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XOXO Fest 2018

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:21 am

XOXO Fest is a nerdy, techy, creative festival in Portland that ran for a few years that a few Song Fight participants went to (Jonathan Mann, Brad Sucks, JB, maybe more?). After the 2016 festival they announced they were taking a break. Now it's back, September 6-9. If you've been, what was it like? Anybody interested in going? Maybe we can put together a Song Fight contingent.
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Postby ken » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:39 pm

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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:14 pm

Oh yeah, derp, I forgot to include a link:

https://2018.xoxofest.com/

They haven't announced anything about this year's fest except that it's in Portland 6-9 September, from what I have seen. The Web site is a live video stream of artists drawing on a whiteboard wall.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby fluffy » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:15 pm

I'd be interested in being part of an SF contingent. XOXO has always interested me but i only ever ended up hearing about it in retrospect.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby Pigfarmer Jr » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:05 pm

I really want to go to SF Live or something like this. But the family is heading to Florida this summer so my travelling funds are kaput.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby Lunkhead » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:37 pm

XOXO Fest 2018 registration is open and, and part of the lineup has been announced!

http://2018.xoxofest.com/

Registration is open for 10 days. Registration involves signing in with Twitter, then providing some details about what kind of creative endeavors you are involved in. They just want to confirm that folks who want attend are creative people who are actively making things, not verifying that you are cool enough (or so they claim).
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby Lunkhead » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:38 pm

Oh, and the cost will be $500 per person.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby fluffy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:48 pm

Wow, that's expensive... but I've submitted my survey anyway.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby JonathanMann » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:28 am

I spoke in 2014! It’s a great conference.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:42 am

Video of Jonathan's awesome talk here:



I just registered. Erin did not though. Anybody else other than me and fluffy?
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby roymond » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:20 pm

I should attend for one simple reason: I knew not one name on the lineup.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby fluffy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:46 pm

Oops, I had 48 hours to buy a ticket on the 5th, and didn't. Guess I could reapply, but... nah. Too expensive for me right now.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby Lunkhead » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:31 pm

Ah dang, sorry to hear you won't be there. I bought my ticket. I'm still not 100% sure I'll go, not sure how fun it'd be to go by myself and not know anybody, but the tickets are fully refundable till August 17th so I figured I'd buy it and see how things panned out till then.
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Re: XOXO Fest 2018

Postby fluffy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:32 pm

Oh, looks like I still can buy one, it's just that it's only guaranteed for 48 hours.

But, still, feels like a lot of money for a thing I'm not sure how much I'll be into.

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