Retreat Schedule for 2023

Wednesday, Oct. 25th

REGISTRATION - From Noon to 5pm
Welcome to the Historical Romance Retreat! 
Check in on the 2nd Floor outside the HRR Emporium and receive goodies and a few surprises!

 
HRR Emporium is OPEN! - From Noon to 5pm
As always, the store changes daily, so don't forget to stop in and see what wonderful treasures we've found just for you!

 

Welcome Party

7-8:30pm 
A wonderful informal mixer to kick things off at the Retreat! Come in any period costume you prefer (or come as you are!) and meet Authors, fellow Readers and new Friends at HRR 2023!
Drinks and Light Appetizers will be served.

 

Thursday, Oct. 26th

HRR Emporium is OPEN! - From 9am to 4pm
As always, the store changes daily, so don't forget to stop in and see what wonderful treasures we've found just for you!

 
WORKSHOPS and PRESENTATIONS - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Interactive and Unforgettable
A day of workshops and themed presentations for you to choose from presented by our authors and experts on a variety of wonderful topics. There is something for everyone at the Retreat!


 

HRR Afternoon Tea
A Murder of Crows

4-5pm 
A true Retreat tradition, this elegant event takes a haunted gothic turn. Ravens alight and our feathered hat contest will be a delight as we encourage everyone to attend a tea party that Poe would be proud to see.  Sponsored by Author Sahara Kelly.
 

 

The Widow's Soiree

8-10pm 
A dark mystery lies at the heart of this Victorian party as your hostess appears to be in mourning...or is the wake just an excuse to tipple sherry and celebrate her newfound independence? Mourning attire is encouraged and the dead may be in attendance.
Drinks and Light Appetizers will be served.

 

Friday, Oct. 27th

HRR Emporium is OPEN! - From 9am to 4pm
As always, the store changes daily, so don't forget to stop in and see what wonderful treasures we've found just for you!

 

HRR's Gambling Night

8-10:30pm 
In a Regency era gypsy encampment, gambling tables await and for the brave--a chance to have a fortune told and destinies revealed.  Pickpockets and card sharps may be lurking, so players beware! 
Drinks and Light Appetizers will be served.
 
WORKSHOPS and PRESENTATIONS - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Interactive and Unforgettable
A day of workshops and themed presentations for you to choose from presented by our authors and experts on a variety of wonderful topics. There is something for everyone at the Retreat!


 

Saturday, Oct. 28th

HRR Book Fair

1:30pm-4pm 
This spectacular sales and signing event is free and open to the public. HRR attendees will have early access to the fair at 1pm. Shipping will be available to allow you to shop without worrying.
 

Haunted Masked Grand Ball

8pm-11pm 
Medieval and Tudor dress is encouraged at this costume ball that will be the finale of this unique Retreat. Lords and ladies will revel (both living and those now gone...) at this elegant affair. Our Golden Ticket winner will be announced and a new king or queen will be crowned! Sponsored by Dragonblade Publishing.
Drinks and Appetizers will be served. 

 

Sunday, Oct. 29th

9am-10am
With so may traveling, we'll make the HRR Farewell Breakfast more informal this year... Meet us on the 2nd Floor for final farewells and a chance to grab a bite before you leave for your return to the modern world!


 

Here is an outline of the Retreat Schedule for 2023! 
As always, the schedule may evolve or change and we will do our best to keep everyone posted. Please note that costumes are never required but always gently encouraged...