Friday, March 11, 2011

Disasters abound... but Authors Help!

This week has been horrible for the world at large. We have been affected at home, and abroad, and its amazing how wonderful people are being about banding together in the face of tragedy and helping their fellow man.

Today, Earthquakes hit Japan, and sent a Tsunami towards Hawaii and the western coast of the USA. Japan has been devastated in places, and people are without homes and basic necessities. Everyone is pitching in and helping, and We at AAD are no different. AAD featured author Jess Haines has a blog post up about her selfless donation for the relief funds, and how you can help. You will wanna read it HERE, and please if you can give anything you can, Money, time, your voice.

Closer to home, one of our own in the romance community, a fantastic blogger by the name of Fatin, has been hit by a senseless act of violence. Her husband was gunned down at the family store in Rocky Mount NC on Tuesday, and she has been left alone with 4 childern to care for. The romance community has banded together to auction off goods and services to help her through this horrible and painful tragedy. You can read more about it HERE and get all the up to the minute info.

AAD is pitching in, offering two fantastic prizes to bid on.. things We know you will want... So shall I tell you about them?

First is for 2011...

Authors After Dark 2011 Day Pass and Hangout with Jess Haines

Love authors? Love reading? Love cons? Well AAD is the con for you! The only fully reader focused convention out there, AAD is a for readers by authors event limited to 300 people for the 2011 convention year.

This listing is for a day pass Friday August 12th 2011. Day pass includes entry to the cons events for Friday including the Masquerade ball, the Bookie awards, the parties set for the day and the Mythos Dinner. AAD is not giving day passes for 2011 so this is the only way you can attend just for the day.

Wanna sweeten the deal? How about hanging out with Jess Haines for the day, including sitting with her for the Mythos Dinner? Not bad right? Jess Haines is by far one of the most fun authors we have attending AAD 2011, you will not be disappointed.

Second, and this is the one that will bug your eyes out... How would YOU like to get your registration and hotel room PAID for AAD 2012 New Orleans?

Authors After Dark 2012 Package
Love authors? Love reading? Love cons? Well AAD is the con for you! The only fully reader focused convention out there, AAD is a for readers by authors event limited to 400 people for the 2012 convention year.

Registration doesn’t open till later this year, but you could win a guaranteed entry (registration)!

This listing is for Registration to the 2012 convention in New Orleans, August 8-12th and hotel room. Registration includes your meals (5) and entry to the con, and all the con functions (excludes cash bar alcohol and off site food and drink), and a special bag of books from the attending authors and special signing for you and 5 of your friends including but not limited to authors: Joey W Hill, Alexandra Ivy, Judi Fennell, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Tyler (together as Sydney Croft), Jess Haines, Allison Pang and Jeanine Frost August 8th.

PLEASE NOTE: Transportation is not included. Room either a double or single, convention’s preference.

Info will be on the blog as soon as we know so you can bid on these awesome items! So get out there and help your fellow man, because we need to band together!


Pamk said...

man I wish you were raffling this off lol. I would love to win

Stella Price said...

Sorry Pam! they will be auctioned for the Operation Auction, so you can try to win it there!