Absolutely! Our workshops cover craft, research, business, and writer’s life. Even if you don’t write romance, you’ll find plenty of workshops to keep you busy! For a full line-up of our workshops, please visit the workshops page on our website.
We recommend you fly into O’Hare Airport rather than Midway. O’Hare is definitely the closest airport to the hotel. At 9 miles away, it’s approximately a 25 minute drive.
The hotel does not offer a shuttle service from the airport, so we suggest you either rent a car or call a cab or limo. American Taxi (847-253-4411) has a flat rate to Schaumburg, approximately $31 for up to 4 people. All Star Cab & Shuttle (888-533-4240) has a flat rate of $27 (up to 4 people) out to Schaumburg and return rate to O’Hare of $32. If you prefer a more pampered ride, book a limo from O’Hare Midway (1-800-468-0211).
Note: If you just hail a cab curbside at the first curb, this will be a Chicago city cab. They will run the meter and charge you double. You don’t want to do that.
Thank you for volunteering. We can’t run the conference without our volunteers! We will email your assignment and responsibilities in mid to late April.
I signed up to pitch. Am I guaranteed a pitch appointment? How many pitch appointments do I get?
Our goal is to give ONE pitch appointment to everyone who wants one, but with over 150 registrants requesting to pitch to our ten agents and editors, we cannot guarantee everyone an appointment. Pitches are assigned in the order we receive registration and payment.
When will the workshop schedule be posted?
We expect to finalize the schedule in mid-April, at which time we will post it on our website.
Our book signing event is free and open to the public. Books will need to be purchased onsite or brought in.
What should I wear to the Saturday Gala dinner?
The Gala Dinner on Saturday night is semi-formal. Jeans are too casual, a ballgown is too formal. A festive dress, a cute suit, or a cocktail dress would be perfect.