In 2015, a small group of dedicated fans met with four of their favorite authors for a weekend in New England, and a legend was born…
Featuring Jeremy Robinson
R.C. Bray (narrator)
Dan Delgado (narrator)
& Xander Weaver
October 10 – October 13, 2019
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The event that was never supposed to be called ‘Robinsonfest,’ centered around Jeremy Robinson and his friends and co-authors, is now in its fifth year. But for this year’s event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we have a little something special planned for everyone!
In the past, Robinsonfest has involved a Thursday evening get-together, followed by two days of action-packed excitement and eating ourselves into food comas at spectacular New England restaurants. We’ve then said a tearful farewell on Sunday morning over breakfast or brunch with fellow festers who felt like family. Along the way, we’ve taken cruises on placid lakes and the high seas, we’ve blasted each other silly with lazer tag, and smoked each other on the go-kart track. (And on the Mario-Kart track!) We’ve explored Portsmouth, NH and Jeremy’s hometown of Beverly, MA. We took over book stores and hotel lobbies, chased wildlife on islands in the Atlantic, created impromptu games with found fruit, spotted whales, and visited farms, lakes, and even comic book and toy stores. Our intrepid groups have braved the unpredictable weather, late lunches, unexpected cancellations, and even Kane’s pothole-centric driving. But it’s always a blast each year, and people keep coming back for more.
This year, we’re shifting our focus from seeing the sights to creative experiences. We’ll still be visiting a few places, but the core of our activities will revolve around being creative as a group–in the most crazy-fun ways possible. Details below!
THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS
WE’RE MAKING A MOVIE!
Making a movie? What the hell does that mean?! We’ll be making a short film, starring any RobinsonFest attendees who want to be in it. You’re just as welcome to watch the filmmaking hijinks and shenanigans from the sidelines, or be part of the “crew.” We won’t know exactly what we’re making until we have a final total of attendees, but it will be something simple, something funny, or if we’re all in the Halloween mood, something scary. We’ll shoot the footage on Friday, then Jeremy will give it a quick edit on Friday night, we’ll watch the final product on Saturday, and everyone will have a super cool memento of the weekend. The embedded short below was made by Jeremy with his friend Ken Dodge 6 years ago. (They never did get funding).
RC BRAY READS YOUR WRITING!
That’s right, the man behind THE OTHERS, INFINITE, THE LAST HUNTER series and some other novel called THE MARTIAN is not only going to be hanging out, he’s also going to do a live reading of YOUR WRITING. Let me be clear…we will force him to read…aloud…ANYTHING YOU WRITE FOR HIM. Dramatic, funny, perverse, whatever. Like Captain Planet says, “The power is yours!” The event will be held at The Loft in Portsmouth NH.
This year, we will have a professional photo shoot with photographer Lyndsey MacDougall, who is responsible for the below photos of Jeremy and his pals, Jon and Cassie Dearborn (whose names you might recognize from MIRRORWORLD and FLUX). Lyndsey also took that photo of some weird dude in a tutu. This isn’t going to be a Sears photo shoot, people. There will be props…and costumes…and madness. Attendees are encouraged to bring props and costumes, as well. We’ll play dress-up with RC Bray. Photos will be available to attendees the day after the event, and can be downloaded, printed, framed, and hung over your toilet–or wherever people hang the most epic photos ever taken!
So, you’re all invited to join international bestselling authors Jeremy Robinson, Kane Gilmour, and J. Kent Holloway, along with amazing new author Xander Weaver, and superstar audiobook-narrators extraordinaire, R.C. Bray and Dan Delgado for a weekend of great food, crazy adventure, and creative awesomeness.
Registration is now open for the fifth annual ROBINSONFEST event, which will be held 10-13 October, 2019. We’ll have the itinerary for you soon, and when you register, we’ll send you details on getting your hotel reservations. We’ll still be meeting up and dining on the Thursday night (like we do every year), and we’ll still do brunch with those who can join us on Sunday morning. And of course, you’ll have opportunities to ask your favorite authors (and narrators!) your burning questions about our work, and to get your books and audio CDs signed.
Space is very limited, so sign up now!
Not convinced? Check out the post event wrap up from last year!
Please read this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability before registering.
By completing the registration process, you are agreeing to its terms.
