Did you happen to notice the date? It’s JUNE 17th!!!! Early yesterday it occurred to me (and I’m not sure why it was such an “a-ha!” moment, lol) that GENERAL REGISTRATION FOR COASTAL MAGIC STARTS IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!!
It’s not that there’s all THAT much that needs to be done, really, but it kinda snuck up on me a bit. I LOVE when General Registration starts, because people get SO EXCITED about coming to hang with us. I love that reaction, and it reminds me why I spend so much time putting this event together. I can’t wait to see all of the new faces, and our returning friends next year for our 5th ANNIVERSARY!!
General Registration is $90, covers all panels/activities/meet & greets that are part of the weekend schedule, and includes your welcome bag full of goodies from authors and publishers (attending and not attending!). It also includes the “Lunch with an Author” lunch on Saturday. The signing is included, of course, but it’s also open to the public.
I think a lot of people missed the info about the #CMCBookBuddies contest in the last blog post. It got a bit overshadowed by the Featured Author announcement. But there is still time to enter, and the winners will be drawn at random, so you’ve still got a chance to win your way into #CMCon17! Here are the info and rules, one more time…
#CMCBookBuddies Contest Info & Rules
1) Earn ONE entry per day. Only one, per person, per day. No matter which social media platform you choose (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Tumblr). Multiple posts will NOT get you multiple entries.
2) Your entry must include ALL FOUR of the following:
- Comment about Coastal Magic (ex – “I’m excited to have a chance to win my way into Coastal Magic Convention 2017!”, or similar)
- Hashtag: #CMCBookBuddies
- Coastal Magic’s website link (http://coastalmagicconvention.com) or Facebook event page link (http://www.facebook.com/events/542458849262074/).
- Tag ONE friend (preferably someone who doesn’t know about Coastal Magic, yet).
3) You must tag a different person each day. (No tagging the same person 30 times, lol!) We are NOT spamming people!
Entries will be tracked using the hashtag (#CMCBookBuddies) from June 1st through June 30th. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on July 1st.
What You Win!!!
For YOU: Complimentary, full weekend General Registration for entry into Coastal Magic 2017!! (This does NOT include transportation, hotel reservation, or any other expenses.)
For Your Friend: Half priced, full weekend General Registration for the person you TAGGED in your winning entry. (This does NOT include transportation, hotel reservation, or any other expenses.) This is not transferable, if the person you tagged doesn’t collect this portion of the prize, it will be recycled to another giveaway at a later date.
And just for kicks — here’s a quick reminder of the Featured Authors we’ve announced so far (still a few to be added, soon!)…
Eric R Asher
Dana Marie Bell
T C Blue
Asa Maria Bradley
K C Burn
J D Horn
Aria Kane / Sarah Nicolas
Julie Kenner / J Kenner
Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons
J B Lynn
Gail Z Martin
R L Naquin
Carrie Ann Ryan
H D Smith
J A Souders
B A Tortuga
A E Via
So — registration opening soon, win your way in if you can, and lots of awesome writerly peeps — I think that about covers it for now. I’ll make sure to holler from all of our social media platforms, but you can set your reminders now, if you like — July 1st! (Reminder: our hotel room block sold out SUPER fast last year, so if you’d like to stay on site with us, please reserve your room early. Hotel info will be posted on the 1st, with registration. There are lots of hotels, with reasonable rates, within a block or two. So even if rooms DO sell out again, there are close options.)
See you all by the beach!!