2018 Wild and Windy in the City Event – Attendee FAQ

Where can I buy a ticket?
GET TICKETS HERE: http://bit.ly/2raMZcz

Will you need to bring your ticket to the event?
It is highly encouraged that  you bring your ticket with you (printed or shown w/ phone). Log on to Eventbrite if you can’t find your original email, you should be able to re-print. We’ll have a list of ticket purchasers at the registration table, but having your ticket will make your entry go much faster.

Will there be tote bags?
All ticket holders will receive an event tote.

Can I buy a ticket the day of the event?
No. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. You must have a ticket to enter the event no exceptions. 

Are there t-shirts available for purchase?

Will the authors have books that I can buy from them?
Yes, most authors will have books on their table for purchase. Authors will also have pre-order forms available. Author’s Pre-Order Lists will be posted on the website (http://wildandwindyauthorevent.blogspot.com/p/pre-orders.html) and in the attendee group closer to the event date.

How Much is Parking?
We have worked with the hotel to get discounted parking for a daily rate of $10 for the event weekend, all days). If you are staying at the Westin under the Event's Room Block the parking will be charged to your room at the discounted price. If you are just attending the event, you will need to get a PARKING VOUCHER from us at registration (located in Grand Ballroom Foyer) in order to get the discounted price. 

What do I do when I first arrive?
Please stop by the registration table (Grand Ballroom Foyer) to check in before you enter the signing room. We will have an hour pre-registration Friday night again details to come. 

What room will we be in?
The signing will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin O’Hare Rosemont. 

Will there be free Wi-fi?
They will NOT be free Wi-fi for attendees in the ballroom, however there is free Wi-fi in the lobby, which is very close to the Grand Ballroom. We are very sorry for this inconvenience but the pricing for Wi-fi is too high.

Will there be Water and Snacks available?
There will be complimentary water stations both in the ballroom lobby and inside the ballroom. You are allowed to bring your own snacks and drinks inside the ballroom. There is a Starbucks inside the Westin directly across from the ballroom, where you can get drinks and snacks. There is also a gift shop by the hotel entrance that has snacks available. The hotel also has a restaurant that serves Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner. 

Do I need to bring cash?
Many authors will have credit card scanners, but you are highly encouraged to bring cash and please try to bring small bills as authors can sometimes run out of change. 

Will I be able to bring my own books?
Absolutely. As many as you can haul.

How many books will the author sign?
You can get 5 books at a time signed, if you have more you will have to line-up again. HOWEVER, there is no limit if you are pre-ordering from an author.

What will the authors sign?
Anything you bring with you!

Will there be a seating diagram shared with attendees?
Yes, we will post a diagram 2 weeks before the event. We will also hand out seating charts at the door.

Will photos from the event be shared?
Yes, stay connected with the WWITC Event page for updates.

Will there be any additional events, apart from the signing?
Meet & Greets - Author Q/A Sessions - Photo Booth - Cash Bar - Light Snacks –DJ

Social Media
If you are posting from or about the event on social media, use the hashtag #WWITC18 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so we can all share in the fun!

If you have any additional questions, email us at wildandwindyinthecity@gmail.com

Thank you and see you soon! 


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  2. I'm excited and can't wait to attend. I do have a question about assistance for handicapped attendees. Can some rooms be made available close to the event for those of us having difficulty walking and carrying? What amenities does the hotel offer to assist?

    1. Hi sorry just seeing this message. There are no hotel rooms on the 1st floor where the ballroom is. You can ask to be on the second floor, the elevators are centrally located and the ballroom is on one of the ends of the hotel. I know the hotel has wheelchairs available, any other amenities you would have to call the hotel to ask.Thanks