Posted in logistics on 04/22/2010 07:35 pm by Karen
Stickergiant, a top-notch service I was gladly willing to pay for, is now our latest sponsor. We purchased BaconCamps stickers from them last year and their customer service and quality were fabulous. There was a slight problem with the stickers (ultimately our fault) and they gladly reprinted our stickers and mailed them out within a day.
They are incredibly responsive and helpful and their turnaround time is superfast. I wouldn’t go with anyone else for custom stickers. I’ll post some photos of the stickers as soon as they come in.
Posted in logistics on 04/05/2010 05:40 pm by Karen
BaconCamp is now up on Kickstarter. We are looking to the community to help fund this project. Just like last year, proceeds of the event go to a local nonprofit that is-as-yet-unnamed-until-it-is-official. If you donate $15 or more on Kickstarter, you are effectively buying your ticket for BaconCamp. There are other thank you gifts too that might capture your fancy. Start thinking about what you want to cook. This ball is rolling!
Posted in logistics on 03/24/2010 11:33 pm by Karen
What’s that smell? Smells like bacon!
BaconCamp needs your help. I am looking for a venue to host this year’s event. Do you have any recommendations or contacts for venues in San Francisco? I’d really appreciate any leads. Dates are flexible: Any Saturday/Sunday at the end of April or a weekend in May. I’d prefer a place with a kitchen and it should be able to hold 300ish people at a time.
BaconCamp pays for cleanup, so no need to worry about our leaving the place a mess. The only thing that will remain is the wafting smell of bacon. This is a fundraising event (and hella fun!) so it would be awesome if the venue costs are low or donated.
Their task is difficult. We may see the limits of bacon consumption. How much can they take? How will they choose their favorite? Who will win the prizes? How much to bribe these judges?
Join us at BaconCamp for the answers to these life mysteries. Everyone who attends also gets a chance to pick winners for the audience favorites. If you’re bringing a dish or presenting, be sure to bring your friends to vote for you.
We thought it would be fun to have baconcamp stickers to give out. Who wouldn’t be proud to sport a baconcamp sticker on their laptop? Unfortunately, we are short on funds. I am happy to help out with half of the cost, which leaves around $100 for the stickers. We’re doing a giant batch order to send stickers to other baconcamps. They are popping up all over the place! If you’d like to help out and spread the bacon love, please contact one of us, or leave a comment below.
BaconCamp planning is happily chugging along. Today I looked at upcoming and there are 90+ people who say they are attending. That is fantastic! I also looked at the dish list and there are only 9 dishes.
What would BaconCamp be without excessive amounts of bacon? BaconCamp encourages everyone to participate. Not a chef? Not a problem! We would love to see anything bacon-related. Stories (best/worst experience, vegetarian converts, first encounters), crafts (how would you make a bacon scarf, anyway?), poems, cooking technique, photos, art, music, etc. etc.
Put on your thinking hats, and get out that bacon screen! Here are a few sites to help inspire:
Posted in logistics on 01/28/2009 05:58 pm by Karen
It’s been a long time since I’ve organized a large social gathering, and it’s wonderful to remind myself of all the lessons I’ve learned in the past. Lesson #1 popped up pretty quickly. I thought we would have 10, maybe 20 guests and I could handle the logistics largely alone. With 40+ people interested in the event (I hope they all come), constant emails, and my growing list of todo, I’ve decided to delegate delegate delegate (which I should have done from the beginning).
I’m looking for people to own chunks of this project. You would be the contact, organizer, executor.
Categories that need coordinating:
Sponsors – be the primary contact for them, maintain a list of who they are & what they’re bringing
Facilities & Supplies – audio equipment for preso, acquire cups & such
Head Bacon Dish-er – create the presentation board, add dishes to the twiki as necessary, answer questions about bringing dishes
Volunteers - coordinate anyone who wants to volunteer to help out (I will be the main contact for this)
It’s all very open and flexible. Whoever fills these rolls decides everything in that realm. The leads do not necessarily have to do everything themselves. Ok, it doesn’t make me a control freak to write out what each coordinator does, right?!
If you are interested in one of these positions EMAIL ME OR SCOTT PLEASE!!! karen [at] karenism [dot] com or scott [at] kveton [dot] com
Scott and I will remain general contacts and logistics.