Shameless Book Con 2021 – Where? When? Who?

Yep... We're already planning for Shameless Book Con 2021! We hope you'll be there!


FIVE YEARS of shamelessly fangirling over romance authors, partying at The Smut Gala, and meeting your tribe! For 2021, we're heading to the tropics, but you don't have to go far to get there.

Our #Shameless21🌴 book-signing event will be held on November 12-14, 2021, at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel!

Ticket Information


New This Year

Each order is limited to 1 ticket per ticket type. To purchase more than 1 ticket of a specific type, please complete a new order.

NOTE: The name you use for the order will be the same name used on your name badge. Once you've completed your order and received your emailed ticket, you will be able to edit the name on your badge if needed.

VIP, All-Day Saturday, & Saturday-Only tickets include personalized name badges

What's Included

VIP – $195 VIP Party
Author Showcase
Saturday Signing Early Access
Saturday Signing
The Smut Gala
Scavenger Hunt
All-Day Saturday – $85 Author Showcase
Saturday Signing
The Smut Gala
Signing-Only – $45 Author Showcase
Saturday Signing
No-Frills Signing-Only – $20 Saturday Signing
The Smut Gala – $60 The Smut Gala: Havana Nights
Sunday Event – $35 Shameless BINGO w/ Authors
Scavenger Hunt – $15 Team Scavenger Photo Hunt
Dear Mistress Dear Mistress: Session 1 or Session 2
(on sale this summer; sign up to get updates)

*subject to change

Ticket Type Descriptions

VIP – $195

  • VIP Cocktail Party – sponsored by Aurora Rose Reynolds
    (Friday – 5pm-6:30pm)
  • Up & Coming Author Showcase – sponsored by Aurora Rose Reynolds
    (Friday – 6:30pm-9pm) 
  • Saturday Author Signing Early Access
    (Saturday – 11am)
  • Saturday Author Signing
    (Saturday – 12pm-5pm)
  • The Smut Gala – sponsored by Haylee Thorne & Justin Edwards
    (Saturday – 9pm-12am)
  • Scavenger Photo Hunt
    (Sunday – 9am-9pm)


  • VIP Gift
  • VIP Swag Bag
  • Personalized Name Badge
  • Commemorative Booklet

All-Day Saturday – $85



  • Swag Bag
  • Personalized Name Badge
  • Commemorative Booklet

Signing-Only – $45

  • Up & Coming Author Showcase – sponsored by Aurora Rose Reynolds
    (Friday – 6:30pm-9pm) 
  • Saturday Author Signing 
    (Saturday – 12pm-5pm)


  • Swag Bag
  • Personalized Name Badge
  • Commemorative Booklet

No-Frills Signing-Only – $20

  • Saturday Author Signing
    (Saturday – 12pm-5pm)


  • Commemorative Booklet

The Smut Gala: Havana Nights – $60

sponsored by Haylee Thorne & Justin Edwards

(Saturday – 9pm-12am)

Sunday Shameless BINGO – $35

(Sunday – 10am-12pm)


  • Swag GALORE
  • Lots of chances to win all kinds of good stuff

Team Scavenger Photo Hunt – $15

(Sunday – 9am-9pm)


  • Lots of chances to win prizes

Dear Mistress – $30

sponsored by Angera Allen

2 sessions available
(Thursday – 8pm-10pm; Friday – 8pm-10pm)

TICKETS AVAILABLE THIS SPRING – sign up to get updates


  • Sponsor Gift & Surprises

Event Information

VIP Cocktail Party
Sponsored by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Friday – 5pm-6:30pm

You definitely don't want to miss the chance to mingle with your favorite authors over a glass or two of liquid courage! Our VIP Cocktail Party is where authors and attendees hang out together with a plate of hors d'oeuvres and desserts alongside a few dozen up-and-coming authors and vendors we think deserve a spotlight.

Author Showcase
Sponsored by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Friday – 6:30pm-9pm

ALL registered ticket holders are invited to stop by the Author Showcase where new-to-you authors will be introducing themselves to the romance community. Our handpicked vendors will also have their tables set up and ready for you to shop. The cash bars will be open with specialty drinks made just for you!

See the Showcase authors signing here

Author Signing Early Access

You're VIP, baby! The doors to the author signing open an hour early for you to get a head start on meeting your favorite romance authors.

