Last summer I spent a whole weekend feeling extraordinarily jealous of a whole bunch of Twitter friends who were obviously having an absolutely incredible time at the 3rd Edition of the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland. I lost count of the number of times I tweeted people saying something like "I HAVE TO BE THERE NEXT YEAR!".
And so it was with a mixture of surprise and delight that I got an e-mail from Joseph Hughes asking me to not only attend the 2013 edition of the festival but also to speak.
There are a few reasons why I am so honored to have been asked to participate. First, the lineup is choc-a-bloc full of creative people that I have admired and respected for the longest time. Every single person on the list has done extraordinary things. I mean extra-ord-in-ary things. Second, in a time where it seems every other conference is dominated by white males, it is to the organizers' credit that the WMC Fest lineup is probably one of the most diverse and inclusive out there. Most other conferences would do well to follow their example. Lastly, there is a ton of talented artists, designers and musicians also participating and showing off the incredible things they can do. It's just all going to be awesome. And as great as last year sounded. I have no doubt this year will be even bigger and better.
Tickets are available now and they are very reasonably priced. However, if you're quick, you can get in on the Kickstarter campaign that is up and running as we speak where you can get cheap tickets and an all manner of other rewards for contributing.
Hopefully I'll get the chance to see you out there this August. It's going to be the best of times