Shameless Book Con FAQ
You've got questions? We've got answers!
Don't see your event-related answer here?
Check the Shameless Attendees group on Facebook.
How can I buy a ticket?
You may purchase a Shameless Book Con ticket on this very website!
Check the ticket buy/sell post in the Attendees Facebook group to purchase tickets from ticket buyers who are unable to attend.
Tickets may also be purchased at the event, depending on availability.
What does my ticket get me into?
ALL of the ticket info you need can be found on the ticket buying page.
How many tickets can I buy at a time?
Each person may purchase 1 ticket per order. Each attendee needs to have a ticket in their own name because we use name badges for entrance. (No-Frills tickets do not include a name badge.)
Update the name(s) on your order and your badge using the update/transfer link included in the email you received with a PDF of your ticket.
Do I have to wear my name badge to The Smut Gala?
Your ticket to The Smut Gala sponsored by Lexi C Foss will be a silicone wristband you're given at registration.
You don't want to wear your name badge to the party covering your amazing outfit, do ya? Heck no! All you need to get in to the BEST author signing after-party is the silicone wristband you're handed when you check in!
Don't lose it! 😲 Wear it! 💪But don't share it! 😒
How can I get a Dear Mistress ticket?
If you didn't get one already, they're sold out. Add yourself to the waitlist on the ticket buying page.
I need assistance with my books or help during the signing. Does my companion need a ticket?
Every person entering the signing event must have a ticket. We offer a “No-Frills” ticket that an assistance companion may purchase. Please let us know at registration that your companion has a No-Frills ticket in order to be able to check-in with you.
How do I transfer a ticket?
Ticket holders may sell or give away their ticket to another attendee:
The ticket purchaser received an email with a PDF copy of the ticket(s) they purchased. Within that email, there is a link in the email that will allow you to edit or transfer the ticket.
Ticket refunds are not available
Where do I find authors' pre-orders?
Head on over to the Attendees Group on Facebook where they will be posted when available.
Where can I get to know attendees and authors before the event?
Join the Shameless Book Con Attendees group on Facebook! SO MUCH info is there, plus it's where we make announcements and authors give away free books.
Where can I get Shameless swag and t-shirts?
Find all of our merch here on this website!
Where can I buy discounted Disney World tickets?
Lucky you, we will have a special page just for buying Disney World tickets at a discount! CLICK HERE to learn all the info we have.
Where is this shindig taking place?
HILTON ORLANDO BUENA VISTA PALACE - DISNEY SPRINGS AREA
1900 E Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
What is your COVID-19 protocol?
For 2021 event, we required mask-wearing and either vaccination or testing for everyone in attendance. The pandemic is now at a different level of infection rate, and the majority of people have received vaccinations. But COVID is still with us, unfortunately, and it can still be a deadly or long-term affecting illness.
We will strongly encourage mask-wearing at our events, though it is not a requirement. Some authors will require that you wear a mask at their table, and we ask that you abide by their rules at their tables. We can't answer for every author or know which authors will require masks at their table, so we suggest bringing one just in case.
As of now, we're moving forward with our plans for a massive final Shameless Book Con with guns a'blazing! Any adjustments to our event, the schedule, and/or requirements for anyone attending the event will be made as we get closer to the time of the event.
We recommend you get all of the vaccines available to you as soon as possible.
Stay updated in the Attendees Facebook Group, updates on this FAQ page, and through periodic emails sent to ticket buyers.
Can I bring my young kids?
No. Shameless Book Con is an adults-only event.
- Signing Events: 16+
- No one under 16 will be admitted into any event; however baby-wearing is OK
- The Smut Gala & Dear Mistress: 21+ (no exceptions)
How much cash should I expect to bring?
The short answer is to bring what you think you'll spend.
The long answer is... it's complicated.
Most authors who are selling books and swag at their tables will accept your credit card for payments. Any food and drinks you'll purchase through the hotel will also be available via your credit card.
Charity raffle tickets will be available with cash. That may change and we may add the ability to purchase with a credit card, but we can't guarantee that at this time.
What vendors will be in attendance?
Several vendors will be peddling their wares on Friday night during the VIP Cocktail Party/Author Showcase and on Saturday during the main signing.
Can I bring a rolling cart into the signing?
Yes, but we have strict restrictions on which carts are allowed in the signing. Please read here about what types of carts are or are not permitted into the event.
Where do I line up to enter the event?
Lines will be marked outside of the event ballroom. A map of the lines is available on the event map here.
Can I hold a place in line for my friends?
Absolutely! We know lots of you will be lining up early to enter the signing and will be waiting in lines to meet your favorite authors. And we know not everyone is able stand for long periods or go hours without using the potty. Ask a friend or neighbor to save your spot in line while you get a drink, rest your feet, or use the loo. Make sure you return the favor!
Do you have a map of events?
We sure do! You can view it here.
Where can I find a seating chart for the author signing?
Find it in the Attendee Group on Facebook just before the signing starts!
What is happening and when? I need a schedule!
*crazy Kermit arms* The schedule of events is available on the Ticket Buying Info Page.
How can I ship my books home after the signing?
FedEx has a shipping office onsite at the hotel and will be open especially for us on Saturday, November 6th, from 4pm-7pm. Prices for shipping are available from FedEx.
Am I required to dress up for The Smut Gala?
But come on!!! You totally, 100% should dress up! It's our final year and we're doing it BIG! The theme for The Smut Gala this year is Venetian Masquerade Ball. Imagine yourself gliding into the party with all eyes on you, and you're looking FABULOUS in a ball gown meant for royalty!
Is 2022 really your last event?
It really is.
Probably... Mostly likely, yes...
How can I book a room at the event hotel?
All of the info you need can be found here.
How much will parking at the hotel cost?
Our guests – both overnight and daily – will receive a 50% discount on prevailing self-parking rates.
How do I know that attending Shameless Book Con is going to be worth my time?
Don't take it from us; take it from these past attendees!
What a fabulous event! It's organized and put together very nicely. The organizers and all the volunteers are incredibly friendly and helpful. The author lineup is outstanding. And the After Party is the party of the year -- you don't want to miss that! I highly recommend this signing event!! ~Kim C
Shameless was my first ever event and I definitely picked the best! From the staff to volunteers to the authors everyone was super nice. I loved being able to meet and socialize with other readers and authors. I would encourage any book lover to attend this amazing and fabulous event!! ~April MH
Such an amazing weekend of readers and authors coming together to bond over our mutual love of reading. Well run event, so organized and so much fun. ~Heather R
How do I become a sponsor?
Thanks for asking! All that info is here: Shameless Book Con Sponsorship Opportunities
How do I contact you about...
Author, Sponsor or Vendor interest? Author, Sponsor & Vendor Interest Form
Booking a room at the hotel? Book Now
Buying Disney World tickets? Get Shameless Disney World Tickets here!
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