Romance Author & Reader Events presents RARE23London

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Congratulations on your ticket to RARE23London, we can't wait to see you. Make sure to check your spam folder and remember which email address you used for your tickets. Should you no longer be able to attend and sell your ticket you will need to make the name change on the ticket. See you soon!! Team RARE

Romance Author & Reader Events presents RARE23London

Join us in London, UK for RARE23London and meet 200 of your favorite Romance authors for the day. One price = all day access.

When and where

Date and time

Location

ExCeL London Halls SO3 - SO5 West entrance Level 1 1 Western Gateway London E16 1XL United Kingdom

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

ROMANCE AUTHOR & READER EVENTS PRESENTS #RARE23LONDON 8 JULY, 2023

FAQ'S & TIPS

Meet ALL 200+ International Best Selling Romance authors from around the world. Tickets go live 8pm 29 October London time

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

ITINERARY:

Saturday 8 July, 2023 - Signing event, ExCeL London

• 10am - 5:30pm: Early Entry

• 11.30am - 5:30pm: General Admission

Where is the event at?

Location: ExCel London (disabled friendly)Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom Halls SO3 - SO5 West entrance Level 1.

What are my transport and/or parking options at ExCeL?

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis, using pay and display. If you are travelling to ExCeL London by road please use postcode E16 1XL.

There are multiple ways of travelling to the venue:Elizabeth line (Custom House station)Underground and DLR (ExCeL can be accessed via two DLR stations: Custom House and Prince Regent)Cable car or Uber Boat are also options.For detailed directions click here and scroll downhttps://www.excel.london/visitor/getting-here

Is the venue (ExCeL) disable friendly?

Yes - all areas

Where should I stay?

If you plan on sightseeing you'll want to stay in central London, if your only attending the event you'll want to stay close. Hotel rooms and AirBnB's are limited due to all the other events in town over the weekend. We strongly encourage you to book a room now with free cancellation. There are two Premier Inn's and a Travelodge near by.

How much are tickets?

Early Entry: $90.71+fee = 80GBP +feeGeneral Admission $62.37 +fee = 55GBP + fee

****IMPORTANT INFO: Due to the surcharge between Eventbrite and PayPal in addition the conversion fee between GBP and USD we no longer charge in local currency. All transactions for all sales will be in USD$. The total will be the amount we posted in GBP but you will pay in $. I apologize for the inconvenience. The amount of money we were losing to fees overall and to get the funds converted to USD at a lower merchant rate in order to pay bills in the UK was astronomical. ****

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 four (4) per transaction for General Admission.

What is included with each ticket?

ALL signing tickets include entrance, pictures and autographs with authors. There is no separate cost for pictures or autographs (this is NOT a con or book fair). One ticket= all day accessThe only difference is that Early Entry tickets give an additional 1.5 hours to meet authors , get books signed/take photos etc.

Who must be ticketed?

Anyone entering the Exhibition halls and/or Foyer must be ticketed. All spouses, caregivers, friends, parents, and children over the age of 14 must be ticketed.

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

RARE is now able to scan tickets for entry, so paper or electronic tickets are both 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.

Is there an age restriction for the event:

No one under 14 will be permitted into the event All attendees between the age of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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

*Due to occupancy restrictions CHILDREN UNDER 14 will not be permitted entry*

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

Yes. The ticket holder's name, email address, age and country should be on each ticket. Prior to paying for your tickets you will be prompted to enter the name, email, and age for each attendee. **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.

Is my 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, country and email address for each attendee.

Can I update my ticket information?

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

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

No! You can also present your electronic ticket and QR code on your phone.Please bring one of the following with you to enter: paper ticket, electronic ticket, or identification that matches the name on the purchased ticket.

Identification is required for those who look under 17 if not accompanied by an adult 18 and over. Or if you do not have a paper ticket or a way to electronically check in, and said identification must match the name on the ticket.

The name on the 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. 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.

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.

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 the event.

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 form so you can order directly from them, some will not. Only traditionally published books in the UK will be available through a bookseller 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 bookseller (bookstore) 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 bookseller will not have the book.

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

There will be a cash bar for drinks along with a snack bar on Saturday. Water stations will be throughout the event on both days

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, wear comfortable shoes, and dress in layers.

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 - four 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?

**ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NO REFUNDS REGARDLESS OF REASON**

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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

Where can I find more info about the event and get in touch with fellow readers?

