Monday, August 1, 2011

Only 25 Days Until Vida Vegan Con!

There's no food in this post. I had leftover meatloaf for dinner and leftover penne pasta with grilled veggies from the Spaghetti Warehouse for lunch. But more importantly, when I eagerly turned the page to August on my 2011 Go Vegan Wall Calendar this morning, reality kicked in. Vida Vegan Con, the first-ever vegan food blogging convention, is only 25 days away (24 if you're reading this post on Tuesday).

I'm so honored that organizers Jess Scone, Michele, and Janessa asked me to speak on three panels — Build-a-Blog, Product Reviews & Ethics, and Small Town, Represent! I was just added to that one today. Memphis may not be a small town in size, but if you're a vegan in this city, it feels very much like a small town. Plus, I grew up in a small Arkansas town of 50,000, and being veg there wasn't always easy.

Besides the workshops, there's a ton of awesomeness happening every day of the conference: a screening of the new documentary Vegucated, an Upton's Naturals seitan sandwich pop-up shop, and a Galarama and silent auction benefit for Woodstock Animal Sanctuary.

Most importantly, I'll get a chance to meet so many of my long-time blogger friends!

So who else is going to Vida Vegan Con? I want to meet you all!!

10 comments:

Scissors and Spice said...

That sounds like so much fun! Maybe when my kiddos are older I can attend one! :)

JL goes Vegan said...

I will be there! I can't wait to meet you! I'm very interested in the review ethics, less for for my food blog and more so for my new body image blog. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say on the topic!

KTBuns said...

I am SO EXCITED!! I don't think it's sunk in for me yet... but it will. Can't wait to meet you and tons of my other vegan brethren! :D

Cat @ The Verdant Life said...

I'll be there! Stoked to hear you speak and hope we get to chat!

Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

Sounds super fun!! Have a great time!

Allysia said...

I won a ticket from Tami over at Vegan Appetite! And I'm heading over from Canada, so we're making a big adventure holiday out of it, because if you're traveling that far, you might as well, right? Either way, I'm super stoked.

Jen said...

I am so excited about this, I'm sweating bragg's liquid aminos. I'm gonna hug you until tofutti comes out yer back side.

xo Jewy

janessa said...

yay Bianca! Can you believe it's so soon?!

Erin said...

I'm going! I can't believe it's so soon, there's a bunch of stuff I want to do before then! Like...blog regularly, haha...

Demetrius said...

Excited to say Hi in person. ADORE your blog, and have the teeth marks in my monitor to prove it!

Thanks for mentioning and linking Vegucated. I am helping Marisa promote it and excited to return to Portland this year. Cheers to you B.!