2019 Program

All times listed are Eastern Time

November 8, 2019

5:00 PM – Pick up registration materials at Marriott Courtyard Tysons Corner in the second floor Bistro.

6:00 PM – Catered dinner in the Marriott Courtyard Terrace Room and Jane Austen Trivia.

8:00 PM – Pick up goody bags at hotel.

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – JAFF Authors Round Table: Author-to-author discussion of challenges writing JAFF with an emphasis on marketing.

9:00 PM to Whenever – Informal social activities at hotel. Possibly games, crafts, definitely conversation.


November 9, 2019

9:00 AM – Breakfast at St. Thomas Church.

9:30 AM – Keynote speech by Abigail Reynolds at St. Thomas Church.

10:45 AM – Blogger Panel Discussion: Anna Bitgood Horner, Serena Agusto-Cox, Meredith Esparza at St. Thomas Church.

12:00 PM – Catered Lunch at St. Thomas Church.

1:00 PM – JAFF Audiences Panel Discussion: Who are the JAFF readers and how can we broaden its appeal? Don Jacobson at St. Thomas Church.

2:00 PM – JAFF and Genre Panel Discussion: Modern or Regency, Sequel or Variation, Main Characters or Secondary Characters, Jane Austen in World War II or in Space or….? Elizabeth Adams and Summer Hanford at St. Thomas Church.

3:00 PM – Attendees return to hotel to change for afternoon tea (Regency gowns welcome!)

5:00 PM – Delicious afternoon tea at St. Thomas Church, catered by Treats by Galewww.treatsbygale.com.

8:00 PM – Reading of Austenesque Works in Progress at Marriott Hotel Bistro.

8:00 PM to Whenever – Informal social activities at hotel. Possibly games, crafts. Definitely conversation.


November 10, 2019

9:00 AM – Breakfast/Brunch at Maggiano’s in Tyson’s Galleria Mall (walking distance from hotel).

9:30 AM – The History of JAFF Panel Discussion: How did JAFF get started and grow into the phenomenon it is today? Abigail Reynolds and Meredith Esparza at Maggiano’s .

10:30 AM – Why Jane Austen? Panel Discussion: Why is Jane Austen so popular as a source for fan fiction? Victoria Kincaid and Sophie Turner at Maggiano’s.

12:00 PM – End of Get Together.