What Is Coastal Magic Convention?
This event is my way of getting the authors I love to read and talk to close enough for me to hang out with. It was a selfish plan that has turned into a weekend shindig I’m very proud to be putting together. And I’m sharing it with anyone else who wants to come hang out with us! For more info, click on the “About” page above.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Feb 6-9, 2014 event is $70 per person. This will cover most all panels and meet & greets, and allows access to some other events that are either free with limited space, or will have a very small additional charge. More info will be posted when General Registration opens on July 1st.
What Do I Have To Do To Attend?
Readers: General Registration starts July 1st and ends December 31st, 2013. You simply have to pay the registration fee, and you’re set. Our registration limit for readers is 200. There is information on this site for travelers and for hotel reservations for the weekend. You must reserve your hotel by January 7th, 2014 in order to get the discounted rate for our event.
Authors: If you’d like to be considered for Feature Author status (listed on F. A. page, guaranteed space at public signing, participation in panels/meet & greets) please email me at CoastalMagicConvention at gmail dot com. The cutoff is 50 Featured Authors. I will be keeping a waiting list, once we reach our Featured Author limit, in case of cancelation. If you’re an author who is NOT interested in Featured Author status, you can register as a reader and just come for the fun! The public signing will also be open to non-Featured Authors, please contact me if you’re interested in participating.
Bloggers: Bloggers will register as General Registration, but there will be spaces for Featured Bloggers, and Registered Bloggers. Featured Bloggers will have responsibilities before and during the event (and will get cool perks for their efforts). Registered bloggers will have a smaller role during the event, and will have an opportunity for one on one time with each author. Both positions are limited. If you’re a blogger interested in attending, and would like to be considered for a either of these postitions, please email me at CoastalMagicConvention at gmail dot com for more information. Featured Bloggers will be announced before July 1st. Registered Blogger spots will be available when General Registration begins, and can be claimed using a “first come, first served” process.
Can I Get A Refund If I Can’t Make It?
Yes, with limitations. You can request a full refund up to 90 days from the time you pay for your registration. After that, EventBrite.com (the site we use to process registrations) locks in the payment. The last date to request a refund will be December 31, 2013. After that point, we’ll be paying off things for the convention, and will not have the money available for refunds.
Can I Transfer My Ticket To A Friend?
Yes. If you’re unable to make it to the convention after you’ve registered, and would like to send a friend in your place, simply email me at CoastalMagicConvention at gmail dot com with your information. I’ll need your order #, your name, your email, and the corresponding information for the person coming in your place. There may be additional information needed, depending on final details for the convention.
Will There Be A Charge For The Public Signing?
No. The signing will be completely free and open to the public, as well as to those attending Coastal Magic Convention. All Featured Authors will be participating, and additional authors will be added to the list as time goes on. There will be a percentage of sales from the signing donated to a local charity (TBD). The more authors who participate, the more money we’ll raise! Please limit the books you bring into the signing from home to 3. Those books will be stickered on their barcode as you come in. Books by all authors participating will be available to purchase before and during the signing.
Are Meals Included In My Registration?
The only meal that will be included is a plated lunch on Saturday afternoon. There are MANY options, both in the hotel and within easy walking distance, for the rest of your meals.
How Much Time Will I Actually Get With Each Author?
All the panels and meet & greets are designed to not only create discussions, but give time to chat individually. There will also be ample time between panels for catching up with both authors and other readers. In addition, there are two separate activities being planned to bring smaller groups of authors and readers together, and there will be one “everyone welcome” mingle on Saturday night. In short… while I can’t give you an actual number of minutes, you’ll have LOADS of face time with your favorite authors.
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
For more info. please visit Coastal Magic on the web.