Registration For Coastal Magic UF/PNR Convention Has Begun!!


I’m SO EXCITED!! In case those of you reading THIS blog didn’t know… I’m the organizer for Coastal Magic, an urban fantasy/paranormal romance reader convention!! Last year we were in St. Augustine, this year (and hopefully in future years) we’ll be in Daytona Beach, FL.

We’ve still got 7 months until it’s time for our party, but you can all start joining in, because registration opened on July 1st!!! Wanna see some of the awesome authors you’ll get to hang out with if you join us?? CLICK HERE for our Featured Author list so far!!

A few things you should know…

– Registration is $70 per person, and covers all the scheduled panels and meet & greets, and the Character Mixer on Saturday night. Lunch on Saturday is the only meal included with your pass. The charity signing on Saturday is free an open to both registered attendees, and the public.

– When you register for the convention, you’ll have the chance to register for additional activities. Many authors are opening up their breakfast time to hang out with fans. Each person is responsible for their own breakfast costs, but this is a fantastic opportunity to work in extra face time with your favorite storytellers. Three readers can start the day with each participating author.

There are also some authors who have volunteered to captain Supernatural LaserTag teams!!! For those of you who buy tickets for the offsite activity at Daytona Lagoon Family Fun Center (on Friday night), you can choose to be on the lasertag team of one of our Featured Authors. Each team will consist of one author and up to four readers. You’ll choose your supernatural race, and battle with 2 or 3 other teams in the glow-in-the-dark arena. You can purchase Daytona Lagoon tickets even if you don’t want to be on a lasertag team, there are many other activities covered by the pass.

– The Bad Movie Tweet-up is back!!! This year’s showing of The Covenant, with Master Snarker Damon Suade, was absolutely hilarious. Next year’s title is a secret for now, but rest assured it is worthy, lol. We’ll have a hashtag for everyone who wants to follow along and pitch in from home. Be sure to RSVP early if you want to be a part of this opening night activity.

– Kevin J Anderson (yes… Kevin J FREAKING Anderson!!) wanted to join us, but is unable due to scheduling conflicts. Just because he’s a cool guy, he’s sending a special gift to the first 50 people who register during this week!! (Who wants a li’l bit of Dan Shamble in their welcome bag??)

– This week our Featured and Registered Bloggers will be posting special promo blogs to share Coastal Magic with their readers. Be sure to pop in to see how each of them is spreading the word!


So… ladies and gents… mark your calendars, pack your flip flops and sunglasses, and register to come hang out with some fabulous authors and passionate readers. While the rest of the country is watching for snow flurries, we’ll be talking about “creatures of the night” in the Florida sun. We’re going to have a lot of fun and would love to see YOU!!

If you want to keep up to date about all the cool stuff going on… check out these links:

Coastal Magic Convention Website

Coastal Magic Convention Facebook Page

Coastal Magic Convention Facebook Event Page

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