Los Angeles, CA – September 1, 2010 — The unconference concept comes to the working voiceover professional September 11-12, 2010 in Portland, Oregon USA. FaffCon, facilitated by Los Angeles-based voice actor Amy Snively, is a two-day ‘Open Space-style unconference with a participant-driven agenda. To keep the content relevant, registration is open exclusively to working VO pros (full or part time). Registration is $175, which includes two full days of topic sessions and lunch both days. FaffCon will be held at the new all-suite Hyatt Place Portland Airport.
Details and registration at: www.faffcon.com
The name FaffCon comes from the word faff, which is UK slang for goofing off. General consensus from typical conference-goers is that the favorite part of a conference–where you have the most fun, learn the best tips, get the best leads, and make the strongest connections–is when everyone is just “faffing about.”
“We wanted to make a conference that was all just the best stuff,” said Ms. Snively. “You know all the meaningful encouragement, startling epiphanies, and blinding flashes of genius you get when you’re hanging around with your brightest and most creative friends? That’s the idea behind FaffCon.”
The concept was instantly embraced by the voiceover business around the world, with many companies providing door prizes and sponsorships. FaffCon’s presenting sponsor is www.Voicebank.net, known as the service that “put the voice over industry online.”
“I’ve been to an unconference before and the concept is simple, yet ingenious,” said FaffCon attendee Connie Terwilliger. “There will be lots of great information exchanged, plus a chance to see people face-to-face – which, in our business, doesn’t happen very much anymore.”
There will be ten 50-minute breakout periods, each with multiple sessions to choose from, covering a wide variety of VO-related topics like:
– Improving your VO improv
– Making Bold Choices in Two Takes
– Setting Rates: Get Paid Like a Pro
– What’s My Signature Sound?
– Adjustments that Matter: Taking Direction
– Making Your Auditions Stand Out
– Script Interpretation Roundtable
The final schedule of topics will be determined by the participants during the opening session, where they will be encouraged to follow one of FaffCon’s guiding principles: Get what you need; share what you can.
FaffCon: the unconference for voiceover pros
Amy Snively, Producer
Erica Kelly, President
direct line: 661-877-4355
toll free: 1-877-294-9910