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GRL 2013 General Registration
Thank you for your interest in attending GayRomLit!
Registration has closed for 2013.
Please check back in February for more information about the location and registration for 2014.
General Registration opened March 9, 2013!
If you are a fan of LGBT romance fiction, GayRomLit is the one gathering that you simply cannot miss. If you've been before you want to come back, and if you haven’t yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. Preregistration of publishers began in January. Author registration and General registration opened on March 9th at Noon, Eastern Standard Time.
Our annual event balances fun, variety, and affordability in a package that hundreds of people have called the best romance conference they’ve ever attended. For $125, GRL attendees can expect:
- A wide mix of panels and events celebrating LGBT romance fiction
- Parties, mixers, and meals that will amaze and delight you
- All your favorite authors and up-and-comers you have yet to discover
- A safe, friendly environment in a space where our tribe is respected
- Fun, fabulous festivities you won’t want to miss and prices that mean you won’t have to
At GRL, everything is about the readers, and we do our best to give you the best retreat experience possible. Yes, you’ll meet all your favorite authors, but even if you didn't come with your best friends, you’ll absolutely be leaving with some.
The Retreat Starts Here
For 2013, we have moved registration completely onto our website which should simplify and speed the process. Our shopping cart accepts all major credit cards. After your registration is complete, you'll receive log-in information to your GRL profile page which displays all your details: any additional features, relevant FAQs, important deadlines and updates, and special notices.
Retreat registration is limited to 400 people, so if you're interested in attending don't wait to register. Should we reach that limit, our registration system has the capacity of placing you on a waiting list and informing you if/when an opening occurs. The GRL events begin first thing Thursday morning so if you don't want to miss a thing, give yourself time to arrive and get settled.
New Policy for Professionals
The fans spoke and we listened. Based on feedback we received during and after last year's event, we are updating professional registration significantly to improve the reader-to-author ratio and eliminate overscheduling.
Anyone may attend GRL with a General Registration, but in the interests of serving our readers, author registration will be strictly limited to 100 writers. We are hopeful that this change will create a more balanced event for all. If you're interested in attending as an author please click HERE for more details.
As in past years, publisher registration will remain divided between Sponsoring and Supporting Publishers encouraging genre heavyweights to feature their authors more prominently, while still allowing rising stars to make a name for themselves. Unlike past years, events will no longer be distributed à la carte. If you're interested in attending as a Publisher please click HERE for more details.
The rate for a standard double is $119 plus applicable taxes and fees. You may have up to four people per room at this rate at no extra charge.
Once registered for GayRomLit, you'll receive a special code and link to the Hotel Meliá site where you can reserve your room.
Should you need to cancel your registration, a full refund is available until July 1, 2013. After that, a 50% refund of your paid fee can be made until August 16, 2013 (60 days out). After this date, no refunds can be made. We can, however, transfer your registration to another person for a fee of $25. This policy is necessary because we must pay numerous vendors in advance and also guarantee participant counts for food and entertainment functions. As a reminder, GayRomLit is a not-for-profit endeavor organized and executed by unpaid volunteers.
Questions about registration?
We have created some simple step-by-step guides to help answer any questions you might have about the process of creating your account on the website or registering for GayRomLit.
Before you register, you will need to set-up your account on the website: GRLAccountSetup.pdf
For general registration instructions check out our: GeneralRegistrationWalkthrough.pdf