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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 16 July, 2021

  • 12:30pm - 6:30pm 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 17 July, 2021

  • 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*

FAQs

Where is the event at?

RARE21 Edinburgh - Romance Author & Reader Events 2021 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, 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. ** ALL SATURDAY ONLY TICKETHOLDERS NOW HAVE THE OPTION TO UPRGRADE TO A FULL WEEKEND TICKET. PLEASE EMAIL rarettes@gmail.com
~ £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 as of 25 June, 2020

A. Zavarelli
A.D. Justice
A.E. Murphy
A.M. Hargrove
Abbi Glines
Addison Jane
Aly Martinez
Alyssa Cole
Amalie Howard
Amanda Maxlyn
Amelia Hutchins
Amie Knight
Amo Jones
Amy Briggs
Amy Jarecki
Angel Payne
Ann Marie Walker
Anne Eliot
Annika Martin
April White
Asa Maria Bradley
Aubrey Bondurant
Avery Flynn
Avery Song
B.B. Reid
Bec McMaster
Beck & Hallman (J.L. Beck & C.Hallman)
Bella Jewel
Boone Brux
Brenda Rothert
Brenna Aubrey
Brittainy C Cherry
C.C. Wood
C.L. Wilson
C.M. Stunich
Callie Hart
Cameo Renae
Cara Dee
Carina Adams
Caroline Peckham
Carrie Elks
Catherine Bybee
Charlie Cochet
Cindi Madsen
Claire Contreras
Claire Kingsley
Clarissa Wild
Cora Reilly
CoraLee June
Daisy Prescott
Damon Suede
Dani René
Danielle Lori
Danielle Norman
Darcy Burke
Darynda Jones
Dee Davis
Donna Alam
E. Davies
E.M. Lindsey
E.M. Moore
Elisabeth Naughton
Elizabeth Hunter
Elizabeth O'Roark
Elizabeth York
Elle Christensen / Fiona Davenport
Elle Kennedy
Emilia Finn
Emma Hart
Emma Scott
Erica Ridley
Erica Woods
Erin Bedford
Eva Chase
Felicity Heaton
Fiona Cole
Frost Kay
Garrett Leigh
Geneva Lee
Genevieve Jack
Grace Draven
Graceley Knox & D.D. Miers
Hailey Turner
Harper Sloan
Heather Graham
Helen Hardt
Helena Hunting
Isobel Starling
Ivy Asher
J. Bengtsson
J. Bree
J. Kenner
J. Lynn
J.C. Emery
J.J. McAvoy
J.L. Perry/ Jodi Perry
J.R. Gray
J.S. Scott
Jamie McGuire
Jeannine Colette
Jenika Snow
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Jennifer Loren
Jill Sanders
Jillian Dodd
Joanna Wylde
Joely Sue Burkhart
Julia Sykes
K.A Knight
K.K. Allen
K.L. Shandwick
Karen Lynch
Karen Marie Moning
Karina Halle
Karla Sorensen
Karpov Kinrade
Kathleen Brooks
Kathy Coopmans
Kaydence Snow
Kaylea Cross
Kel Carpenter
Kele Moon
Kelley Armstrong / Katey Wolfe
Kendra Elliot
Kenzie Hart
Ker Dukey (Kerry Duke)
Kerrigan Byrne
Kerry Adrienne
Kerry Heavens
Kim Loraine
Kindle Alexander
Kym Grosso
L.A. Casey
L.B. Dunbar
L.H. Cosway
L.K. Farlow
L.P. Lovell
Lane Hayes
Larissa Ione
Laura Thalassa
Layla Hagen
Lea Griffith
Lee Savino
Lesley Jones
Lexi Blake
Lili Valente
Lily Morton
Lisa Renee Jones
Lorelei James
Louise Bay
Lucia Ashta
Lucy Smoke / Lucinda Dark
M.E. Carter
M.J. Fields
Macy Blake
Maria Luis
Mariana Zapata
May Archer
May Sage
Meagan Brandy
Melinda Leigh
Mickey Miller
Milly Taiden
Molly O'Keefe / Molly Fader
Monica James
N.R. Walker
Nana Malone
Nancy Herkness
Natasha Boyd
Natasha Knight
Natasha Madison
Nikita Slater
Nina Bocci
Nora Everly
Nora Flite
Nora Phoenix
Nyrae Dawn
Olivia Wildenstein
Pam Godwin
Pippa Grant
Poppy J. Anderson
Prescott Lane
R.J. Scott
R.L. Griffin
Rachel Van Dyken
Raven Kennedy
Rebecca Donovan
Rebecca Jenshak
Rebecca Yarros
Rebecca Zanetti
Renee Harless
Renee Rose
Riley Hart
Roan Parrish
S.M. Lumetta
Sam Mariano
Samantha Garman / Emma Slate
Samantha Young
Sara Ney
Sariah Wilson
Savannah Page
Scarlett Cole
Serena Akeroyd
Shantel Tessier
Sierra Simone
Siobhan Davis
Sloane Kennedy
Stacey Marie Brown
Steffanie Holmes
Stephanie Hudson
Stevie J. Cole
Susan Stoker
Susannah Nix
Susanne Valenti
Susie Tate
Suzanne Wright
T. Gephart
T.L. Swan
Tara Brown
Tara Leigh
Tarryn Fisher
Tate James
Terri E. Laine
Terri Osburn
Tillie Cole
Toni Anderson
V.L. Locey
Veronica Larsen
Wendy Higgins
Willow Winters
Winter Rose

Narrators
Announced Closer to Event Date

Photographers/Industry Professionals
Wander Aguiar

MAYBE'S
Amy Harmon
Arden Aoide
B.B. Easton
Celia Aaron
Donna Grant
Eden Summers
Giana Darling
Heidi McLaughlin
Jane Henry
Jane Washington
Jaymin Eve
K.A. Linde
K.I. Lynn
Leia Stone
Lexy Ryan
London Miller
Melody Anne
Meredith Wild
Mina Carter
Penny Reid
Raye Wagner
Ruth Cardello
Sarina Bowen
Tessa Bailey
Tijan

Cancelled
Belle Ward
Cambria Hebert
Devney Perry
Devon McCormack
Emily Snow
Gia Riley
H.M. Ward
J.L. Weil
Jodi Ellen Malpas
Kate Stewart
Kelly St. Clare
Lauren Rowe
Lucy Score
Natasha Preston
Portia Moore
Shelly Alexander
Sheridan Anne
Toni Aleo

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