Registration for the 2016 Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up that will held at the Seattle Central Library on September 24, 2016 is now open!
And what’s the big change this year? Registration is free!
What do you mean “free”? We mean it costs zero dollars!
Whoa!!!! Yeah, we know!!!
Wait…does this mean I should still register if it’s free? Yes! You need to register. Even if it’s free, we still have limited seating at the Seattle Public Library and will have an attendee cap.
Okay. I have to register still even if it’s free. Got it. But what’s the schedule? Who’s attending?
Great questions! We’ll be announcing panels and attending authors later this month, but for your planning purposes, here is the general schedule.
GRNW 2016 Schedule – September 24, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Registration, Attendee Meet & Greet, and free swag (Microsoft Auditorium)
Come grab your seat and your nametag/swag bag, and like in previous years, we’ll have some free books out for grabs. (First come, first serve.)
12:00pm – 6:00pm – GRNW 2016 Bookfest (4th Floor, Room 1)
Throughout the conference, the bookfest will be open, including a table hosted by the Portland bookstore Another Read Through that will be selling books by attending authors. Come check it out!
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Opening Plenary Session (Microsoft Auditorium)
Opening session and Keynote for GRNW 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm – GRNW 2016 Panels (1st Floor and 4th Floor)
Join one of the concurrent panels that will talk about a range of topics related to writing and reading LGBTQ romance fiction.
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Character Type Love Match! (Microsoft Auditorium)
Now back for it’s third year! Join the popular GRNW game Character Type Love Match where everyone has a vote on which character types will move forward to form the ultimate “couple” for GRNW 2016. Who will win??? You decide!
2015 Winning Couple: Mage x Cyborg
2014 Winning Couple: Soldier x Tattoo Artist
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Author Signings at Book Fest (4th Floor, Room 1)
Meet GRNW 2016 Attending Authors, buy books, grab some free swag, and chat with readers.
Will there be other GRNW events that weekend?
Yes! We will have two other events that weekend:
Friday, September 23: 7pm – 9:30pm
(Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104)
Come join for a free reading event at Seattle’s Hugo House that will feature GRNW 2016 attending authors.
Saturday, September 24: 6pm – Midnight: GRNW 2016 After Party
After the conference festivities, come join the GRNW 2016 after-party, hosted by the podcast The Hopeless Romantic! (Food and drink will be available for purchase.)
Sweet! Looking forward to it! We are too! We’ll update soon about the panel schedule and attending authors, but until then, grab your seat! (It’s freeeeeeeeeeee!)