I’M GOING! Kisscon Weekend Affair (and another Christmas with no books!)

Once again, another Christmas come and gone and nobody got me books. Any other booknerds out there whose families are all “You have too many books”? (Pro tip, family: You can never have too many books.) (…She says, while making plans to unhaul an unholy amount of books… But that is TOTALLY DIFFERENT.)

ANYHOO. Instead of getting us adult-kids (meaning myself, my spouse, and my brother and his spouse, all in our 30’s) gifts this year, my parents opted to give us each an envelope with the money they would have spent on gifts to do with as we will. I knew immediately what I wanted to do with my $200 cash moneys. (Also, $100 bills are BLUE. That is so bizarre. But I digress.) The French Kiss Ticket for the Kisscon Weekend Affair just happens to cost $185 plus $12.37 fee, which totals $197.97 and HEY PRESTO, I’m goin’ to KissCon Weekend Affair in April!

If almost $200 is too rich for your blood, there are 3 tiers of tickets – the French Kiss Ticket is basically the super delux VIP experience that gives you access to the panels on Friday and Saturday plus a Sunday breakfast with the authors.

Here’s a breakdown of the registration types. I’ve called out in italics and underlined the add-ons each level gives over the previous one

Butterfly Kiss Ticket (Saturday Only) :: $75
-KissCon tote, filled with branded swag
+ 2 galleys compliments of the sponsors
– Commemorative “Butterfly Kiss” registration badge
– Access to all Saturday author panels
– General admittance to Saturday book signing
– Access to Saturday Sparkles with Babe Rosé Party

Smooch Ticket (Friday + Saturday) :: $150
– KissCon tote, filled with branded swag
+ 4 galleys compliments of the sponsors
– Commemorative “Smooch” registration badge
– Access to all Friday and Saturday author panels
– General admittance to Saturday book signing
– Access to Saturday Sparkles with Babe Rosé Party

French Kiss Ticket (Friday – Sunday) :: $175
– KissCon tote, filled with branded swag
+ 4 galleys compliments of the sponsors
– Commemorative “French Kiss” registration badge
– Access to all Friday and Saturday author panels
Access to Friday night author mixer
VIP early admittance to Saturday book signing
– Access to Saturday Sparkles with Babe Rosé Party
– Ticket to Sunday Breakfast + commemorative branded mug or similar swag item

The list of participating authors is LONG, click here to see for yourself. I am SUPER PUMPED because some of my faves will be there, including Sally Thorne making her US debut!! I’m also really excited about Cat Sebastian, Vivienne Lorret, Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, Mia Sosa, Eloisa James, and Alyssa Cole. I’ve got a of few Beverly Jenkins’ books I’m going to definitely read before the event as well since she’ll be there, and I think I’ll raid my shelves to see who else will be there that I have books by on my TBR, so I know how hard to fangirl about them, haha. ♥ Basically the only way it could be any more perfect is if Lenora Bell, Jenny Holiday, Lynsay Sands and Lisa Kleypas were going to be there, as they’re my other fave romance authors not on the participating author list. Still, it’s a pretty dang amazing line-up!

They’ve also got all the programming listed on their website, so you can see if there’s anything on Friday you’re absolutely DYING to go to and thus need the Smooch or French Kiss ticket. The French Kiss ticket also says something about access to a Friday night author mixer, and I’m wondering if that’s the Ice Cream Social or the Pajama Party?

Let me know if you’re going to the KissCon Weekend Affair, and I’d love to meet up with some of my bookish blogger friends IRL! On those Myers-Briggs tests I tend to test at, like, 52% introvert and 48% extrovert, so it’s always a coin-toss on if I’ll be super out-there and putting myself forward or curling up into a little ball and being too scared to try to make friends. Maybe I’ll wear my Hufflepuff-iest outfits so the Harry Potter booknerds will come for me and we can all be cozy. 🙂

Are you planning to go to KissCon Weekend Affair? Have you gone to any of the single day KissCon events? What about other book conventions? What did you think? Did you love it? Hate it? Would you go again? Why? (Bonus points if you can tell me about some of the romance ones!)

8 comments

  1. That's awesome you had just enough money to get your ticket for the whole weekend. I hope you have a blast. I've been to BEA a few times and ALA once and I really loved both of them. :)-Laurenwww.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. I can't wait! And I'm going with some of my best bookish friends, so that's going to be a blast! I'm limiting myself to bringing 6 books to be signed, and I'm just trying to decide which 6… And realizing HOW MANY favorite romance authors I have, haha. Every time I pick up a book I love I go \”Aww, I wish Lisa Kleypas was going to be there,\” and then \”Aww, I wish …\” Then again, there are a lot of authors going I haven't read yet, so I'm taking the next few months to try to read at least one book by each of them. Who knows! I bet I'll find some new favorite authors to love. 🙂

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