A re-post of an email for FAILcamp registrants joining us tonight. Turns out Ms. Spam Trap has rejected Mr. EventBrite’s advances.
Here’s an easy two-step program for how to succeed at FAILcamp:
STEP 1 – How to FAIL and win friends:
FAILcamp is now less than a week away, but the truth is that we’ve all been failing at things for a long time. Failing down, failing up, failing orthogonally…. that’s a whole lot of FAIL.
Seeing as there’s a lot of winning failure out there to hear about, we’re putting out a call for you to submit a brief summary of your tale of woe. We know that a lot of people want to share, and we want to present the most universally compelling stories. Don’t ruin the suspense, just give us a 20-30 word description so that we can get you on a tentative schedule since the soapbox is sure to be jammed.
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Merci!
STEP 2 – How to get to FAILcamp without failing:
The Toronto ferry strike does NOT hurt FAILcamp:
The Queen City Yacht Club has its own tender (a.k.a big boat!), the Queen Algonquin II, and you will be riding it to Algonquin/Ward’s Island for free.
This handy map says DO NOT GO TO THE TORONTO FERRY DOCKS!
Please head directly to Queen’s Quay and York St. There is a lovely Second Cup coffee shop on the south side of the street – the docks directly to the right of it is where you can obtain your free FAILcamp boarding ticket from a group of charming Unspace lads in matching tee’s.
For our FutureRuby visitors and out-of-towners, you can get transit directions via: http://myttc.ca
Please note that if you’re not on the list, you do not get a boarding ticket.
From 5:15pm to 8:00pm – Boat runs continuously back and forth from the docks to the yacht club continuously. There will be a line-up, but well worth the wait!
From 8:00pm – 10:00pm - The boat will be running to the yacht club approximately on the hour. We don’t recommend showing up at this time – it’ll be a long and lonely wait and you’ll miss the bulk of the talks.
From 10:00pm – 12:00am – The boat will be running back to the dock continuously (no pick-ups from the dock). If you are going to go exploring FAILisland, set your watch for this time.
Talks start at approximately 6:30pm and run until 9:30pm (MC’d by one Joey “Accordion Guy” DeVilla), then the stunning DJ Barbi hits the decks so you can showboat all your failed dance moves.
Remember to pack a picnic and send your submissions to email@example.com, and we’ll see you all tonight!
Love & tragicomic whales,
The FAILcamp team
Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 6:30 PM – Friday, July 10, 2009 at 12:00 AM (ET)
Queen City Yacht Club - Algonquin/Ward’s Island, Toronto