21 April 12:00 am - 23 April 12:00 am

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Rhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/romance-author-reader-events-presents-rare23-melbourne-tickets-320595558947OMANCE AUTHOR & READER EVENTS PRESENTS: RARE23 Melbourne

Meet ALL 210+ International Best Selling Romance authors from around the world.

Tickets go live May 1 at 8pm Melbourne time (6am East coast US, 3am West coast US, 11am UK time, 12 noon in most of Europe)

Join us for this international event. Spend your day going to each author table to meet authors, get books signed, and even take pictures with them. Make new book friends from around the world while meeting your favourite or new to you authors.


**PLEASE NOTE** Attending authors will sign both days unless differently specified.

Saturday 22 April, 2023 – Signing event, MCEC, Melbourne

  • 10am – 4.30pm: Early Entry

  • 11.30am – 4.30pm: General Admission

Sunday 23 April, 2023 – Signing event, MCEC, Melbourne

  • 9.30am – 1.30pm: Early Entry

  • 10.30am – 1.30pm: General Admission


Where is the event at?

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia. https://mcec.com.au/visit

What are my transport and/or parking options at MCEC?

By car/train/tram/bus/taxi: https://mcec.com.au/visit/visit-information#getting-here

Parking information can be found at the same link.

Access to the event will be through the main entrance of the MCEC.

Is the venue (MCEC) disable friendly?

Yes. https://mcec.com.au/visit/visit-information#accessibility

Where should I stay?

Room blocks at hotels near the venue will be available. More infos to be posted in the RARE23 Melbourne attendee group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rare23melbourneattendees

How much are tickets?

*Cost includes Eventbrite and PayPal fees*

  • Early Entry ticket, $95 usd ( ~ $127.65 aud): it includes early entry to Saturday & Sunday signings

  • General Admission ticket, $65 usd ( ~ $87.4 aud): it includes general admission to Saturday & Sunday signings

Will there be a limit on the number of tickets I can buy?

Yes, only two (2) tickets per transaction for Early Entry tickets and four (4) per transaction for General Admission.

What is included with each ticket?

ALL signing tickets include entrance, pictures and autographs with authors. There is no separate cost for pictures or autographs (this is NOT a con)

The only difference is that Early Entry tickets give more time with the authors to get books signed/take photos etc.

Who must be ticketed?

Anyone entering the Exhibition halls and/or Foyer must be ticketed. All spouses, caregivers, friends, parents, and children over the age of 14 must be ticketed.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

RARE is now able to scan tickets for entry, so paper or electronic tickets are both accepted.

If you do not have your paper ticket or can not check in electronically then identification is required. If you do not have a paper ticket, can not check in electronically, and your identification is not the same name as you purchased your ticket in, you will need to update the correct information on Eventbrite prior to the event.

All attendees between the age of 14 and 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Please note there will be explicit book covers and banners in the event room.

*Due to occupancy restrictions CHILDREN UNDER 14 will not be permitted entry*

Do I need to add personal information to all tickets being purchased?

Yes. The ticket holder’s name, email address, age and country should be on each ticket.

**ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NO REFUNDS.** Prior to paying for your tickets you will be prompted to enter the name, email, and age for each attendee.

**DUE TO THE NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD WE WILL NOT MAKE NAME CHANGES FOR YOU** Should you sell your ticket this is between you and the buyer, you must change the names AND email address on all tickets.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Should you sell any tickets it will be your responsibility to transfer the ticket to the new owner by updating the name, age, country and email address for each attendee.

Can I update my ticket information?

Yes, log into your Eventbrite account and update your information there.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No! You can also present your electronic ticket and QR code on your phone.

Please bring one of the following with you to enter: paper ticket, electronic ticket, or identification that matches the name on the purchased ticket.

Identification is required for those who look under 16 or do not have a paper ticket or a way to electronically check in, and said identification must match the name on the ticket.

The name on the ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Tickets should match your identification so we can verify the age of each attendee and purchaser if ticket is lost or you are not able to check in electronically. For a smooth entry, try to make sure if possible that your name on your identification and your ticket match. Please keep in mind if your friend buys your ticket and her name is on it you have no recourse.

Is there a limit of how many items I can get signed by one author or in total at the event?

No more than 2 non book items (not including book plates) per each author.

Some authors will have a limit of total number of items to be signed. This information will be posted as soon as possible and is subject to change at any time.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring as many books as you like, Kindle covers, iPad covers, book plates, and/or any items you would like signed by authors. No alcohol of any kind can be brought into the event. Snacks and non alcohol drinks can be brought into the event. There will be a bar /snack bar at all events.

Do I have to buy my own books?

Yes. Books will not be provided for free. If you would like a book signed, please bring that title with you. Some attending authors will have a pre order form so you can order directly from them, some will not. Only traditionally published books in Australia will be available through a bookseller at the event.

**WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR BOOKS WITH YOU TO THE EVENT*** Avoid having a broken heart should your favorite author sell out of books or the book retailer didn’t bring that title.

Will a bookseller (bookstore) be selling books at the event?

Yes however a book seller will only sell traditional titles -meaning only titles distributed by an Australian publisher. If the book you want is not traditionally published (the author is indie) then the bookseller will not have the book.

Will there be food or drink for sale at the event?

There will be a cash bar for drinks along with a snack bar on Saturday. Water stations will be throughout the event on both days

Is there a dress code for the event?

No. You will be on your feet all day and rooms tend to get warm, please dress comfortably, wear comfortable shoes, and dress in layers.

Will the author list change?

Yes. The author list is subject to change at any time. Ticket sales are final regardless of cancellations. Authors take signings very serious and confirm after much thought. RARE re confirms with each author three times prior to being announced. Should they cancel it is due to a conflict in schedule, an illness, or emergency.  Please be prepared for cancellations, they are inevitable especially for overseas signings.

What is the refund policy?

NO REFUNDS- all sales final regardless of reason

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Team RARE at the following email address: rarettes@gmail.com

Where can I find more infos about the event and get in touch with fellow readers?

Please join the dedicated facebook group: RARE23 Melbourne attendee group.


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