Romance Trading Cards and RT

I’ll be attending the RT Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles April 6-10th. I’ll be at the Ebook Expo on Friday the 8th, 4-6pm, as well as the Book Fair on Saturday April 9th, 11am-2pm. I’m not quite sure about pricing for attendance at the Ebook Expo, but the Book Fair is $5 to enter if you’re not attending other parts of the conference.

Romance Trading CardsA group of authors and readers on Twitter decided it would be fun to make baseball-style trading cards for romance characters. And Romance Trading Cards was born. You can find authors who are participating on the website. A lot of them will be attending the RT Convention, as well as RWA’s national conference in New York this summer.

Despite my inherent laziness, I was shamed into encouraged to participate, and once I got started, I had quite a bit of fun making these up. I won’t discuss the hours spent playing with fonts and colors and what-nots, I’ll just let you judge the results. I was only going to do a couple, but I got on a roll picking out stock photos of the guys, and ended up with four heroes done, for three books (if anyone wants to find a nice stock photo for Zach and come up with some stats, I’ll probably make his card up later, I just won’t have time before RT). Now, please remember that I’m not a graphics person! Jeannie Lin was awesome enough to make up some standard borders that we could use, so that was the easy part. Anyway, enough babbling, here they are. Once they’re printed and delivered, I’d be happy to send them out to anyone who asks.

Caleb – Perfect Formation

Caleb Trading Card Cover Caleb Trading Card Back

Richard – Perfect Formation

Richard Trading Card Cover Richard Trading Card Back

Connul – Bound by Sunlight

Connul Trading Card Cover Connul Trading Card Back

Ryan – Keeping Claire

Ryan Trading Card Cover Ryan Trading Card Back

5 comments to “Romance Trading Cards and RT”

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    On March 17th, 2011 at 9:53 pm, Hailey Edwards said...

    Oh, I like the way you did the black offsets on the front of the cards. They look great!

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    On March 18th, 2011 at 10:35 am, berryblu said...

    I like the looks of the cards, too. 😉 Nice choices for the guys.

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    On March 18th, 2011 at 5:56 pm, Shoshanna Evers said...

    Oooh those are great! I’m so jealous you’ll be at RT. Say hi to everyone for me. 🙂 Take pics!

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    On March 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm, KB Alan said...

    Thanks everyone! And of course I will, Shoshanna, the question is will I remember to actually post them here, unlike after RomantiCon? I think I’ll upload the full pics of the guys, since I had to crop out some of the good stuff to fit the cards.

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