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I’m so excited to be attending this event. This is my first time, and only my second actual book event, but I have heard wonderful things, and gotten lots of recommendations. Plus I’m looking forward to all the workshops and panels. I’m attending as a blogger, reader, and aspiring writer. So this event has a little bit of everything for me. If you haven’t already, hurry and grab your tickets. It’s going to be a blast. A super fun and enriching experience.
This year’s Indie BookFest will take place October 7-9, 2016, in beautiful Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Indie BookFest is central Florida’s premier author-reader event, featuring an amazing Industry Day, with reps from book vendors, promotion sites and other professionals presenting information all authors need to grow their business.
But that’s just the beginning. In addtion to Industry Day workshops and panels, IBF also includes the best reader panels, FanFare Author/Reader Party (the theme this year is A Night In Paris), a special Young Adult Session, Meet and Greets, perks for our All-Star Readers, a fun Zombie party and a huge, FREE book signing.
AND our special keynote speaker, the awesome Cristin Harber!
A very few VIP tickets are still available. These include unlimited access to the Green Room and special meet and greets for VIPs only. Our general admission, Industry Day and YA session tickets are still available, too.
Jump on this now! Tickets won’t last long.
Get yours here!
What: Indie BookFest 2016
When: October 7-9, 2016
Where: Indie BookFest 2016 will take place at Hilton Hotel and Resort in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Make yourself at home in our hotel in Altamonte Springs, FL, Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs. Whether you’re getting comfortable in a spacious guest room – designed with your business hotel needs in mind with high-speed internet access, a dual-line phone and oversized, ergonomically-designed work area – or enjoying a plunge in the outdoor heated pool, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect way to relax. Curl up in front of a movie on the 37-inch flat-screen TV or meet your deadlines at the dedicated business center, offering printing, photocopying and express mail to assist corporate guests.Reward yourself with an invigorating workout in the fully equipped fitness center, explore the nearby shops of Altamonte Springs Mall or enjoy a romantic dinner at the vibrant U Restaurant, serving up delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
- 350 Northlake Blvd
- Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
- P: 407-830-1985
- F: 407-3312911
Who: Over 90 authors of every genre, industry reps and professoinals, the BEST readers in the world . . . and YOU.
Why? So many reasons:
Unparalleled access to best-selling and award-winning authors
More panels and workshops
READER PANEL SCHEDULE
- 3:00 – 3:45 PM
- Capital 2: Hotel Paranormal – Check in to talk about this spooky multi-author serial!
- 4:00 – 4:45 PM
- Capital 1: Ad Lib Panel – Romance
- Capital 2: Whodunnit? Keeping mysteries, thrillers and suspense relevant in the digital age
- 9:45 – 10:30 AM
- Capital 1: Alpha male, bad boy, billionaire, country boy: How do you like your book boyfriend?
- Capital 2: Tell me your fantasy – World building, characterization and magic in urban/dark fantasy and sci fi
- 10:45 – 11:30 AM
- Capital 1: What’s Your Fancy? The many faces of erotica
- Capital 2: Angels, Demons, Kitsune, Shifters and Wizards – What’s the new wave in paranormal?
- 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
- Amphitheater: Mix It Up – How do you like your love stories? Historical, New Adult, erotica, paranormal
- 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
- Capital 1: Just Add Wine – How to Build A Better Book Club
- Capital 2: Seen It All In A Small Town – Romances set in… small towns
Industry Day–if you want to be an author, are an author, hope to be an author–you need to be here.
**Tentative Industry Day Schedule**
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
** LUNCH 1-2 PM**
Young Adult Session–perfect for aspiring young authors as well as those younger readers!
TWO huge parties
FanFare at Indie BookFest16 will take place Friday night (October 7th) from 7:30-11 PM.
The theme is . . .
A Night In Paris
Paris . . . the perfect city to combine mystery, suspense, literature, erotica, paranormal and of course . . . romance!
You are invited to dress however you like:
be inspired by Paris in the Belle Époque (Flaubert, Renoir, la Ballets Russes . . .)
or Paris in the Roaring 20’s (think Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, Picasso . . .)
or Paris in the Swinging 60’s (fashion and art combine!) or Paris 2016.
Saturday, October 8th from 7PM to 11PM at Indie Bookfest 2016!”
On Saturday night of Indie BookFest16, a group of wonderful authors will be hosting this party.
“After months of uncertainty, the CDC has finally released the general quarantine. The virus has stabilized (or so we think), and people are finally able to start coming out of their hiding places.
Society’s new motto: Zombies Are People, Too
Join authors Ceci Giltenan, HD Smith, Violet Howe, and SE Smith for a night of Zombie Fun! Come as you are (and be zombified at the party) or dress as your favorite zombified character.
We’ll have a Zombie DJ, refreshments, and cash bar!
*October 8th, 2016 3:00-
Giveaways Galore–you won’t believe how big some of them are!
Amazing value for your money, no matter which ticket you buy
Goody bags for everyone!
How? Get your tickets here! <—-There
DON’T WAIT TICKETS ARE ALMOST GONE!!
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL THERE ! COME FIND ME (Tamye Whitener) during the event, say “Hi” and get a picture taken with me. With your permission I would love to add them to the blog during or after #IBF2016.
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