March 22 - 25, 2017 | USA, Los Angeles, Ca
Romance Slam Jam Convention

RSJ Convention

Who should come and what kind of fun is there to be had at the 4-day, fun-filled RSJ event full of author and booklover activities for reader, writer, and more. – VIEW NOW

Emma Awards

The coveted award for black authors of romance.  You’ll want to keep up with the nominees for the various genres and even attend the ceremony. – VIEW NOW


Workshops: A place where you go to learn something you didn’t know and, surprise, end up also making friends. Submit a workshop; approvals equal RSJ discount.  – CLICK HERE

Nominations Open

Nominations for the coveted Emma Awards is now open.  Submit your favorite black author and honor them for their literary excellence. CLOSES JAN. 31, 2017 – SUBMIT NOW


That’s right we said it! Or would you like to continue to ride in the back of the bus. We ran across this profound article today in by Syreeta Barlow. It was written in 2014 but today in 2016, it still speaks to the problems with the African American book section today. I dare you to read it! Some of the most poignant areas of the article reads:

“As a writer, my absolute fear was ending up, not in the clearance bin, but in the African-American section……. Opportunity should not extend itself solely on the color of the character on the cover, but by [ . . . Read more . . .]

GIVE THANKS GIVEAWAY – Hurry, Register Now!

We’re starting the convention fun before you even arrive! As our way of saying “Thanks for coming,” we’re holding a Give Thanks Giveaway. One (1) lucky registrant will receive a L.A. City Tour ticket on us! All individuals at least 18 years of age who register for the full Romance Slam Jam 2017 conference in Los Angeles by 11:59 p.m. PST on November 18, 2016, are eligible to participate. We will select [ . . . Read more . . .]


Got workshop ideas? Presenters, get your workshop presentation ideas sent in to RSJconvention. As an approved facilitator, your convention fee is discounted. Not a presenter? Email us ideas about what workshops you'd like to attend and we'll see about getting popular ideas on the schedule. ( Please keep the workshop proposals coming. We are still in the process of filling the schedule. If you've submitted a proposal, we will contact you about your presenter status soon. If you've already paid for [ . . . Read more . . .]

What’s New at the Romance Slam Jam Book Lovers Event

You may have noticed some changes happening at Romance Slam Jam. After years in existence, it was only inevitable that we evolve with the 21st century, make some needed improvements and changes, and further grow the RSJ book lover event. Under the direction of Ms. Emma Rogers, one of the notable founders of Romance Slam Jam, both organizational and visual changes have occurred. Last April, Ms. Emma assigned a new chairperson to head a public relations, marketing, branding, and Organizing Committee team. One of the most noticeable changes is the visual presence of the updated Romance Slam Jam book lover events brand. We have launched a new professionally designed website, worthy of featuring and highlighting [ . . . Read more . . .]

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Pre-Convention Tours – Explore Los Angeles

Never explored Los Angeles?   MARCH 22nd, 2017 has been designated as tour and excursion day.  We’ve arranged THREE TOURS geared to get you out and about in the California sun, ocean, and city.  Choose between one of the THREE TOURS or choose from the suggested list of Los Angeles excursions to explore.  Whether you tour with the RSJ groups or explore the Los Angeles excursions on your own, you’re sure to have a blast!  Tours are set to a specific number of attendees, so sign up fast.  If you have any questions, contact: .

  • Viejas Casino and Outlet Shopping trip – San Diego
    ( Must have 35 people / Limit 50)*
  • J. Paul “Getty” Museum and San Antonio Winery Tour
    (Must have 12 to 15 people – Limit 15 / Will consider second bus if exceeds 15 limit)*
  • City Tour : Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beach and more
    (Must have 12 to 15 people – Limit 15 / Will consider second bus if exceeds 15 limit)*
  • Sail Boat Adventure – Sail the ocean as you cruise along the Marina Del Rey harbor.
    (Limited to max of 6 per excursion. May share space with other tourists. Includes appetizers.)*

*Each person is responsible for paying for their own lunch on trips.
*Exception: Boat Adventure comes with appetizers.
**New Metro Line Opened May 2016, Video by Downtown Santa Monica

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