**Author Peek** Interview with RomCon Founder & Author Michele Callahan

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What the heck is the “Chocolate Mangasm?”…An Interview with RomCon Founder & Author Michele Callahan

What is RomCon?

Great question.  We are a fan con for romance readers.  Unlike the other larger “conferences” out there, we don’t bog down our schedule with “how-to” classes on marketing, writing synopsis, etc…  We have fun, play games, and do it all weekend with some of the biggest name authors in the business.  Imagine yourself playing charades with NYT Bestseller Sylvia Day, or sitting across from Allison Brennan as she chats about how she dreams up such scary villains.  We have chat panels for people who just like to listen, and games for those who want to remember what it’s like to feel like a kid again.  We have fun.  That’s what RomCon is about.  Fun, romance novels, and frank discussions about hunky heroes in our favorite books.

Can you give us a few highlights from this year’s schedule?

Sure.  We’ve got our favorite guilty pleasure, the naughty and outrageous bachelorette party we call the Chocolate Mangasm, coming back this year with all new games and hostesses. In the Cowboy Corral you will join western authors and get a keepsake picture taken with a smoking hot cowboy.  We have a Comedy Improv night where the troop will make us laugh ourselves silly with romantic follies, a karaoke challenge hosted by Heather Graham, chat panels in all genres, and too much to list here.  We have over 70 reader events in 2.5 days.  That’s a lot of fun to pack into one weekend.

What’s your personal favorite of the weekend?

That’s an easy answer for me…the Intimate Chats.  I will never forget RomCon 2010, sitting in a room with 12 people around a boardroom meeting table and having Christine Feehan to ourselves for an hour.  She’s one of my all-time favorite authors.  Meeting her was actually on my “Bucket List.”  She was wonderful and kind and I still adore her and her books.  That was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for me.  I’m a huge fan.  Huge.   This year there are 22 Intimate Chats scheduled with amazing bestsellintg authors.  The tickets go to registered readers via a lottery 2 weeks before the convention.  Don’t wait!  Register now so you are included on the lists.

If I am interested in attending, what do I need to know?

RomCon is the third weekend in June.  This year it’s June 21-23 in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.  You can check out our amazing SCHEDULE, Register HERE,  check out the unbelievable Attending Author list, or plan a week of family fun for before or after the convention.  Colorado Springs has a major (and reasonably priced) airport, Garden of the Gods, The Royal Gorge, Cave of the Winds, Hot Springs, Cliff Dwelling sites, the Air Force Academy, and about a thousand fun things to do in the summer from white water rafting to hiking and horseback riding.  It’s an hour drive south of Denver.  Have more questions?  Visit our FAQ page.

So now, I have a question for all of you!  Who do you want to meet at RomCon?  We invited many of our 2013 authors after fan requests at last year’s convention.  So, help us out.  If you don’t see your favorite on the list, let me know.  We’re giving away a FREE REGISTRATION to the convention, so speak up!

See you in June.  🙂

Avid Reader, Author, and RomCon Founder

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2 Responses to **Author Peek** Interview with RomCon Founder & Author Michele Callahan

  1. Mari Collier says:

    If I wrote Romances, this sounds like a lot more fun than the one my friend attends.

    • Karen Docter says:

      There are only two basic reader conferences in the States that I know of…Romantic Times and RomCon. I haven’t been to RT, but I haven’t missed a RomCon. We have so much fun playing with other authors and readers. It’s great promo for authors and allows us to really get to know our readers, as well as discover more. And the readers love to get to know their favorite authors. It’s basically a romance fan convention, like a Star Trek convention or Comicon, etc. Writer’s conferences are generally about learning craft, connecting with editors and agents.

      I know I’m really looking forward to it! 🙂

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