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 #RAGT22 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.

  • DEARBORN (Industry Boardroom):

    Glitz and Glam Photo Booth
    Become the star of your very own romance book cover! Dress up in themed accessories and props and take your photo in front of various romantic backgrounds and learn about LUV, a new social network for the romance community.

    Nancy Yeaman, EVP of Development from Brain Power Studio will be there to discuss the FREE app and how she turns romance novels into feature films.

    Schedule
    Morning – 10am – 1pm
    Afternoon – 2pm – 5pm

  • QUEEN CITY (Author Boardroom):
    Track Down a Killer
    Join TJ Logan and become an honorary O’Halleran Security Int’l. (OSI) covert operator to help track down a devious killer.

    Readers will be split into teams and given rap sheets for each of the “suspects”, played by other attending authors. The operators will locate and “interrogate” the suspects to obtain their next clue. But are they being truthful or sending your team on a wild goose chase?

    The clock is ticking and the killer must be found before they strike again. The first team to identify the killer and return with the murder weapon in the allotted time will be declared the winners.

    Queen City Thursday Schedule→

  • RIVERVIEW (Author Boardroom):
    Celebrating Our Heroes
    No matter the field, our everyday heroes keep us safe, secure and healthy without being asked, and our book heroes keep us turning the pages. PJ Fiala, Valerie J. Clarizio, and Heather Slade want to spend the day celebrating these heroes. Join us as we play games, decorate badges and toiletry bags, chat about heroes and celebrate them.

    Riverview Thursday Schedule→

  • TALL STACKS (Blogger Boardroom):
    Kathy’s Review Corner’s 15th Anniversary with a Birthday Bash
    Join Kathy Andrico from 12:30pm – 2:30pm as she celebrates Kathy’s Review Corner’s 15th Anniversary with a Birthday Bash. Come sit and chat, and play some games, while we share our love for reading. All with chances to win prizes. Hope to see you there!

  • THOROUGHBRED (Author Boardroom):
    Urban Fantasy
    Join Urban Fantasy, Horror, and Sci Fi author J.Z. Foster for discussions of his books, shooting and role playing games, and photo opportunities!

    Brian Feehan will also be there to discuss his new novel, Harmony of Fire, and chat with readers.

    Feel free to strike up a conversation on your favorite movies and books, too!

    Thoroughbred Thursday Schedule→ 10:00am – 5:00pm

 

    Friday & Saturday

    • BRIDGES (Author Boardroom):
      Summer Splash Bash
      Get your book tan on and dive into some summer fun! Join paranormal romance authors Amanda Uhl, author of the award-winning Mind Hackers series, and Melanie Jayne, who tells the tales of the Novus Pack. Create your own spectacular beach glass book charms, surf our live readings, add bling to your badge, and get the inside scoop on writing. We’ll share funny stories (at least we think so) and pass along a few sandy secrets. Plus, we’ll float beach-themed gifts your way every hour!

      Bridges Schedule→

    • DEARBORN (Author Boardroom):

      Book World Travel Agency Book It & Escape With Us
      Grab your passport during the first session Friday morning and escape into books with KaLyn Cooper, Rachel Rivers, Abbie Zanders and Becca Jameson. Get your passport stamped – and win prizes – by attending workshops, arts and crafts, fun and games, all weekend. Find the authors “in the wild” for additional passport stamps. Fill your passport and be entered to win grand prizes. Books will be available for purchase and signing throughout the weekend, no need to stand in line.

      Dearborn Schedule →

  • QUEEN CITY (Author Boardroom):

    Seasoned Romance Boardroom
    You’re not 25 anymore…maybe your book boyfriend shouldn’t be either! If you love Sam Elliott, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Selleck, Idris Elba, George Clooney…you know what we mean! Morgan Malone, Gracie Guy, Judy Kentrus and Lucinda Race (appearing virtually) write sweet or sexy, contemporary or historical, “later-in-life” love stories and are looking forward to sharing their secrets, works-in-progress, movies and games in the 2022 Seasoned Romance Boardroom! Drop by for donuts and chocolate, new games and new books, questions and answers, and some of your favorite good times.

    Queen City Schedule→

  • RIVERVIEW (Author Boardroom):
    T-N-T Exploding Your Reading World
    Join Tonya Kappes and Tina DeSalvo with an EXPLOSION OF FUN!
    Be sure to get a FUN METER pin from your reader bag and find Tonya and Tina for a stash of Tonya & Tina cash that will be used in a fun READER AUCTION!

    Swag Bingo, Mystery Who-dunit and a ton more! You won’t want to miss out on this entire weekend boardroom!

    Riverview Schedule→

  • TALL STACKS (Author Boardroom):
    Readers Rule!
    Come relax and hang out away from the crowd with Jayne Rylon, Amy J. Hawthorn and Lila Dubois, 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!

    Tall Stacks Schedule→

  • THOROUGHBRED (Author Boardroom):
    Welcome to Romancelandia!
    Travel beloved scenic roads and explore new worlds in Romancelandia with contemporary romance authors Regina Kyle, Naima Simone, Priscilla Oliveras and Teri Anne Stanley. We’ll have fun and games with old favorites like Dirty Doodles (our slightly off-color version of Pictionary), Titillating Taboo (our romance-oriented version of the classic card game), and Book Cover Bingo, as well as new adventures playing games like the singing sensation Encore (don’t worry, you don’t have to actually sing well) and Build A Romance, where you, the readers, write a romance one sentence at a time–without seeing almost all of what’s already been written! Plus Q&A, lots of prizes, and more laughs than you can shake a paperback at.

    Thoroughbred 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!

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!


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 #RAGT22 sponsors:




Thanks to these #RAGT22 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 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 do 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 send 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 #RAGT22 sponsors:



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