Sponsors

We couldn’t put RAGT on without the generosity of our amazing sponsors — and there are so many ways to be a sponsor! Opportunities include:

  • Sponsoring a boardroom, where you can create your own breakout schedule that compliments, but does not conflict with, the main activities (meals, booksignings, etc…) of the event.
  • Sponsor a Meal/Party! Authors or publishers sponsoring a party or meal will get additional promotion on the RAGT website, the RAGT Facebook page, at the event – as well as the gratitude of all attendees.
  • Sponsorship does not need to be huge! Other sponsorship ideas include: BN gift cards, cash sponsorship, etc…

We are always accepting sponsorship proposals for parties, and for some meals. If it happens that we are full up for the current event (i.e., there are only so many meals to account for!), we’d still be happy to note that you are interested in case changes occur. Plus there are often other, comparable ways to sponsor that Lori can suggest to you!

Have an idea for a sponsorship? Send it in!


Thanks to these #RAGT19 sponsors:

Individual Sponsors and Contributors

Discretionary Cash Sponsors:
Sponsors of Specific Items:

PLEASE NOTE: All authors & publishers are free to donate books and promo to go in the goody bags, and/or raffle prizes to be included in our amazing raffles. Goody bag items and raffle baskets are not considered sponsored items.


Boardroom Sponsors

Each Boardroom will have its own hour-by-hour schedule for the whole event. Below each Boardroom, see links for individual schedules.

Detailed Boardroom schedules will also be available at the event itself.

Find out more about RAGT Boardrooms →

Thursday
Many of you are already at the hotel, awaiting our regularly scheduled activities, but until announcements are made in the ballroom on Thursday at 6:00pm, drop into one of the listed rooms to visit with authors, grab some swag, join a bookclub, take photos, meet up with other attendees – and just have fun with a fast and loose schedule that depends on YOU and what you want.

 

  • MADISON (Author Boardroom):
    Urban Fantasy
    Join Urban Fantasy / Horror author, J.Z. Foster for talk of monsters and mayhem! J.Z. will host a shooting game to test your inner monster slayer, discuss his experiences abroad and why he enjoys writing about foreign monsters, plus he’ll share what’s in store for the future!

    Come get your book signed and J.Z. might even include a signed zombie potato drawing!

    Prizes, coffee and sweets provided, along with a few quick games and fun photo props!

    Madison Schedule→

 

    Friday & Saturday

    • MONROE (Author Boardroom):
      Reader’s Lounge
      Join Alanea Alder
      A laid back atmosphere for our readers where they can relax. There will be a coffee and tea bar available so that everyone can caffeinate and enjoy the multiple opportunities for shenanigans. Boardroom Schedule will include; Coffee with Alanea , QA panel, Self Publishing workshops, Geek slumber parties and much more. Don’t hesitate to swing by, pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee and enjoy a quieter get together with your fellow book-a-holics.

      Monroe Schedule→

    • LIBERTY (Author Boardroom):
      Readers Rule!
      Join Jayne Rylon, Amy J. Hawthorn and Darcy Stephens
      Come relax and hang out away from the crowd in our boardroom, where readers rule. We’d love to get to know you better. Pull up a seat to chat, bling your badge, play a game, color a book cover or spin the prize wheel. Our books and reading-themed T-shirts will also be on sale all weekend. Feel free to shop and get your books autographed without waiting in line at the signings!

      Liberty Schedule→

    • SPRINGDALE – 123 (Author Boardroom):
      Seasoned Romance Authors
      You’re not 25 anymore…maybe your book boyfriend shouldn’t be either!
      If you love Sam Elliott, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Selleck, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner…you know what we mean!
      Join us for some adventures with sexy silver foxes and the mature women who tame them. Morgan Malone, Gracie Guy and Judy Kentrus write sexy contemporary “Seasoned Romance” and are looking forward to sharing their secrets, fantasies, “works-in-progress, games and some good times in the Seasoned Romance Boardroom!

      Springdale Schedule→

    • FAIRFIELD – 125 (Author Boardroom):
      The Four Twins
      And once again…we’re baaaack! Come on in, the water’s great! This year we return with our famous interactive events that will have you rolling on the floor laughing or running out the door screaming. And who knows maybe there will be more fur flying! Join bestselling authors Eric Asher, Jodi Vaughn, Hildie McQueen and Melanie Jayne for what we like to refer to as a true literary experience (snicker).

      Fairfield Schedule→

    You and some friends want to sponsor together? Great! Four authors max for group sponsorship of boardrooms. Thanks.


    Meal & Party Sponsors

    Everyone comes together at the meals and parties. It’s a great sponsorship opportunity and fills up quickly every year!

    Thursday Evening Party
    Sponsored by Sheila English

    Reimagined!

