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Friday, January 6, 2012

Fantasy on the Bayou

We'd like to invite you to join us in historic New Orleans on March 2 – March 4, 2012 for FF&P's 1st conference! The conference will be held at the New Orleans Marriott.
You can register on-line or if you'd prefer to call, the numbers are:
(toll free) 1-888-364-1200 or (local) 1-504-581-1000

Once you've registered for the conference and you want to register for your room, use group code: ffpffpa to receive the discounted price. Rooms are limited, so register at the hotel early if you can.

Keynote Luncheon Speaker Karen Marie Moning

Karen Marie Moning (rhymes with 'awning') is the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels, including the Rita-award winning Highlander novels and the internationally bestselling urban fantasy Fever series. Her books have been published in 21 languages, and her events draw fans from all over the world.

Moning began her career writing paranormal romance set in Scotland but as she became increasingly fascinated with Celtic mythology, she switched genres to Urban Fantasy and location to Dublin, Ireland, so she could focus on the Tuatha de Danann, or Fae--an ancient race of immortal beings who have lived secretly among humans for millennia.

Moning is currently completing a graphic novel for Del Rey, featuring an original story about MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons, and has contracted with Random House Publishing Group for three more books set in the Fever universe. She divides her time between the mountains of Georgia and the beaches of Florida.

Conference registration includes access to 25+ workshops, editor/agent pitch sessions (live and virtual), a sit-down luncheon featuring our Keynote Speaker, a casual dinner with raffles, and a booksigning.

Melissa Singer from Tor
Angela James from Carina Press
Liz Pelletier from Entangled Press

Michelle Brower from Folio
Paul Lucas from Janklow & Nesbit
Elaine Spencer from Knight Agency
Becca Stumpf from Prospect Agency

Renee Rocco from Lyrical Press, Inc.
Donna O'Brien from Crescent Moon Press
Sara Megibow from Nelson Lit. Agency

We are still accepting donations of raffle baskets and raffle basket items, so feel free to pass the word along!

(Registration opened October 15, 2011)

Before January 15, 2012:
$250 FF&P Members/Media
$275 RWA Members
$300 General Attendee

After January 16, 2012:
$300 FF&P Members/Media
$325 RWA Members
$350 General Attendee

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