4 Days til Chicago ~ GRL Tour Wrap up and Con Preview by Brandilyn with Giveaway #TeamPrismGRL

Thank you all for joining us this year for the GRL Featured Blogger tour. It has been a load of fun! If you missed any of the #TeamPrism posts, be sure to circle back and check them out.

Countdown to GRL

We also have the #TeamPrism Countdown to GRL Flash Fictions you should check out. Here is what is up so far!

Prism at GRL

Writer’s Workshop


Myself and 3 of my fellow GRL Featured Bloggers — Jay of Joyfully Jay, Lisa of The Novel Approach, and Susan of Boys in Our Books — will be hosting a panel during the Writer’s Workshop on Wednesday. It is all about dealing with bloggers. We will talk about how to get your book reviewed and how to get guest posts, of course. We will also have tips and tricks for working with bloggers. We will also be answering YOUR questions… and we might even have some fun swag.

So if you are registered for the Writer’s Workshop be sure to stop by!

People to See

Prism will be well represented at GRL. Find us and say hi!

  • Brandilyn
  • Christine
  • Lirtle
  • Paisley
  • PizzyGirl

We each have a Prism Book Alliance Polo shirt (Blue with the Prism Book Alliance Logo) that we will sport at SOME point during the conference or preceding workshop.  If you see one, come up and say hi!  We will also each have a Prism Book Alliance button, but since those are also swag, those won’t be as easy to distinguish.

Things to Do

Where will I be?  umm… where ever I can be.

I have volunteered to help out a few times during the conference, so I know I will be a few places, and I have a few obligations.  Here are the places I have to be and events I know I don’t want to miss.  I will attend other events as time, energy, etc allow.


5:00PM (give or take) Arrival at the hotel


4:20PM – 5:20PM – Writer’s Workshop Blogger Panel

6:00PM – 7:00PM – Private Event

8:00PM – Setting up the Swag Room


9:30AM -10:00AM Newbie Meet & Greet

10:00AM – Supporting Author Signing

1:15PM – 4:45PM Spotlight: Reading Volunteer

6:30PM – Opening Night Reception


12:30PM – Author Lounge


8:30AM – 10:00AM Fireplace Lounge Riptide Coffee/Donuts

1:30PM – 3:15PM – Booksigning Volunteer

5:15PM – 6:30PM – Samhain Sausagefest Door

8:45PM – 9:45PM- TB Time Travel Party Door



Everyone loves swag.  Prism will have a few different options.  We will be in the Swag room, so you can pick it up there or you can hit up any of the Prism Reviewers for some.  We will have Post-it Notes, Pens (limited supply), and Buttons!

Swag Room Giveaway

There will be a giveaway at our spot in the swag room!  A Prism Totebag and a $10 Amazon giftcard.  Name will be drawn after the swag room closes on Friday, so you will have your prize in hand before you leave GRL!

#TeamPrism Raffle

The authors of #TeamPrism and Prism Book Alliance are coming together to host a Raffle to benefit The Center On Halsted.  The Center On Halsted is the “Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland.”

The Raffle basket prize includes an iPad Mini, Prism Swag Pack with Totebag signed by the #TeamPrism Authors, and 19 eBooks from the #TeamPrism authors.

#TeamPrismGRL Giveaway Preview

The #TeamPrism Reviewers will be blogging, Facebooking, and Tweeting live from GRL as time and inspiration allows.  Be sure to follow us!

Watch for the #TeamPrismGRL hashtag on Facebook and Twitter

Prism Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrismBookAlliance

Twitter @BrandilynRC

The Prize Pack

Note: Books pictured represent the authors graciously donating titles to the giveaway.  They do not necessarily represent the title(s) you will receive.  Each pack will have 1 or 2 signed books from one or more attending Authors.

Note: Books pictured represent the authors graciously donating titles to the giveaway. They do not necessarily represent the title(s) you will receive. Each pack will have 1 or 2 signed books from one or more attending Authors.

Five random commenters on the #TeamPrismGRL posts the week of GRL will win. You can comment on any of all of the following during GRL week (13-20 October) to enter. The more you comment to more entries you have.

    • #TeamPrismGRL tagged Blog posts

(That includes THIS post)

  • #TeamPrismGRL tagged Facebook posts by Prism Reviewers during GRL (14-19 October)
  • #TeamPrismGRL tagged posts on Prism Book Alliance Fan Page
  • #TeamPrismGRL tagged Tweets (note you must include #TeamPrismGRL in your tweet to be eligible)

Five winners will each get a #TeamPrismGRL Prize pack that includes:

  • 1 or 2 signed copies of M/M Titles (titles and authors TBD)
  • Prism Book Alliance Totebag
  • RainbowCon/RT/GRL swag pack
  • $10 Amazon or iTunes Gift Card.

Much Love and see you Soon!


As a special treat to our readers one lucky commenter on this post will get $10 in OmniBucks to All Romance eBooks.  You just have to tell me whether or not you will be at GRL!

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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32 thoughts on “4 Days til Chicago ~ GRL Tour Wrap up and Con Preview by Brandilyn with Giveaway #TeamPrismGRL

  1. I won’t be attending GRL in Chicago I hope everyone has a great time and remember to take lots of pictures please. Thank you for all the giveaways.


  2. I won’t be there for GRL this year. I am going to make a point to be there one year soon though. Have a great time! I’m looking forward to all the posts.

  3. Alas, I won’t be attending. I hope you all have a fantastic time, though. I will be following all the posts.


    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

  4. I’ll be in Australia so no Chicago for me but I’m sure you’ll take tons of pics to show us later! Have fun, guys!

  5. Wow! This post is pretty great:) I live too far away from Chicago so I won’t be able to attend. Can’t wait to read all about your GRL experience:)

  6. I won’t be at GRL, I wish I could be though. From all that I’ve read in the other GRL posts it sounds so exciting and fun. I hope you all those attending have a safe journey there and a lovely time =)

  7. I wish I could attend GRL this year, hopefully I will be able to attend next year. I look forward to hearing all about everyone’s experiences.

  8. I really wish I could be there since it sounds like such a great time but unfortunately I cannot be there. I hope you all have tons of fun!

  9. Wish I could go to GRL, but since I can’t I look forward to seeing all the posts, pictures, and recaps. Hope y’all have lots of fun. 🙂

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