Registration For Coastal Magic (#CMCon19) Has Started!

It’s time, y’all! It’s TIME!!!

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It’s July 1st, and that means you can now get registered to attend the 7th annual Coastal Magic Convention! We announced the Featured Author listing yesterday (click HERE if you missed it), and you can now reserve your spot to hang out with them and other readers during our event weekend in Daytona Beach, Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2019

As readers,  we’re always looking for amazing stories and storytellers. I think one of the best (and most fun) ways to find new authors to add to our “to be read” piles is at a book event. It’s also a fantastic way to spend time with authors we already know and love.

Registration for our small(ish), casual shindig is always limited to 300. So if you want to escape a “white winter” for some “beachy blues” next February, you need to register sooner than later! Mardi Gras weekend just happens to start during our shindig next year, so expect jazzy purple, green, and gold to be a recurring theme!

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Some of the things attendees can look forward to are a Mardi Gras themed Welcome Mingle on Thursday night, multiple themed meet & greets with small groups of authors, Cinema Craptastique (live tweeting an awesomely awful movie) with live commentary by emcee Damon Suede, “Lunch with an Author” on Saturday, lots of fun panel discussions, a few author-hosted panel activities, and more.

Full weekend registration is $100, and will get you:

  • Welcome Bag full of goodies (books & swag) from authors and publishers
  • Access to all officially scheduled panels, parties, and activities
  • “Lunch With An Author” on Saturday (meal is provided)
  • Access to book sale/signing on Saturday (also open to the public)
  • Random shenanigans!

If you’ve been with us before, you know how this all works, and we’d love to see you again. ❤ If you’re  new to Coastal Magic, HI THERE!!! I think you would have an awesome time. Since I may be a bit biased, I don’t expect you to just take my word for it, though. CLICK HERE to see some things previous authors and readers have said about their time with us. Then… head over to our registration page to claim your spot for the weekend.

See you all by the beach!!

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PS: You’re all welcome to come join us in the Coastal Magic Convention Authors & Attendees Facebook group! We’ll be talking about event related stuff, random book stuff, and our authors will pop in from time to time to chat, as well! If you’re on the fence about registering, this may be a great place to get an idea of what you can expect during our weekend.

Coastal Magic 2019 Featured Author Reveal!

Hello, all of you awesome reader peoples!! Today is one of my very favorite days of the year. The day I get to share the beginning of our next Coastal Magic Convention Featured Author lineup!!!

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There will be more happening in the next few days (LIKE REGISTRATION FOR #CMCON19 STARTING TOMORROW), so keep an eye out for a few more posts with info and links that will come in handy. 🙂 For now… here are some of the authors we’ll be hanging out with next year in Daytona Beach.

Eric R Asher
Bru Baker
Kait Ballenger
Dana Marie Bell
Shannon Bell
Tonya Burrows
Ashlyn Chase
Charlie Cochet
Deborah Cooke / Claire Delacroix
Cynthia D’Alba
Alyssa Day
Sierra Dean
Poppy Dennison
Sonali Dev
Lucienne Diver
Hank Edwards
S Usher Evans
Maggie Mae Gallagher
Vivien Jackson
Darynda Jones
Tawdra Kandle
Kiernan Kelly / Dakota Chase
Amy Lane
Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons
Lucy Lennox
Gail Z Martin / Morgan Brice
Z A Maxfield
Hildie McQueen
Tere Michaels
Sarah Nicolas / Aria Kane
Nancy Northcott
Jessica Scott
H D Smith
S E Smith
Victoria Sue
Damon Suede

As awesome as this listing already is… THERE WILL BE MORE! We’ve got some confirmed authors that I’m still getting all sorted and settled, and a few that I’m in contact with, but need to work out deadline and scheduling details before they can fully commit. If you’re familiar with Coastal Magic, you’ll know this isn’t unusual… and just means that I get to give you all little surprises for the next few weeks/months. 🙂 (I do love my job, lol!!)

