Last year I started collecting a listing of industry and reader focused events so that I could stay on top of which conferences I wanted to attend. Although I didn’t end up attending any yet (looks like I’ll be volunteering at the Surrey International Writer’s Conference), I did get quite a lot of interest with this post, so I figure I should keep it going for those that find it useful! So without further ado, here is the list for the remainder of 2014 and what’s upcoming in 2015 and beyond!


2014 Industry/Writer Events

Moonlight & Magnolias Conference
October 9–12;
Norcross (N. Atlanta), GA

Novelists Inc Conference
October 22–26, 2014
St. Pete, FL

Surrey International Writers’ Conference
October 24-6, 2014
Surrey, BC (Canada)

Emerald City Writers’ Conference
October 17–19, 2014
Bellevue, WA


2014 Reader-focused Events

Penned Con
September 11-14, 2014
St. Louis, MO

Indie Romance Convention
September 11-14, 2014
Lebanon, TN

Hot Mojave Knights
September 25–28, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Ellora’s Cave RomantiCon®
October 9–12, 2014
Canton, OH

Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy
October 12, 2014
Dallas, TX


Florida Romance Writers Conference (Fun in the Sun)
Feb 5-9, 2015
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Cruise)

San Francisco Writers Conference
Feb 12–15, 2015
San Francisco, CA

6th Annual Create Something Magical Conference (conference graphic by me :))
March 21-22, 2015
Iselin, NJ

California Dreamin’
March 27–29, 2015
Brea, CA

RT Booklovers Convention
May 13-17, 2015
Dallas, TX

Buildin’ the Dream
May 28–29, 2014
Scottsdale, AZ

Romance Writers of America – 35th Annual Conference
July 22–25, 2015
New York, New York

Dates TBA
Knoxville, TN



Wicked Book Weekend
Feb 6–8, 2015
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Romancing The Capital
April 17-18, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

4th annual Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon
April 25, 2015
Milwaukee, WI

Arizona Dreamin’
May 29-31
Scottsdale, AZ

Lori Foster’s Reader & Author Get Together
June 4–7, 2015
West Chester, OH


Romance Writers of America – 36th Annual Conference
July 13-16, 2016
San Diego, California

Romance Writers of America – 37th Annual Conference
July 26-29, 2017
Orlando, Florida


Have you attended any of these? What did you think? Or are you attending an event I haven’t listed? Tell me all about it in the comments below! For some useful conference tips, please read Hildie Mcqueen’s convention advice!  More convention advice from industry great, Colleen Lindsay. Also, you can find some more conferences and reader events I haven’t listed at Romance Refined and Author E.M.S.

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