We’re just over 3 weeks from General Registration opening, and I’m SO excited to get that underway!!! I love meeting people who are just as excited about the stories and the authors as I am.
The Featured Bloggers and I have organized a fun Blog Blast for the first week of registration. It’s similar to a blog hop, but this time around there aren’t really prizes (a more traditional blog hop, with a very cool prize, is coming closer to holiday time), just lots of information about the event, and making sure everyone knows how to register. We were lucky enough to have NYT Bestseller Kevin J Anderson offer a special gift for the first 50 people who register during the blog blast!! (He won’t be able to join us this year, due to schedule conflicts, but we’re hoping for next year.) Those first 50 people will receive their gift in their welcome bag at the event.
Our Featured Author list is still growing! The goal is to have 50(ish) authors joining us for the weekend. Between those already showcased on this site, and the authors who have confirmed to me that they’re attending, but haven’t finished their registration yet, we’re getting VERY close!! I’ve honestly had a few *squee* moments while compiling the list, and I’m pretty sure there are a few more to come 🙂 Everyone is going to have SUCH a fun weekend! I’m hoping to have a very-close-to-complete list when general registration opens on July 1st.
In addition to regular registration, readers will be able to sign up for two limited availability activities. These two activities will require a separate signup, and a small additional fee.
- Breakfast with an Author will happen on both Friday and Saturday mornings. Breakfasts are “each pays their own”, but will be with the participating author of your choice (not all authors are participating, limit 3 readers per author).
- On Friday night, you’ll have the chance to go head-to-head with other readers and participating authors in Supernatural Lasertag battles!! Lasertag teams will be up to 4 readers per participating author (not all authors are participating), and tickets are under $15 each (tickets will include other activities at Daytona Lagoon Family Fun Center that evening).
I’m working with a few really interesting vendors to offer everyone something fun to bring home. I’m also working on adding a basket raffle to the charity aspect of the weekend (part of the proceeds from the signing will be donated to our chosen charity). More details on these things coming soon.
So… lots of things to be excited about! Lots of things coming up to mark your calendars for. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll try to get back to everyone as quickly as I can.
I hope you’re all as excited as I am. I can’t WAIT for February!!!