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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Coast Magic Convention Schedule! Check it out...

Take a look at all the fun authors you can meet and panels to attend. CM is coming up quick. The deadline to grab a hotel room at the discounted rate goes away Monday!!! You have till Jan 14 to register through EventBrite, but there my be an option after that. Check the website for details.

 Be sure to mention our group rate code, CMBT, if you call.

To see the full schedule:

note:  there might be slight changes to this schedule before the convention
Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
5pm - 10pm
Check-in / Welcome Bag Pickup (resumes 9:00am Friday and Saturday)

6pm - 12am
Game Room (board games, card games, etc.) - open to all attendees

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 
9am - 10am
All Creatures Great And Small - Vamps & Werewolves seem to top the list of UF/PNR creatures, but they are not the ONLY paranormals to steal our hearts! A chat about dragons, fae, witches, and more. - Alivia Anders, Vaughn R Demont, Jeffe Kennedy, Stephanie Julian, Rane Sjodin, Tigris Eden, Elisabeth Naughton

Non "Others" - The importance of the humans in our favorite UF/PNR stories. - Chudney Thomas, Deborah Cooke, Jess Haines, Kiernan Kelly, Jordan K Rose, Kelly Meding.

My Hero - Is your perfect hero an “alpha”? Are they “flawed”? What makes readers swoon for the leading man? - Kait Ballenger, KC Burn, Kristen Painter, Tere Michaels, Lia Davis, J A Souders

10:15am - 11:15am
Forever & Ever - Keeping a series fresh and interesting when there's no real end in sight. - Paige Tyler, Christina Farley, Angie Fox, Eric R Asher, Julie Kenner, Coreene Callahan. 

Out Of The Genre Box - Paranormal authors who also write contemporary/historical/suspense/etc. Why they do it, and what's in it for their paranormal fans? - Tigris Eden, Hildie McQueen, Seressia Glass, Donna Grant, Damon Suede, Tina Wainscott

Bite Me! - Readers' continued fascination with Vamps & Weres in UF/PNR. What's hot & what's next. - Terry Spear, Amanda Carlson, Stephanie Julian, Molly Harper, Jan DeLima, Jess Haines.

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet & Greet - J A Souders, Tawdra Kandle, Lucienne Diver
Meet & Greet - Lisa Kessler, Lee Roland, Poppy Dennison, Kiernan Kelly
Meet & Greet - Lia Davis, Deborah Cooke, Coreene Callahan, Aria Kane, Tina Wainscott

2:15pm - 3:15pm
M Squared - Gay UF & PNR at it's best. Where to start, what's hot, and what's coming soon. - Kiernan Kelly, K C Burn, Tere Michaels, Poppy Dennison.

Urban Fantasy Rulemakers (and Rulebreakers) - Creating, and sticking to, the rules of a paranormal society. - Jenna Black, Elliott James, Amanda Carlson, Lee Roland, Kelly Meding, Nancy Holzner Elliott James

Life With An Author - Family members of Featured Authors dish about life with a loved one on deadline. - TBD

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet & Greet - Carrie Ann Ryan, Larissa Ione, Christopher Rice, Lexi Blake
Meet & Greet - Jaye Wells, Kelly Meding, Nancy Holzner, Paige Tyler, K C Burn
Mad Hatter Tea Party (M&G) - Hildie McQueen, Jordan K Rose, Kristen Painter, Chudney Thomas, Terry Spear

4:45pm - 5:45pm
1001 Dark Nights - Series Q&A - Larissa Ione, Carrie Ann Ryan, Donna Grant, Elizabeth Naughton, Lexi Blake, Christopher Rice, Julie Kenner
7:00pm - 10:00pm

9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cinema Craptastique - Movie Title TBD - Damon Suede, Molly Harper, Vaughn R Demont, Angie Fox, Kiernan Kelly, Jess Haines, Jeffe Kennedy - and more!!