The Fine Print:
Registration fee covers the cost of vehicles and gas to transport us all around to restaurants and locations and some entry fees. In the past it has defrayed the cost of getting authors to the event, and has covered the production of other goodies for participants. Sometimes the fee has been used to help subsidize attendance for participants who experienced unexpected financial problems at the last minute. Hotel costs and meals are at participants’ own expense. Jeremy does not make a profit on the event. Final date for registering for the event is September 10th. No refunds will be given for registration fees after August 15th.
Robinsonfest 2019 will be held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA, from October 10th – 13th. The nearest major airport to Portsmouth is Boston Logan International Airport.
Kane Gilmour is the event coordinator, and you can contact him at +1 (802) 595-2111 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
100 Portsmouth Boulevard
Portsmouth, NH 03801
We have secured a Robinsonfest group rate and will give you the code to use for reservations, after you register for the event. The hotel rate is $192 a night. This rate is secured through September 10th. *The rooms are suites with separate living spaces, bedrooms, and kitchenettes. They’re not just suites, they’re sa-weet!
(Still incomplete and subject to change)
Oct 10 – Oct 13
~3:35pm Bus Pick up
~5:25pm Meet up in Lobby
~6:00pm Depart hotel
~6:30pm Dinner at The Zulu Hut, Portsmouth, NH
~8:40pm Late Bus Pickup (if needed)
~8:30am Meet up in Hotel lobby
~9:00am Morning activity, TBD
~12:00pm Depart for lunch
~12:30pm Lunch at Weathervane in Kittery, ME
~2:30pm Filmmaking (We’re making a short film this year! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be on camera!)
~7:00 Dinner at Dinnerhorn/Bratzkeller in Portsmouth, NH
~9:00am Meet up in Lobby
~9:30am Depart hotel
~10:00am Live Reading from R.C. Bray at The Loft, Portsmouth, NH
~11:00am Film Screening at The Loft, Portsmouth, NH
~12:30am Lunch at TBD
~2:30pm Return to Hotel
~3:00pm Book signing and Q&A Event at the Hotel lobby
~5:00pm Professional Photo Shoot with Lyndsey MacDougall
~6:00pm Down Time
~7:15pm Depart Hotel
~7:30pm Dinner at 5 Thai Bistro, Portsmouth, NH
~8:00am First Drop off at Station (if needed)
~9:00am Informal breakfast/farewell at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH
~1:00pm Second Drop off at Station (as needed)
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 one time on Thursday. The exact time is TBD, but is generally late afternoon.
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. Greyhound only has two arrivals a day . 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, 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 on Thursday is optional and will be very informal, for those who have arrived early. The event actually begins on Friday morning. There will be several eateries fitting all price ranges near the hotel. If you have any allergies that might prevent you from eating at certain places, be sure to let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure options are available.
We are charging a $250.00 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. Groups of 2–5 get a slight discount.
Where does the registration fee go? We do not see a profit off of the event. All money goes toward programming costs. The money does not go to Jeremy Robinson, and it’s likely he will be paying for some of the event himself. He is also paying for all the books we will be giving away. We’ve worked hard to make this event as affordable as possible. As for the 35-person limit, that’s simply the most we can fit into the venues, the vans, and a hotel.
Please use the Paypal link farther up the page. Event attendance is VERY LIMITED, so don’t wait!
Jeremy Robinson – international bestselling author of Apocalypse Machine, The Distance, Infinite and over sixty novels and novellas translated into 13 languages he can’t read. www.bewareofmonsters.com
RC Bray is a producer and voice actor known for THE MARTIAN and won the Independent Audiobook Award for Science Fiction in 2019 for Jeremy Robinson’s #1 bestseller, THE OTHERS. www.rcbray.com
Daniel Delgado is the audio-book narrator for Jeremy’s INSOMNIA collection of short stories, for several of Xander’s thrillers, and for Kent’s KILLYPSO ISLAND. Dan lives on Long Island, where he has also taught high school for over 20 years. www.d2voice.com
J. Kent Holloway is an international bestselling author, a real-life paranormal investigator, and works as a forensic death investigator. www.kenthollowayonline.com
Kane Gilmour – international bestselling author of The Crypt of Dracula and the co-author of Viking Tomorrow and Omega. He lives in Vermont and brews craft beer.
Xander Weaver – author of the Cyrus Cooper thriller series including Dangerous Minds and Halon-Seven. He lives in northern Illinois with his wife and thirty-year-old turtle. www.xanderweaver.com