Thursday, November 10, 2016

TFMU 2017 Information!

The Official TwiFic Meetup 2017 HAS A HOTEL!
We have dates!
We are rolling towards an amazing meetup!

Thank you all so much for bearing with us while we sort out details, ask for advice, opinions, and options to make sure we have an amazing TFMU!

The votes are in, and July 28-30 was an overwhelming favorite. The last weekend in July. I know Las Vegas will be hot (blazing!) but The Venetian will be COOL!

Yep! We’ve gotten an incredible deal on Bella Suites at The Venetian. Each Bella Suite has two queen size beds as well as a sitting area. (Edward watching you sleep is optional!) Aimee is so fabulous, and got The Venetian down to $219 per night!

We wanted to find the best hotel for the very best price, and I think we’ve done it. Many of you responded to our survey, and staying on the Strip was a priority for many, and saving was a priority for a lot of us also. The Venetian has large, comfortable rooms, and an impeccable reputation, as well as being on the strip, and competitively priced.

Details on registering in our block of rooms, with our TFMU discount will be forthcoming. Please do NOT call for reservations now. We will have a code to use to get our group discount soon! (have I mentioned how much I appreciate everyone’s patience?)

We are working on registration fees, which we will announce as soon as the website is updated, and payment options are sorted, be be prepared for lower fees this year. We are going to do our best to keep registration fees under $100. (this is not carved in granite, so bear with us if this changes, we are working on budget to bring you the best value possible!)

Please let us know in the comments if you plan to attend. Getting an idea of how many want to join in TFMU 2017 Vegas will go a long way towards helping us plan the event!



Yay! Vegas, baby!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

2016 Schedule

Thanks for your patience with us while we finalize the schedule.
THURSDAY, September 29, 2016

Arrivals and Hotel Check-in


UNOFFICIAL EVENING MEET & GREET

Location: Watch your twitter and TFMU Connections on Facebook for possible meet-ups and Twi Fic Trivia. At your own cost.


FRIDAY, September 30, 2016


REGISTRATION & BADGE PICKUP  8:45AM - 9:20AM
Location: TBA

DAY 1 EVENTS:
Please note that this year we will be running events parallel to each other!

Events 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:30am-9:45am Welcome and Intro

9:45am-10:50am  Reader & Beta Panel Discussion Group A 9:45am- 10:15am
Various One-on-One with LyricalKris
Discussion Group B 10:20am- 10:50am
One-on-One with Melanie Moreland

10:50am - 11:00am Break

11:00am-12:00pm Local Meetup Wkshp Discussion Group C 11:00am - 11:30am
          Angela Beta Breakout Group, HolletLA
Discussion Group D 11:35am- 12:05pm
One-on-One with FluffyLiz

12:05pm-1:05pm Catered Lunch

1:15pm-2:30pm Inside the Author’s Studio Group 1 - FluffyLiz, J Ray, planetblue

2:30pm - 3:00pm Fandom History with Jiff Simpson

3:00pm - 3:30pm Announce Wrap up, M&G, General Info

Free time to enjoy your friends.

EVENING EVENT:

Official Meet & Greet  7:00 PM -   ?
Location: TBA

Fangirl time! Meet new friends and say hello to some of your favorite fic writers.

This is what TFMU is all about! Meeting great friends from across the globe who love fic just as much as you!

Cash Bar. Light snacks.
Memory Making Photo Booth - Free to all attendees.
Karaoke, games, gabbing and greatness.

SATURDAY, October 1, 2016

DAY 2 EVENTS:
Events 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:30am-9:45am Morning Greeting & Info
9:45am-11:00am Inside the Author’s Studio Group 2 - LyricalKris, prettykittyartist, Rochelle Allison
Location: TBD

11:00am-12:15pm Fic to Published Discussion Group E 11:00am - 11:30am
          Jami Denise, JiffSimpson One-on-One with planetblue
    Melanie Moreland Discussion Group F 11:35am- 12:05pm
One-on-One with Rochelle Allison

12:15pm-1:15pm Catered Lunch

1:30pm-2:45pm Inside the Author’s Studio Group 3 - JiffSimpson, JudoLin, Melanie Moreland

After-party! Last year was such an amazing time, we decided to sort of repeat but reboot this after-hours event. Come dressed in your finest or funniest pajamas. Yes, you read that right… we’re having a pajama party.

There will be a karaoke machine, tables setup with games, light snacks, and more.

SUNDAY, October 2, 2016
GOODBYE BRUNCH
Stay tuned for more info on this!

This schedule is a working document and may be subject to change at any time.

Please tweet any questions to us @twificmeetup, contact us via the Facebook group we have setup for you, or send us an email twificmeetup@gmail.com

We can't wait to see you soon!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Are you ready???

Have you booked your flight for San Diego yet? If not, Frontier (https://www.flyfrontier.com/) and a few other airlines have some AMAZING deals going on right now.

Have you paid your registration fee? Take advantage of my laziness and get your lower rate locked in... I'm going to be fully on my game soon, and the rate will go up! It was supposed to be higher as of August 1, so jump in while you can.

Why should you go? Well, why shouldn't you go, but here's a PARTIAL list of the featured authors you'll be hearing from and have an opportunity to ask questions of this year...

Jiff Simpson

LyricalKris

Cris/judo_lin

And that's just three names! Start thinking of your questions now.

