Bookmark this page to keep up with all the exciting news about XOXOConnects, the online readerfest you can attend in your pajamas! Check back here for updates about our schedule, programming, confirmed author and professional attendees, giveaways and sweepstakes & more…
What: XOXOConnects, an online convention where romance fans can chat with authors, get exclusive sneak peeks of content, learn about writing and publishing, and above all have fun with lots of other romance fans!
When: October 24, 2015; 12-8 PM, EST
Where: On your laptop, smartphone, Apple Watch, whatever!
Who: Bestselling authors, popular bloggers, experienced editors and agents, and maybe a surprise guest or two!
Why: Because we think romance is awesome, and romance readers even more so–don’t you?
We’re also giving away a publishing contract with Pocket Star, the digital-first imprint of Simon & Schuster. Head on over to Wattpad and write us a short (very short) story on the theme of “Confessions”–whatever that means to you! One winner will be chosen at the end of XOXOConnects and announced by Wattpad alum Anna Todd!
|12:00 PM||KICK OFF||XOXO Staff|
|Finding Magic in the City: Urban Fantasy Chat
Moderated by: Tammie from Night Owl Reviews
|Mike Underwood, Jennifer Estep, Kristi Charish|
|How To Sex: Get your pen and notepad for The Naked Professor’s sex tips!||Wendy Leigh|
|12:30 PM||Thriller Roundtable
Moderated by: Gwen from Fresh Fiction
|Laura Griffin & JT Ellison|
|Woman on the Street: Alice Clayton Talks Romance with NYC Strangers||Alice Clayton|
|1:00 PM||Live Facebook Q&A
Moderated by: Nina from Literary Gossip
|Lisa Renee Jones & Katy Evans|
|Beach Off||Mary Alice Monroe & Mariah Stewart|
|1:30 PM||Dirty Telephone||Elia Winters & Stephanie Haefner & Kate Meader|
|Give Him a Face: What does the boyfriend of authors’ dreams look like? Check out Liora Blake and Beck Anderson’s picks on Pinterest!||Liora Blake, Beck Anderson|
|2:00 PM||Women Write Women
Moderated by: Vilma’s Book Blog
|How Did These Indie Stars Get Their Start? Podcast||Melody Anne & Ruth Cardello|
|Anna Todd takes over Instagram
Moderated by: Grown Up Fangirl
|2:30 PM||Tiny House Hunters Live Tweet Review
Moderated by: Jillian from Read Love Blog
|Jennifer Probst’s Cover Reveal
Moderated by: Jillian from Read Love Blog
|Classic authors discuss their favorite classic romances||Jude Deveraux & Karen Robards|
|3:00 PM||Give Him a Face: Sports Edition – Sara Rider shows who in the sports world double as story heartthrobs via Pinterest!||Sara Rider|
|Exclusive tell all letter from Max||Sophie Jackson|
|Q&A with Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter
Moderated by: Jenn from Heroes & Heartbreakers
|Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter|
|3:30 PM||Bridget Jones’s Diary Live Tweet||Kate Noble & Gabra Zackman|
|Biker Boy Bliss: Chantal Fernando Instagrams the bad boys who populate her motorcycle club! Add your own suggestions!||Chantal Fernando|
|4:00 PM||Lauren Layne Cover Poll: Vote for the cover of Lauren Layne’s latest book!||Lauren Layne|
|A History Lesson with Lisa Cach||Lisa Cach|
|4:30 PM||I Know What Boys Like: a Twitter Chat on Writing the Male Perspective||Emma Chase|
|Emma Hart Sneak Peek||Emma Hart|
|5:00 PM||A Love for the Ages: Historical Roundtable||Sabrina Jeffries, Candace Camp, Meredith Duran, Julia Kelly|
|Cast the Book Couples: Kyra Davis casts the best Hollywood couples as your favorite fictional duos on PopSugar Love!
|5:30 PM||Happy Hour with Christina Lauren: Drinks in hand, Christina Lauren are answering your questions via Facebook!
Moderated by: Regina from RT Book Reviews
|Voyageons ensemble!||Kristin Harmel|
|Sophie Littlefield on Writing||Sophie Littlefield|
|6:00 PM||JS Cooper Facebook Q&A||JS Cooper|
|Food Porn: Rachel Goodman serves up photos of her favorite feasts!||Rachel Goodman|
|6:30 PM||Karen Hawkins Writing Retreat Party: Karen Hawkins and friends are having a writing party, and you’re invited!||Karen Hawkins & Friends|
|Which VC Andrews Heroine Are You?||VC Andrews|
|7:00 PM||Paranormal Pizza Party – One lucky attendee will win pizza, on us!||Molly Harper & Alexis Morgan & Mina Vaughn & DL McDermott|
|7:30 PM||Flash Fiction Contest Winner via Wattpad
Anna Todd announces the winner of the flash fiction contest
|Editor meets editor: XOXO editor Abby interviews PopSugar Love editor Tara!||PopSugar & XOXO|
|8:00 PM||Closing Ceremonies
The last hurrah! See a Periscope and photo compilation summary of the day’s events!