Keynote Speakers and NYT & USA Bestselling Authors

Victoria Alexander NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author

Rebecca York NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author

Angela Knight NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author

Aliyah Burke USA Today
Bestselling Author

Jami Brumfield New York Times
Bestselling Author

Lane Hart New York Times
Bestselling Author

Melissa Stevens New York Times
Bestselling Author






8:00am – 9:00am BREAKFAST: Orientation "Jimmy Thomas & RNC Staff" (room: reno) BREAKFAST: Orientation "Jimmy Thomas & RNC Staff" (room: reno) BREAKFAST: Orientation "Jimmy Thomas & RNC Staff" (room: reno) 9:00am – 5:00pm VENDORS ROOM (room: elko) VENDORS ROOM (room: elko) VENDORS ROOM (room: elko) […]

Knight of My Dreams

A reenactment to a scene from "Knight of My Dreams" by CB Scott

Sir Baldric played by Jimmy Thomas Lady Gillian played by Shannon Smith Villain played by Freddy Konings Story by and written by Jimmy Thomas One clear, sunny afternoon I witnessed the beautiful, fair lady Gillian frolicking, dancing and picking a bouquet […]

80z All Stars

80z All Stars Disneyland’s Regular Live Performance Band For Over 15 Years The 80z All Stars have been rocking for over 15 years as a complete 80s tribute act. From Devo to Bon Jovi, Rick Springfield to Duran Duran, the band covers them all! Their high-energy performances have been seen from Orlando to Hawaii, […]

Brooke Wilkes

Brooke Wilkes Singer, Songwriter, Actress Brooke Wilkes is a singer, songwriter and actress who has been on “Star Search” (1985 & 1987), played the role of “Heidi von Beltz” in an “E! True Hollywood Story” documentary (1999), the role of “Carole Landis” in “E! Mysteries & Scandals” (1999), a contestant on the game show […]

Winsor Harmon

Winsor Harmon aka “Thorne Forrester” from ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ (Celebrity Actor, Triathlon Athlete, Philanthropist)

Winsor Harmon has been starring as the strong-willed “Thorne Forrester” on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ since 1996 (19 years) for 1536 episodes. He received a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 2005 for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor’. […]

Meet Jimmy Thomas

Meet Jimmy Thomas


RNC Press Release

Jimmy Thomas & RNC Press Release

Meet Jimmy Thomas: The Romance Novel World’s “Model to Mogul”, Heart-Pumping Secret Celebrity

    While managing to walk the street without being pounced on, Jimmy Thomas lives in millions of womens’ heads as their secret desire by appearing on the covers of over 8,000 romance novels (6,500 […]

2015 RNCasanovas

2015 RNCasanovas During the Wednesday evening RNC Kick-Off “Eye Candy” Party there will be up to 100 very fit Male Models, all wanting to be a 2015 RNCasanova. Each of these men will be at the party mingling with everyone and officially introduced. Then each attendee will use their designated voting ballot behind their […]

Book Fair & Festival

RNClass: ‘Audiobooks, the Narrator’s Perspective’ by Audiobook Narrators & Voice-Over Actors THU: 4:00pm, FRI: 1:40pm

An overview of audiobooks – from the earliest incarnation of ‘books on tape’ to today’s market, we explain how narrators and authors meet and conduct business through (Audiobook Creation Exchange), the audiobook production process, marketing, what happens […]

I Am Attending

Attending RNC2016 and/or Book Fair If you are planning to attend the 2016 RNConvention and/or the RNC2016 Book Fair, please fill out the short form below so that your name and URL can be added to the ‘Attending’ list for all your fans and friends to see that you’ll be attending. NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors: To give reward for paying your dues of hard work and long hours of learning and excelling in your craft, all New York Times and/or USA Today Bestselling Authors will have their 2016 RNConvention registration fee waived if they teach a class to share their knowledge (more than one class is preferred, but at least one is required). Don’t wait until just before the convention as all time-slots for classes will be filled by then and the offer will no longer apply. Provide your class information here: Class Submission.

If you’re not sure of the class you want to teach, or don’t have your class description ready, but you know (or think) you want to teach a class, you can fill-out this form instead: I May Want to Teach a Class, so we can keep it in mind when making the schedule, and check back with you as time slots start filling up.

If you want to be an RNC2016 Panelist, you can fill-out this form: I’d Like to be a Panelist.

Your Name (pen name if you’re an author)*

Your Field*
 Author Author(Aspiring) Cover Artist Cover Model Cover Model (Aspiring) Editor Photographer Proof Reader Publicist Publisher Reader Reviewer Vendor Other

Email Address

Amazon Page (if you’re an author)

Are you a New York Times Bestselling Author*
 Yes No

Are you a USA Today Bestselling Author*
 Yes No

Are you planning to attend the 2016 RNConvention?*
 Yes No

Are you planning to attend the RNC2016 Book Fair?*
 Yes, as a signing author Yes, as a reader No, I won't be able to make it

It’s unfortunate this has to be noted, but since it’s been a pattern for the past few years, we want to make you aware of continual and intentional sabotage attempts by other romance convention directors, staff, and their blind-followers… Once your name is listed on the RNConvention ‘Attending’ page, you may be contacted by someone claiming to be a fan/reader of your books, noticed you are attending the 2016 RNConvention, and then start their backhanded compliments of wishing so much to meet you there, but they’ve heard this and that about this convention, etc., hoping you’ll choose to go to their convention instead. For RNC2015 we linked everyone’s Facebook page to their name on the ‘Attending’ page, which gave those cyber-bullies easy access to contact them (which they did). So for RNC2016, to help prevent you from being bothered by these bullies, and to help advertise you and your books, we’re linking author’s names on the ‘Attending’ page, to their Amazon pages instead. We’re informing you of this as we don’t want you to be misled and lose out on attending a great, educational, fun convention (Resources, Networking, Camaraderie), that so many others have loved and benefited from!