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by Barbara Sheridan
Leslie Tramposch: Managing Editor - Sara Reyes: Marketing and Publicity
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October 2002 Special Issue

Romantic Times Convention
October 23 - 27, 2002
Circus Circus, Reno

" Let the Games Begin"


Photos below - Courtesy of Leslie Tramposch and Cy Korte
AT THE AWARD CEREMONY

  
A true Fairy Godmother - Belles and Beaus' Suzanne Colburn
wins the Melinda Helfer award. PNR author Liddy Midnight admires the prize.
PNR winners of the RT 2001 Reviewers Choice Awards were: Susan Krinard,
Susan Grant, Julie Kenner, Christine Feehan, Julie E. Czerneda,
and Jacqueline Carey. PNR winner of the
RT 2001 Career Achievement Award
: Lynn Kurland



PARANORMAL ROMANCE
WORKSHOPS

    
Sherrilyn Kenyon (aka Kinley MacGregor) and Dara Joy


Susan Krinard


Lisa Cach and Jennifer Dunne


THE READER'S HOPITALITY SUITE


PNR Managing Editor, Leslie Tramposch (rt. back)
with her favorite Ohio Vampire Authors
J.C. Wilder and Rosemary Laurey


PNR Reviews Editor (center) wins an Ellora's Cave gift basket
presented by paranormal authors:
Rosemary Laurey, Jennifer Dunne, Kate Douglas, and J. C. Wilder


Authors Susan Squires, Christine Feehan,
and Ronda Thompson smile for the camera.


Cy with Book Isle buddy Michelle Patrykus
and author Sherrilyn Kenyon


Author Liddy Midnight does an impromptu dance
with Cover Model Contestant David Sebastian Martinez.


Author Nina Bangs joins Cy in a photo op.


While Robin Schone poses with Linda Hurst.


Robin Schone (left) and friends have some laughs with the Contestants.


THE RENAISSANCE BALL


Dorchester paranormal authors: Ladies Lisa Cach
Susan Grant, and Melanie Jackson


Lisa and Susan with a real prince,
Dorchester Senior Editor Chis Keeslar.


LTDBooks Publishers/Authors Dee Lloyd and
Terry Sheils enjoy the festivities.


THE DIVA WORKSHOP


Head Diva: author Tina Wainscott (center)


Divas in Training: Reviewers Linda Hurst (TBR, Pandora's Box),
Leslie Tramposch (PNR), and Suzanne Colburn (Belles and Beaus)


Cover Model Contestants get in on the act!


Hey! Don't forget the hostesses!


Linda thinks Peter looks good with or without the boa!


The whole gang poses for one final photo.


THE GIANT BOOK SIGNING


Shannah Biondine and Linnea (Megan Sybil Baker) Sinclair


Dana Elian and Jennifer Dunne


Angelique Armae


Barbara Clark



SATURDAY FOOD AND FUN


Leslie told us the Chinese food in Reno was great!


The Celebrate Romance vets get together for a Dinner Buffet.


SCENES FROM
THE COVER MODEL CONTEST


Professional swains, cover models Leland Burbank and Mark Johnson,
vie for the hand of the beautiful Princess played by author/cover model
Leslie Burbank,
while contestants strut their stuff for the judges.
  

Leland got the girl, Charlie Meadows won over the crowd!


CONNIE MASON'S
BOOKSELLERS PARTY


Front: Connie (left) with Dorchester's Diane Stacy and Chris Keeslar
Back: Kate Seaver and some of Dorchester's finest romance authors
Susan Grant, Lisa Cach, Leigh Greenwood, Melanie Jackson,
Kate, and Claudia Dain


Connie is joined by some Knights in Shining Armor
Leland, Mark, and Terry


PAM BINDER'S PAJAMA PARTY


Mark Johnson and Leland Burbank
Dont ask <g>!


Roasting RT's Registration Guru, Kevin Beard.


A knight in... flannel pjs?
And no, those weren't Linda's bikini pants,
but she got a hug from Leland anyway!


A new American Idol?
Sandra Welch tries her voice at Karaoke!
What would Simon Say?


Talent runs in this family.
Don Schone belts out his rendition of
"The House of the Rising Sun".
The reviewers gave him five stars!


Those infamous redheads (Linda and Dara) say farewell.

  
Linda ended the evening with hugs from the cover models.
She said, "Hey, its a tough job but someone has to do it."


?? Quiz Question ??
Which shop got PNR listers
Linda Hurst and Leslie Tramposch's
vote for best merchandise?

Answer: PEARL DIVERS, of course!

Read Linda Hurst's account of our Excellent Adventure!

More Photos to Come!


Farewell RT until next year in Kansas City. We love you!



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