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Update from RAGT2018: This year all funds from the raffle went to the Animal Adoption Foundation, www.AAFPets.org – a local no-kill animal shelter. RAGT18 raised over 27,500!
One of my favorite places to go as an author is Lori Foster’s RAGT (Readers and Authors Get Together). It’s tough to get in as an author, so I go as a reader every year. Lately, it’s tough to get in as a reader. They sell out of tickets in less than ten minutes!
If you’re one of the lucky 520 people to get in, there are many fun and inspiring things to do. Meeting other people. Plenty of boardroom activities. Dancing. Eating. Playing bingo. And…eating more. The food, sponsored by some of the generous authors who attend the conference, is amazing. I’m also quite fond of the giant cookies the Marriott bakes every year. Thank you Marriott!
Anyway, there are so many interesting people to meet, readers and authors alike. It’s worth the long drive or flight to Cincinnati. Not to mention, I get to see my friend, author Kimberly Adkins, every year in a comfortable, laid-back, and sometimes energetic setting.
And then there’s the absolutely fabulous raffle. Baskets and baskets of goodies are donated to raise money for one amazing charity. We will find out what wonderful charity the funds will go to for RAGT19. All we know at the moment, is that the money will definitely go to an organization that helps kids.
This part of the convention has become an obsession of mine. Every year, I strive to out-do myself by bringing the biggest, most stuff-ed’est (yes, I typed that) baskets that I can. The bigger the basket, the more money raised. So together with Kimberly Adkins, we do our best to make the Doctor Who basket bigger and better than the previous years. We don’t care if we win anything, as long as we raise as much money as possible for such a wonderful cause.
RAGT18 raised over $27,500. Next year, let’s go for 30!