Featuring International Bestselling Author, Jeremy Robinson (and some guest stars too!)
It’s happening AGAIN! Robinsonfest! Don’t miss this chance to meet with international bestselling author Jeremy Robinson, as he gives you a personal tour of New England locations featured prominently in many of his stories. Robinsonfest will be a chance to hang out with your favorite author and get the answers to all of your burning questions about Chess Team, Nemesis, and the many other characters in the Robinsonverse.
In addition to finally having the chance to meet face-to-face with Jeremy and many of his fans you might know only through social media, you might also get the opportunity to meet and talk with some of your favorite Chess Team co-authors. Final lineup to be confirmed, but Nemesis illustrator extraordinaire, Matt Frank, and bestselling authors, Kane Gilmour, Sean Ellis and Kent Holloway have confirmed attendance (or hopeful attendance) already.
Not convinced? Check out the post event wrap up from last year!
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By completing the registration process, you are agreeing to its terms.
Robinsonfest 2016 will be held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA, from September 29th – October 2nd. The nearest major airport to Portsmouth is Boston Logan International Airport.
Kane Gilmour will be the event coordinator, and you can contact him at +1 (802) 595-2111 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The trip will feature a number of activities around New Hampshire, with a planned Kronos (Whale) Watch and a day of Go-Cart Racing, Lazer Tag (LAZER TAG!), Mini-Golf and more. The exact itinerary is subject to change, but the gist of the activities is apparent from the attached sample itinerary. Most importantly, you’ll get a chance to meet Jeremy and ask him questions, as well as meeting Kane (and possibly more authors) and hanging out with fellow Robinsonverse fans.
Sample Itinerary (*Subject to change)
~3:45pm ‘Standard’ Pick up at Portsmouth Transportation Center to Hotel
~4:00pm Check in at Hotel.
~6:30pm Optional Dinner at Moxy with Authors (at your own expense)
~8:45pm ‘Late’ Pick up at Portsmouth Transportation Center to Hotel
~ (Breakfast on your own)
~8:30am Meet up in Hotel lobby
~9:30 Hilltop Fun Center (included in registration) [Lazer Tag, Go Karts, Mini Golf, Driving Range, Rock Climbing]
~1:00 Lunch at Newick’s Lobster House, (Chowdah should be available!)
~3:30 Comics and Novel signing with authors and artists Matt Frank
~6:00pm Informal dinner with authors (optional) at La Vida Cantina – *Menu will be customized for RobinsonFest!
~(Breakfast on your own)
~9:30am Van from Hotel
~10:00am Portsmouth walk
~11:00am Lunch at Portsmouth Brewery
~12:45pm Depart for Docks
~1:30pm Kronos (and Whale) Watching tour w/ authors & Stan ‘Rook’ Tremblay (Price included in registration fee)
~6:30pm Back to Hotel
~7:30pm Informal dinner with authors (optional) at… (restaurant TBD)
~09:30am Informal breakfast/farewell event with Authors (location TBD)
~11:00am Check out of hotel
~12:00am Transportation to Portsmouth for Bus out.
We are staying at:
Homewood Suites by Hilton
100 Portsmouth Boulevard
Portsmouth, NH 03801
We’ve secured a Robinsonfest rate, but you’ll need to phone the hotel directly and make your own reservations using the name ‘Robinsonfest’.
By going online to the hotel’s website at www.portsmouth.homewoodsuites.com, selecting arrival and departure dates, clicking “add special rates”, and in the in the GROUP code box enter: RBF. This will pull your group discount.
The rate we negotiated is $179 (plus tax) per night. This is for their One Bedroom Suite. It includes a King sized bed in one room, and a small adjacent living room with a pull out Queen sized sofa-bed as well. Each room has a small kitchenette as well. The hotel room includes a complimentary buffet breakfast for each morning of your stay.
Please let us know once you have made your hotel reservations.
You might choose to stay at another hotel, and if you are staying elsewhere, we might be able to collect you from that hotel, or we might need to ask you to get yourself to the Homewood Suites depending on location. Check with us if you need to choose a different hotel, and we will try to work with you on transportation.
If you are flying in, we recommend taking bus transport from Boston’s Logan airport to the Portsmouth Transportation Center, which is two miles south of town. C&J Lines has several plush buses a day from Logan, at a cost of approximately $46 per person, round trip. The ride is around 1.5 hours long. We will provide a connecting ride in a van from the Portsmouth Transportation Center to the hotel at two (2) times on Thursday, September 29th. The first ride will be at 3:45pm. The second will be a late pickup at 8:45pm. Please arrange your travel to coincide with these pickup times if you require transport to the hotel. We’d obviously prefer you make it to the first pick up time, so we need to make only one. But we’ll make the second if necessary.
Another option is to take the Greyhound bus instead of C&J lines, which arrives at the 54 Hanover Street bus station in downtown Portsmouth, which is about 1.5 miles from the hotel. Greyhound only has two arrivals a day (and only one of which is after the hotel’s check-in time). Rate is between $19.00 and $49.00 round trip through Greyhound. This option would require transit from Logan airport to the Boston South Station Transit Center as well. We will not be collecting passengers from the downtown bus station, so if you chose this option, you would also need to get to the hotel (approx 1.5 miles from the downtown bus station), via taxi.
Event participants are welcome to come with their own transportation if they wish.
We will be providing a van service for all activities.
All meal and drink costs are not included, and are at the individual’s expense. The meal at Moxy restaurant on Thursday is optional and will be very informal, for those who have arrived early. The event actually begins on Friday morning. There are several eateries fitting all price ranges near the hotel (which is walking distance from The Mall at Fox Run area).
We are charging a $200.00 registration fee (per participant) for the event. It will cover costs for transportation with the vans, and pick-up and drop-off at the Bus Terminal. The fee will also defray some of the costs associated with bringing additional co-authors to the event. Tickets for the whale-watching trip will be included in this registration fee also. Groups of 2 – 5 get a slight discount.
Where does the registration fee go? The registration fee pays for a cruise, the other authors’ travel costs, several vans, gas and drivers to take the whole group to various locations, up to 1 hour away. The money does not go to me, and it’s likely I will be paying for some of this myself. I’m also paying for all the books we will be giving away. We’ve worked hard to make this as affordable as possible, and we are doing it because fans have asked me to. As for the 24-person limit, that’s simply the most we can fit into the venues, the cruise, the vans, and hotel.
Please use the Paypal link at the top of the page. Event attendance is capped at 24, so don’t wait!