It’s like wow, a 50s Hollywood Bash!
Friday, 17th August
Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, so don’t be square, come along with your cool threads and have a blast, dig?
Be a star for a night.
Come as a Hollywood celebrity of the 1950s. Or as a character from the finest movies and TV from the 50s and beyond.
Will you be Lucy from I Love Lucy? Or Pinky Tuscadero (from Happy Days)? Or Lorelie Lee (Marilyn Monroe from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) performing her opening number Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend? Or maybe even Zsa Zsa Gabor, draped in diamonds?
It’s going to be an outta sight night of Hollywood Glamour you won’t want to miss.
Costumes: Highly Recommended
Drinks and Nibbles provided (Note: this does not mean dinner).
For some idea suggestions, check out the blog post on the cocktail party.
Curious about what has been worn in the past? Check out this Youtube clip from last year's conference made by one of our members.
Entry is included in your Saturday/Sunday conference registration.
Tickets may be purchased seperately if not attending the Saturday/Sunday conference at $50 (including GST) each.
Saturday 18th August
7.15pm for 7.30pm (doors open)
Celebrate with award recipients at RWA’s annual night of nights. Enjoy a 3-course dinner as RWA contest winners, as well as service and media award recipients, are acknowledged, culminating with the 2012 Romantic Book of the Year Awards.
With Diamonds Are Forever as our theme, the Awards Dinner promises to be a sensational “red carpet” evening. Why not wear that fabulous gown you haven’t had a chance to wear?
Tickets are not included with conference registration and must be purchased separately.
(Prices are inclusive of GST)
Awards presented include the 2012...
- Harlequin Mills & Boon High Five Contest
- STALI Contest
- Selling Synopsis Contest
- First Kiss Contest
- Little Gems Contest
- Valerie Parv Award
- Emerald Awards
- Romance in the Media Award
- Lynne Wilding Award
- Romantic Book of the Year (R*BY) Awards
Awards Dinner Table bookings
If you've booked your Awards Dinner tickets for the conference, now it’s time for you and your friends to book a table. Tables for the Awards Dinner tables will seat up to 10 people maximum.
Don't know anyone at conference?
That's okay - we're organising tables for "First-timers" and also a "Surprise Me" option, a great way to meet new friends that share your passion for writing.
This year we'll be taking table seating preferences from June 1st to July 31st.
How to book:
Groups (any number up to a maximum of ten):
1. Contact your friends, decide your group and nominate one person as the contact for the group.
2. Nominated contact to email email@example.com with the names that make up of the group, as they appear on their registration.
Subject heading: Table Seating Booking.
Non-delegate guests should have the name of the delegate in brackets next to their name (for matching against registrations).
1. Choose between "First Timers" or "Surprise Me"
2. Email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, as it appears on your registration using the subject heading: First Time Table or Surprise Me Table.
Let us know if you want "First Timers" or "Surprise Me".
If you are bringing a guest, please include their name on your booking and specify they are your guest in your email.
*Please do not use pen names when sending in your table numbers. Thank you.*
5.30pm – 7pm
A 2012 first!
Penguin Books is holding a Special Event on Thursday (5.30pm – 7pm).
It is a pre-dinner function for you to mingle with featured speakers, international guests, publishing professionals, and fellow RWA members.
And most important of all, it's free!
Open only to registrants.
For other events, look at the Extras page.