It’s June 1st!! First 2021 Coastal Magic Convention Featured Authors Announced

So many things are going to be different for our 9th annual weekend together (apart) — and I’m looking forward to all the fun new shenanigans we’re able to get into, virtually! However, there are a few things that I’m trying to hold on to, despite all of the chaos going on around us. One of those things is the start of our Coastal Magic Featured Author Announcements!!

We don’t have a full listing of authors yet — changing to a virtual program is exactly what some authors were hoping for, but not so much for others. As usual, in an effort to keep our Featured Author lineup fresh and exciting, we’ll be giving some of our familiar faces a rest next year, and welcoming some new, and “new-to-us” authors into our little family. (Don’t worry, you’ll likely see them again in the future.) For now — here is our current list of Featured Authors:

Jeanne Adams
A C Arthur
Eric R Asher
Kait Ballenger
K C Burn
Leigh Duncan
Tigris Eden
Elicia Hyder
Lexi George
Lorraine Heath
Violet Howe
Beverly Jenkins
Tawdra Kandle
Kiernan Kelly / Dakota Chase
Amy Lane
Heather Long
Marie Long
Gail Z Martin / Morgan Brice
J D Monroe / Jessica Hawke
Hildie McQueen
Tere Michaels
Sarah Nicolas
Layla Reyne
Dahlia Rose
H D Smith / Sloane Savage
Victoria Sue / Scarlett English
Sasha Summers

I’m in the process of updating this website to reflect all of the things we’re trying to accomplish for our 2021 event — and as always, the Coastal Magic Convention: Authors & Attendees Facebook Group is a fun place to hang out and chat all things #CMCon21.

I don’t have exact details for reader registration yet, but will be updating all of our social media and this blog when info is available.

Coastal Magic Convention 2021 (Feb 18-21, 2021) is Going Virtual!!

Things have been unsettled in so many ways lately. I hope you’re all taking care in whatever ways you need to, and keeping yourselves occupied with awesome things.

Since the end of this year’s weekend, things have been a bit quiet in the Coastal Magic Convention playground, but today — WE HAVE NEWS!!!

I’ve made the decision that 2021 will be a virtual event. I know this isn’t everyone’s “cup o’ tea”, but it’s the best option we have of being able to put on an event safely. Could the world be all better in February? Maybe, and I REALLY hope that it is, but I can’t afford to take the chance that it won’t be. I’m hoping to create something with the same spirit and feel as our annual event — the same personal interactions, the same interesting discussions, the same oddball funtimes — just accessible from your living room, in your pjs. (Or, hey… go ahead and put on your beachwear — get in the groove!!)

I don’t have all the answers about exactly HOW we’re going to do everything just yet. Some other events have done some really fun things virtually, so I’m soaking up a lot of options and doing a lot of research into what’s possible. If you’re a member of the Coastal Magic Convention: Authors & Attendees Facebook group, you’ll likely see some of my brainstorming as it happens. If you’d like to be informed as things get decided/updated, be sure you’re subscribed to this blog and/or our newsletter.

In MORE exciting news… it’s June 1st!! In Coastal Magic Land, that means the first Featured Author announcement! Click HERE to see some of the amazing authors who’ll be joining us live-via-video in February.

While I’m sad that it’s necessary, I’m actually excited to explore all of the fun, unique things we’ll be able to do as a virtual event. I hope you’re all willing to come along for the ride!!

Coastal Magic 2020 Souvenir T-Shirt

Ladies & Gents:

In many past years, we’ve either had a t-shirt that we can all order before the convention, or an author/publisher has sponsored shirts for every attendee. This year, we didn’t have either, and it was definitely noticed, lol. So… in response to MANY inquiries (and because I love the t-shirts, too), we’re offering a Coastal Magic 2020 Souvenir T-shirt available. (Kinda like getting the concert shirt after a great show. <3)

The company doing our 2020 Souvenir T-Shirts is called Clothesline, and they did our AMAZING 2019 event shirts. They don’t usually do single orders, as they’re a bulk/corporate orders company. Unfortunately, this means their system won’t allow for individual orders the way we’re going to do them (without doing a huge programming thing, which we’re not going to ask them to do.) SO… the instructions for ordering your shirt(s) are listed below. They will be taking orders for approx 2 weeks (I’ll get you a definite end date ASAP, and will post it on our social media.) Shirts will ship out shortly thereafter.

Shirt Prices:
S-XL: $10.58 plus tax
2X: $12.18 plus tax
3X: $12.98 plus tax
4X: $13.78 plus tax

USPS Shipping is $8.50 and UPS shipping is $15

Once you get your shirt, I’d LOVE to see pics of you wearing them out and about. Pretty please, and thank you.

TO ORDER YOUR 2020 SOUVENIR T-SHIRT:
1) eMail – Dana@clothesline.net with the subject “COASTAL MAGIC CONVENTION TSHIRT” and include:
– your name
– your email
– your mailing address
– your shirt size(s)
2) Dana will reply with a payment link
3) Pay for your shirt, and shipping, via the link.
4) Receive shirt a few weeks later.
5) Post awesome pics of you in your shirt. ❤

If anyone has any questions, please let me know.

#CMCon20 Lunch With An Author Info – Signups Start Monday

One of the most anticipated events of Coastal Magic every year is our annual Lunch with an Author. This is our no-promo, just chat meal with authors and readers getting to know each other a little better. We always have quite a few questions about how the signups for this go, so here’s a basic breakdown.

(originally posted by Dolorianne in the Coastal Magic Convention: Authors & Attendees Facebook group)

LUNCH WITH AN AUTHOR

What do I do to prepare?

  • Look over the list of authors.
  • Make a list of who you might want to sit with.
  • Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/ and make a FREE profile so that you can access the sign-up sheet as soon as it’s available.
  • Make sure EVERYONE in your traveling group makes THEIR OWN PROFILE. There is no “saving seats”. Everyone needs to make their own individual selection. Or you can ask someone to make a choice on your behalf … but … it MUST be done as a separate submission with a separate sign-up genius account. Choices including 2 (or more) seats in one entry will be deleted and have to start all over again. ****Your original choice will not be guaranteed if someone else fills the spot before you resubmit your choice.****
  • A link will be posted (8 pm ET on Monday, February 17th) when the sign-ups are active. In the event that the table of your 1st choice is full, your list from above will come in handy.
  • If you want to try sitting with an author you aren’t familiar with as a way to expand your Coastal Magic experience, please feel free to tag me (Dolorianne). I have read every author and, after a few preference questions, will be happy to recommend a couple authors to choose from.

The lunch is a great way to get to know an author you’re already a fan of, or discover a “new-to-you” author who may very well become your next favorite. If you have any questions, feel free to comment here, or ask in the FB group.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Daytona!!

Coastal Magic Schedule Posted & Single Day Registration Available!

The heading really does say it all… the panel and activities schedule for Coastal Magic 2020 has been posted, and you now have the opportunity to join us for the full weekend, or just a day or two.

Click the image above to go to the registration page and choose what option works best for you. Give a peek at the schedule here, and make your plans to attend!!

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