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Romance Book Convention - Kansas City, Missouri - Celebrating books of black romance
Romance Book Convention - Kansas City, Missouri - Celebrating books of black romance

RSJ Booklovers Convention 2018
June 14 – 16, 2018 in Kansas City, MO. Plans are underway.
Registration is open and more details for 2018 are coming soon.

We come from all over the world to celebrate Authors and to promote diversity in literature.
Continuing the mission for more diverse characters and authors.

“Show Me the Romance!” in K.C.

Welcome to RSJ 2018 (#RSJCon18)

Welcome to the online home of the Romance Slam Jam Book Lovers Convention (RSJ)! We’re here to promote and support the need for more diversity in literature.  The RSJ event is a writers and readers event for authors, readers, and industry specialists with a focus on authors and readers who write and/or read romance books featuring diverse, black and African-American, characters and multicultural protagonists.  Realizing the reality that love stories, be it romantic or not, are often carried out in one way or another within the pages of other fiction genres as well, the amazing 3-day fun filled RSJ conference is full of Author and “Booklover” adventures, exploits, industry forums and workshops all leading up to the ceremony for the coveted Emma Awards that recognizes authors who have a gift in exceptionally writing and including diverse, black and African-American, characters and multicultural protagonists in romance books, women’s fiction, and more.

Who should attend the RSJ Book Lovers Convention?

  • Readers, bloggers, and reviewers, who love romance books and are eager to interact with their favorite authors and engage with new ones. Attendees also enjoy FREE books given out at various events, the chance to win book-related prizes and enjoy baskets full of goodies!
  • Published authors who want to meet with readers and network with fellow authors and industry professionals. Promotional opportunities are available for authors, including event sponsorships, on-site book club meetings, and organized giveaways.
  • Aspiring authors interested in refining their craft or who want to learn more about the publishing business. Writers at all stages of their career can participate in various workshops led by bestselling indie and traditionally published authors and industry professionals. Subjects covered generally include craft, media and marketing, self-publishing, social media and business organization.

Register now so you don’t miss out on any of the booklover fun!

Romance Booklover Convention - Celebrating Black RomanceFeatured Presenters include author Farrah Rochon,
author Lisa Rayne, author Ann Clay, and author Earl Sewell.
Plus women’s fiction authors Lutishia Lovely and Pamela Samuels Young.
For details about Featured Hosts, Authors & Speakers, Click Here.

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2018 Workshop Schedule Coming Soon ~ To See 2017 Schedule, Click Here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (Pre-Convention Activities)

  • Early Registration – Get your complimentary Event Bag of goodies, your Souvenir T-shirt & Welcome Package.
  • Pre-Convention City Tours & Excursions – Explore Kansas City (On Your Own)
  • The RSJ Convention Official Early Registration Begins:  Meet & Greet before workshops officially begin.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 (#RSJCon18)

  • Registration – Get your complimentary Event Bag of goodies, your Souvenir T-shirt & Welcome Package.
  • Workshops – From fun romance booklover workshops to writing workshops. You choose.
  • Get Acquainted Meet ‘n Greet & Bookology Game Events

Friday, June 15, 2018 (#RSJCon18)

  • Workshops – From fun romance booklover workshops to Writing workshops. You choose.
  • Keynote Luncheon with bestselling author Farrah Rochon
  • Pajama Spoken Book Party

Saturday, June 16, 2018 (#RSJCon18)

  • Registration Still Open – “How can we help?”
  • Workshops – From fun romance booklover workshops to writing workshops. You choose.
  • Author Book Signing – Haven’t had a chance to get your book or Kindle signed? Here’s your chance.


*Advance Registration $335 deadline March 31, 2018
*Late Registration $400
  • 3-Day Booklover Event
  • Bags
  • T-shirt
  • Lanyard
  • Welcome Packet
  • Souvenir Program Booklet
  • Get Acquainted Meet n’ Greet
  • Free Kindle Drawing
  • All Workshops
  • Bookology Fun
  • Pajama Spoken Book Party
  • Keynote Luncheon – Author Farrah Rochon
  • Emma Awards Dinner & Ceremony
    *Individual Guest Tix – CLICK HERE
  • Author Book Signing Opps
  • Misc. Free Books
    (Get all 3 days by Registering Now and save)

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*RSJ Registration is not required to buy a ticket for the Teen Workshop Day. (Ticket Info Coming Soon)

Get a chance at an Amazon Kindle E-Reader for FREE!

RSJ registrants are entered into the free Kindle drawing during the Romance Slam Jam booklovers event.

Romance Books Online + Kindle Drawing title

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*Excursions and Outings Not Included with the Cost of Registration.
Each person is responsible for paying their own costs and expenses on trips.

Kansas City Explore Day is scheduled for the Wednesday immediately before the convention begins. 

You don’t have to tell me any more!


Take me to the RSJ HOME PAGE      |     Put me on your BOOK LOVER NEWSLETTER      |     Tell me more about the EMMA AWARDS