We're going to have a workshop on converting your fic to original works, a reader/beta roundtable discussion group, and so much more.

We can't wait to see you in just over a month.

Mindy & Kathy

Thursday, July 21, 2016

TFMU 2016 San Diego Outline Schedule

Hello! First, I want to warn you that this is a bare-bones schedule. There are no class titles and no instructor names. And, as usual, everything is subject to change. Also, my formatting is wonky, but I promise it will be pretty for the final document.



THURSDAY, September 29, 2016
Arrivals and Hotel Check-in


UNOFFICIAL EVENING MEET & GREET
Location: Watch your twitter and TFMU Connections on Facebook for possible meet-ups and Twi Fic Trivia.  At your own cost.


FRIDAY, September 30, 2016


REGISTRATION & BADGE PICKUP  8:45AM - 9:20AM
Location: TBA


DAY 1 EVENTS:
Please note we will be running events parallel to each other!


Workshops 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
9:30am-9:45am:  Welcome and Intro
                                                                        
          9:45am-10:50am:  WORKSHOP A, Discussion Group A 9:45am- 10:15am
              TITLE, Hostess
Discussion Group B 10:20am- 10:50am
TITLE, Hostess


10min  Break


11:00 am-12:00pm: WORKSHOP B Discussion Group C 11:00am - 11:30am
TITLE, Hostess
Discussion Group D 11:35am- 12:05pm
TITLE, Hostess
12:05pm-1:05pm: Catered Lunch


1:15pm-2:30pm: Inside the Author’s Studio Group 1


2:30pm -3:00 Announce Wrap up, M&G, General Info


Free time to enjoy your friends.


EVENING EVENT:


Official Meet & Greet  8:00 PM -   ?
Location: TBA


Fangirl time! Meet new friends and say hello to some of your favorite fic writers.
This is what TFMU is all about! Meeting great friends from across the globe who love fic just as much as you!
Cash Bar available until TBD.
Memory Making Photo Booth - Free to all attendees
Karaoke, games, gabbing and greatness.


SATURDAY, October 1, 2016


DAY 2 EVENTS:
Inside the Author’s Studio Group 2 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: TBD


11:15 am-12:15pm: WORKSHOP C Discussion Group E 11:00am - 11:30am
TITLE, Hostess
Discussion Group F 11:35am- 12:05pm
TITLE, Hostess
12:15pm-1:15pm: Catered Lunch


1:30pm-2:45pm: Inside the Author’s Studio Group 3


After-party! Last year was such an amazing time, we decided to sort of repeat but reboot this after-hours event. Come dressed in your finest or funniest pajamas. Yes, you read that right… we’re having a pajama party.
There will be a karaoke machine, tables setup with games, snacks and drinks, and more. Location and time TBD, but it'll be after a dinner break, like last year.
SUNDAY, October 2, 2016
GOODBYE BRUNCH


This schedule is a working document and may be subject to change at any time.


Please email/tweet any questions to us @twificmeetup

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Swag Madness

Are you guys getting as excited as Mindy Sue and I are for the meetup? Hardly seems around the corner!

We were brainstorming this morning and decided to kick this one out to you guys. Every year, you get more creative with the t-shirts, bags, and general swag you make and bring... so, do you want to share? We're looking for some logo designs to add to our Cafe Press store (don't worry, we'll still have our in-house designs, too!). You can use Hard Rock assets (including their San Diego logo), according to the folks I've reached out to. I have a high-quality PNG I will gladly email to you, if you'd like to play around.

We can't promise to list your image, but we would love to see what you ladies come up with. Anything is fair game -- quotes (with author permission), popular sayings, etc.

Please send all inquiries and submissions to us via twitter or email (ms k athy @ gm ail .co m). The sooner you get them in, the better!



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Transportation to San Diego from LA


Many thanks to Belle for compiling this information for us!

If you fly in to Los Angeles or other surrounding areas, here are some transit options to get to San Diego! So for the train, there are two options.

The Amtrak is the most direct, but also the most expensive. However, there is an Amtrak Station right in downtown SD, so you'll be pretty close to the hotel (though not walking distance). The cheaper option, if you're coming from Los Angeles or Orange County, is to take the Metrolink. This train is way cheaper (usually between $10-13 one way), but it will only take you as far south as Oceanside, so from there you'll need to hop on the Coaster to get into San Diego proper. This is a local commuter train and it will take you from Oceanside to downtown San Diego for about $5. Just remember that if you do the Metrolink/Coaster option, these are commuter trains, so there are fewer train times available (especially on weekends). Be sure to check the train schedule.

If you want to take the bus, there is actually a Greyhound station only like a couple blocks from the hotel. I think it's about $15ish one way if you're coming from LA. However, if you'll be coming from Los Angeles, remember than traffic from LA to San Diego will be horrendous in the evenings, so schedule accordingly.

Do you have some travel information you think would be useful for others attending TFMU this year? Send us a Facebook message or a tweet (we're working on fixing our email) and we'll be glad to include it here!

 Mindy & Kathy

Monday, February 1, 2016

San Diego Hotel Info is LIVE

The hotel information has been made live! We hope you're all able to successfully make your reservations, but if not, don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can comment on this post, or tweet us, or send a private message.

We can't wait to see you in September!