Thursday August 26
Early registration - 4:30- 5pm
4:00 - 5:30pm AUTHOR DATE! Join Robbie Cox & the Girls for dinner at Splitsville Luxury Lanes located in Disney Springs.
Robbie is one of the sponsoring authors of the Orlando Reads Books (ORB) Disney Bar Hop. Get together at Splitsville and have an early dinner before getting our drink on.
Disney Bar Hop – Ticket Needed – VIP or General 6pm – 10pm
Start the event off right with an interactive Reader / Author get together with our Disney Springs Bar hop. Come hang out with your favorite authors. You must sign up https://forms.gle/NQAVpewWedumvJHX8
Friday August 27
Registration - 8 - 9am
9am – 10 am Reader Mixer – Ticket Needed – VIP or General
Join sponsoring authors for coffee, juice, croissants, and coffee cake to talk books!
Robbie Cox, Krys Fenner, Ashley Burton, CL Roman, LE Perez, Winnie Winkle, Tracie Roberts, TK Lawyer, Teresia Dulaney, &
10:30 – 12:30 Paranormal Party – Ticket Needed – VIP or General
Join Paranormal authors for a panel where you can find out about their books, win prizes, have your tarot read, dress up as your favorite supernatural character and more! The first 50 readers get a paperback!
Mia Ellas, Angelique Bochnak, TK Lawyer, Julie Morgan, L E Perez, Melissa Lummis, Marianne Morea, Tmonique Stephens, Rene Folsom,
12:30 - 2:45 Lunch on your Own
2:00 - 3:00 Author Date! - Cat's Paw Cove Meet and Greet - Hotel Lobby
Are you a fan of the Cat's Paw Cove world? Join authors Wynter Daniels, Catherine Kean, Kira Nyte, Lynda Haviland, Debra Jess, Candace Colt, and Kerry Evelyn for a fun-filled, cat-tastic hour. Play a game for a chance to earn tickets toward one of three custom tote bags full of cat-themed goodies. This is your opportunity to meet the authors, ask questions, and be inspired.
Register by Friday, August 20th to receive special swag. Hope to see you there!
3:00 – 5:00 Naughty and Nice Romance Party– Ticket Needed – VIP or General
Join our sponsoring romance authors for a panel where you learn about their books, win prizes, and so much more. You must be 18+ to attend. First 50 readers will get a paperback!
5:00 – 7:00 Dinner on your own
5:00 - 6:00 Author Date! Wine Down with Two Crazy Authors (Pamela Gail and Denise Samples) in the Hotel Lobby
This is a great time to relax and ask the authors questions before heading out to dinner. We will have wine and snacks, but feel free to bring your own beverage or snack. https://forms.gle/Z2uTBf1FyRK9kthN8
6:30 - EARLY VIP/ ELITE AUTHOR ACCESS to Mingle - Tapas and Cash Bar
7:00 – 9:00 Author/ Reader Mingle
Come meet your favorite authors and get to know new ones. Cash bar
9:00pm Hotel Lobby - Murder-Mystery, Mayhem, and Merlot with author Kathleen Lopez
What's better than sitting around with a group of like minded folks and talking a bit of murder, mystery, and mayhem? Well adding wine of course. If you ever wondered just how, or even why, a writer comes up with such ideas of murder, mystery, mayhem, now is the time. We can discuss just how to plant the seeds of a good story, where the ideas comes from, just how to devise such interesting tales, and the whole process around becoming a mystery writer. Good company, mischievous conversations, and adult beverages - the makings of a great Friday night gathering. Sign up https://forms.gle/Qot1JYtDRMj2PZ5Z9
9:00pm Hotel Lobby - Self Defense Soiree w/LE Perez & Zachary P. Chopchinski
Enjoy an evening learning a bit of self defense and we can dish on your favorite fight scenes in books and movies. How do they do that?
Sign up https://bit.ly/SDAuthorDate
9:00pm Downstairs Main Lobby - Sweet Eats with Sweet Romance Authors
Who doesn't love talking sweet love stories, book boyfriends and happily-ever-afters over drinks and dessert? Come join authors Elana Johnson, Bonnie Paulson, Macie Collins and Kerry Evelyn for pleasant company and conversation, plus some sweet treats and special swag only available at the author date. Bring your drink of choice and come partake in delish desserts as we discuss books and more. Sign up https://forms.gle/u1poVyezk95kWr8r5
Saturday August 28
Registration 7:30 - 8:15 am
8:30 am Keynote Speaker Elana Johnson
9:15pm – 1:15pm Reader Panels – To Be Announced Ticket Needed – VIP, General, or Saturday Only
12 – 2:30 Lunch on your own
2:30 VIP Signing Entry
Book Signing 3 – 6
6 – 8 Dinner on your own
8 – 10 Mid-Summer Night’s Faire Ticket Needed – VIP, General, Saturday Only, or YA
Come and celebrate A Midsummer Night’s Faire! Journey into the enchanted forest and enjoy a fun, relaxing evening of mystical delights as we pay homage to one of Shakespeare’s best-loved tales, a Midsummer Night’s Dream. Costumes are encouraged but not required, so feel free to unleash your inner fairy, the magical creature of your heart, or your best townsfolk or noble wear. More details to come soon, but mark your calendar now for the most festive Saturday night party ever! Hosted by authors HD Smith and Violet Howe.
Sunday August 29
9:30 Coffee and Creatures
Unwind with a cup of coffee and share your favorite moments from the weekend with your ORB friends. Paranormal authors
Coffee and pastries will be provided.