Go Forth, And SNARK :-)

317356_ticketI got a phone call the other day from my sister, who was very excited, to let me know about an event at next week’s Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention. It seems a handful of Olde City, New Blood Featured Authors (Laurie London, Damon Suede, Elisabeth Staab, C J Ellisson, and Laura Kaye) had so much fun at during the bad movie tweet-up (an interactive snarkfest while watching the deliciously craptastic movie, The Covenant), that they sweet talked RT into letting them do it there, too!! While the movie lent itself easily to the good natured jabs, it was Damon Suede’s running commentary and behind the scenes offerings that really took the viewing to another level.

I’m so thrilled that another group will get to have that experience, and I’ll DEFINITELY be following along from home that night, and tweeting along with the crowd! The fun will start on April 30th, at 8:30pm CENTRAL, and will end around 11pm. (Be sure to check for the time adjustment for your zone.)

Here’s the link to CJ Ellisson’s event post, along with the information about how you can either attend the movie at RT, or join in online from home.

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I’m in the process of narrowing down movie choices for next year’s Bad Movie Tweet-Up at Coastal Magic Convention. It’s got to be a movie that’s both enjoyable, and snarkworthy. (with paranormal elements, of course) I’ve got a few options in mind, but I’m always open to suggestions. Let me know if you’re planning to follow along with the RT Cinema Craptastique, or if you have any ideas I should consider for Coastal Magic.

I’m gonna go stock up on popcorn!!

We Have Progress!!

checkitoutJust popping in for a quick update. In case you hadn’t noticed… authors’ names and lovely, smiling faces are going up on the Featured Author page!!! Of course, this is just the beginning, but it’s cool (for me, anyway) to see the list grow every couple of days.

If you’re a reader who is thinking about attending Coastal Magic… HAVE YOU SEEN SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE THERE??!!?? It’s just a few listed right now, but they’re pretty darn awesome. (And more are on the way!) If there are names you don’t recognize… click their faces and you can read all about them and their books. I really can’t wait to meet all the new people, and see some old friends again!

Keep your eyes peeled for the list to get longer and longer. I’m hoping to be real close to that 50 author total by July when General Registration begins. Let me know what you think of our guests so far. 🙂

Featured Author Registration Has Begun!!

506796__1Ready… Set… GO!

Featured Author registration for Coastal Magic Con 2014 is underway 🙂

If you’ve already contacted me about Featured Author status at next year’s event, thank you. I’m working my way through all the emails, and if I haven’t responded to you yet, it’s coming, I promise 🙂

If you’re interested in attending as a Featured Author, please let me know. I have information you need to be aware of before you decide, and I need to make sure I don’t overload us. If everything lines up, I’ll send you the link you need to register. I’d like to have the majority of the Featured Author registered (or have arrangements for registering later) by July 1st, when General Registration begins.

I also updated the Hotel/Transportation page with the link to our event page on the Hilton’s reservations website. PLEASE use this link to reserve your hotel room for the weekend. You can click the Hotel page above for all the info there, or click HERE to go straight to the Hilton page.

I’ve posted all of this on Facebook, and on Twitter… so I’m sure most of you were already aware. But I wanted to cover ALL the bases, so here’s the “official” blog post announcement, lol 🙂

The next few days are going to be very busy, and very exciting!! I’ve already had 11 authors register, just today!!!! I’ll be collecting info, and getting names up on the website very soon.

I hope you’re all having a lovely week!! Keep your eyes peeled for lots of updates this week!!

Jennifer

The Cup Is Half Full!!

glasshalffullHello there!!!

OH WOW!!! You guys were NOT joking when you said you were excited about this event!! I’m so happy that you are all as enthusiastic about Coastal Magic as I am.

I just wanted to give another quick heads up, before registration begins, that I need to hear from you if you’re an author and would like to be considered for Featured Author status next February. I’ve gotten 17 spots *filled*, and about that many more who are seriously interested. I say “*filled*” because registration won’t officially start until April 1st, and a lot can change in 10 days.

I’m so happy that so many of the Featured Authors from last year want to come back for year two. I’m also very happy with the amount of “new to us” authors that are interested in joining us. It’s a good mix, and one that I think all the readers will appreciate.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING COASTAL MAGIC CONVENTION AS A FEATURED AUTHOR… please, please, please email me. There is information you need to know before you make your final decision, and I need to make sure I don’t overbook us!!

Readers… if there’s an author you would like to see at Coastal Magic Convention, let me know!!! I’ve sent out a LOT of emails to authors in the last 2 weeks. Some are on my own personal “wish list”, and some are suggestions from Olde City, New Blood attendees. All are authors I would be honored to have with us in Daytona. If you can RESPECTFULLY (read: not in a spammy or creepy way) pass along our website info to the authors you’d like to be there, that would help. I can’t reach everyone with just the contacts I have, so we have to work together to get the word out!!

Also… authors who will be attending and interested in offering a sponsorship… opportunities are being claimed much quicker than I anticipated. Please let me know as soon as possible what you’d like to do. Thanks!!

Bloggers!!! I’ve gotten a few requests for Featured Blogger positions. If you’re interested, please email me soon. I’ll be sending out requirement information and working on filling those spots after Featured Author registration begins. I’d like to have the 10 positions filled by the time General Registration starts on July 1st.

I think that’s it for now. I’m really amazed at the way this has all started, and I’m so happy you’re all along for the ride!!!

Have an awesome weekend!!

Jennifer

Here We Go Again!!

Hello all!!!!

This February’s Olde City, New Blood mini-con was incredible. Thanks to some amazing authors and readers, and despite some hiccups, we had a blast meeting new people, hanging out with old friends, and talking about all our favorite urban fantasy and paranormal romance stories. There was movie snarking, platypus alien flash fiction, Mardi Gras parties by the pool, book readings that had people in stitches, and tons more that kept us all busy and entertained. So… the question at the end of the weekend was… will there be another in 2014?

It appears so 🙂

Coastal Magic

Welcoming Authors & Readers of UF/PNR Fiction

February 6-9, 2014

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

I tried my best to keep the event in St. Augustine. That city has paranormal written all over it. Unfortunately, it’s a city that just wasn’t built for groups our size. Daytona, however, has a lovely beach (some of you may have heard of it, lol) and plenty of room for us to get our urban fantasy groove on (ok… so maybe I’m not cool enough to say that, but you get the idea).

I’m SO, SO excited about the host hotel, and they’re excited to have us. I’ve already started working on some panel ideas that I hope you will all love, and a few authors have already expressed interest in coming. The ball is a’rollin!!!

I’ll be updating pages and sharing more information as things get settled… I’m just starting to nail down the details. You can subscribe to the page to make sure you don’t miss any of the news. I’ll be getting the Facebook page up and running in the next day or two, and the twitter screenname is @CoastalMagicCon.

I’m really, REALLY looking forward to putting this year’s event together. I have a much better idea of what the heck I’m doing this time around, so hopefully that will turn into more fun for all of us!!

Keep your eyes peeled for exciting updates and be sure to let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Huge thank you to everyone who was involved with Olde City, New Blood. I hope you can join us for some Coastal Magic.

Jennifer

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