Please join the dedicated facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rare23londonattendees

TIPS/REMINDERS

**All who enter must be ticketed** If you are disabled and have a helper, the helper is required to have a ticket to enter.

A Volunteer Doc will be posted in the next few months. If you volunteer for a full day position you will enter with Early Entry (even if you have a General Admission ticket) and you will receive lunch. If you volunteer for the early Line Ambassador role (2.5 hours) then you will enter with Early Entry even with a General Admission ticket.

A retail shop will be posted soon

Don't worry about attending alone, there will be 1000+ of your closest book friends with you. RARE is a community and I promise, you will be OK. Feel free to volunteer if you want to be with people

**READ AS MANY ATTENDING AUTHORS AS POSSIBLE - Why? Should your authors cancel you'll have new to you unicorn's/fave authors to see.

No one under 14 will be admitted. Attendees 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 and over. Remember, adult content will be visible throughout the event.

📚 Subgenre/trope for each author will be listed with a # so in the future you’re looking for a certain one just search by # in the attendee group

📚 #KU indicates the author offers titles in KU

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What is the official #:

#rare23london

The venue is larger than our previous London events, 6000sqm. 👟 🏃‍♀️

200+ authors currently have reconfirmed attendance. Many sub genres will be present. HOWEVER the author line up can change at any time. Cancellations will happen, they are inevitable. Schedules change, illness occurs, emergencies happen, life changes. There are some authors who like to confirm closer to the event date meaning we may also add authors later.

As of now masks are not required. Please note that should a surge in Covid cases occur prior to the event RARE will determine if masks are required and will communicate this information as soon as determined. We understand Covid is here to stay and a decision for masks will not be taken lightly. Should you choose to wear a mask all will be respectful of it. In addition some authors may wear a mask and choose to not hug or have attendees behind their table.

Please keep in mind venue prices EVERYWHERE have increased due to almost three years of Covid and no events. We did our best to keep pricing as low as we could.

Author lunches/breaks:

The room does not close for lunch however each section (approximately 40 authors) will leave for lunch. Once the table map is released you will want to plan accordingly and make sure you are not in any line in the sections during their lunch break.

12:30pm Section 1

1:00pm Section 2

1:30pm Section 3

2:00pm Section 4

2:30pm Section 5

**No After Party***Not sure of a pre/Registration party. This will depend on the number of tickets sold to the signing and when we gain access to set up.

Directions & Parking Parking is available on a first come, first served basis, using pay and display. If you are travelling to ExCeL London by road please use postcode E16 1XL.There are multiple ways of travelling to the venue:

Elizabeth line (Custom House station)Underground and DLR (ExCeL can be accessed via two DLR stations: Custom House and Prince Regent)Cable car or Uber Boat are also options. For detailed directions click here and scroll down https://www.excel.london/visitor/getting-here

📕 No more than two non book items per author not counting bookplates

📚Some authors may have imposed book limits

📸 All pictures will be taken by author assistants and in front of the table to help expedite lines

🎫 Some authors will be ticketed meaning after the first 20 attendees in line a line ambassadors will hand out numbered wristbands - one per attendee. You will then go about meeting other authors until your number is called. You can join the queue any time after your number is called, so no worries if you are busy or in another queue.

There is a Costa across from our room next to a sandwich kiosk. There are also other food options up and down the hall corridor. Keep in mind food /snack bars will be open for the entire building meaning attendees from other events. For food options :https://www.excel.london/visitor/food-drink

Disability Accessibility information:https://www.excel.london/visitor/venue-guide/accessibilityVenue FAQ’shttps://www.excel.london/visitor/venue-guide/faqs/accessibility