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 
9:00am - 10:00am
Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The End Of The World - Comedy in UF/PNR - Vaughn R Demont, Jaye Wells, Molly Harper, Angie Fox, Julie Kenner, Lee Roland

Novellas & Short Stories - Making the most of a two hour read. - Deborah Cooke, Aria Kane, Amanda Carlson, Seressia Glass, Kait Ballenger, Kristen Painter, Carrie Ann Ryan

The Perfect Villain - Bad guys we love to hate. - Coreene Callahan, Jan DeLima, Larissa Ione, Kiernan Kelly, Tina Wainscott, Jordan K Rose

10:15am - 11:15am
Wrapping It Up - Ending a series in a way that makes authors AND readers happy. Moving on to something new, and taking your fanbase. - Deborah Cooke, Lisa Kessler, Donna Grant, Christina Farley, Hildie McQueen, Carrie Ann Ryan, Maureen McGowan

The Scooby Gang - The importance of “side” or “support” characters in our favorite stories. - Kristen Painter, Stephanie Julian, Tawdra Kandle, Coreene Callahan, Paige Tyler, Jaye Wells

Been There / Done That - Stories that bust stereotypes in gay urban fantasy and paranormal romance. - Vaughn R Demont, Damon Suede, Tere Michaels, Poppy Dennison, K C Burn.

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet & Greet - Elizabeth Naughton, Julie Kenner, Donna Grant
Meet & Greet - Angie Fox, Molly Harper, Damon Suede, Rane Sjodin
Meet & Greet - Jan DeLima, Elliott James, Jeffe Kennedy, Stephanie Julian

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

2:15pm - 3:15pm
Paranormal Mystery - Who Dunnit? An intro to the cozy(ish) subgenre. - Lexi Blake, Angie Fox, Jaye Wells, Rane Sjodin, Poppy Dennison

PC in UF/PNR - How authors incorporate or avoid political and social issues in their stories. - Kelly Meding, Nancy Holzner, Terry Spear, J A Souders, Jenna Black, Maureen McGowan, Elisabeth Naughton

Man Up! - Panel of male UF/PNR authors discuss how they approach storytelling. Is there any difference from their female counterparts? - Eric R Asher, Vaughn R Demont, Elliott James, Christopher Rice

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Flash Fiction - Authors create a fast-paced, on-the-spot story using prompts from the audience. - Damon Suede, Lucienne Diver, Kiernan Kelly, Nancy Holzner, Lisa Kessler, Alivia Anders, Jeffe Kennedy

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Public Book Sale / Signing

9:00pm - 1:00am

Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 
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 - 11:00am
Mythology, Fairy Tales, & Legends - The stories that inspire our stories. Which of the old tales are most used, and best used. How to make them work in today's UF/PNR. - Lia Davis, Aria Kane, Seressia Glass, Larissa Ione, Tigris Eden, Jeffe Kennedy, Lee Roland

Kick-Ass Heroines - Our favorite leading ladies . How important is it to have a heroine who is both soft and strong? - Paige Tyler, Jess Haines, Christina Farley, Tawdra Kandle, Lucienne Diver, Jan DeLima, Julie Kenner

How REAL Is Your FANTASY? - How far can you push the boundries of a “believable” paranormal story. What's the research process like, and how much does the FBI know? - Eric R Asher, Nancy Holzner, J A Souders, Maureen McGowan, Terry Spear, Chudney Thomas, Rane Sjodin

11:15am - 12:15pm
Meet & Greet - Alivia Anders, Christina Farley, Maureen McGowan, Jenna Black

Create The Perfect Cover! - Author Activity - Ever wonder what goes into the making a great cover? From title to graphics, you will create a masterpiece for the authors. In this interactive event, readers will work alongside authors to create the perfect cover for their books. - Hildie McQueen, Jordan K Rose, Chudney Thomas

Meet & Greet - Eric R Asher, Jess Haines, Tere Michaels, Kait Ballenger

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Soundtracks / Playlists - The groove behind some of our favorite characters and stories. - Tigris Eden, Aria Kane, Alivia Anders, Tawdra Kandle, Lia Davis

Authors In The Audience - Full panel of authors with questions for YOU!!! - Hildie McQueen, Lee Roland, Tina Wainscott, Jenna Black, Eric R Asher, Larissa Ione

Little Thing Called Love - Balancing a great (hot) romance within the worldbuilding of paranormal romance. - Christopher Rice, Lucienne Diver, Chudney Thomas, Terry Spear, Lexi Blake, Lisa Kessler

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Farewell - Informal chat about what worked at this year's con, and what we can improve on for Coastal Magic 2016. Authors and readers welcome!

And the best get to meet Sharon and Katie! We will be gearing up for The Year of the Sheep. Get your Year of the Sheep World Domination Picture with us and declare your love of I Smell Sheep*

*no blood sacrifices will be accepted, but man-candy or candy in general will be...I like chocolate and Bit-O-Honey...just saying.

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