Sydney, 1st Feb 2020

The most extravagant book signing in the Southern Hemisphere.

Your Hosts

Jaymin Eve
Jaymin EveWall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author
For as long as she could remember reading was Jaymin’s escape. She’d explore the enchanted faraway tree, or solve a fantastic mystery. Books had such a profound impact on her life, she knew they’d always be there for comfort and distraction.

Jaymin never thought she’d make the transition to writing herself, but her stories just wouldn’t leave her alone. So, while she still loves to read, Jaymin is truly living her dream; creating fantasy worlds that, to date, have been read by more than 2 million people online.

And now, she’s also hosting the inaugural Ballgowns and Books Event.

Tate James
Tate JamesUSA Today & International Bestselling Author
Tate James is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and sometimes dabbles in Romantic Suspense. She was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, babies and furbaby.

She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is most definitely not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

And now, she’s also hosting the inaugural Ballgowns and Books Event.

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock! Got your tickets? Got your books? Got your ballgown?
We can't wait to see you all in Sydney on 1st February!
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The Team

Meet Your BABEs

Ballgowns and Books Event would not be possible without the hard work from our amazing, dedicated, creative and fantastic team.

Rob Hemsing
Rob HemsingEvent Queen | Production, Marketing & Team Entertainment
With more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry across cafés, bars, restaurants, hotels, and events, Rob brings a wealth of experience in managing and marketing businesses and functions spaces. Before joining the other BABEs as Event Producer, Rob has worked several years in management roles throughout 5-star hotels in London and is also currently managing the Reservations, Events & Marketing of renowned Barangaroo dining oasis NOLA Smokehouse and Bar, as well as CBD underground cocktail bar The Swinging Cat.

Rob’s eye for detail, organisational skills in putting together event productions, and especially his inappropriate and dry humour have landed him the role as BABE’s Event Queen. Looking for Rob at BABE2020? Just follow the sound of terrible puns!

Cate Doepel
Cate DoepelCreative Goddess | Event Stylist at Sydney Props Specialists
Sydney Props is an Australian company with over 32 years’ experience servicing the event industry in Sydney. The SPS Group of Companies – which includes Sydney Props Photo Studios, Chair Covers Candelabra, Custom Elements and Sydney Event Services – are providing prop hire, event theming and styling, audio visual, table decor and linen, custom prop design, set construction, studio hire and production.

With one of the largest collections of props in Australia, an extensive collection of painted backdrops, event furniture and staging equipment at hand, there is no limit to Cate’s creativity and she is guaranteed to blow you away with her vision of a mysterious fae forest including dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures.

Jess Brodd
Jess BroddChief Online Noisemaker | Senior Social Media Manager at Sydney Design Social
Sydney Design Social are a social media marketing agency serving Sydney’s hospitality industry. They’re a team of designers, marketers & social media experts. Their clients range from owner operator pubs looking for assistance in their online marketing, through to large Australian pub groups utilising SDS’s skills as an outsourced marketing team. And now, they’re doing all of the above and so much more for BABE!

Jess joined the team at Sydney Design Social in July 2019 and we couldn’t be happier about that! With her masters degree in public relations, over 5 years experience in hospitality marketing and having worked across over 30 vastly different hospitality brands she understands the importance of brand identity, social media strategy and content creation. We promise you – she’s going to MAKE. SOME. NOISE!

James Ambrose
James AmbroseChief Snapper | Photographer & Videographer at Sydney Design Social
Sydney Design Social work with global alcohol brands, designing graphics for venue activations and point of sale, and hospitality groups who require new venue branding or fast turn-around event posters. And now, they’re doing all of the above and so much more for BABE!

Before joining the Sydney Design Social team in 2019 James helped the Uber Eats team in photographing a large range of content to be used across their app and all other various online platforms. For the past more than 9 years he has been, and still is, one of Sydney’s leading creative freelance photographers specialising in events, corporate, travel, and weddings. He’s also the mastermind behind the storyboard, filming, and editing of the BABE2020 trailer as well as chief content creator of our 2020 social media marketing campaign.