JAFF Reader/Writer Get Together in November!

JAFF Reader/Writer Get Together in November!

Have you ever thought it would be great to meet in person all the people you know virtually through JAFF Facebook pages, websites, and other internet sources? I had this thought running through my head for more than a year, and it wouldn’t go away (sort of like a persistent plot bunny).   And it turns out that other JAFF lovers felt the same way.  Finally I was able to figure out a way to make it happen.  The JAFF Reader/Writer Get Together will take place in Tysons Corner VA (near 

Washington DC) November 8-10, 2019.  We will be having panel discussions, presentations, goodie bags, games, afternoon tea, and other fun.  The emphasis is on meeting people and having a good time.  All JAFF lovers are welcome!  There’s still time to sign up if you’re interested (registration closes October 23).  To learn more, stop by the JAFF Get Together website.  A copy of the schedule for the weekend is below.

November 8

5:00 PM – Pick up Goodie Bag and Registration materials at hotel (Marriott Courtyard Tysons Corner)

6:00 – Catered dinner at hotel

8:00 to 9:00 – JAFF authors roundtable. Author-to-author discussion of challenges writing JAFF with an emphasis on marketing.

8:00 to Whenever – Informal social activities at hotel. Possibly games, crafts, definitely conversation.

November 9

9:00 AM Breakfast at St. Thomas Church, McLean VA

9:30 Keynote speech by Abigail Reynolds.

10:30  Blogger Panel – Anna Bitgood Horner, Serena Agusto-Cox, Meredith Esparza 11:30 Panel Discussion – JAFF Audience: Who are the JAFF readers and how can we broaden its appeal? Don Jacobson

12:30 PM  Lunch and Jane Austen Trivia

1:30 PM JAFF and Genre Panel Discussion — Modern or Regency, Sequel or Variation, Main Characters or Secondary Characters, Jane Austen in World War II or in Space or….? Elizabeth Adams and Summer Hanford

2:30 Panel TBD

3:30  Attendees return to hotel to change for afternoon tea (wear your Regency gown if you want)

5:00 Delicious afternoon tea at St. Thomas Church, catered by Treats by Gale www.treatsbygale.com

8:00 and later – Informal social activities. Possibly games, crafts. Definitely conversation.

November 10

9:00 Breakfast/Brunch at Maggiano’s (walking distance from hotel)

9:30 The History of JAFF Panel Discussion — How did JAFF get started and grow into the phenomenon it is today? with Abigail Reynolds and Meredith Esparza

10:30 Another Panel TBD

Noon — End of Get Together.

9 Responses to JAFF Reader/Writer Get Together in November!

  1. This sounds so awesome. And the guest list looks wonderful. I doubt I can go, but would love to join in. I hope you will have pictures etc available.

  2. Oh-My-Goodness! So many names I know and love and I can’t be there. Well, there will be other years. Have a blast and report back to us how things went and please, please… show pictures. Blessings and much success. You know… if [and that is a big if] there happens to be a Goodie Bag or more left over… they could be used in a future giveaway. Just saying.

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