    Fairy Tales, classic monsters, historical figures – anything can be reimagined into something new, even you! Come to the party in costume mashing up or reimagining a character or theme. Prizes given for most imaginative and craziest costume!


    Friday Breakfast
    Sponsored by PJ Fiala, Donna Marie Rogers, & Stacey Joy Netzel

    BREAKFAST BOOTY BONANZA

    Start your day out right with PJ, Donna, and Stacey! Stop in for breakfast, romance our scavenger hunt, and you could go home with a bonanza of booty! We’ve got swag for everyone and prizes for the lucky.

    MENU:
    Assorted fruit juices, Starbuck’s coffees & Tazo Teas.
    Sliced fresh seasonal fruit & berries.
    Assorted donuts & bagels with cream cheese.
    Scrambled eggs & maple pepper bacon


    Friday Lunch
    Sponsored by Tonya Kappes, Alyssa Day & Karen Rose

    MENU:
    Taco Bar: Shredded chicken & ground beef, soft tortillas, with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, sour cream and guacamole, fresh salsa and chips, Spanish rice & refried beans. Assorted Cookies, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Iced Tea


    Friday Dinner
    Sponsored by Christine Feehan

    MURDER MYSTERY DINNER!

    Join us for a night of mystery, intrigue, murder and fun as attendees solve ‘who-dun-it, how, and why?’ without anyone being murdered at all!

    MENU:
    Grilled Chicken Breast, Vegetable Lasagna, Roast Redskin Potatoes, Chef Choice of Vegetable, Caesar or Regular Salad, Rolls & Butter, Assorted Pies and Cakes, Coffee, Iced Tea


    Friday Party
    Sponsored by Christine Feehan


    Saturday Breakfast
    Sponsored by Jules Bennett and Lori Foster

    MENU:
    Assorted fruit juices, Starbuck’s coffees & Tazo Teas.
    Sliced fresh seasonal fruit & berries.
    Assorted donuts & bagels with cream cheese.
    Scrambled eggs & maple pepper bacon


    Saturday Lunch
    Sponsored by Tina DeSalvo, Ella Quinn & Kathy Lyons/Jade Lee

    MENU:
    Delhi Bar: Soup du Jour, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Fresh Seasonal Greens with Assorted Dressings, Sliced Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey, Swiss & American Cheeses, Selection of Artisan Breads, Kettle Chips, Relish Tray, Assorted Cookies, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Iced Tea


    Saturday Dinner
    Compliments of the The Marriott

    Pizza Party!

    MENU:
    Assorted pizzas, potato chips, pretzels & dips. Vegetable crudites with ranch dip, assorted sodas & water station.


    Saturday Evening Party
    Sponsored by Jenn Stark, Jessica Lemmon & Toni Blake

    4th Annual Booklovers’ Bingo & Pajama Party

    Don’t pack your PJ’s yet! Join us for the 4th Annual Booklovers’ Bingo Bash and get ready to win big, have fun, and shout at the top of your lungs! 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!


    Sponsor Squares

    As an added bonus for high-level sponsorship, Lori will request a square promo image from you so we can show you off around this site.

    Here’s how it works:

    Around this site are small sections like the two examples directly below. Each section features four 144x144px images. Go ahead and refresh the page. Notice how the Sponsor Squares changed around, and how each set is different? That’s because the ad sections are randomly pulling four images from a pool of Sponsor Squares. When there aren’t many in the pool, the impressions will be more frequent. When there are more in the pool, the impressions will be fewer.


    Thanks to these #RAGT19 sponsors:


    Thanks to these #RAGT19 sponsors:

    Things to note:

    CLICK-THRU STATS:

    Since this is not run through an ad server, we can’t provide stats on how many impressions and click-thrus achieved — it’s not that we won’t do it, it’s that we can’t. We will not have that data to provide.

    SPONSOR SQUARE ART SUBMISSION:

    Lori will prompt you for your art, and send you the link to this section on the site. Reply to that email with your Sponsor Square attached, after you have made sure that your art complies with the two guidelines below:

    1) The image is created in RGB, and is no smaller than 300px square. This will ensure that the ad looks nice on retina screens.

    2) The file name is something that will be logical to us. If you save the file as “RAGT-ad.jpg” please think for a moment how confusing that will be for us if even two people to that. We suggest putting the name that is associated with the ad into the file name. So if your ad is for Jane Author, your file name could be something like janeauthor-ragt-ad.jpg, or even just jane-author.jpg. Thanks. Failure to do this will significantly delay getting your ad into the pool of ads displaying.

    When you in your Sponsor Square, make sure to include the URL you’d like that image to link to. Please don’t assume we know you want to link to your home page.

    THANKS!


    Thanks to these #RAGT19 sponsors:

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