Reader Weekend is going on the road to… Washington, DC!
Join us for the Seventh Annual Reader Weekend on June 18-19, 2021.
Any registration cancellation requests received after April 15 will receive no refund on registration.
This event was created in response to the readers who’ve expressed an interest in visiting the places Marie writes about in her books. Spend the weekend with Marie, hear all about what’s next for all your favorite characters and series, get your books signed in person and get to know Marie!
About Reader Weekend
This event was created in response to the readers who’ve expressed an interest in visiting the places Marie writes about in her books. Spend the weekend with Marie, hear all about what’s next for all your favorite characters and series, explore Washington, D.C., get your books signed in person and get to know Marie!
Currently, you may register for two events for Reader Weekend. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited so please register as soon as you can to ensure your spot. Available events include:
- $75 for the Welcome Dinner on Friday evening with music, food and drinks.
- $50 for a Day Tour of Washington DC with stops at Eastern Market and Georgetown. You can explore these neighborhoods featured in the Fatal Series and shopping and restaurants. We will also drive by several well known landmarks.
- $75 for the Dinner, Q&A with Marie and Book Signing on Saturday night including food, drinks and the chance to purchase books and Marie Force merchandise.
- $30 for an Evening Tour of Washington, DC with a stop at the Lincoln Memorial, plus see some of the national monuments.
We’d like to continue to offer the Washington, DC bus tours, but we will require all attendees to wear masks on the buses, even if you are vaccinated. This is to protect people who are not yet vaccinated and to keep our event safe for all. This is NONNEGOTIABLE.
The 2021 event will be held at the Embassy Suites in Alexandria, VA. The hotel is perfectly located just one block from the Metro, just a few stops from Ronald Reagan National Airport, and in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria. A discounted room rate of $169/night is available for a king or two doubles and room type requests are based on availability. Only attendees who have signed up and paid registration will be able to reserve rooms in the Reader Weekend room block at the Embassy Suites. After you register and pay, you will receive hotel reservation information included in the registration confirmation email.
Please note that the hotel room block at the Embassy Suites will be available in July 2020. We will reach out to all confirmed registrants with details about how to make your reservation. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
What to Expect
During the course of the weekend, you’ll get to meet Marie, hear her discuss what’s coming for all the series you love, meet other readers and explore the Washington, D.C. area. We have two bus tour options available on Sturday or you may wish to explore the area on your own. We will offer suggestions of things to do and see.
We’ve created this weekend with readers in mind to show you Washington, D.C. and bring you a little closer to the setting of Marie’s Fatal Series. We hope you’ll enjoy a taste of D.C.! If you’ve ever wanted to see where Sam and Nick live and work, here’s your chance! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of Events
Times are approximate. A finalized schedule will be finalized by spring of 2021.
FRIDAY, JUNE 18
3:30-6 p.m. Registration and a chance to purchase books and merchandise
6:30-10 p.m. Welcome Dinner with music, food, drinks and dancing and a chance to purchase books and merchandise
SATURDAY, JUNE 19
Times for the day trips are approximate and will be finalized as we get closer to the event date.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Day tour of Washington, DC with stops at Eastern Market (Sam and Nick’s neighborhood) and Georgetown. Motor coach transportation provided from hotel to both stops and includes driving by several other Fatal Series highlights.
6:30-9 p.m. Dinner, Q&A with Marie and Book Signing including food, drinks and a final chance to purchase books and merchandise
9-11 p.m. Evening tour of Washington, DC with a stop at the Lincolm Memorial. Motor coach transportation provided for this tour and will include views of several of city’s national monuments and a stop at Sam’s favorite, the Lincoln Memorial.
Reader Weekend will be back in RI on July 15-16, 2022 so mark your calendars now to save those dates!
As a participant in the Reader Weekend, you agree to and understand the following:
You knowingly and freely assume all risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of others, and assume full responsibility for your participation and hereby release and hold harmless Marie Force, HTJB, Inc. and their officers, officials, agents and/or employees (the “Organizers”) from any and all liabilities arising from the Reader Weekend.
The Organizers reserve the right to cancel the Reader Weekend and/or any of its components or events for any reason at any time.
If, due to inclement weather, mechanical difficulties, or other problems beyond the Organizers’ control, the Saturday daytrip is not operational or feasible on the scheduled day, the Organizers will not be responsible for refund of any portion of the registration fees or any related costs because of upfront expenses that will not be refunded to the Organizers. The Organizers will not be responsible for any personal costs or expenses incurred in relation to the Weekend including airline tickets, hotels, or other related expenses associated with the Weekend.