FAQ

Getting Ready for RTCOttawa!

The countdown is on


  • READER GROUP: Are you in the Facebook group? Make some friends ahead of time, get excited about what’s coming and more at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/rtcottawa/
  • AUTHOR PRE-ORDERS: Have you pre-ordered books from your favorite authors? If you NEED a specific book, be sure to let them know. Pre-order will begin in the spring for most authors. There will also be a pop up Chapters store in the registration area Saturday for authors with traditionally published books. Limited supply. Cash only.

This is a 3-day event. For current and aspiring authors, we have writer-focused panels on Thursday from 10am to 6pm. For readers, our first events are at 7pm on Thursday.  For non-ticket holders, we our free massive multi-author book signing is Saturday from 3 to 6pm that is open to the public.

Whenever you like. It’s your ticket. Show up early or fashionably late. We’ll start registration Thursday at 9am until 5pm. Then again the Friday  and Saturday morning starting around 8am.

Whatever makes you happy! We’re not formal here, and we don’t judge. So dress to the nines if you like, or come on down to hang in your most comfy yoga pants. We only frown on nudity, so that leaves the options wide open.

Hell no. Again, your comfort is key. But the authors usually have prizes for best dressed.

Registration for RTC takes place Thursday and Friday. Show up with your Eventbrite ticket to get your registration badge and bag. If you don’t have your ticket we can look you up by name. Your name badge will display only your first name to keep your privacy intact.

Tickets are refundable through Eventbrite up to 30 days before the event. Otherwise, you can bring another friend and let us know about the name change when you register.

No. While we welcome you to the event, please note the focus is on the authors who spent a great deal of time and money on sponsoring. We ask that you respect them. If you want to sponsor the next year, then submit your name to the interest form.

Don’t be. The beautiful thing about a romance reader and author conference is you are surrounded by like minded people. We ALL love to read romance. So relax, have fun, and prepare to giggle.

No. Our meals are buffet style, and while we do our best to have something for everyone, we cannot do special requests. We have non-meal tickets available at a lower price if you cannot do the meals.

All events are first come first serve. Rooms can only hold so many people. Keep in mind, that if one event is too full, there are still numerous others happening at the same time that can entertain you.


Privacy Policy, Harassment Policy and Accessibility

These are all super important to RTC  which is why we have policies in place. Click the links to read more.


I think that about covers it. This is Eve by the way, the crazy author hosting this shindig and I am super excited to meet you all. My biggest hope is that everyone has a fabulous time and comes away not only smiling from meeting their favorite authors but from discovering new ones too.

~Eve Langlais

PS. Got a question, post it in the Facebook group, or if you’re shy, PM me privately.