Author Signing 

Saturday – 12pm-5pm

This is why you're at Shameless! Over 150 romance authors are here in person to meet you, introduce you to their newest releases, and squee a little bit when they see you. From 12pm-5pm, the expo hall will be open for all ticketed attendees to get the chance to meet your favorite authors and discover new-to-you authors. Be on the look-out for our charity raffle, giveaways, scavenger hunts, and all kinds of fun extras we have planned!

The Smut Gala – Havana Nights
Sponsored by Haylee Thorne & Justin Edwards

Saturday – 9pm-12am

You've been to other events' after-parties that probably didn't impress you. But OUR after-party, The Smut Gala, will blow your mind! Our after-party is one you actually want to attend. This year, The Smut Gala sponsored by Haylee Thorne and Justin Edwards will be an incredible party in an incredible space where everyone is letting loose.

Sunday Shameless BINGO w/ Authors

Sunday – 10am-12pm

Join your favorite authors for a Sunday event to finish off your Shameless weekend on a high note!

We're inviting you to Shameless BINGO! But this isn't your grandma's B-I-N-G-O; it's an all-out, no-holds-barred fun-fest Shameless version of the game where you'll get to know authors and end up with an armful of goodies. Some of our favorite authors are going all out, each with their own table to entice you to want to sit with them. Think: stacks of books, bags of swag, and over-the-top gift baskets, all waiting for you to win.

  • Swag GALORE!
  • Lots of chances to win all kinds of good stuff!
  • Gourmet coffee & international tea service + pastries available

    Team Scavenger Photo Hunt

    Sunday – 9am-9pm

    Open to All Attendees, Authors & Shameless Families!
    • FREE for Signing Authors and VIP ticket holders
    • Teams consist of of 2-4 participants; each participant requires a ticket
    • Hunt anytime Sunday between 9am-9pm
    • This is a photo hunt, so no need to check back in with us at the hotel
    • Clues will be found at either Disney Springs and/or any Disney World Theme Park

    Rules will be released this summer

    Sponsored by Angera Allen

    Thursday – 8pm-10pm; Friday 8pm-10pm

    Tickets on sale this spring; sign up to get updates


    Once you've completed your order, two emails will be sent to you: one that is a receipt of your purchase and one that includes a link to download your ticket. 

    You may either print out a PDF version of your ticket, save it to your phone, or add it to your Apple Wallet to be scanned at registration.


    Refunds are not available for ticket purchases.
    EXCEPTION: If you are on the waitlist for VIP tickets and are then able to purchase, we will refund the difference for your ticket purchased.

    You may transfer your ticket to another attendee using the information provided in the email you'll receive that includes your ticket.



    Join the Facebook Attendee Group to keep up-to-date on all the event details, get to know attendees and authors, find a roommate, and all the fun pre-gaming you can stand!


    Find all of the info you need on booking hotel rooms for the event here!


    We're stocking our shelves with merch so you can stock up on Shameless. Check out the t-shirts, tote bags, pins, and more in our merch shop!


    Age Limits

      • All Events: 16+
      • The Smut Gala & Dear Mistress: 21+

    Rolling Carts (read more here)

      • Allowed: Soft-sided rolling carts, no larger than an airline carry-on
      • Not Allowed: Hard-sided rolling carts, no matter how big or small; suitcases larger than an airline carry-on; wagons; strollers


    So you say you want to sign at Shameless? Let us know all about you here!


    Interested in becoming an amazingly awesome sponsor? Find out more here!

    Hotel Information

    The Palace is directly across the street from our #Shameless19 hotel at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Area.

    With the short next-door move, we were able to secure amazing benefits:

    • $169/night (& reduced resort fee)
    • Most rooms have a balcony
    • 50% off parking
    • Free in-room wi-fi
    • Walt Disney World® theme park ticket discounts & benefits

    Palace resort features include

    • Tropical pool with cabanas
    • Lazy river
    • Huge pool-side bar
    • 24-hour, award-winning market
    • Literary-themed restaurant
    • Disney character breakfast
    • Closer to Disney Springs than any other hotel! (It's literally across the street!)

    Go here to book your room now!


    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista


    November 12-14, 2021


    See who's signing here and on our Facebook Page

    Are you an author interested in signing with Shameless? Fill out our Interest Form here


    Havana Nights! Anything Caribbean-inspired goes! 💃

    We'll see you in November!