Of cons and camps and Faffy things

FaffCampII

I’ve written many times over the last few years about what a transformative experience Faffcon has been and continues to be. As the unconference for working pro voiceover talent, it’s a gathering of people who are serious about their work in voiceover, but who also understand how to have fun. I’ve been to every one and will be there in Tucson, AZ in September for number 7.

The thing is, Faffcon is hard to get in to. There’s a limit of 100 who are allowed to register each time. You have to be working pro voice talent and pass the vetting process. It sells out lightning fast. (Faffcon 7 was full before the pre-registration for those who had all ready reserved their hotel rooms was done.)

About a year and a half ago, the first Faff Camp was held in Charlotte, NC. Unlike Faffcon, Faff Camp has no limit on the number of people who can attend and while working pro voices are encouraged to attend, you can be as new to voiceover as can be and still attend Faff Camp. In fact, there’s a track specifically for those just getting started.

I was there in Charlotte and I will tell you honestly I wasn’t sure beforehand if I would like it. I love the Faffcon experience so much, I wasn’t sure if Faff Camp would reflect the experience I had grown to love so much. But it did. Wonderfully. My expectations were blown away.

However, Faff Camp, as fun as it was, represented a huge risk. Faff Camp needed to have a certain number of people attend the event in order to just break even. It was great fun, an excellent learning experience, but for those in charge it was a significant challenge. So, no one knew if there would ever be a second Faff Camp.

The good news is (as you may have all ready heard) there is going to be a Faff Camp II, this time in San Antonio, TX, March 20 – 22, 2015. The initial Kickstarter-style registration is going on now. If enough people register by Friday of this week (yes, that’s just a couple of days away) then Faff Camp II will happen. If enough don’t register, then everyone gets a refund and Faff Camp II doesn’t happen.

So, here’s the deal. If you would like to get a $25 discount off the initial registration price of $375, use this promo code: VT9071887

When you do, you’ll get $25 off your registration and I will receive a $25 rebate off of mine. Just go to the Faff Camp II site and click the orange “Register!” button. I hope to see you in San Antonio next March!

By the way, as an additional incentive, while this initial registration is $375, that fee will rise to $449 on July 12, 2014. So, click one of the Faff Camp II links above, put in that promo code and I look forward to seeing you there!

3 Comments »

  1. Thank you, Bob! I loved Faff Camp 1, also. It was an amazing experience–I know this may be heresy, but might have even liked it even more than FaffCon!

    Comment by Amy Snively — July 9, 2014 @ 11:14 am

  2. Amy,

    Thank you for your kind comment!

    Your friend,
    Bob

    Comment by Bob — July 9, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

  3. […] I've written many times over the last few years about what a transformative experience Faffcon has been and continues to be. As the unconference for working pro voiceover talent, it's a gathering o…  […]

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