What is Emerald City Author Event?
Emerald City Author Event is a multi-author signing event hosted by Black Heart Productions. Emerald City Author Event is specially designed to bring indie and traditionally published New Adult, Young Adult, contemporary romance, paranormal, and urban fantasy authors and their readers together. 

When is the 2016 Emerald City Author Event?
Emerald City Author Event 2016 will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where will 2016 Emerald City Author Event be held?
Seattle Center - Exhibition Hall  305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
For more information about the venue, please check out the VENUE page

Where can I buy tickets for 2016 Emerald City Author Event?
You may purchase tickets for #ECAE2016 HERE or visit the #ECAE2016 EventBrite page HERE

Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are refundable until February 28, 2016. After that time, tickets will not be refundable but will be transferable.

Will there be an Emerald City Author Event for 2015?
We will not be hosting ECAE in 2015, as the author calendars were already very full. We do hope to make ECAE a yearly event starting in 2016.

Will there be books for sale at Emerald City Author Event?
Yes. University Book Store will be the official bookseller for ECAE2016. University Book Store will be selling books from traditionally published authors. List of books that will be available from University Book Store will be provided at a later date. 

Most of the independently published authors will be selling their books at their own table. All authors will accept cash, and some will accept credit and debit cards. Just to be sure, bring cash (preferably smaller bills $5/$10) AND a credit/debit card with you!

Please note that the official book seller and authors will only have limited quantities of books available for purchase. If you have a MUST HAVE book, we suggest purchasing it before hand and bringing it with you.

Can I bring my own pre-purchased books to the event?
Yes! You are more than welcome to bring your book(s) to the signing. We suggest you bring a large bag or tote bags to help you carry them around. You can even bring a rolling bag/suitcase if you need to!

Is there a limit on the number of book I can bring or the number of books an author will sign?
There is no limit to how many books of your own you can bring in and no limit per author.

Can I bring my Kindle/Nook cover, Scrapbook, t-shirt and have the authors sign?

Am I allowed to take pictures during the event?
Yes! Take as many pictures as you would like. If you are on social media, please make sure to hashtag your pictures with #ECAE2016.

This will be my first time visiting Seattle, do you have any hotel recommendations or activities to do in Seattle?
You won’t be left sleepless in Seattle. From the opulent Fairmont Olympic Hotel to the artsy Hotel Max, Seattle has a wide variety of hotels from which to choose for your Emerald City stay. You may find some hotel recommendations HERE and HERE

Seattle is an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. From the famous Seattle Space Needle, Pike's Place ,and the beautiful sky-high mountain peaks, there’s something for every Seattle visitor to experience. We've listed a few popular attractions and Seattle oddities and unusual attractions HERE.

Is parking included with my ticket?
Parking is not included in the ticket price. There are many public lots in the Seattle Center area, prices do vary. Please check out the VENUE page for information about parking around Seattle Center area. 

Will there be an official #ECAE2016 after party?
Black Heart Productions is not planning any type of after party. Any after parties will be planned by authors/readers wishing to get together after the event.

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