Rainbow Book Fair 2016
Conference/Meeting / September 13, 2015

The date for Rainbow Book Fair 2016 has been announced. The 2015 edition was in April of this year, as I announced right here. The 2016 will take place in New York City on April 9. It will take place in Midtown Manhattan. Rainbow Book Fair is the most exciting LGBT book event in the U.S. The 6th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair featured more than 1OO publishers, writers, poets, editors, booksellers, and the1OOO+ readers who love and buy their books—from the serious to the wild, from the zany to the super hot. Rainbow Book Fair is open to the public with book discounts and giveaways. …. The official site can be found here for all the latest and greatest information.

Rainbow Book Fair
Conference/Meeting / April 15, 2015

For the quick decider, this coming Saturday is the start of the 7th Annual Rainbow Book Fair in New York City. From their website, that you can find here: Once a year approximately 1500 people get together in New York City to mingle, get to know each other, enrich, broaden, and even extend their lives through the amazing medium of LGBT books. Books convey and change a culture. Most people who identify as part of the LGBT family have a book that they say has changed their lives. Sometimes they read it before they came out. Other times this book made them realize they were not alone, or were valuable when the world told them they were to be scorned. The New York Rainbow Book Fair is America’s oldest LGBT book fair and the largest LGBT book event in the country. It has grown every year since its beginning in 2009. It brings together thoughtful, interesting people of all ages, from early teens to those in their 70s and 80s; from a spectrum of countries, ethnicities, gender identities, and viewpoints. It attracts readers and writers of course, but also publishers, editors, agents, and media attention—people who have never experienced queer…

RainbowCon 2015
Conference/Meeting , Personal / April 11, 2015

Rainbow Con 2015 is on in July 2015. Taking place in Tampa, Florida, from July 16th to 19th. It’s an exciting event centered around QUILTBAG (Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans, Bisexual, Asexual, and Gay/Genderqueer) multimedia. This includes fiction, fanfiction, non-fiction, television, movies, stage, music, comics, fan art, and anything else involving QUILTBAG media. Sponsored by some of the best publishers in the genre, this is one of the events you need to be if you love our special kind of romance. Meet the authors, buy their books and most of all make lots of new friends and fans. Visit the con site right here for all the latest information available. And of course if you go and are willing to share some pictures or even a story with me, feel free to do so.

Reader/author event Oxford
Conference/Meeting , Personal / March 12, 2015

It seems there is another small event happening over in the UK. Manifold Press is a UK-based publishing business, which began as a collaboration between three British writers of male-male fiction with something like a century of experience between them. Morgan Cheshire, Fiona Pickles and Chris Quinton have since been joined by Australian-English hybrid Julie Bozza. On Saturday May 9 2016 they are organizing a small get together with some authors and their fans. There will be two guest speakers and several other interesting things to be sure. Feel free to go an visit them if you feel like it. More information can be found here. Some of the topics discussed will be the following: Clichés and how to avoid them Sex scenes, more or less Female authors and male pseudonyms The event will take place at the Jam Factory Restaurant and Arts Centre in Oxford. Please be advised that the venue is discreet and not private. And of course I would love to know what you think afte the event….

LGBT Fiction Meetings in 2015
Conference/Meeting , Personal / January 17, 2015

Just 2 days ago I received an invitation to Euro Pride Con, a meeting for LGBT Fiction enthousiasts. It will be held in Munich (Germany) on July 11 & 12 2015 and is a unique chance to meet up with other LGBT Fiction enthousiasts and authors. You can find out more on the website for the Con right here. Prices start from 160 euros and if you register before the end of this month they will pay the Paypal fees for you. I am not sure I will be there yet, but I am sure it will be a fantastic event and one of a few in Europe. Later on in the year, September 11 – 13 2015 the yearly UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet will take place. However, due to overwhelming succes they are completely sold out and no longer take registrations. You can however contact them to check if places have opened up if you want to go. Also subscribe to the newsletter so you will always be in the loop for the latest news. Visit the official site for the event here. So thats two wonderful events to meet all the other fans of our favorite books, meet…