Registration for #CMCon20 Will Open JUNE 1st!!

Hello, lovely bookish peeps!!

Just wanted to pop in and let you all know about a change in the opening day of registration for Coastal Magic 2020. In the past, we’ve done our Featured Author reveals in June, and in July, we open reader registration. I have realized that we lose people during those days of excitement as the authors are being revealed, but they can’t register to join us, yet. A month later, some readers have moved on to other exciting things, and we’re no longer on their mind.

After seeing the results from readers when I asked in our attendees Facebook group, and having a few conversations with a few others who run events… I’ve decided to open registration on June 1st. This lines up with the same time we’ll be letting everyone know who the amazing Featured Authors will be.

Obviously, if you can register right away, that’s great. If you need more time, that’s fine, too. Based on our history, there’s very little chance that we’ll be sold out when our usual July 1st opening date comes around.

Thank you all for your input. Make sure you adjust your calendars/reminders! Also, if you’re on Facebook, and haven’t yet, you should check out our Authors & Attendees group. It’s a fun place for bookish silliness and Coastal Magic discussions.

Date Announcement for Coastal Magic Convention 2020!

Hello all 🙂

I apologize for the delay in making this announcement… we had to do a bit of juggling and maneuvering, but I got final confirmation from the hotel today…

The eighth annual Coastal Magic Convention will be returning to the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront, from February 20 – 23, 2020.

As usual, the Featured Author announcement will come in June, and our general registration for readers will begin on July 1st.

Tell all of your bookish friends, and make some plans. We’re hoping to see you all for some “Roaring 20s” fun in 2020!!


Coastal Magic Lunch with an Author Signups Are Open!


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#CMCon19 Lunch with an Author signups are now open. Click the link below to get to the signupgenius page to make your choice. Please keep in mind that spaces will fill quickly for some authors, so having a list of fantastic authors you’d like to chat with will help you in the rush. Also keep in mind that this is a prime time to get to know someone you’re not as familiar with. You may find your next favorite author at lunch!!

Five Days Til #CMCon19 – All The Updates You Need!

Hello everyone!

I know you’re all busy with everyday life things, but…



So — here are some things that you might find helpful. If you’ve already registered, there are updates for you. If you haven’t yet, here’s info on how you can join us for the weekend, or just a day.

If you’ve already made plans to be in Daytona Beach next weekend…

1. Get your “wish list” ready for the Lunch with an Author selections, which happen Sunday, Feb 24th, at 7pm Eastern. The signup form will be at, so you can go ahead and create your free account with them now, if you want to save a few seconds. The exact link to the signup page will be post at exactly 7pm, on this blog, and on all convention social media. Be prepared… because table space is limited for each author, and having a list of authors you’d be interested in sitting with will help you move on quickly if your first choice is full. Keep in mind, this is a fantastic way to really get to know someone you’re not as familiar with. You could be meeting your next favorite author!!

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2) If you’re started to put things together to pack for your trip… here’s a peek at what the weather might be like.


3) If you haven’t yet, you can see our schedule of panels and activities on the “Schedule” page. Lots of shenanigans in the making!!

If you’re still undecided about attending Coastal Magic this year, let me see if I can entice you just a bit. 🙂

1) Here’s a quick visual of our Featured Author lineup for this year. It’s a fantastic blend of established and newer authors, genres, and intended audiences. I’m sure you’ll find someone who writes stories you’ll love.


2) Now that you’re excited about who’ll be attending… there are a variety of ways you can join us. If you’re available for the weekend, you can still register for the full event. However, if you can only make it out for a short time, a limited number of single day registrations are available.


3) If you’re a writer looking to sharpen a few of your skills, we have very limited space left in the Book Lovers Con: Writers’ Mini Boot Camp, Thursday, Feb 28th. (Not part of the official Coastal Magic schedule. Separate registration needed for this program). You can register on the “Registration” page on this site, or, if seats are still available, in person on Thursday morning before 10am.


4) And… if you’re a convention junkie like me, and plan to attend Indie BookFest in August, just mention hashtag #CMCIBF19 in your registration notes, and you’ll receive a discount code to use when you register for IBF! Win/Win!!


4) But if you can only carve out a tiny window of time to come see all of our wonderful authors, make sure that time is from 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Saturday, because our book sale/signing is free to attend, and it’s open to the public. Come by and check out all of the awesome stories waiting for you to read them, and the awesome storytellers waiting to meet you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, email me via the “Contact” page on this site, or ask over in the Coastal Magic Convention: Authors & Attendees Facebook group.

See you by the beach!!

Will You Be With Us In Daytona for #CMCon19?

We’re in the final weeks before this year’s Coastal Magic Convention, and we’ve still got a few spaces for YOU!! Have you seen our awesome lineup of authors who are waiting to hang out with you?


And if you’re a convention junkie (like me), and plan to attend multiple events in our area this year… we’ve got a deal for you!!


In a fantastic partnership with Orlando’s Indie Bookfest (Aug 1-4, 2019), we’re going to save you some money!! When you register for Coastal Magic Convention (using this link on the registration page), be sure to include the #CMCIBF19 hashtag in the notes to receive a discount code for IBF19!

We’d love to have you with us for a weekend of bookish shenanigans, and some Mardi Gras fun, to boot! Panels, prizes, meet & greets, and lots of chatting with authors and other readers.

Come spend a weekend with us, celebrating the magic of stories and storytellers.

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