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!!
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 🙂
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.