M&M FAQs

Q:

Once I register, do I receive a confirmation email?

A:

Yes. You receive confirmation as well as a link to our Atlanta page which includes transportation and local attractions information. If you don’t receive a confirmation, please contact the Registrar at  MMregistrar@georgiaromancewriters.org.

Q:

I have to cancel my registration. What’s the procedure?

A:

You must notify the Registrar ASAP via email at MMregistrar@georgiaromancewriters.org.
Cancellations received after deadline are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Unfortunately, no refunds for cancellations are possible after the deadline.

Q:

When will I find out my editor/agent appointment?

A:

You will be notified when you check in at the beginning of the conference. Once these appointments are set, if you cannot make your appointment, you will have to wait and see if there’s an opening.

Hotel/Travel:

 

Q:

How do I make hotel reservations for the conference?

A:

The only way you’re guaranteed to receive the Moonlight & Magnolias Conference rate is to use the Hotel Reservation button on main conference page sidebar when it is activated. It takes you directly to our special hotel link with the Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW - Peachtree City.

Q:

I have special dietary needs. Who do I notify?

A:
If your need is non-health oriented, please contact MMregistrar@georgiaromancewriters.org. If you have a specific health issue, such as a food allergy not listed on the registration form, please contact the hotel directly at (770) 487- 2666.

Q:

I need to plan my travel arrangements and don’t want to miss anything. Is a conference schedule available?

A:

A complete list of M&M programs and workshops will be made available and posted on the Schedule of Events page.

Q:

How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

A:

Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) : Start out going SW on Airport Blvd. Take the ramp toward Terminal North/North Parking. Merge onto N Terminal Pkwy. Keep left at the fork to continue on N Terminal Pkwy Merge onto Airport Blvd I-85 S/GA-403 S. Take the GA-74 S exit, EXIT 61, toward Peachtree City/Tyrone. Turn left onto Senoia Rd/GA-74. Continue to follow GA-74 approx. 9 miles Turn left onto Aberdeen Pkwy. The Hotel is on the left. The hotel is 21 miles south of the airport (approximately 25 minutes). Shuttles are available.​

Conference Info:

Q:

This is my first M&M conference. How should I dress?

A:

Business or business casual attire is your best bet. Consider bringing a sweater or jacket should you find Georgia air conditioning just a little too cold. Saturday’s keynote address/dinner/Maggie Award/dance is a more formal affair. Cocktail attire is recommended.

Q:

Which meals are included?

A:

Conference attendees receive:

  • A full breakfast (with omelets made to order) will be provided to attendees for every day of the event.

  • Thursday: TBA

  • Friday: TBA

  • Saturday: Lunch (reader’s luncheon), and dinner (part of the Maggie Ceremony)

Q:

I’m an agent, editor, or a special invited guest, i.e. keynote speaker, and have questions regarding hotel accommodations, airport transfers, etc. Who should I contact?

A:

Please email your questions to MMChair@georgiaromancewriters.org.

Q:

I’m an author with promotional items. Is there a Goody Room? Attendee bags?

A:

Please contact MMPromo@georgiaromancewriters.org. Each author will have an opportunity to rent their own space where they can decorate the area with promo materials and books for sale (and for signing) between sessions. Books and non-paper giveaways may be sent for attendee bags (and are welcome).

Tables will be available at the following prices:

Before July 1
           $35 GRW members
           $55 non members

After July 1

$50 GRW members

$70 non members

 

Q:

Is there an author signing event?

A:

This will be entirely different from years past. The signings will be conducted at the author’s table, during the “Reader’s Luncheon” or during the “Meet Your Authors” event.

Maggie Finalists

 

Q:

I’m a Maggie finalist. How do I schedule my special Editor & Agent appointment?

A:

Your extra appointment will be scheduled with the others, and you will be notified at the time of check in.

Q:

I’m a Maggie Finalist but cannot attend the conference. What should I do?

A:

Please email maggiechair@gmail.com.

First-Time Conference Attendees

 

Q:

What should I pack?

A:

  • Laptop and charger

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Any necessary medication

  • Costumes for our events

  • Phone charger

  • Note taking items

  • Snacks to keep in your room

  • Business cards

  • Flat Rate USPS boxes to mail conference goodies home if your plan to fly

  • Sweater – hotels tend to be chilly, even with all those people around

  • No scented lotions/sprays. No perfume.

 

Q:

Do you have any general advice or tips?

A:

Talk to people. Sit at tables with people you don’t know (meals are especially good for this) and strike up a conversation. It’s cliché, but the ol’ “What do you write?” question will work. It’s a writer’s conference. We write.

 

There will also be icebreakers to help those who are bashful make new friends, and conference “ambassadors” to help new attendees find their way.

 

Try not to feel awkward staring at other women’s chests. Until we have a better way of carrying our conference badges, it’s the only way to tell what someone’s name is.

 

Hydrate. Hydrate.

 

Please do NOT corner an agent or editor in the bathroom. It needs to be said. In general, don’t stalk agents and editors. If you want to meet them, make a pitch appointment.

 

Q:

Do you have links to any additional resources?
A:

Ten Ways to Make the Most Out of a Writers Conference
Pitching to an Agent/Editor
Attending a writer’s conference? Here’s how to prepare
Your best tips for attending a writing conference
An Introvert’s Top 5 Tips for Writers’ Conferences

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