About The Event

RAGT: an annual gathering

The next annual Reader & Author Get Together
will be held June 8-11, 2022

This page is about the event itself. Authors will appear on the Attending Authors list as their registrations are confirmed. Please note that it is not instantaneous. There will be a delay between filling out the registration form and confirmation.


One Big Fundraiser

Overall, the RAGT is a fan-friendly event meant for readers, and open to everyone, readers, authors, and industry alike, in different ratios! However, in the process, the event also raises funds for many local causes. The incredible raffles garner thousands, and each year Lori Foster puts out an anthology with proceeds earmarked for direct donation. Combined, the event and the anthology go to benefit very worthwhile local charities.

There have been many benefit books over the years. And after each event, Lori is thrilled to turn over a big check.


Here are some of the Benefit Books from Previous RAGTs:



Main Activities

The ballroom is always open for socializing with readers and authors alike. Think of it as a giant tea party with other book lovers! It’s where conference meals will be served, with raffle baskets lining the walls and where raffle winners are announced. Sponsored parties for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night take place in the ballroom. It is truly the heart of the Get Together, yet the boardrooms are only a few steps away, on the same floor, with a wide range of fun activities provided. Add in two multi-author book fairs, one on Friday and one on Saturday, in the atrium just outside the ballroom, and there’s something for everyone!


Boardrooms

Every year RAGT’s boardrooms are a big hit! Seven boardrooms, put on by sponsoring publishers and authors, are used for breakout workshops and presentations throughout Friday and Saturday. They serve the dual purpose of entertaining and enlightening. Expect lots of promo, author information, games and more!

There is always up-to-date info about boardrooms over on the Boardrooms Section on the Sponsors page. Whether there are Boardrooms still available for you to sponsor, or if boardroom themes have been set, that’s the place to check.


Book Fairs

There will be two book signings during the event: one on Friday afternoon and one on Saturday afternoon, each from 3:00 to 5:00. Each book fair features a variety of books to buy, many authors to meet, and lots of swag. Throughout both book signings, Barnes and Noble will have a variety of new books, Nooks, and totes available, a portion of the proceeds go to a very worthy cause. It’s all very, very fun.

See the Bookfairs page for all the details →
Find out who is signing on Friday →
Find out who is signing on Saturday →

Most authors will participate in ONE signing only, but RAGT coordinators reserve the right to assign author signing days to better accommodate readers and to balance the two signings.

Both book fairs are open to the public and admission to the fair itself is free — for every other part of RAGT you must be fully registered.

If you are a reader/fan coming in for the signing, mark your calendars for the date, note the hotel address, and be sure to Like the RAGT page on Facebook for any last minute changes in time. Exact times for the signings will be announced on the event schedule page, and of course, on Facebook.


The Event Hotel

RAGT22 will be held at the Holiday Inn, Cincinnati Airport in Erlanger, Kentucky. Information about booking your room, directions, and more can be found on the Hotel Info page.


Meals During the Event

Part of the fun of RAGT is that everyone eats together, turning meals into fun gatherings with new or old friends, authors and readers alike. Beginning with the annual welcoming party on Thursday night, RAGT attendees enjoy Friday and Saturday breakfasts, lunches, and dinners — and each meal and party offers a sponsorship opportunity.

Depending upon how close to the event we are, the Meals & Parties schedule will either be full and descriptive, or clearly indicating where you can step in and sponsor if you want! If you’re interested in sponsoring a meal/party, please contact Lori.

Wednesday Party
Sponsored by PJ Fiala and Heather Slade

SINGO Early Bird Party

We’re playing SINGO! PJ Fiala and Heather Slade invite you to join them as we play games with songs and win prizes. SINGO is an exciting spin on the traditional Bingo game but instead of searching for a number, you’re looking for song titles. You’ll hear great music, chat with friends, old and new, and have the opportunity to win prizes while having fun.


Thursday Evening Party
Sponsored by Sheila English and Brian Feehan

It’s All in the Mix! Welcome Party

Mix and match themes, universes, characters and original ideas for our costume party and dance! Dancing, snacks, door prizes and prizes for costumes in a variety of categories!


Friday Breakfast
Sponsored by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb and Carolyn Brown

SMALL TOWN BED & BREAKFAST

Welcome to Carolyn Brown, Melinda Curtis, and Cari Lynn Webb‘s Small Town Bed & Breakfast! Come in your favorite pajamas and/or slippers (PG only please), enjoy breakfast and play games to win prizes. We’ll have swag for everyone. And best of all, you might win a prize for your jammies/sleep accessories. Click on the schedule link below to see the PJ prize categories.

