Authors After Dark Heading to New Orleans


The 2011 Authors After Dark (AAD) convention hasn’t even taken place yet (it is is scheduled for August 11 – 14 in Philadelphia, PA) and we already have details on the 2012 convention, when it moves to New Orleans, LA.


AAD 2012 will have a MAX of 80 authors in this breakdown:

Master of Ceremonies

11 Field Trip authors (Jaye Wells, Diana Rowland, Merrie Destefano, Jeaniene Frost, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Tyler, Eliza Gayle, among other authors who write with New Orleans as a backdrop)

37 Small Press authors (which will be regulated by publisher participation)

30 NY Published authors


“Regulated by publisher participation” means that unlike past years, there won’t be an over-abundance of authors attending from any one publisher. Although many authors have several publishers they will be able to participate under only one.

Even better news? The attendee list has been increased to 400 (80 authors and 320 attendees, including industry).

Authors After Dark 2012 will have a new theme as well – AAD Summer Camp! And where better to have camp but in a reader playground rich in both history and romance – NEW ORLEANS? Yep, AAD 2012 will be held in New Orleans, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street, in the heart of the French Quarter.

Everyone will have more time to explore the city with their favorite authors and get some quality time in. There will be tons of stuff to do during the day such as panels, parties and the like, but breakfasts and most nights will be left open, except one. Lunches will be at the hotel during the con panel hours.  There will be tons of field trips with authors that write with Nola as a location, as well as tours to take and pub crawls!

Rooms will be $119 a night DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. Any extra person added to the room is an extra $30 a night per person (up to 4). This is the CHEAPEST you will find a room in the city and you can use the price for three days before and three days after the con, allowing you 9 days in NOLA for hella cheap. That’s right! Plan your vacations now!

Dates? August 8-12 for the event so mark those calendars! Registration isn’t open yet (obviously) but the website will be up soon.


Other authors already accepted:

Mark Henry

Nicole Peeler

Kristen Painter

T J Michaels

Leanna Renee Hieber

Alexandra Ivy

Allison Pang

Jess Haines

Carolyn Crane

Tilly Greene

Cat Johnson

Stella and Audra Price


Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

February 24th, 2011  at 12:27 pm

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