Conferences

Tired & Inspired

Tired & Inspired

By now, you're familiar with the thrum of swelling accolades following the most recent FaffCon.  Perhaps you've contributed to the enthusiastic thread of pictures and superlatives yourself in recent years.  (BTW, header photo taken during rooftop end-of-FaffCon party) Forgive us attendees. It's...

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Why You Should Avoid FaffCon

Why You Should Avoid FaffCon

Where do I start?  How much time do you have? The DEPTH of my dissatisfaction is unplumbed! OK, probably the best way to handle this is with a list, so here goes: FafffCon events are always held in terrible locations The attendees are insufferable bores There are no activities The whole thing is...

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This One Time…at Band Camp…

This One Time…at Band Camp…

... only it wasn't Band Camp. It was FaffCamp. I've attended 4 of 6 FaffCon Unconferences, but somehow the inaugural FaffCamp slipped through my fingers. I've always regretted it. Gone are the early falsehoods about The "Camp" version of FaffCon. The misleading rumors that it wasn't for "real...

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Faff Camp II is ON!

Faff Camp II is ON!

As many of you may know, the brilliance that shines as the VO unconference "FaffCon", has a shelf-life.  Founder and creative genius Amy Snively revealed this year that the total number of FaffCon events will be 10. This September's event is the 7th.  And yet...  and yet the announcement of a...

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FaffCon2014 Official Announcement

FaffCon2014 Official Announcement

Faffy (Amy Snively) and I sat down for a Skype Video interview last night, and she revealed the location of FaffCon 7. So of course, you want to know where and when....but don't rush to watch for only that.  There are plenty of other gems in this almost 15-minute video  recording. You'll hear from...

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NAB Week in Vegas

NAB Week in Vegas

The National Association of Broadcasters hits town this week. Broadcasting?  I thought broadcasting was dead...taken over by the internet, tablet computers, Netflix, and Twitter. ...and yet, there it is, the National Association of Broadcasters convention...among the top-5 best attended...

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Conflicted About Conferences?

Conflicted About Conferences?

Don't worry, that's an easy conundrum to fall into.  They're practically coming out of the woodwork this year. Is it a bad thing?  No, not at all!  I can remember when there were no voice-over conferences. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the first time anyone successfully staged an event of...

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The DeWees Magic

The DeWees Magic

This could spoil me...another Vegas weekend, another VO workshop! 2014 seems to be the year for 'em. Before the Spring is over, I will have attended four here in my home town. In a sense, local is good...because you can overdo the conference / meet-up / MasterMind / webinar / Stand-Up / Google...

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Cold? Choose a Fabby Feb VO Working Vacation

Cold? Choose a Fabby Feb VO Working Vacation

Looks like the voiceover community has finally discovered what most every other conceivable business has known for years:  Las Vegas is the premiere conference destination in the world. Well OK, it's not quite that serious.  But it IS growing.  January saw Marice Tobias holding her 3rd all-guy...

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On The Floor at CES

On The Floor at CES

This blog as little to do with voice-overs, and everything to do with being a fool for technology.   It's true that many of us in voice acting are not afraid to show our geek colors.  After all, we depend on electronic devices to do our work. CES, though, takes the appreciation of hi-tek to a near...

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