Hi everyone 😉
As the inaugural Euro Pride Con in Munich, Germany is getting closer, we want to introduce some of the participating authors, featured attendees and sponsors to you. There will be one Guest Post during every day of the next two months, all written by different authors, attendees and sponsors. Sometimes there will be giveaways or chats, but it will always be interesting, and you will get to connect with old friends and favorites as well as get to know new people in the LGBT community. Among all comments left on any guest post during this tour, one $25 voucher for a retailer of your choice will be randomly awarded in addition to any prizes that may be given out in the different posts.
Here is the schedule for Week One <3
March 2nd: Antonio Rodriguez (Gay Erotic Photographer and Author) on Rainbow Gold Reviews.
March 3rd: Susan Mac Nicol (Author) on The Novel Approach.
March 4th: Helena Stone and Jaycee Edward (Authors) on Rainbow Gold Reviews.
March 5th: Morticia Knight (Author) on The Novel Approach.
March 6th: Monika De Giorgi (Author and Reviewer) on Rainbow Gold Reviews.
March 7th: Kaje Harper (Author) on Rainbow Gold Reviews.
March 8th: Marc Fleischhauer (Euro Pride Con Organizer and LGBT Blog Owner) on Love Bytes.
Euro Pride Con is a gathering of fans of LGBT Fiction, which will be held over the weekend of July 11th and 12th in Munich, Germany. This weekend doesn’t just coincide with the city’s Pride celebrations (attended by 250,000 people in 2014), we are coordinating with the organizers of Munich Pride, LGBT Organizations and local European gay bookstores and publishers to tie our convention closely to the LGBT community from the very beginning.
In the USA, there’s several LGBT fiction conventions that run through the year; however, there’s only one in the whole of Europe (the brilliant UK GLBT Fiction Meet). Euro Pride Con will bring together LGBT authors, publishers, translators, cover artists, bloggers and readers from all over Europe to get together over one fantastic weekend to talk about books, genres, trends, challenges, hopes and will offer opportunities to network, exchange experiences, pitch books and submit manuscripts to publishers like Dreamspinner Press, Harmony Ink, Dreamspinner Publications, Extasy Books, Ylva Publishing, Love Lane Books, Wayward Ink, Bruno Gmünder and others.
Munich is a beautiful city and a great choice for the first year of the convention. It’s fairly central in Europe and has an international airport. The convention will be held at the Sheraton Arabellapark, a beautiful hotel close to the centre of the city and right next to Munich’s biggest park.
Dreamspinner Press Audiobook Coordinator and Bestselling M/M Romance author Andrew Grey and Love Lane Books Founder and Bestselling M/M Romance author R.J. Scott will be our wonderful keynote speakers for our inaugural convention.
Instead of relying entirely on front-led panels, we’ll also be hosting a series of interactive workshops and in-depth discussions on a range of different topics. These workshops will be led by any combination of LGBT author, reader, reviewer, blogger, translator, cover artist and publisher, which we hope will expose all attendees to a range of different thoughts, opinions, and viewpoints. There will also be reader-focused Author Q&As and Author Readings in addition to the Author Signing and the Raffle.
If you’d like to be involved in a panel please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The convention will start on Saturday; however, for anyone who arrives in the city early there will be activities planned in the city on Friday afternoon.
Attendees at Euro Pride Con have two options:
- Register as an attendee
160 Euro – 180 EURO IF YOU REGISTER AFTER 30 APRIL 2015!
Attendees will have access to all workshops and events over the course of the weekend.
- Register as a featured attendee
170 Euro – 200 EURO IF YOU REGISTER AFTER 30 APRIL 2015!
Featured attendees can be authors, bloggers, cover artists, editors, translators, or anyone who would like to promote themselves and their work over the course of the weekend. Featured attendees will be given a spot at the signing on Sunday, the option to give out “swag”, will be featured on blogs and social media leading up to the event, and can take part in leading any of the workshops (subject to places being available).
All tickets include dinner buffet on Saturday and lunch buffet on Sunday.(traditional Bavarian stye and served in the hotel Biergarten if the weather is nice), water and juice, pens and pads as well as two tea and coffee breaks on both days. You will also get one free ticket for the raffle that is stocked full of incredible prizes.
If you have any more questions, check out our FAQ
or email us at email@example.com 😉
We can’t wait to see you in Munich!
Marc Fleischhauer, Dani Elle Maas, Anna Martin & Isa Brandt