From the Romantic Times Convention Committee:

“The Mr. Romance competition has certainly evolved during the last 18 years and we have had a lot of fun with it. And although we believe that our last one in L.A. was one of the best ever, there are so many new things that we want to explore for authors and fans, and no open time slots to do them in. So we have decided to retire the Mr. Romance show and replace it with an exciting new event we are calling our FAN-TASTIC AUTHOR PARTY that puts fans and authors together in a reception-style get-together. Fans of the Mr. Romance event need not fret because we will be inviting many of the Mr. Romance winners back as well as former and active cover models to participate in the social events and join in the parties.”

The FAN-TASTIC AUTHOR PARTY sounds ah, fantastic. But no more Mr. Romance? Oh Noes!!!! So glad I caught the very last one held in LA. I’m sure it will go down in history as the best ever. Sniff, sniff.