Saturday, October 22, 2011

Romanticon 2011

Romanticon may be a fledgling in the world of conventions, but Ellora’s Cave has mastered the art. Their third Romanticon event reoccurred in Ohio, the home state of erotic romance’s premier publisher.
The four-day event kicked off on Thursday with the Meet and Greet. It was wonderful to see authors, editors and readers come together as old friends. EC provided elegant bottles of local wine and root beer, both complete with EC Logo labels. The Cavemen mingled making the night a sexy success.
Friday was a great day filled with informative workshops and a couple
workshops just for fun. Classes in Burlesque and Pole dancing were available for those with an adventurous streak.
Caveman Angelo gave it his best shot.Caveman Alex mastered the pole.

Friday Night's Party: The Stone Age

Saturday started off full steam ahead with another day filled with phenomenal workshops for both reader and writer alike. EC editors had a full calendar of appointments for those with the desire to become published. As an added feature to enhance the convention, several venders attended selling a range of items from glamorous jewelry to exotic body glitter or painted portraits from a photograph. Once again, classes were available for those who dared challenge the pole or learn the beautiful art of burlesque.
The cover models spent the day vying for votes in this year’s premier contest for Alpha Caveman. On occasion one could peer out a window and catch them practicing the Fire Dance in-between rain showers. The weather in Ohio was not cooperating with this portion of the agenda. It was postponed until there
was finally a break in the rain Saturday night. Sexy Cavemen twirling fire sticks.
Hot, Hot, Hot.

Saturday Night's Party: Futuristic

Sunday morning gave us the final dash of workshops followed by the Sexporium BookFair. The Cavemen provided several dance performances throughout the event. The ladies of Burlesque did a fine job displaying a whole new perspective on the art of stripping. The very athletic pole dancing crew showed off their skills, which were astonishing to say the least. And the vendors provided their wares at this event in case you didn’t get the chance to shop during the convention. A wide variety of EC authors were in attendance to sell and autograph their latest additions. The turn out was fairly decent for such a large venue.
Sunday night’s Bingo Pajama Party brought Romanticon to a close. Rodney was the perfect master of ceremonies. We laughed until we cried making bingo more fun than ever.

If you’ve never attended Romanticon, you’ve missed out on a fun-filled adventure for authors, readers and editors. It’s a place where one can pitch their stories in a more relaxed environment, meet with old friends and make new acquaintances. If this article has piqued your interest, keep an eye on the site
for further information as to date, location and registration.
I know I will.
Tara Nina
Hot Romance~Sexy Attitude


Lynn LaFleur said...

Sounds like so much fun! I'm sorry I missed it, but I'll be there next year.

Great pix, Tara!


Mari Freeman said...

Hehee... Was great to see you there!
Want to go back now!

Tielle St. Clare said...

Looks like good fun!


Kathy Kulig said...

Romanticon is always a blast. I wouldn't miss it. Thanks for posting the pics. Always makes me smile remembering the fun.

Samantha Kane said...

I had so much fun with you, Tara! Miss my dancing buddy a lot. Hard to say what my favorite part of Romanticon was: friends, readers, or dancing! Good thing I got to have all of those all weekend. :-)

Cris Anson said...

I agree, Tara, Ellora's Cave has the BEST convention, not just because it's run so well and it's so imaginatively planned, not just because of those gorgeous Cavemen, but also because of the authors and readers who attend. It was so delightful to see everyone again, and to make new friends. I'll be signing up for next year as well!