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Help me brainstorm names for Science Fiction Convention / Festival

Looking for ideas for a name for science fiction convention. This event will cover the full spectrum of the science fiction genre, as well as real space and science stuff, and I'm hoping for a name that is both intriguing and fun. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jul 8, 2014 - 14 answers

Need advice for setting up a crowdfunded music festival

A group of friends and I have been considering setting up a small music festival around May next year and are trying to get our heads around what we will need to think about, so that we can work out the cost of it all. Extended explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Jun 27, 2014 - 3 answers

Non-Christian student attending a deeply Christian music festival?

My friend, a music-performance major in college, has been offered a full-ride scholarship (with room and board) to a four-week Christian performing arts festival in Winona Lake, Indiana. Are they likely to have a good experience? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on May 16, 2014 - 40 answers

Burning Man for International Visitors (who can't drive)

My girlfriend and I will be going to Burning Man this year. It was the sort of thing we've both wanted to do forever, and finally bit the bullet to do it. I'm scared, but purely for logistical reasons. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by popagandhi on Mar 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Where are your hidden gem small festivals?

Where are the best small music festivals in Europe this summer. In my ideal world there is a reasonably priced festival with a half decent line up that hasn't got too big for its britches. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Feb 18, 2014 - 9 answers

What are the best film festivals for short films?

My friends made a handful of short films this year, and we'd like to send some of them out to various film festivals. Where should we submit? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Nov 14, 2013 - 11 answers

What was the halter dress I saw at the festival?

At a recent folk festival, I saw a halter dress made of thin fabric, short, possibly a style the wearer wraps herself. Where can I buy one? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Sep 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Help us have a great info booth!

I'm looking for tips, tricks, and any advice on how to make our festival info booth useful and interesting- to both patrons and volunteers. [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Sep 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Cheap accomodation in Toronto for the 2013 Film Festival?

I am visiting Toronto for the Tiff film festival on the 5th September, and can't find budget accomodation.... [more inside]
posted by Mintyblonde on Jul 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Small car, lots of gear - are there heavy-duty foldable carts?

I'll be attending an outdoor music festival this summer, in which we'll be parking our cars a good distance from where we will set up our tents for camping. I'll need some kind of wheeled cart for transporting our bags, tents, etc., but which could fold up (or easily disassemble) and fit into my car, and I'm not sure what would work well. Looking for your ideas, or things that have worked well for you in the past. [more inside]
posted by see_change on May 21, 2013 - 20 answers

Going to the Big Dance this weekend. For the music, not the basketball.

March Madness = free Muse concert. This is very good. Stuck at the venue all day waiting for them to play? Not so good. Survival tips needed! [more inside]
posted by firelizard on Apr 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me brainstorm a name for a horror / Halloween convention

Trick or Treat! Hey, creative minded Mefites... please help me brainstorm names for a potential horror / Halloween convention. Location would be LA, which could be included in the name somehow, but not necessary. Those are brilliant. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Feb 1, 2013 - 20 answers

Best value/location/'nice'ness hotel in Miami for Ultra Music Festival?

Best value/location/'nice'ness hotel in Miami for Ultra Music Festival? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Dec 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Ideas for a Christmas festival?

I need inew deas for a Christmas festival that my neighborhood holds. [more inside]
posted by cherrybounce on Nov 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Best available, will call

Suggest examples of websites that do a great job of selling event tickets? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 18, 2012 - 8 answers

intimate human connections

Where are my people? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jul 14, 2012 - 11 answers

What should I name a non-fiction reading stage?

What should I name a Non-fiction book reading venue? [more inside]
posted by ashputtel on Jul 5, 2012 - 13 answers

August in Marciac advice

Has anyone attended any of the Jazz Master Classes at Marciac in August? Any words of wisdom to pass along? Where did you sleep? Where did you eat? What were the surprises? What do you recommend to a newcomer? + two extra questions on jazz workshops in general and on this jazz festival in particular.. [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Jun 26, 2012 - 0 answers

Can I avoid an ultimatum with my friends over drugs at festival?

I want to go to this festival with my friends but not if they're going to do tons of drugs. Can I avoid an ultimatum? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2012 - 32 answers

Help a Bar-Carny Use TEKNOLOJEE to Keep His Tent Numbers Straight

Help me find an iPhone app that will help me manage my beer tents inventory this summer festival season. [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Jun 3, 2012 - 3 answers

By the time we got to ______

What are the best bluegrass and folk festivals on the east coast of the US? [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Apr 2, 2012 - 25 answers

Worlds strangest festivals

Germany has the Oktoberfest, Brazil has the Rio carnival. What are the lesser known, strange and fun festivals around the world? [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Mar 27, 2012 - 61 answers

How best to experience the Crescent City on St Pat's?

Yet another New Orleans travel question, with a twist: We're going to be in New Orleans on St. Patrick's Day, what should we expect? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Contemporary art and performing arts in Japan

Contemporary art and performing arts in Japan? I will be living in Tokyo for about 4 months soon. I plan on checking out the arts and performing arts (theater, dance) contemporary/emerging/experimental/however-you-want-to-call-it scene. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kitsuloukos on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Banjos and beards and rivers, oh my!

