Thursday, February 20, 2014

TRAVEL DETAILS

Wow!  We are lucky to have a great bunch of women coming to Nashville in July. The more the merrier we say!  So sweet talk your best fic friends into coming with you.


Lots of folks will be flying into Nashville but others will be driving.  And, lots of people are looking to share a room to cut costs.  Not to mention, we all want to know who’s already signed up to come and plan our fangirling / stalking accordingly.  


We’ve collected twitter/FanFiction names and other information via surveys to help you find a potential roommate, carpool friend, airport friend, and a sneak peek at the early birds who’ve planned to attend.


Double check YOUR information entered and add your travel deets.  Since this is a public document, just use twitter/Fanfiction names.  It kind of goes without saying, but just in case: Please be careful and only alter/enter your information on your entry line.


For those looking for roommates, check here and get in touch with one another.  If you’re trying to reach someone you don’t follow or they don’t follow you, let us know via TFMU twitter DM or TFMU FaceBook.  We’ll help make the connection.  


Ask anyone from the last two years of TFMU, sharing a room with a bunch of fic friends is the best kind of sleepover!  TFMU also uses the motto:  What happen at TFMU, stays at TFMU!


If you have any concerns or questions about making your entry, please let Mindy, Kathy, or Michelle know.  We’re here to help.  


Again, the more the merrier, so let’s make TFMU2014 a big celebration of friends and fic!




PLEASE NOTE:  There are two main forms that attendees will fill out.  


#1 Attendee Questionnaire is designed to help the TFMU Team collect event information as well as personal info such as: real name, emergency contact, dietary needs and so on.  This info is NOT made public. If you have NOT filled that out, you can click right here. 2014 TFMU Attendee Profile


#2 Attendee Roommates/ Arrival-Departures / Ride Sharing spreadsheet is to help attendees reduce costs by finding roommates or sharing rides.  This info is made public. TRAVEL DETAILS TFMU 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TFMU HOTEL LINK

Hello friends!  We finally got the link for the hotel rooms under TFMU.  If you have already booked your room, please contact the Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown and let them know you are with our group.  This helps meet our quota. 

Booking link:  TFMU hotel rooms

Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown: (1-615-687-9995)

*If you haven't filled out our questionnaire, please do so. TFMU Attendee Questionnaire



Saturday, February 8, 2014

ATTENDEE QUESTIONNAIRE

Excitement for 2014 TFMU is building and we want to keep the momentum going!  July will be here before you know it and we can’t wait.  Hotel reservations are being booked, airfare is being checked, and tweeps are looking for roommates.

The TFMU Team has put together an Attendee Questionnaire to help you find a potential roommate, as well as questions seeking your input about events/programs during the Meet Up.  

Please take a moment to fill out the questionnaire.  It would be helpful if you would also retweet (RT) the link via twitter or share the link on your Facebook account.  We want all attendees to fill out the form and don’t want to miss anyone.

We will make the roommate information available via Google Docs once we have enough responses.  


We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

Mindy, Kathy, and Michelle

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tips for Finding Cheaper Airfare

Hello, ladies!!  Many of you will be flying to Nashville or the price of an airline ticket will determine if you will attend TFMU 2014.  I've searched the internet for tips to finding the best rates on airfare.  Here is what I've discovered:

  • Look for flights Tuesdays after 3 as well as Wednesday.  Discounts are announced on Monday and the airlines typically post them on Tuesday.
  • Some believe there is a 'sweet spot' at about six weeks out for the lowest rate.
  • Use aggregation sites such as Booking Buddy, Airfarewatchdog or Bing.
  • Clear your cache and cookies each day you search. Prices from previous searches could come up.
  • Possibly check 2 one-way tickets
  • See if there is a redeye flight or extremely early flight
  • It doesn't hurt to check prices with a travel agent
  • Continue alerts from websites in case of lower prices occur after you have purchased your ticket. Yapta will help you get a refund.
  • One article said not to bother checking prices until you are 3 months out.
  • See if you airport has an airline that the search engines do not pick up like Southwest or Allegiant Air
For those lovely ladies who will be flying internationally I only found 2 tips.
  • Purchase tickets 3-5 months in advance
  • Have a travel agent check prices from a consolidator.
If you have any tips, please share them in the comments.  Happy and safe traveling!

Mindy

Monday, February 3, 2014



TFMU 2014 is OFFICIAL


We are so excited!


Where: Nashville, TN


When: July 11 - 13, 2014 (Friday - Sunday)


Hotel: Hyatt Place, Nashville Downtown
301 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 37201
Tel: +1 615 687 9995
http://nashvilledowntown.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html


A great city. A great hotel. A great group of friends.


Hotel Features

  • Newest hotel in downtown Nashville, just one block from Music City Center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access throughout our hotel near Bridgestone Arena
  • A unique Nashville hotel with free breakfast and indoor pool
  • Enjoy your complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ served daily, with hot breakfast items, fresh fruit, oatmeal and plenty more to choose from.
  • Grab 'n Go case offers new sandwiches & greens from our Gallery Menu and bottled beverages for moments on the run
  • Intimate Bakery CafĂ© serves Starbucks® specialty coffees & teas, premium beers, wines and cocktails, a premier amenity among Downtown Nashville, TN hotels
  • Complimentary 24-hour Stay Fit® fitness center with Life Fitness® cardio equipment
  • Valet & Self-Parking available for a fee


All TFMU related programs and events will take place at the Hyatt Place, Nashville Downtown site. Off-site social events/sightseeing will be announced later.


Please talk to your roomies and secure your room at the Hyatt Place, Nashville Downtown. Past TFMU feedback indicated many attendees were able to secure lower room rates using points, promotional codes, AAA, AARP, and so on. Many of the rates quoted via websites are prepaid, non-refundable, and non-transferable.


However, TFMU will have ten rooms set aside. The room rate will vary according to room type and availability. Your card will not be charged until you check-in. The hotel is setting up a direct link for these rooms in the following days.


So, talk or tweet with your friends… and plan to reserve your room at the Hyatt Place, Nashville Downtown. We can’t wait to see you!


Mindy, Kathy, and Michelle

**** REGISTRATION FEES AND PROGRAM INFORMATION COMING SOON ****