I’m SO happy with our current group of incredible storytellers. I love that we have so many authors coming back to hang out with us again, yet we’ve made room for some brand new peeps to get to know. I love that we include urban fantasy, paranormal romance and mystery, we’ve got some cozy mystery writers, and lots of sub-genres of romance as well (western, historical, contemporary, etc.)! I’m absolutely sure that regardless of your story, trope, and character preferences, you’ll find something to get excited about. 🙂

Huge “thank yous” go to all of the authors who will be joining us. Taking time away from their families and deadlines is a big deal, and the expense of attending readers events is no small thing. I appreciate their making time to come play with us!!! ❤

If you haven’t checked out our Facebook “Coastal Magic Convention: Authors & Attendees” group page yet, you should do that. I have a feeling there will be some fun chatting happening in there the next few days!! 🙂 I hope you’re all as excited as I am to spend time with these lovely folks in February!!

#CMCon18 Lunch With An Author Signups!!

Ok… time has come! The 2018 Lunch with an Author at Coastal Magic. If you’re registered to attend this coming weekend, here’s your link to the signups.
 
 
Please keep in mind that there are a LOT of people doing this at the same time, and inevitably, some authors’ tables will fill very quickly. If you don’t see any available seats for an author, or you’re processing your selection but at the end it says the seat isn’t available, that means others have processed their selections ahead of you. (I can’t handicap for faster or slower processors, I’m trying to make it as fair as I can for everyone.) I’m sorry that this will disappoint some of you, but I hope you’ll look at it as an opportunity to take a chance on someone you’re not as familiar with. Who knows… you may just find your next favorite!
 
Please remember to ONLY select for one person at a time, do not change the number to “2”. IF you’re selecting for two people, do yours first, then go back in to do theirs, using their name and email address, NOT yours. Duplicates will result in both selections being deleted.
 
AND… the room we’re in for this year’s lunch… has an AMAZING view of the ocean.

If you haven’t registered yet, you still have a chance to join us! Single and multi-day registrations are still available, until we sell out.
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Links to purchase for the day of your choosing (Please include your badge name and your email in the notes of your payment page.):

July #CMCon18 Registration Contest!

Hello all!

Registration for the 2018 Coastal Magic Convention opened up on July 1st, and I’m SO EXCITED to see so many familiar names on our attendee list already!! I’m very glad that you’re having enough fun with us to come back, year after year.

Right now, I want to make sure you know about THREE contests we’ve got going on through the month of July. Two are for our newsletter subscribers, so if you haven’t signed up to get those monthly emails, you can do that HERE. There are fun tidbits and contests from some of our Featured Authors, and updates from me about things going on behind the scenes.

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This month’s newsletter features author Shaila Patel, who is offering up three digital copies of her novel SOULMATED. 🙂 In addition, Judy from The Glitter Dungeon (who is also the mom of Coastal Magic con family/alumni Molly Harper) has made us customized money jars! (Her Etsy shop has jars with all different themes; “bail money”, vacation, baby, “girls/guys night out”, etc.) One of our “Coastal Magic” jars will go to a lucky newsletter subscriber, and another one will go to one of our registered attendees. That’s right, if you’ve registered by July 31st, you’re automatically entered to win the second of our savings jars!

So… lots of fun things going on right now in CoastalMagicLand. 🙂

Good luck to all our newsletter subscribers and registered attendees!! If you have subscribed yet, or registered to come join us in February… now’s a good time to do both!

See you by the beach!

 

CMCon18JunePics Contest Winner – FREE Registration to Coastal Magic 2018!

This year we had our first photo challenge contest for a FREE General Registration to Coastal Magic. I had a lot of fun working with the authors and bloggers to post a picture on Instagram (and fed onto other social media) for each day’s prompt. HUGE Thank You go all of our participating Coastal Magic family, and everyone one of YOU who played along!! It was really great to see all the creativity in interpretation for each pic.

Just for reference… this was our challenge…

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And our winning post (randomly selected by link) is…

WINNER

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posted on June 16th, by “makingithappenblog” (Carra Saigh) on Instagram

 

Congratulations, Carra!!! Thanks for taking part in the challenge. Please email me for instructions on redeeming your FREE General Registration for next year’s Coastal Magic. 

Keep your eyes peeled (and on our blog, newsletter, and social media) for the next fun contest. (Hint… we’ve got stuff coming up SOON!)