Hi gang! I am excited to announce that registration for the Coastal Magic Convention opens today. Coastal Magic is a small(ish), casual convention held in Dayton, February 28-March 3, 2019. This will be my fourth year as a Featured Blogger and I really enjoy this event. Not only is it the beach in winter time, but there is a great crowd of romance and urban fantasy fans. While it is not a GLBT conference, there is great representation and enthusiasm for GLBT books and authors and a really supportive readership. So this is a great way to check out some fabulous authors and have a nice, casual weekend away.
They announced the Featured Author listing yesterday (click here if you missed it). It is a great group, including lots of folks who write GLBT romance. There are lots of favorite folks returning, as well as some new faces I am excited to see and meet.
Registration for the event is always limited to 300. 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!
Hope to see some of you there!
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 the 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.