If you’re someone who didn’t get the attend FaberryCon North, but you’re reading the post-con reports and thinking, “Man, that really sounds amazing,” (which it was), we hope you’ll consider getting a Supporting Membership. That way, you can watch the videos and see the pictures and officially be a part of the experience, even after the fact.

You can register/purchase a membership until August 10th. Thanks!

And that’s a wrap!

Thank you to everyone — yes, each and every one of you — who attended FaberryCon North and made it the smashing success that it was. Because of you, a family was reunited, new life-long friendships were made, and lives were changed this weekend.

Putting on a con takes a village, and ours certainly is no exception. Karyn and Kayla, my amazing planning staff, took on so much more this time. The Thursday excursion into NYC was amazing!! Truly a unique and special opportunity, and it went off without a hitch. The Awesome Jamz Party absolutely lived up to its name, and KaraokGlee continued to be the perfect bonding event to kick off the con. Your hours and hours of planning and hard work helped make this con the most successful one yet. Thank you both for everything you do for me and for the con and for our family.

Thank you to our donors, especially the Gold Stars, for helping us keep our head above water and providing scholarship opportunities. Thank you to Lara and Mike and Dee, who helped keep things running smoothly all weekend. Thank you to our live-bloggers and panel moderators and game leaders for keeping the conversation going. Thank you to our party room inhabitants for letting us fill (and trash) your living space every night. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fic Battle and the Fic Author Q&R and Pictionary and Open Mic Night for putting yourselves out there so bravely for our entertainment. Thank you for the BritannaCon attendees for making the sacrifice to come to both cons. We love you, and it gives us a sneak peek into how amazing an eventual merge will be. Thank you to everyone who bought drinks and food to share in the party rooms, or bought something at shopping time, or covered a meal for someone. Thank you to everyone who moved chairs and picked up trash and carried property back and forth, because I can’t do it alone. Thank you to everyone who stepped outside their comfort zone during an ice-breaker game so we could get to know you a little better. Perhaps most importantly, thank you to everyone who shared in the Here’s to Us panel, because I can guarantee that something you said affected someone else’s life in a profound way.

Thank you to everyone who spoke to someone new this weekend, especially our self-appointed Hospitality Leaders, Pooh, Kristine, and Alicia. Thank you, everyone, for helping make new attendees feel included. Thank you for sharing your stories. Thank you for being courageous and opening yourself up to new friends. Thank you for trusting us. Thank you for giving us second chances if we messed up. Thank you for your patience and flexibility and understanding. Thank you for your love and kindness. Thank you for helping the words “safe space” actually mean something inside our walls.

But most of all, I want to thank every single one of you for simply attending the con. Thank you for flying from opposite sides of the world or getting on the train or driving overnight across state lines just to be with us. You gave us your time and money, yes, but most importantly, you gave us you. Thank you for your laughter and your hugs and your smiles and your smart thoughts and your silly jokes and your love. It wouldn’t have been the same FaberryCon North without you. You made our con better by being a part of it. 

It was a truly amazing weekend, and I am so grateful to be a part of this family. Thank you.

- jarrow

kbs-was-here:

Sound checking tracks and pulling some final video clips for the Awesome Jamz Party. (Everyone’s there for some Wemma action, right?)
Speaking of the Jamz Party, here’s the deal:
There will be music, slideshows, and videos. While the media show is more formal, kind of like a movie date with everyone, the jamz party is about hanging out, singing along, and dancing if you feel so inclined.
Just a few things on the list include:
a FaberryCon slideshow (yes, it’s all about us!)
a Lea and Dianna slideshow (and a chance to play Real or Manip!)
videos of our favorite ladies
90’s tracks
80’s remixes
mega mashups
and more!
So, if you’re not a dancer, know that we’re thinking of you, as well.
It’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope to see you there!

kbs-was-here:

Sound checking tracks and pulling some final video clips for the Awesome Jamz Party. (Everyone’s there for some Wemma action, right?)

