The Australian Romance Readers Convention takes place in Melbourne from 20-22 February.
This inaugural event is a celebration of romance fiction and "will bring together romance readers, authors and publishers from across Australia and overseas, and provide an opportunity to talk about all things related to romance fiction—particularly current trends and genres in the romance fiction industry."
The program includes sessions about historical heroes, the future of romance, reader expectations and market forces. A number of authors will be special guests, and there is even an author speed dating event.
If you can't make it to Melbourne, you can keep up to date with the ARRC via their blog.