Call us fashionably late (or just call us late!), but attendee registration for the third annual Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up is now OPEN!!! For those wanting to register and save your seat for this year’s conference, please visit our Brown Paper Tickets site!
What’s the scoop about this year’s GRNW?
We got lots to share!
We’re back at the Seattle Public Library!
We love our local library, and they sure do like being invaded by LGBTQ romance fans! We’ll be taking over SPL’s Central Branch once again to hold our main conference programming there, both in the auditorium and in the conference rooms on the fourth floor.
The conference programming will be from 9am-4pm, with a break from 12pm-1pm for attendees to go grab lunch.
We’re keeping that awesomely low early-bird rate!
Registration prices are staying the same this year! That’s right–you can buy a pass at the early-bird rate of just $17.50! (And this includes a pass to the main conference, your swag bag, and access to all those giveaways!)
The early-bird rate ends on August 31. After that, tickets go up to $25.
Panel Programming Created by YOU!
2015 is our first year with panel submissions, and we’re excited to reveal later this summer all the great panels that you contributed! From celebrating heroism to chatting about kink to exploring which publishing path to take, there will be a wide variety of programming to enjoy!
Lots of Returning and New Authors!
GRNW 2015 has a growing list of authors joining the event this year, including con alums Ginn Hale, Radclyffe, and Jordan Castillo Price, and lots of new authors like JK Pendragon, Ethan Day, and Jill Malone. Check out the growing list on our author’s page!
The Return of Character Type Love Match!
Did you attend the GRNW 2014 Reader Meet-Up last year? Then you might have played our first game of Character Type Love Match, a hilarious and interactive game where YOU, yes, YOU vote for the BEST couple.
In 2014, attendees voted for the couple Soldier + Tattoo Artist. (May they forever have their HEA!)
Now who will win 2015??? Will it be your favorite character type? Come and see! (And vote!)
The Book Fair!
Once again, GRNW will be back at the Hotel Monaco for the 2015 GRNW Book Festival, featuring LGBTQ romance authors from around the country, and TONS of free swag! The Book Fest will be held from 4pm-6pm after the main conference and will be free for the public to attend.
OMG! Free Books!
At GRNW 2014, publishers and authors donated HUNDREDS of free books to give away during the main conference at the library, and we look forward to unleashing all the new books for this year! (As well as some cool new giveaways, like a Kindle!)
The Epic After Party – Banned! Books in Drag!
FINALLY! We’re excited to announce GRNW’s partnership with the Seattle Public Library, who is hosting on the evening of September 26 the amazing performance event Banned! Books in Drag 2015! This is a multi-performer event celebrating all that is awesome about drag and banned books. (How could we not join in???)
Banned! Books in Drag will be GRNW 2015’s official After Party, and we will be busing attendees who wish to join to the nightclub Neighbours to participate in this free performance event. It’s going to be Epic!
That’s the news so far, but there will be MORE to come! If you’re curious about our developing schedule, check out our schedule page, and if you’re ready to register, please visit our ticket site.
Questions? Or have any favorite character types to suggest before the conference? Let us know in the comments!
Hi, I’m a little lost in the sauce…I have sent two emails and have had no reply so am assuming they have not gone through. If someone would get back to me on the following I would really appreciate it!
1. I would like to participate in the gift bag process, how many items are needed, when are they due and where should I take them for submission.
2. I would also like to participate in the author event. How do I arrange this?
Any information on these topics would be so greatly appreciated as soon as possible!