Euro Pride Con is a gathering of fans of LGBT Fiction, which will be held over the weekend of July 11th and 12th in Munich, Germany. This weekend doesn't just coincide with the city’s Pride celebrations (attended by 250,000 people in 2014), we are coordinating with the organizers of Munich Pride, LGBT Organizations and local European gay bookstores and publishers to tie our convention closely to the LGBT community from the very beginning.
In the USA, there’s several LGBT fiction conventions that run through the year, however there’s only one in the whole of Europe (the brilliant UK GLBT Fiction Meet). Euro Pride Con will bring together LGBT authors, publishers, translators, cover artists, bloggers and readers from all over Europe to get together over one fantastic weekend to talk about books, genres, trends, challenges, hopes and will offer opportunities to network, exchange experiences, pitch books and submit manuscripts to publishers like Dreamspinner Press, Harmony Ink, Dreamspinner Publications, Extasy Books, Ylva Publishing, Bruno Gmünder, Love Lane Books, Wayward Ink, Spunk Books, Cursed Verlag and others.
Munich is a beautiful city and a great choice for the first year of the convention. It’s fairly central in Europe and has an international airport. The convention will be held at the Sheraton Arabellapark, a beautiful hotel close to the centre of the city and right next to Munich's biggest park.
More about the event hotel and alternatives: http://europridecon.weebly.com/about-the-hotel.html
Dreamspinner Press Audiobook Coordinator and Bestselling M/M Romance author Andrew Grey and Love Lane Books Founder and Bestselling M/M Romance author R.J. Scott will be our wonderful keynote speaker for our inaugural convention.
Instead of relying entirely on front-led panels, we’ll also be hosting a series of interactive workshops and in-depth discussions on a range of different topics. These workshops will be led by any combination of LGBT author, reader, reviewer, blogger, translator, cover artist and publisher, which we hope will expose all attendees to a range of different thoughts, opinions, and viewpoints. There will also be reader-focused Author Q&As and Author Readings in addition to the Author Signing and the Raffle.
If you’d like to be involved in a panel please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
More info on Panels: http://europridecon.weebly.com/about-the-panels.html
More About the Raffle: http://europridecon.weebly.com/contribute-to-raffle.html
The convention will start on Saturday, however, for anyone who arrives in the city early there will be activities planned in the city on Friday afternoon.