Black & Gold Author Event | Attendee Info

Pittsburgh, PA | June 8, 2019
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Hosted by Southern Belle Events


Ticket Info:
Tickets may be purchased on the official Eventbrite link for $15.00/person.

Hotel Info:
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Parking Info:
Self-parking: $25.00/day
Open air lots located nearby at lower cost. We suggest searching for parking rates at third party websites such as

Event schedule:
Line begins: 9:30 AM (Suggested)
Event begins: 11:00 AM
Event ends: 3:00 PM

Transportation Info:
Pittsburgh International Airport
Distance from hotel: 18.8 miles
Drive time: Approx. 27 minutes

*Please note that shuttle service is not available from airport to the hotel directly. We apologize for the inconvenience. We highly recommend checking into carpooling with other attendees (book friends are the best kind of friends), Uber, or Lyft.


BB Easton

Blooming Books

Carey Heywood

Elle Christensen/Fiona Davenport

Hazel James

Jodie Larson

Kate Sterritt

Kathryn Andrews

Suanne Laqueur

Willow Aster


What time does it start?
The event will run from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. There are no additional ticket types which allow for early entry.

What is the name of the event space and how do we get to it?
The event will be held in the Grand Station Ballroom at the Sheraton at Station Square.

What time should we get there?
We like to suggest that the line begins forming 1.5-2 hours prior to the event start time, but let’s be honest. We’re readers, past-bloggers, and will forever be fangirls. We’ve been the fans that lined up hours prior to an event, and we’ll understand if you feel that it’s necessary to do the same.

I bought my ticket after the event was sold out and it doesn’t have my name shown. What do I do?
As long as you have the physical ticket either in print or on your phone, it’s okay if your name doesn’t match the original ticket. If you do not have a ticket visible, we will require a photo ID.

Will tickets be available at the door?
Yes, tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Will the amount of books we bring be limited?
Book quantities will not be limited for this event.

Are there any other events planned such as an after party?
Once the signing has ended at 3:00 PM, there will not be an official after party or other type of organized event.

Are food/beverages allowed in the room?
No food/beverages (water is totally fine) will be allowed within the signing room, so make sure your tummy is happy before entering.

Will there be an on-site bookseller? If so, what books will they have for sale?
No, there will not be an on-site bookseller present. Many authors do offer pre-orders prior to the event, but most will also offer books for sale at their table during the event with limited quantities. If you have a specific book in mind that you’re passionate about, we would suggest ordering the title on Amazon or from your bookseller of choice prior to event day to ensure you have it in hand for the author to sign.

Where can I stay up to date on new info and updates regarding the event?
You’ll find updates on the official Facebook page here or in the attendee group here.

Will a ticketing/line control method be utilized at this event?
Based on the number of attendees expected for this event, we are not currently planning on ticketing lines; however, if we feel that it would be our best option on event day, we will opt to use line control for longer lines with vocal announcements.

Do you have the official seating chart available to view prior to the event?
The seating chart will be released and updated here in late April. Keep an eye out for it!


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