Speaking of the Jamz Party, here’s the deal:

There will be music, slideshows, and videos. While the media show is more formal, kind of like a movie date with everyone, the jamz party is about hanging out, singing along, and dancing if you feel so inclined.

Just a few things on the list include:

  • a FaberryCon slideshow (yes, it’s all about us!)
  • a Lea and Dianna slideshow (and a chance to play Real or Manip!)
  • videos of our favorite ladies
  • 90’s tracks
  • 80’s remixes
  • mega mashups
  • and more!

So, if you’re not a dancer, know that we’re thinking of you, as well.

It’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope to see you there!

xactodreams:

Interactive Map: here

Things to bring with you on the tour: 

You absolutely want a good pair of running or jogging shoes for this. I’ve done it in Converse and I DO NOT RECOMMEND. You WILL have blisters by the end of the day if you don’t have the proper footwear. 

Water bottle! It’s important to stay hydrated. 

Money. We’re making a stop at FAO Schwarz and the tour wraps up at Times Square. 

Your charming personality and great sense of humor. :D

If you’re meeting us at Penn Station:

Please wait for us outside the NJ Transit terminal, which is located by the 7th Avenue entrance, across from the Duane Reade drugstore.

(NOTE: “Outside” the terminal is still inside Penn. So you will be either dry or air conditioned, whatever the weather brings).

In case the weather is less than perfect: 

I don’t think we’ll get more than a drizzle, or at worst sporadic bouts of small rain patches. Bring a light rain jacket, just in case. There will be an option of picking up a $5 umbrella if it really is raining. Most of our stops have places to wait out the weather if that is necessary, but I don’t think it will be.

IT’S GO TIME!!

That’s right, folks — FaberryCon North is HERE!!

To keep up with all the con happenings, be sure to follow out two Twitter accounts:

  1. @FaberryConNorth - This is where we’ll post official updates and news, especially if there are any delays / schedule changes or room # announcements.
  2. @FaberryConLive - Our staff will live blog the con, so tune in for funny quotes and updates on our shenanigans!

For those of you not attending, please consider purchasing a Supporting Membership to help the con. You’ll get to watch up to 9 hours of video footage from the con and get the closest thing to a live experience there is without actually being there! 

If you’re attending and you need to reach the staff with any concerns or questions, email faberrycon@gmail.com if you can’t find us.

SEE YOU SOON!! :-D

Website update

Thanks to xactodreams, our website is now more user-friendly than ever! Previously, the drop-down menus were not accessible on phones, but we’re excited to say that has now been fixed. Hooray!

Kayla also built an incredible map for the NYC fic tour that we’ll be using live at North for the pre-con excursion. Go check out the great sites we’ll visit!

Registration to attend North closes in THREE DAYS! (Sunday 7/13) If you’re joining us, get on it! 

kbs-was-here:

So, we’ve invented this crazy new game for FaberryCon North that’s part fic battle, part round-robin. It’s going to be super fun and interactive and we are excited.

For part of this, we need some help from all y’all to suggest some opening and closing lines for these fics. To do this, please go to the FaberryCon message boards and make your suggestions.

http://faberrycon.boards.net/thread/70/ideas-fic-battle

kbs-was-here:

PSA for all FaberryCon North attendees:

If you have plans to go out into NYC for any evening activities (particularly that Thursday night before the con starts), please be aware that the NJ Transit trains (as in the train that connects you from NY Penn station to our hotel station) stop running…

emilyfreakingstark:

Here’s a quick video I put together about a documentary that’s going to be filmed at FaberryCon North this summer. Thanks for watching :)

(interview questions link here)

One of our terrific attendees of West and North, Alex, is going to be filming a documentary at the con! She’d love to have your participation, if you’re willing. This is not an official con project — it’s her own — but we support it 100%. She’ll be filming interviews throughout the con.