Author Line Up **subject to change at ANY time**

A.K. Koonce

Abigail Owen / Kristen McKanagh

Adaline Winters

Adelaide Forrest / Harper L. Woods

Adrienne Young

Alanea Alder

Alexis Calder

Alice Winters

Alley Ciz

Allie Kinsley

Amalie Howard

Amanda Richardson

Ana Huang

Andie M. Long / Angel Devlin

Annie Dyer

Ariel Marie / Peyton Banks

Ashleigh Giannoccaro & Tamsyn Bester

Ashley James

Aurora Rose Reynolds

Ava Harrison

Bea Paige

Bec McMaster

Bella Matthews

Bethany Lopez

Bree Porter

Britt Andrews

C.J. Cooke

C.R. Jane

Callie Hart

Candice Wright

Carly Marie

Caroline Lee

Caroline Peckham

Carrie Elks

Catharina Maura

Catherine Wiltcher

Chandelle LaVaun

Charlene Namdhari

Charlie Novak

Charlotte Byrd

Charmaine Pauls

Christi Caldwell

Claire Contreras

Clarissa Wild

Cora Kenborn

CoraLee June

Dahlia Rose

Damon Suede

Dana Isaly

Dani René

Darcy Burke

Debbie Cassidy

Debra Webb

Donna Alam

E. Davies

E.J. Mellow

E.M. Moore

Eden Finley

Eden O'Neill

Eden Summers

Elena Lawson

Eliah Greenwood

Eliana West

Elicia Hyder

Eliza Raine

Elizabeth Briggs

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth O’Roark

Elizabeth SaFleur

Ella James / Ellis James

Elle Nicoll

Eloisa James

Elsie Silver

Emery Rose

Emma Hart

Erica Ridley

Erin Bedford

Erin O'Kane

Eva Charles

Eva Chase / Eva Chance

Evelyn Flood

Evie Dunmore

Evie Mitchell

Faith Summers / Khardine Gray

Felicity Heaton

G. Bailey

G.K. DeRosa

Garrett Leigh

Gemma Weir

Gianna Gabriela

Grace McGinty

Hailey Turner

Hannah Haze

Hannah McBride

Heidi McLaughlin

Helen Harper

Helen Juliet / H.J. Welch

Honey Phillips

Hope Ellis

Isla Olsen

Ivy Fox

J.A. Low

J.C. Hawke

J.H. Croix

J.J. Knight

J.J. McAvoy

J.R. Gray

Jacki James

Jade West

Jaime Lewis

Jaine Diamond

Jane Hinchey / Zahra Stone

Janna MacGregor

Jay Hogan

Jen L. Grey

Jenna Wolfhart

Jennifer Sucevic

Jessica Ames

Jessica Florence

Jessica Peterson

Jo Watson

Jodi Ellen Malpas

Julia Sykes

Julia Wolf

Juliette Cross

K.A. Knight

K.C. Kean

K.C. Wells

K.G. Reuss

K.L. Shandwick / Kelly Shandwick

K.M. Neuhold

Karina Espinosa

Katie Ashley

Kaydence Snow

Kelly Jamieson

Kelsey Clayton

Kenya Wright

Ker Dukey / Kerry Duke

Kerry Adrienne

Kerry Heavens

Kim Loraine / K. Loraine

Kindle Alexander

Kylie Kent

L.A. Cotton

L.P. Lovell

Lana Pecherczyk

Lark Taylor

Laura Griffin

Laura Lee

Laura Pavlov

Laurel Night / L.J. Night

Leta Blake

Lexi C. Foss / A.C. Kramer

Lexie Winston

Lilith Vincent

Linzi Baxter

Lisa Helen Gray

Louisa Masters

Louise Bay

Lucy Lennox

Lulu Moore

M. Sinclair

M.F. Adele

M.J. Lawrie

Maddie Wade / L. Knight

May Archer

May Dawson

May Sage / Alexi Blake / Emm Darcy

Meg Anne

Megan Montero

Mia Monroe

Michelle Heard

Michelle Madow

Mika Lane

Mila Sin

Mila Young

Mina Carter

Miranda Honfleur

Monica James

Monica Murphy

Nadine Mutas

Natasha Anders

Natasha Boyd

Nelle L'Amour

Nicole Fiorina

Nina Levine

Nora Phoenix

Nyla K

Olivia Wildenstein

Paige Weaver

R.A. Smyth

R.G. Angel

R.J. Scott

Rachel Grant

Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rachel Reid

Randi Cooley Wilson

Rebecca Yarros

Regine Abel

Renee Rose

Rhys Everly-Lawless

Rosie Danan

Sadie Kincaid

Sara Desai / Sarah Castille

Sara L. Hudson

Sarah Painter

Sav R. Miller

Serena Akeroyd

Siobhan Davis

Sloane Kennedy

Somme Sketcher

Stacy Reid

Stevie J. Cole

Susanne Valenti

Susie Tate

T.L. Smith

T.L. Swan

Tabitha Black

Tamara Gill

Tana Stone

Teagan Hunter

Terri E. Laine

Tessa Dare

Toni Anderson

Tracie Podger

Tracy Lorraine

Tricia O'Malley

Victoria Sue / Tori Kellett

Virginia Heath

Wendy Higgins

Willow Aster

Willow Thomas

Willow Winters

Zoe Blake