So we were in a different location across the country, in a hotel that soared above the city, with about 75 people in attendance (25 or so more than in Portland) – and the end result of FaffCon 2 – Electric Boogaloo – fabulosity.
Seriously, this sharing ideas, experiences and even a few secrets with your working peers has all kinds of consequences:
- Better business methods
- Cool marketing strategies
- Increased technological understanding
- Practical performance ideas
But probably the most important is the feeling of long-term connection with your fellow performers with whom you share much more than the space next to them at a lecture.
While many of us do benefit from more organized conferences in some ways, FaffCon is different in that it is:
“…not VO 101. FaffCon is a participant-driven unconference, by and for working voice over pros. This is talent in the trenches helping each other figure out how to get better at what we do, and make more money doing it.”
People in VO seem more willing to share information than other areas of the performance business, but it is such a great feeling to be able to share your ideas and know that the person listening will actually be able to use the information in a practical and immediate way to improve their business.
As the semi-official photographer for FaffCon, I have posted an album of shots on my Facebook page.