I'd like to attend Wakarusa with a press pass. Hope me not look a fool when applying, will you? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Jan 20, 2012 - 2 answers

School me on the drum-and-bass scene: where, and when?

Help me find a quality drum and bass/jungle festival to attend in the next 12-24 months (or a fun city to visit with weeklies/clubs/options for hearing a variety of heavy, bass-driven music... but not so much dubstep). Preferably somewhere in Canada or the U.S.; other ideas welcome, as long as they're worthwhile and not scary-expensive. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Dec 4, 2011 - 8 answers

The world in parties?

If you had a year to travel to the world's most renowned festivals, where would you go? Oktoberfest in Munich, Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Mardi Gras in New Orleans... help me make a list of the biggest parties in the world. [more inside]
posted by ista on Sep 14, 2011 - 73 answers

Wot's happening in London in 2 weeks?

Suggestions for relatively inexpensive things to do in the evening in London July 23-28? [more inside]
posted by transient on Jul 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Creamfields 2011

What should I know about going to Creamfields festival (UK)? With the added catch that I'll be riding solo? [more inside]
posted by midnightbarber on Jun 23, 2011 - 0 answers

Help me find a music festival this summer

My best friend and I (living in New Brunswick, Canada) want to take a road trip this summer and we were thinking maybe doing a musical festival/camping adventure. Any suggestions for excellent festivals where two young women would be safe and have an amazing time? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on May 27, 2011 - 12 answers

EDM music in Holland this summer

Piggybacking on the question below, what are some EDM music shows and festivals worth seeing in Holland / Europe this summer? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on May 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me locate a recording of a 1970s music festival held in Hawaii.

There was a music festival in Hawaii in the early 70s, probably rock or folk. A young woman in the crowd was wearing a long skirt and it caught fire. My stepdad was there and I'm trying to find an audio or video recording of the musical acts.
posted by HotPatatta on May 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Do I need to bottle my pee?

What are the chances of actually getting rush tickets at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC? [more inside]
posted by artificialard on Apr 12, 2011 - 1 answer

European festivals in July?

I'm trying to find something offbeat/curious/adventurous/ quaint to do in Europe in mid-July. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Apr 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Please tell me everything I need to know about the Sasquatch Music Festival!

I think I may be going to Sasquatch this year! I've never been - for that matter, I've never gone to any sort of music festival or even a concert bigger than a hundred people or so - so can any kindly souls out there give some tips or advice to a first-timer? I'm pretty clueless as a general rule so even the most basic of suggestions would be gladly appreciated, whether it's "if you hitchhike you will die" or "you will need to bring toilet paper" or "don't bother with a cell phone cause there's no reception out there" or "make sure not to miss this artist!" or anything else of the sort. My (pretty rough) plans and specific questions are under the fold... [more inside]
posted by daelin on Feb 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Does anyone know the name of this hotel or food festival in Paris?

Does anyone know the name of this hotel or food festival in Paris? [more inside]
posted by Grimp0teuthis on Dec 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Austin City Limits Festival

Looking for tips on attending the Austin City Limits Festival, especially what to take.
posted by Lone_Wolf on Oct 4, 2010 - 8 answers

(Fancy) Dress Me!

Fancy dress/costume ideas please! [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Film festivals: how to do it?

Film festivals: how to do it? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Sleeping rough at the Fringe

I'm looking for suggestions on good places to camp during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Jul 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Meeting people online before a festival

Right, I’m heading off a festival where I don’t know anyone. Any places online where I can get to know people beforehand? [more inside]
posted by litleozy on May 13, 2010 - 7 answers

How to make the most of Brighton Festival and Fringe?

How to make the most of Brighton Festival and Fringe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Montreal Osheaga festival 2010

Has anyone here ever volunteered for the Montreal Osheaga festival? I'm considering volunteering or just going this summer - any advice/stories are welcome.
posted by Anali on Apr 19, 2010 - 1 answer

What are some good club-based music festivals?

Examples of music festivals that take place at local clubs? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on Feb 28, 2010 - 21 answers

park city nights--you keep me burnin

Have you been to the Sundance Film Festival? What should I desperately know about attending it as a press person? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me celebrate Eid and make it fun

Help a misanthropic lapsed Muslim celebrate Eid in London! Looking for ideas from all cultures and none, on manufacturing a better holiday than the traditional one I usually dread. [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Nov 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Festival Management 101

I'd like to start a festival. This time I actually have a plan and possibly some people. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Who would you see at The Fest 8? (Punk/Ska music festival)

I'm going to be in Gainesville, Fl, this weekend for The Fest 8 and I'm wondering which bands I should see. With 200+ bands, there has to hidden gems here. [more inside]
posted by DumbPoet on Oct 26, 2009 - 13 answers

What to do when in the presence of your personal heroes (and how to avoid the cost and wait)?

Book festivals? National Book Festival? What to expect? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Sep 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Salt peanuts and animal crackers?

What food should I take to a music festival? [more inside]
posted by Emilyisnow on Sep 15, 2009 - 13 answers

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