Gay romance fiction


Mr. Suede is headed to all kinds of romance conventions and retreats in the foreseeable future. If you're a reader looking to meet him and hang out, consider tracking him down him at one of the following genre gatherings:

Scheduled appearances:

"No one should be punished loving and hoping and holding their heart open." (Hot Head - D. Suede)

Details & descriptions:

Romance GenreCon Romance GenreCon: Romance is in the air, and that makes it all the more exciting that Romance GenreCon 2019 will be here before you know it! From August 1–3, 2019, Mid-Continent Public Library will host three days of romance. The free event will include a writing conference on August 1, followed by events dedicated to romance readers on August 2-3.
Coastal Magic Convention

Coastal Magic: Coastal Magic is a supercasual  romance convention in Daytona Beach, FL. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, they’ve got something for every fan. You can expect reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of “supernatural” inspired activities. Saturday’s charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach! Coastal Magic hits Daytona Beach, Florida 20-23 Feb 2020.

Onsite Presence:

Cinema Craptastique, Flash Fiction, parties, panels

Book Lovers Convention

Book Lovers Convention A fantabulous fan-focused romance gathering that has become one of my annual must-attends. Its 2020 iteration hits America's Music City. Expect mixers, meet-n-greets with authors, and evening events offering dinner and dancing! Read on below to learn more about the ultimate reader experience... Some business gets done and it's a schmooze-palooza, but the real fun and focus is spending time with passionate genre devotees. (n.b. BLC and its staff are incredibly LGBT-romance-friendly)

BLC20 will be held in Nashville, Tennessee 18-22 March, 2020. In 2020, I'll be hosting several events:

  • Wed: I'm the host for Cinema Craptastique live-tweeting a so-awful-it's-awesome movie with a group of hilarious authors including Cherry Adair and Tere Michaels.

  • Fri: I'm hosting the even more spectacular rematch of our wildly popular Wheel of Romance.

  • Sat: I'll be signing at RT's flagship event and afterwards I'm again MCing Dreamspinner's Bookworm Blow Out giving away piles of crazy prizes.

BLC2020 looks to be another unforgettable genre event with LGBT romance playing a pivotal part in the shenanigans. Many of our community's best authors will be making a splash in a big way.

Apollycon Convention  Apollycon: ApollyCon is annual, multi-day reader event featuring romance authors hosted by internationally best-selling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout. It is an event for readers across all genres (including YA, NA, and Adult), which includes panels, bookish social mingles, signings featuring authors and special guests, as well as an after party where readers and authors can connect. 2020 marks ApollyCon’s 6th year.
RWA Conference Logo RWA National is the big kahuna for professional authors of romance fiction. The 2020 iteration hits SanFran and looks to be smash-tastic. The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. RWA2020 Conference highlights include the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing; the Keynote speech; amazing guest speakers; book signings; and the Awards Ceremony.

Join more than 2,000 published and aspiring romance writers, editors, agents, and other industry professionals.  The Annual Conference is a four-day event filled with educational workshops, career enhancement, and community involvement. At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate: Education and information, Networking with fellow writers, Interaction with editors, agents, publishers, booksellers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.

The 2020 RWA Conference will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 29 July - 1 Aug.

"“If your heart is broken, do you have a phantom heart?” (Hot Head - D. Suede)


Do you have an upcoming genre event you'd like Damon to attend? Would you like Damon to keynote or present to your group, chapter or gathering? And when it comes to workshops, Damon has been teaching for a bunch of years on a wacky variety of topics and will happily opine about most things. You can check out his current class schedule and topical offerings here.

Whatever the context, Damon's rates are reasonable and his NYC location keeps travel costs surprisingly inexpensive. Drop him a line with the relevant details and he'll do whatever he can to get his behonkus there.

 "“If your heart is broken, do you have a phantom heart?” (Hot Head - D. Suede)