrance is 150 Morrison Street. For directions from your home or office visit www.multimap.com and input EH3 8EE for the destination postcode.

Parking near the EICC
There are many car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. Please access the following links for further details:

National Car Parks (NCP) in central Edinburgh
Sheraton Hotel Car Park located 150 meters from the EICC, with limited accessible parking spaces
Semple Street Car Park located 300 meters from the EICC
Spaces near EICC available via yourparkingspace.co.uk

Tripshare Edinburgh
Created to help you quickly and easily find someone who shares your specific journey. Visit the website for full information www.TripshareEdinburgh.com

Cycling
There are bike racks next to the main entrance to chain up bikes. For nearby routes, take a look at Edinburgh's cycle paths, many of which run close to the EICC.

By Bus
Edinburgh's main bus terminal is located at St Andrews Square. Bus connections stretch right across the UK. For details of these routes please visit: www.nationalexpress.com or www.citylink.co.uk.

For information on local bus services throughout Edinburgh visit www.lothianbuses.com

By Train
Edinburgh has two railway stations:

Waverley Station, which is 1.3 miles from EICC, is the city's main railway station and has direct routes to many cities across the country, including over 25 daily departures from London.

Haymarket Station, which is just 0.4 miles from EICC, is a stop for many commuter and some UK train routes. Please ensure that you check with your rail network provider to find out if your train will stop at Haymarket or Waverley.

For more information on the rail network within the UK, please visit East Coast, National Rail or Trainline; a one-stop shop for train and coach travel.

By Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday. The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station. Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for more details.

Walk to EICC from Haymarket Station
When exiting Haymarket Station head right (east), towards the pedestrian crossing. Walk straight up Morrison Street for a few minutes and you will find the EICC on the left hand side.

SEStran
For further advice on alternative modes of transport www.sestran.gov.uk

From Edinburgh Airport by Bus
The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route. The service starts at 04.30 and runs until 00.22 at night, with the journey taking 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return. Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk). See city centre map for directions.

The N22 bus also departs from outside the Airport entrance and runs every half an hour through the night until the Airlink service starts again. For more information about these services visit www.flybybus.com.

By Plane
Edinburgh has one of the UK's fastest growing airports and new flights are always being added. At the EICC, we have the luxury of being located right in the heart of the city and within 10km (6 miles) of Edinburgh International Airport.

For more information on which airlines and destinations connect to Edinburgh visit www.edinburghairport.com.

From Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You'll find official airport taxis at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on the time of day.

From Edinburgh Airport by Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place, in central Edinburgh, every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday. The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station. The first tram from Edinburgh Airport departs at 06:15 and the last is 22:45. Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for further information.

From Edinburgh Airport by Bus
The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route. The service starts at 04.30 and runs until 00.22 at night, with the journey taking 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return. Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk). See city centre map for directions.

The N22 bus also departs from outside the Airport entrance and runs every half an hour through the night until the Airlink service starts again. For more information about these services visit www.flybybus.com.

