Many of you know that while this blog is my outlet to chat about the books and bookish things I love – I also run the Coastal Magic Convention. June is a busy month for the convention because it’s the public start of things… the Featured Author listing gets announced, (2022 will be the 10th Anniversary weekend!!) and General Registration opens. I’ve JUST realized I haven’t updated everyone over here all month!!
Readers of a wide variety of genres are going to find authors to love at next year’s shindig. Whether they’re auto-buy faves already, or “new to you” authors just waiting to become your next binge read, there’s something for just about everyone.
Registration is $107 for the weekend, and includes all of the on-site activities, along with one lunch with the authors on Saturday. There’s a two-step process for getting registered this go ’round, so make sure you follow the directions on the GENERAL REGISTRATION page.
The Featured Bloggers will be doing monthly author spotlights with our Featured Authors, (and yes, I’ll have a selection of author spotlights here, too!!) so be sure you’re following each of their blogs, and the #CMCon22 hashtag so you won’t miss any! This is going to be a fantastic way to get to know the authors a bit BEFORE our weekend together.
If reading challenges (either on your own or with a group) are your thing, there’s a group for that!! With a suggested schedule of reading, planned author interactions, points to earn and prizes to win, the Coastal Magic Convention Reading Challenge group is definitely the place to be. You can read all about how the challenge works HERE!
And last (for now), but certainly not least — every good event has to have merch to remember it by, right?? There are a few different designs for the 10th anniversary weekend — the traditional logo with all 10 years’ dates, one for the reading challenge, one with a cool book quote (and great story behind it), and a Pride Logo design. Until the end of June, all profits from the Pride design shirts will go to a local LGBT+ service organization.
The Coastal Magic Instagram account has been sharing individual author graphics and info, and the Facebook group is giving some sneak peeks about some of the activities that will be happening during the weekend.
Have you been to Coastal Magic before? Have you been to other book conventions/signings?
What’s your favorite thing about attending bookish events like this? I’d love to hear your thoughts about in-person bookish events!!