Shameless Book Con is an epic get-together hosted by Shameless Book Club for romance book readers, Smut Muffins, and anyone who wants to meet their favorite romance authors! Stay up-to-date here on events and attending authors!
Below is a tentative schedule for the weekend of Shameless Book Con 2016!
Friday, October 21, 2016
3pm–7pm – Attendee Pre-Registration; Author Registration
5pm–11pm – Books-A-Million Pop-Up Shop Book sales for Attendees (hours subject to change)
5:30pm–7pm – VIP Reception (VIP attendees receive 1 drink ticket and appetizers. Cash bar is available.) Authors are strongly encouraged to attend or drop by.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8am–5pm – Books-A-Million Pop-Up Shop Book sales for Attendees (hours subject to change)
11am–12pm – VIP Book Signing Universal Center open for VIP Attendees. This time is dedicated to VIP passholders to have early access to the Author signing.
12pm–5pm – Main Event Book Signing Universal Center open for all ticket holders
6pm-7pm – Shameless Sparkler with 1001 Dark Nights Poolside; free event, ticket required.
Join the stars from 1001 Dark Nights as they sparkle at this interactive fan event. Mix and mingle with the brightest lights in the contemporary and paranormal genres while you learn their secrets and receive fabulous swag!
9pm–1am – After Party/Costume Ball (Paying attendees receive 1 drink ticket and light snacks. Cash bar is available.) Authors are strongly encouraged to attend the event. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
8am–12pm – Shameless Shopping Come browse and shop our handpicked shameless vendors where each will offer something unique! Join us for giveaways and a Bag Raffle for your favorite products. FREE; no ticket required. (If you're interested in being a vendor, let us know!)
9am–2pm – UnHoly Day with Tiffany Reisz Meet, greet, honor, and praise Tiffany Reisz! Tiffany will host a Q&A session, book signing (Tiffany is not attending Saturday's Author Signing), readings from her books, and introducing us to never-before-shared details of her characters. Includes Continental Breakfast (available 9am-10:30am). A Saturday signing ticket is not required to purchase UnHoly Day tickets.
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Can I buy tickets onsite?
We strongly recommend ordering your tickets beforehand through Eventbrite. Tickets will be available at the door ONLY if we have not reached our capacity limit.
Do you need my printed ticket to be admitted?
Nope! We can scan your ticket from your phone, but if you're more of a paper girl, feel free to bring a print-out with you. Please have the Eventbrite code available for scanning at registration.
What can/can't I bring to #SBC16?
Books to be Signed
Attending a book signing is an exciting event for everyone, especially those who are anxious to meet your favorite authors. To help all attendees get the most out of the event, we ask that you refrain from bringing hard-sided pull-carts and/or luggage full of books. We recommend using a small cart like this one. If you plan to have a truck-load of books signed, we suggest that you store the bulk of your books in your hotel room or check them with the hotel's Bell Services department.
We are STRONGLY suggesting that hard-sided carts not be used, but we won't send you away for bringing one in. We won't allow wagons or large suitcases. Also, keep in mind that Books-A-Million will be on site selling traditionally published books, and Indie authors will have books available for sale at their tables, too.
If you are hoping to have more than 2 books or items signed by an author, judge the line and wait time behind you. If there is a long line, we'll ask that you keep the number of things to be signed to a minimum. If there is no line, have at it!
You'll see a lot of readers carrying posters, picture frames, t-shirts, photo albums, and scrapbooks for authors to sign. All of these are welcome! Here are some great ideas we put together, and look for ideas on what to bring to have signed at #SBC16 in the Facebook Attendee group.
What are these Fast Passes and Golden Tickets I keep hearing about?
*SIGNING EVENT TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY* Golden Tickets are given out by SBC in surprise giveaways and are not for sale. Golden Tickets allow one event attendee to skip any one author signing line one time. Pick up your GT upon check-in, then present your GT to the SBC16 volunteer at the line to redeem. You will get to keep your GT as a souvenir! Think of it as a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket meshed with a Disney World FastPass soaked in a bucket of shameless book love.
Fast Passes are free and available for all current and future Shameless Book Con 2016 ticket holders! If you’re unfamiliar with Fast Passes, they’re like reservations or appointments to get to meet an author. You’re not jumping in front of everyone in line; you’re getting to wait in a MUCH shorter, Fast Pass-only line. Sign up for your Fast Passes here.
What should I wear to the signing?
The first thing anyone who has ever been to a larger-scale author signing will tell you is that you should wear comfortable shoes! You will be doing a lot of standing and walking, so it's not the best time to try out those new Manolos, sassypants. Save the cute shoes for the parties!
Many attendees and some authors will be showing off their allegiance to their favorite authors and book blogs with cute t-shirts! Wear yours without shame! Shameless Book Con shirts and swag available at Zazzle.
Now's the time to look fabulous! If you are attending the Friday night VIP Reception, we'd love to see your cute self in your new dress, your favorite LBD, or any cocktail-hour outfit.
Saturday night's Costume Ball sponsored by Meredith Wild will be when you want to dress to IMPRESS! More details and info on prizes can be found on this post. We plan to get down and get dirty!
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Shameless Book Con is an adult event and children are strongly discouraged from attending daytime events. No one under 18 will be allowed at any evening events. No one under 18 will be admitted for UnHoly Day with Tiffany Reisz.
Where should I stay while I'm in Orlando?
All important information you'll need for staying onsite at the DoubleTree at Universal Orlando or at one of our neighboring hotels can be found here on ShamelessBookClub.com.
What are my transport options for getting to the event? And what about parking?
Although there is not a hotel shuttle available, Orlando offers many transportation options to get you from the airport to the hotel. We suggest setting up transportation prior to landing through Mears, or check out other options provided by the hotel. You can also ask a friend to pick you up since the hotel is only ~20 minutes from Orlando Int'l Airport (MCO).
Parking will be available at the event at a discounted rate.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The best way to get answers and up-to-date information is to contact us on the Shameless Book Con Facebook Page.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Entry will be granted to whoever has the ticket in hand, regardless of the name on the ticket. The ticket is good for entry for one person and cannot be transferred after entry.
Is my registration/ticket refundable?
No. Tickets may not be returned for a refund, but you may give your ticket to another reader. We will not verify names at check in.
Can I update my registration information?
Eventbrite will allow you to update your information if you have set up an account when you purchased your tickets. If you have questions about your Eventbrite account, please contact Eventbrite.