Author LIne Up Subject To Change At Any Time

A. Meredith Walters
A. Zavarelli
A.D. Justice
A.M. Hargrove
A.M. Johnson
A.S. Teague
Abbi Glines
Alanea Alder
Aly Martinez
Alyssa Cole
Amanda Maxlyn
Amelia Hutchins
Amie Knight
Amy Harmon
Angel Payne
Anne Eliot
Annika Martin
April White
Arden Aoide
Asa Maria Bradley
Aubrey Bondurant
Aurora Rose Reynolds
Avery Flynn
B.B. Reid
BB Easton
Belle Ward
Beth Ehemann
Bethany-Kris
Boone Brux
Brenda Rothert
Brenna Aubrey
Brittainy C. Cherry
C.C. Wood
C.L. Wilson
C.M. Stunich
Callie Hart
Cambria Hebert
Cameo Renae
Cara Dee
Carina Adams
Carrie Elks
Catherine Bybee
Celia Aaron
Claire Contreras
Claire C. Riley / Cee Cee Riley
Cora Reilly
Daisy Prescott
Danielle Norman
Darcy Burke
Darynda Jones
Devney Perry
Devon McCormack
Eden Summers
Eli Easton
Elisabeth Naughton
Elle Kennedy
Emily Snow
Emma Hart
Emma Scott
Erica Ridley
Fiona Cole
Garrett Leigh
Geneva Lee
Gia Riley
Giana Darling
Graceley Knox & D.D. Miers
H.M. Ward
Heidi McLaughlin
Helen Hardt
Helena Hunting
J. Bengtsson
J.J. McAvoy
J. Kenner
J.C. Emery
J.L. Perry / Jodi Perry
J.L. Weil
Jamie McGuire
Jane Harvey-Berrick
Jane Washington
Jaymin Eve
Jenika Snow
Jennifer Loren
Jewel E Ann
Jill Sanders
Joanna Wylde
Jodi Ellen Malpas
Joely Sue Burkhart
Julia Kent/Meli Raine
Julia Sykes
Julie A. Richman
Julie Johnson
K.A. Linde
K.F. Breene
K.I. Lynn
K.K. Allen
K.L. Shandwick
Kandi Steiner
Karen Lynch
Karen Marie Moning
Karina Halle
Karla Sorensen
Karpov Kinrade
Kate Stewart
Kathleen Brooks
Kel Carpenter
Kelley Armstrong /Katey wolfe
Kelly Elliott
Kelly St. Clare
Kendra Elliot
Kenzie Hart
Ker Dukey
Kerrigan Byrne
Kerry Heavens
Kimberly Knight
Kindle Alexander
Kris Michaels
L.A. Casey
L.B. Dunbar
L.H. Cosway
Larissa Ione
Laura Thalassa
Lauren Rowe
Layla Frost
Layla Hagen
Leia Stone
Lesley Jones
Lexi Blake
Lexi Ryan
Lindsay J. Pryor
London Miller
Lorelei James
Louise Bay
LP Lovell
Lucy Lennox
Lucy Score
Lucy Smoke
M.E. Carter
Margaret Mallory
Mariana Zapata
Marni Mann
May Sage
Meagan Brandy
Melanie Moreland
Melinda Leigh
Meredith Wild
Michelle Madow
Milly Taiden
MJ Fields
Monica James
Monica Murphy
N.R. Walker
Nana Malone
Nancy Herkness
Natasha Anders
NATASHA BOYD
Natasha Knight
Natasha Madison
Natasha Preston
Nikki Sloane
Nina Bocci
Nora Flite
Paige Weaver
Pam Godwin
Patrice Michelle / P.T. Michelle
Penny Reid
Pippa Grant
R.L. Griffin
Rachel Van Dyken
Raye Wagner
Rebecca Yarros
Rebeccca Zanetti
Renee Harless
Rhyannon Byrd
Riley Hart
RJ Scott
Roan Parrish
Sadia Ash
Sam Mariano
Samantha Young
Sara Ney
Sarina Bowen
Savannah Page
Scarlett Cole
Shannon Mayer
Shelly Alexander
Sierra Simone
Siobhan Davis
Sloane Kennedy
SM Lumetta
Stacey Marie Brown
Staci Hart
Stephanie Hudson
Stevie J Cole
Stylo Fantome
Susan Stoker
Susie Tate
Suzanne Wright
T Gephart
T L SWAN
Tara Brown
Tara Leigh
Tate James
Terri E. Laine
Terri Osburn
Tessa Bailey
Tessa Teevan
Thea Harrison
Tiffany Snow
Tillie Cole
Toni Aleo
Toni Anderson
Tracy Brogan
V. L. Locey
Victoria Danann
Wendy Higgins
Whitney Barbetti
Willow Winters

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