2018 Schedule

*Full schedule will be posted in late fall. For now, this is the basic timeline of how our weekend will flow. Please be aware that things may shift, or even change drastically, by the time of the event.*


Thursday, Feb 22nd

4:00pm – 10:00pm – Check-in / Welcome Bag Pickup

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Welcome Mingle – open to all – cash bar available

8:00pm – 10:30pm – Cinema Craptastique: Join our evening’s emcee, Damon Suede, and a handful of Featured Authors in live tweeting an entertaining, yet thoroughly snarkworthy movie. A Coastal Magic original, we’ve trended nationally for the last four years on movie night!

 Friday, Feb 23rd

9:00am – 6:00pm Vendors Available

9:00am – 6:00pm – Panels / Meet & Greets

12:30pm – 2:00pm – Lunch (on your own)


7:00pm – 9:00pm – Dinner (on your own)

9:00pm – 12:00am – Coastal Magic Mixer Themed Party Night (Theme TBD) – cash bar available

Saturday, Feb 24th

9:00am – 6:00pm Vendors Available

9:00am – 3:30pm – Panels / Meet & Greets

12:30pm – 2:00pm – Lunch with an Author


3:30pm – 4:30pm – author prep for signing

4:30pm – 6:30pm – Public Book Sale / Signing

6:30pm – 9:00pm – Dinner (on your own)

9:00pm – 12:00am – Swag Bingo & Author Hosted Games – Fun way to check out all that swag in your welcome bags AND win some awesome prizes!! Then, chill out with us for a night of fun games… both author hosted, and “on your own” will be available. Cash bar will be available.

Sunday, Feb 25th

9:00am – 12:00pm Vendors Available (limited)

9:00am – 10:00am Charity raffle basket winners announced. Winners can pick up baskets until 12:00pm. Alternate winners will be selected between 12:00pm and 2:00pm.

10:00am – 2:00pm – Panels / Activities

2:00pm Farewell – Informal chat about what you loved from this year’s con, and constructive suggestions for Coastal Magic 2019. Authors and readers welcome!


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