What is Book Bonanza?

Book Bonanza is more than a signing. It’s more than a conference. It’s a book lover’s dreamfest! Book Bonanza is a two-day event where readers come together to raise money for a good cause, meet their favorite authors, meet their fellow book-lovers, panel sessions, good food, and a weekend of fun!

When and where will BB20 be held?

BB20 will be held August 13-15, 2020 at the Gaylord Texan in the DFW area.

When will BB20 tickets go on sale and how much are they?

BB20 tickets go on sale October 5, 2019 at noon CDT and cost $200. You can purchase your ticket at bookbonanzaevent.com/tickets

What does a ticket include?

A BB20 ticket gets you everything related to BB20. You get entry into the Keynote address, the panel sessions, both signings, the closing event, and it includes a swag bag with a T-shirt and other goodies such as a cupcake from the Cupcake Room. You also get one lunch and the Saturday breakfast included.

Are there any other add ons or upgrades I can purchase for BB20?

Your ticket gets you into every BB20 event and every ticket has the same access. You can purchase books from the onsite bookstore, extra cupcakes, goodies from the vendors, and other random items at the hotel. We will have a dinner buffet option and you can prepurchase tickets (available spring ’20).

Who needs a ticket?

Everyone will need a badge to enter restricted areas such as a signing or panel sessions. Babies who are not mobile will not need a ticket.

What is the schedule for BB20?

This schedule is subject to change:

Where is BB20 held?

The Gaylord Texan.

How will I get information about BB20?

We will put all information on the Book Bonanza Attendees Facebook page and on the official website bookbonanzaevent.com.

Which authors are signing at BB20? 

 

How many tickets can I purchase?

Each person can purchase two tickets per transaction.

Can I refund my tickets if I decide not to attend BB20?

No. All tickets are a final sale but they are transferable. You can sell your ticket and transfer it to someone else. Ticket transfers are allowed until July 15. T-shirts will be ordered July 1 and sizes can not be changed after that date. Tickets are allowed to be resold for $200 or less. If we find out that a ticket was sold for more than $200, we will void the ticket.

Can I make payments on my ticket?

We do give you the opportunity to pay your ticket in two payments.  Your initial payment is your deposit and after making the second and final payment, you will receive your confirmation number.  You will receive your access to booking a hotel room through the BB20 block once you receive your confirmation number.  This process is completed through Paypal.  Instructions will be emailed to those who fill out the interest form at https://forms.gle/m5TGD6gsgovrsAWj7

Will BB20 benefit a charity?

Yes. buildOn and The Bookworm Box are our primary nonprofit partners for BB20. We will also choose several other organizations and allow our attendees to decide how to distribute some of the funds to donate — all proceeds from BB20 will be donated.

Will you be taking names for volunteers?

Yes. Soon we will announce sign-up for volunteers for BB20. We will make this announcement on the Attendees page and on the BB20 website.

Will volunteers need tickets?

Volunteers who work the entire event will not need tickets. Anyone else volunteering for a shift will need a ticket.

How can I be a sponsor or vendor for BB20?

Fill out this form to express and interest in being a sponsor or vendor for BB20. https://forms.gle/zh1N6beQ5JgfjeJJ6

How many signings will there be at BB20?

We will have two 5-hour signings at BB20 and every author will sign at both times.

Will there be a Cupcake Room at BB20?

Yes! There will be a Cupcake Room at BB20 and Jenika Snow is returning as our Cupcake Room sponsor for a third year!

How do we suggest authors for BB20?

The slate of authors is set for now.  Anyone interested in signing at BB20 should fill out this form to be added to the waitlist: https://forms.gle/vrrmzEdvVYQmRQbH9

Will we be able to book a room at the same time as purchasing the ticket(s)?

Yes, on the confirmation page from purchasing your ticket, you will receive a link to book your hotel room at the host hotel for the discounted BB20 rate.

Will you allow carts at BB20?

We will allow carts the size of a milk crate – 18” x 18” x 18”. Anything bigger will be checked at the book check room for a $5 charge.

Will you have a book check room?

Yes, we will have a book check room.

If I have questions not answered here, how do I get information?

Please fill out our Help Form https://forms.gle/estbmZtZahWu6KuSA If it is an emergency, you can also email bookbonanza@thebookwormbox.com. Please DO NOT private message the staff.