RainbowCon is a four day QUILTBAG-centric cerebral conference held in Tampa, Florida geared toward readers, writers, artists, and small publishers. Throughout the four days of the conference, attendees can enjoy panels, workshops, activities, and even a field trip into the heart of Ybor's club district! RainbowCon is also a deliberately small conference, limiting the number of general attendees to 175, with authors, special guests, publishers, and volunteers making up the remaining 125 slots in its 300 attendance cap.

2014 may be its first year, but we have plenty in store for those attending. The panel descriptions, special guests, and venue are already up, and registration is live! You don't have identify as GLBT to attend!

We hope you enjoy the content to be found in RainbowCon. Our schedule features both an reader track as well as a writer track, catering to those on both sides of the proverbial pen. Workshops are available for aspiring and established writers alike. We also offer roundtable discussions of sub-genres of QUILTBAG literature and activities, so there are plenty of opportunities to participate and socialize. RainbowCon is all about the personal approach, and it's our goal to ensure each attendee has a fantastic time!




March 3, 2014
We still have eight transferable registrations for authors: three regular, four Tier 1.5. If any author is interested in a tranfered registration (this is a registration paid for by an author who has had to cancel, so their spot is available), please email us at slarmstrong@rainbowconference.org to claim it! Also, the pre-order for the official RainbowCon 2014 T-shirts is over. We ordered those today! There will be a limited number of shirts available at the con registration booth for purchase, but once they're gone, they're gone.

February 24, 2014
And author registrations are SOLD OUT! We do have nine transferable registrations for authors: five regular, four Tier 1.5. If any author is interested in a tranfered registration (this is a registration paid for by an author who has had to cancel, so their spot is available), please email us at slarmstrong@rainbowconference.org to claim it!

December 27, 2013
Happy holidays, everyone! Upgraded Tier 1.5 registration for authors is SOLD OUT, and we only have FOUR regular author registrations left. We do have two transferable registrations for authors: one regular, one Tier 1.5. If any author is interested in a tranfered registration (this is a registration paid for by an author who has had to cancel, so their spot is available), please email us at slarmstrong@rainbowconference.org to claim it!

October 23, 2013
Thanks must go to Hamlet Machine of Starfighter Comic for donating a signed copy of the first chapter for our charity raffle! Also, welcome to Kindle Alexander to our 2014 guest list!

And for those who cannot attend but wish to help support RainbowCon and all it stands for, we've launched a 60 day IndieGoGo campaign to help raise funds for 2014. Check out our campaign page for information, perks, and the chance to contribute!

September 4, 2013
We'd like to welcome Rooster and Pig Publishing as a sponsoring publisher for RainbowCon 2014! We're also excited to announce that Equality Florida will be our official charity for the raffle in 2014!

July 24, 2013
We'd like to welcome Dreamspinner Press as a sponsoring publisher for RainbowCon 2014!

July 22, 2013
We are currently just over 1/3 capacity. It's wonderful! We have remaining 20 author registrations and 145 reader registrations. There is still room for hotel reservations, too! If you're a vendor interested in our con, please don't hesitate to contact us!

May 25, 2013
Hotel registration is open, but you must be a registered member of RainbowCon to receive the reservation link. Remember to join our attendee mailing list if you've already registered to keep up to date!

May 9, 2013
We've sold through 1/3 capacity. Woo! We're so excited for this event, and we hope more of you will join us next April!

March 4, 2013
Publisher registration is open! Very limited space, so if you're a QUILTBAG publisher interested in RainbowCon, now's the time to grab your spot. We've also added to the site the authors who have already registered. Be sure to check them out!

March 1, 2013
Registration is open!

February 25, 2013
We have added our FAQ page with some of the questions we've been asked more than once, and we've updated our Guest page with new guests as well as our list of volunteers!