It’s July, which for us in Florida means crazy hotness, interrupted by daily, afternoon monsoons. I hope you’re all enjoying whatever YOUR summer is bringing you!
And speaking of July… our registration opened up for the 2016 edition of Coastal Magic!! I know most of you already knew this, but in case you missed it… you can now get your full weekend registration for next February. This covers all our panels, meet & greets, and evening activities. It also gives you an opportunity to get discounted tickets for our off-site activity (Supernatural Lasertag, anyone??) Everyone will also receive a cool welcome bag, full of books/swag/novelties from our Featured Authors, signing authors, and even some authors who aren’t attending! Our Welcome bags are always pretty amazing, if I do say so, myself. 🙂
Our group block at our host hotel, the Hilton Daytona Beach OceanWalk Resort is just about full. I’m working on getting rooms added (not sure if this will be possible, so I’ll keep everyone posted), and am checking with nearby hotels about rate matching. There are about 13 hotels within less than a mile’s distance north and south of our Hilton. Staying at the host hotel is important to the event, and it is certainly convenient… but there are PLENTY of rooms in the very near vicinity if we do sell out of Hilton rooms. I’ll be updating the Travel page of this site with other hotel options soon, just in case we do sell out and aren’t able to add any additional rooms onto our block.
Thanks to a reader in our Coastal Magic Authors & Attendees Facebook group, we just learned that JetBlue will be adding new routes in their schedule, straight to the Daytona Beach International Airport!! Anyone able to fly into there (many, but not all, airlines) will be only 15 minutes from our hotel!! (Orlando or Jacksonville are the other alternatives, and are each approximately 90 minutes away.)
Now… having gotten the details shared… a few people have asked for a quick visual of our Featured Author listing. Here ya go…
In addition to these awesome authors (and there’ll be a few more names added throughout the summer), we’ve got some fantastic non-featured authors who’ll be participating in the signing. The complete list is on our Charity Book Signing page, but for quick reference, some other authors who’ll be with us for the signing are…
Asa Maria Bradley
Ambrielle Kirk (awa Amber Ella Monroe)
M J O’Shea
(more to be added throughout the summer)
So… as you can see, we’ll have plenty of new and returning faces to hang out with. I’m SO excited!!
Another reason to be excited is YOU HAVE THREE DAYS LEFT TO ENTER TO WIN THE FEATURED BLOGGER GRAND SWAG PRIZE!!! After you’ve registered, be sure to click to enter the super-crazy-cool contest our Featured Bloggers have put together for you. You KNOW they’ve got the best swag/books (some signed!)/ebook codes/novelties… and they’re going to send some of it to YOU! 12 bloggers are each contributing a stack of goodies, and you’ve got a TON of chances to win! It all ends on July 15th, so if you’ve already registered… click the button to start entering. If you haven’t registered yet… now’s a great time to take care of that, and enter to win some incredible goodies, while you’re at it.
Thanks to everyone who’s been sharing the info about Coastal Magic. Word of mouth and the strength of our social media connections is the main way people find out about our little shindig. Make sure all of your reading buddies know you’re coming to hang out with us… share our info in your reading groups and book clubs. Because of YOU, and our fantabulous authors, we’re going to have an amazing February!