If you are, then you really need to think about calling the Waterview Resort and booking your room. Now. The reason for this is that the resort also books rooms for people not attending FibreFest, and they need to know they're going to have the weekend booked by Someone. "Someone" might turn out not to be a knitter. "Someone" might book just ahead of you. "Someone" might book the last room.
Besides, you really want to come, right? You really want to make the first FibreFest North a great event by coming to knit, to share, to learn, to relax?
Now, I've just come home from Podcasters Across Borders -- okay, that was more of a conference, with organized sessions for learning, but it was also an opportunity to meet some folks I normally only know through their podcasts or the occasional email. I came away energized, full of plans, excited.
I suspect FibreFest North is going to be like this, too. More relaxed, more informal, but with the same sense of community and sharing and learning. When I was a kid, we used to spend our summer vacation on Georgian Bay, and it's a really lovely area. I'm hoping there'll be a marshmallow roast in this somewhere...
Plus! Statue of Wiarton Willie! Giant groundhog statue!
P.S. For those wondering if they should bring their spousal or pseudo-spousal unit -- by all means, do. There are opportunities to do other things besides knitting (see the Waterview Resort site for more ideas). The Other is coming, and he's rather nice, if I do say so myself. Well, nice in an Engineer Gearhead Geek kind of way, but nice, you know?
Ted (aka Knitterguy) has decided to organize a fibre retreat for the end of September -- FibreFest North he's calling it, and it sounds like the perfect opportunity to spend a weekend involved in relaxation and informal learning. The Other and I have decided that this is going to be our vacation this year -- we can't afford to take time other than on a weekend, and this sounds like something we can afford to splurge a little on. Rumour has it that the Waterview Resort works hard to make the experience there a great one, and I, for one, am looking forward to an opportunity to just chill out for a weekend and spend some time with some good people.
Okay, okay, I'm just geeky enough that I'm also really excited about stopping to see the statue of Wiarton Willie on the way there.
So go, read about the event, sign up, come, have fun. See a giant groundhog, even. Life is sweet, eh?