Small Town Bed & Breakfast Schedule→

MENU:
Chilled juices, sliced fresh fruit, assorted bagels & muffins, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, home fried potatoes, coffee & tea.


Friday Lunch

MENU:
Taco Bar with chicken tortilla soup, salad, seasoned beef, hard & soft taco shells, beans, rice, cheese, tomato, sour cream, salsa & cinnamon crisps. Coffee, water & iced tea.


Friday Dinner
Sponsored by Christine Feehan and Brian Feehan

ROMANCE AND CHANCE BINGO BASH!

Get your Bingo on with Christine Feehan and Brian Feehan! Friday night fun with great food, swag and prizes for the winners!

MENU:
2 Entree buffet including tossed salad, roast pork loin, baked chicken, 3 cheese mac & cheese, vegetable medley & cookies. Coffee, water & iced tea.


Friday Party
Sponsored by Sylvia Day & Lora Leigh

SAINTS & SINNERS

Are you a sinner or a saint? Dress in costume as one of Lora Leigh’s Breeds (sinner) or as one of Sylvia Day’s Renegade Angels (saint). Fangs or wings, claws or halos, or a decadent mix of both!


Saturday Breakfast
Sponsored by PJ Fiala, Heather Slade & Valerie J. Clarizio

THE MORNING AFTER

No awkward morning after here… PJ, Val and Heather have the cure for your book party hangover with fun & games to kick off your Saturday!

MENU:
Chilled juices, sliced fresh fruit, assorted bagels & muffins, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, home fried potatoes, coffee & tea.


Saturday Lunch

MENU:
Southern buffet with garden salad, potato salad, coleslaw, fried chicken, mini-pulled pork sandwiches, mashed potatoes, green beans, cheddar cornbread. Coffee, water & iced tea.


Saturday Dinner

MENU:
Pizza party


Saturday Evening Party
Sponsored by Jenn Stark & Toni Blake

5th Annual Booklovers’ Bingo & Pajama Party

The party’s not over yet! Join us for the 5th Annual Booklovers’ Bingo Bash for fun, laughter, and a whole lot of bouncing balls! Players wearing PJs (Family Friendly Only!) are welcome with special prizes awarded, along with giveaways and prizes for Bingo winners. We hope to see you there!


Thanks to these #RAGT22 sponsors:



Raffles

Raffles go on all weekend long and are always a big hit. The proceeds are given to CancerFree KIDS.

If you are interested in donating to the raffle, please note that the Raffle Coordinators have some guidelines in place to ensure that your generosity makes it to the right place.


Goody Bags

The always-fabulous RAGT Goody Bags are definitely something to look forward to. Over 500 bags, provided by Monette Michaels & Paige Tyler, are stuffed full of fun stuff, including FREE BOOKS, and handed out to all attendees.

If you are interested in donating goodies for the event, you must first please review our current policy for contributing materials for the Goody Bags!


Real-Time Updates

Don’t miss important announcements! Our Facebook page, our Facebook Group, Twitter, & this site… Details are always being added. There’s a whole page dedicated to registration. And now, you can also sign up for the Twitter feed that will give specific info for current and upcoming RAGT events.



Costs

Registration fees haven’t changed in a very long time, but because other costs have risen, we must include a slight increase in registration. Please be aware of those changes.

Authors & Industry – $154

(Authors, publishers, publicists, agents, author assistants)

Readers – $134

(Readers, bloggers, husbands)

Hotel room per night – $130

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PLEASE NOTE:

No one can register until their respective official registration openings:
Preregistration (by invitation only) for sponsors is always early January
General registration (for everyone else) is always early March

Precise registration dates will always be boldly displayed on the home page and various other parts of the site as soon as the dates are confirmed. If it isn’t posted, we don’t know yet. To be notified, be sure to be on either/both the newsletter and the Facebook page — signup links to each are on the home page and pretty much every page on this site. Thanks!


Books to Anticipate




More Info for 2022

The next annual Reader & Author Get Together
will be held June 9-11, 2022

RAGT22 will be held at the Holiday Inn, Cincinnati Airport in Erlanger, Kentucky.

My plan is to carry over registered attendees from our last regular event to our upcoming 2022 event. I’ll email everyone in the database soon. Depending on how many people opt to attend 2022, we should have around 100 reader spots open.

IMPORTANT FOR 2022 – I’ll be switching over to PayPal payments only. Refunding for 2020 taught me that I must simplify.

While I am still working out logistics moving forward, please resist emailing me unless absolutely necessary.

IMPORTANT: No new arrangements will be considered for 2022 at this time.

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