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ARRLD: program

16 July 2020

We are very pleased to announce that our Romantic Rendezvous (Locked Down) will be happening on the weekend of 1–2 August. We hope that you will join us!

As the convention will be taking place online, it means that you can take part from wherever you are. Don’t miss this opportunity!

We encourage you all to join us on the convention weekend on the ARRA YouTube channel and watch along with everyone else. Be sure to leave comments too. (If you’re not able to watch that weekend, you will still be able to access the sessions later.)

Today we are unveiling the program, which features 50 separate sessions and nearly 70 authors. There are feature interviews, Q&A sessions, fangirling, house parties and more. We will also have two competitions running on the convention weekend; details will be available on 31 July.

Below is the full program. All times are AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is GMT+10).

Saturday 1 August

08:00 Feature interview: Nalini Singh
Reading: Anna Campbell
09:00 Feature interview: Jennifer Crusie
Fangirling: Amanda Bouchet with Bec McMaster
10:00 Feature interview: Lori Foster
Panel: historical (Cathleen Ross, Maddison Michaels, Amy Rose Bennett)
11:00 House party: Maya Linnell, with guests Leonie Kelsall, Kaneana May, Cathryn Hein and Carla Caruso
Boat tour: Helene Young
12:00 Feature interview: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Fangirling: Bella Andre with Carla Caruso
Ask Me Anything: Rachael Johns
13:00 Panel: urban family (Kylie Scott, Amy Andrews, Jennie Kew)
Readings: Helene Young, Jenn J McLeod, Tricia Stringer
14:00 Collaborations: Anne Stuart and Jennifer Crusie
Ask Me Anything: Jayne Ann Krentz
15:00 Feature interview: Alyssa Cole
Panel: genres (Anne Gracie, Keri Arthur, Kelly Hunter)
16:00 Fangirling: Christine Feehan with Khloe Wren
Reading: Samantha Marshall
17:00 Feature interview: Cathy Maxwell
Reading: Darynda Jones
18:00 Feature interview: Julia Quinn
Fangirling: Maisey Yates with Rachael Johns
19:00 Ask Me Anything: Marie Force
Pride and Prejudice Scavenger Hunt

Sunday 2 August

08:00 Ask Me Anything: Ilona Andrews
Reading: Alison Stuart
09:00 Feature interview: Eloisa James
Fangirling: Jennifer Crusie with Amy Andrews
10:00 Feature interview: Kennedy Ryan
Panel: creating Marietta (Jane Porter, Alissa Callen, Kelly Hunter, Sarah Mayberry)
11:00 House party: Alyssa J Montgomery, with guests Meg Tilly, Dani Collins and Sabrina Jeffries
Ask Me Anything: Leonie Kelsall, Sandie Docker
Reading: Ally Blake
12:00 Feature interview: Keri Arthur
Panel: historical (Elizabeth Boyle, Cathy Maxwell, Lorraine Heath)
Reading: Maya Linnell
13:00 Panel: Rural romance (Cathryn Hein, Fiona McArthur, Karly Lane, Sarah Williams)
Readings: Maya Rodale, Caroline Linden, Vanessa Riley
14:00 Collaborations: Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan
Ask Me Anything: Julia Quinn
15:00 Feature interview: Jodi Thomas
Panel: paranormal (Darynda Jones, Nalini Singh, Amanda Bouchet)
16:00 Fangirling: Lori Foster with Alli Sinclair
Reading: Jennie Kew
17:00 Feature interview: Suzanne Brockmann
Reading: Alexandra Ivy
18:00 Up and comers: Maria Vale and Adriana Anders
Reading: Laura Boon
19:00 Book club: Charlotte Nash, Ally Blake, Amy Andrews, Bernadette Rowley

See you all on 1 August!

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