Ladies and Gentlemen… please direct your attention to the Registration page… and GET YOUR UF/PNR LOVIN’ HINEYS DOWN HERE!! 🙂
(too much?? lol)
Registration is now open, my lovelies!!
Our Featured Author list will have a few more additions, we have a waiting list that blows my mind, and we have some really fun panels and meet & greets planned for the 2015 event. I can’t wait to see everyone here, by the beach, and talking about all our favorite paranormal stories.
Part of the draw of Coastal Magic is its size, so please note that there are only 225 general registrations available. (This is also a size that allows me to NOT lose my mind during the planning and running of the event, lol.) If you’re hoping to join us… get your ticket early. I’d hate for you to miss out!!
The registration page, and the ticketing site, have all the basic info you need, but if anyone has any problems or questions, PLEASE let me know. Just as a brief reminder… here’s what your $85 will get you:
One MAJOR difference in the registration this year (those of you who attended last year will notice this right away) is that we are NOT choosing our “Meal With An Author” or “Supernatural Lasertag” captains right away. This is for a number of reasons, the most important are:
By waiting until January to fill meal and lasertag team requests, we’ll eliminate a TON of the changes and confusion that we dealt with at this year’s event. We managed to get everyone settled this year, but I’d like to avoid as much of that as possible for everyone next year. So, in January (probably the first week), I’ll send out an email that signups are open. ALL SPOTS WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST REQUESTED, FIRST ASSIGNED BASIS. Emails will go out to all registered attendees and will go through the EventBrite.com site. The Featured Bloggers and I will be making a big deal about it on our sites and social media, so everyone will have PLENTY of notice before we make the signups live.
The hotel registration site has been open for about a month, so be sure to make your reservation if you’ll be staying on site with us. Please feel free to use the comments section on that page to look for attendees to roomshare with, but be reminded that Coastal Magic is NOT going to be involved in any arrangements you make. Also, please post responsibly, don’t include phone numbers or other more personal information.
I think that’s it for now. Look for some really cool posts from some of the Featured Authors showing up on our Featured Bloggers’ sites in the next few weeks. I’ll be updating the Featured Authors page here as we finalize the details with the remaining confirmed authors.
I can’t wait to see you all in February!!!
Just a quick note to apologize for the broken Pinterest link in the sidebar!!! (It’s better now.) I’m rediscovering my old love for the site, and I’m excited to have a page there for the convention. If you’re a “pinner”… here’s another resource to help you keep up with Coastal Magic news!!
And to share the love a bit… Facebook and Twitter users can “like” and “follow” us here…
I’m considering building a 4 hour “industry block” of panels into the Coastal Magic Convention schedule. These would be focused on tips and ideas for aspiring authors. I’m not sure there was a lot of attendance in previous years for these panels, so I’m looking for some feedback now from those of you who plan to attend the event.
Tentative panel ideas right now are:
I don’t plan to have any of these panels spread throughout the remainder of the convention. If this is something that would interest you, please let me know. If there doesn’t seem to be enough interest, I’ll just skip these types of panels entirely.
Hello all!! I’m spending this weekend in New Orleans for the RT Booklovers Convention, and just wanted to take this rare, quiet moment to pop into everyone’s inboxes and blog readers. I have two reasons for this…
1) Make sure you’re marking your calendars and saving your pennies… General Registration will begin on July 1st!! On June 1st I’ll be posting the first big list of Featured Authors to the website, and trust me when I tell you that you will NOT want to miss our shindig next year! I’m having a blast meeting and chatting with some of the new authors who’ll be with us in February. (New friends, not necessarily newly published. Although, we’ve got a few of those joining us, as well! Am I teasing you all well enough?? LOL)
2) Bloggers who’ve contacted me about Featured Blogger status at next year’s event… I haven’t forgotten you!! Things got a little backwards last week, so I’ll be getting in touch with you next week, when I return. I apologize for the delay.
Be sure to keep an eye on the blog and the twitter account. Updates will probably be coming more frequently the closer we get to July 🙂