For those attending either or both conferences this year, here's something to look forward to. Several authors on Twitter have decided to make Romance Trading Cards to hand out at signings or other events.
It's not a new concept (Moira Rogers has some badass ones for Wilder's Mate), but I think the number of authors participating is what sets this apart.
Want to see who's coming to which conference and bringing cards with them? Check out the hashtag #romancetradingcards on Twitter. There is supposed to be a master list at RT so that readers can hunt down their favorite authors and give them big puppy dog eyes in exchange for the cards.
A list of participating authors can be found at Jeannie Lin's website here.
You can find out more about the conventions by going to the RWA or RT sites.