For What It's Worth

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Authors After Dark 2012 - NOLA

I'm so excited to be attending Authors After Dark this year in New Orleans August 8th - August 12th 2012 with a welcome event Wednesday night.

What is Authors After Dark?
"Join us for a convention experience you will not soon forget!

The Authors After Dark event has YOU, the reader in mind, from the authors right down to the price. In these hard economic times, you don’t have to break the bank to attend an amazing event!

Authors After Dark is a for readers by authors event, focused on the reader author relationship. No other convention lets you get this much quality time with authors in such a unique setting. Readers and authors alike are encouraged to let their hair down and get to know each other and talk about the one thing that really brings us all together: BOOKS!" (from the official Authors After Dark website)

What makes this event unique is the author to attendee ratio - capped at 80 featured authors to 320 attendees - allowing for a lot of reader-author interaction. Click here for the full list of featured authors, including Jeaniene Frost, Carolyn Crane, Kristen Painter, Lia Habel, and many many more....

Not to mention AAD booked an entire hotel.....everything and everyone is right there! I appreciate not having to walk several miles after a long day.

And of course there are a lot of fun events including the Echoes of New Orleans Masquerade Ball, Steampunk tea, Author pub crawl, gift Basket auction just to name a few.

I'm so excited to meet all the authors, attend a few panels, meet up with my blogger friends including Tori - Book Faery AKA: my BEA buddy, Pam - Midnyte Reader, Missie - The Unread Reader who I haven't met yet but I know I will love her.
And I get to meet up with my Team Kilt/Twitter pal @Kimberdee who lives there! 

However I pretty much have a one track mind when it comes to traveling and the thing I'm looking forward to most of all is the FOOD!

It's New Orleans! I MUST try beignets in my lifetime! MUST!!

Can't go :-( - no problem!

A few of the bloggers attending, including myself, will be posting "AAD Author Spotlights" until July so you can get to know the featured authors better. Follow the Authors After Dark Convention on Twitter | Facebook to get links to all the posts. There are a lot of fun posts and giveaways.

Midnyte Reader is hosting the Authors After Dark Reading Challenge. Convention attendance not required. The authors and books on this list are amazing so join in even if you can't go this year.

I hope to see you all there but if not enjoy all the fun posts & giveaways leading up to the convention!

Featured author guest posts & interviews:

2/14 - Jess Haines - Top 10 romantic movies
2/23 - Guest post by Jade Lee


  1. Kitt: I'm sooo close to this, yet sooo far away! I wanted to go so badly!!

    Have a ton of fun and post pics so we can all live through you!

  2. Wish I could attend but glad to know you'll be keeping us updated.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  3. Have fun there :) yes I want to see pics of food and books

  4. I can't wait to meet you!! You are gonna have a blast in NOLA.

  5. I can't wait either! The Bourbon House has amazing food so put that on your list!!! Oh and the Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone! I can't wait to walk Bourbon Street with my fellow blogger buddies.

  6. Ya know Karen... I'm contemplating just going ahead and attending this convention. I was just going to have dinner with you or something, but now that I've read Bones and I see Jeanine Frost is going to be there... hmmmmm...