Read with Pride 2017 – An Attendee’s Guide

ReadWithPride_ButtonAvatarWe are two days away from Read with Pride Northwest 2017, our fifth annual conference at the Seattle Public Library!

We want to provide some up-front info for attendees wondering about the event, especially if it’s their first time. Below is some frequently asked questions (and also please feel free to share your own questions in the comments!)

Can I get tickets online still? Yes. Registeration ends at 12pm on Friday, but we also accept walk-ins a the door.

So I can get a pass at the door? Yep! Registration is free, and you’re welcome to come on the day of. We are limited by the number of seats we have, so there is an cut-off, and when we’re full, we’re full.

What about later sessions? Can I go to those without a pass? Our most crowded session will most likely be the opening session from 1pm – 2pm in the auditorium on the first floor. If you would like to attend the 2:15-3pm session or the 3:15-4pm session in the auditorium, that should be 100% fine. We don’t expect those sessions to be completely full. Just come on in.

When does the library open? The library opens at 10am. RWP registration will start at 12pm in the Microsoft Auditorium on the 1st Floor. The RWP BookFest will start at 12pm also on the 4th Floor, Room 1.

What is the dress code? Seattle is suuuuuuuuper casual, so it’s wear what you want. Most of the conference is in the Seattle Public Library, which is also a pretty casual place.

The auditorium can get chilly though. Past RWPers recommend wearing layers. 🙂

Are there activities before Saturday? Yes! As listed in our program schedule, we have several activities ahead of Saturday.

Friday, November 3, 2017

(At the Seattle Public Library)

What times do things start on Saturday?

It depends on what you’re planning on doing:

NaNoWriMo: For those working on NaNoWriMo projects, we have space on the 4th Floor, Room 6 open for writers from 10am – 12pm.

Registration: This is from 12pm – 1pm, and is the best time to come, grab your name tag, swag bag, and look over the free book table to grab what you want. (First come, first serve at the free book table.)

Conference Programming: This will run from 1pm – 4pm. See schedule.

Book Festival: The bookfest runs from 12pm – 5:30pm, and is open to everyone. It is located on the 4th Floor, Room 1.

When will the authors be signing books? The author signing period will be from 4pm – 5:30pm in the bookfest room on the 4th floor, Room 1.

Can I buy books at the BookFest? Yep! There will be a book sale table, hosted by the bookstore Another Read Through, from 12pm – 5:30pm. Several authors will also be selling their books during the signing period from 4pm – 5:30pm.

1st Bus going to Gay City: 5:30pm in front of the library’s 5th Ave Entrance.

2nd Bus going to Gay City: 6:15pm in front of the library’s 5th Ave Entrance.

Author Reading Event at Gay City: 7pm – 9pm

Come join us for the free public reading event Reading with Pride at Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center. This event will feature readings by seven RWP Attending Authors..

  • Bus back to the library: 9:15pm

What should I expect at the book festival?

The book fest will feature:

  • 24 LGBTQ romance authors to meet and chat with (See author list)
  • Both the authors and the bookstore Another Read Through will have lots of LGBTQ romance books for sale.
  • Loads of free author swag!

Where do I pick up my swag bag? You can pick it up at registration.

I hear there will be free books at the conference? Yep! We have loads of free books in the auditorium that you can just grab and take with you. Enjoy!

Is there still a book drive for Gay City going on? Yep! We are also gathering book donations for the Gay City LGBTQ library. Every book donated will get a raffle ticket, and a chance to win some prizes! Books can be donated at the Gay City table at the conference and book festival.

Where can I park? The Seattle Library has parking all day for $8, but it ends at 7pm. Downtown also has some nearby lots. Street parking becomes free after 8pm
What other questions could we answer? Let us know!

What other questions could we answer? Let us know!

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