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November 19th, 2023
After a few months to collect feedback, brainstorm, and make changes - WE ARE BACK, BABY
Welcome to the third edition of our public newsletter, in which we make some announcements, shill some of your events, and throw in a dig at deepfates
Vibeclipse is underway!
Brundolf went to vibecamp, thought ‘well this is annoying’ and stepped up to help us fix a number of our biggest structural issues! He’s been working hard to build a web app for us that will eventually be a one-stop shop: ticketing, announcements, and scheduling - all in one place!
Ticketing for the next vibecamp (June 13-16 in MD) will not begin for a while, but we’re about to start testing the new system with vibeclipse tickets.
For vibeclipse (April 5-8, in Texas), initial ticketing will be via a referral system. We are starting with our volunteers (as a thank you for their help) and gradually sending out more from there. Each ‘seed’ person will have the ability to give out five invite codes, even if they do not plan to attend themselves, and each of those invited people will be able to give out one invite code. We will open up general applications in the near future, to try to catch the people who should be at vibeclipse but maybe don’t have the social connections to land an invite code.
What does this mean for you? Well, a few things. If you receive invite links to send out, you are responsible for the vibes of the people you bring. If someone causes problems at vibeclipse, we may decide to take action- including, but not limited to, potentially revoking your ability to invite people to future events. So, sure, deepfates - you can sell them on twitter like you did your bluesky codes…if you want to take that gamble.
We’re hoping these changes will allow us to grow sustainably over time, and we’re open to suggestions on how to decentralize the invitation process more, as well as on other ways to explore web of trust/vouch systems in the future.
For more discussion around ticketing and a bunch of other topics, check out the recording of the twitter space we held this week.
In case you missed it
Chief Enthusiasm Officer Brooke recently spoke at the Network State Conference in Amsterdam - if you have friends you’ve tried to talk into coming to vibecamp but have struggled to explain what exactly it is, now you have something a bit more legible to point them to! Check out the YouTube video here.
Community Camps Calendar
You don’t have to wait for vibecamp to get together with your digital friends!. Some of you have been inspired to organize your own camps and meetups, like Kaicamp and PAWGust. The next one, Vibehole, will be in Turkey this coming January.
We want to see more of this kind of thing, which is why we created a basic upcoming events page. The end goal is to have a global calendar of events that anyone can post to directly; but in the meantime, the best way to get on the calendar is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming events that we want to shill
- If you’ll be in the Bay on December 2nd, and want to get in touch with your body, Big Buddhi will be teaming up with @relic_radiation to teach a tactile anatomy class followed by a somatic dance jam. Tickets and more details on the event can be found in this thread.
- And don’t forget about Foresight’s Vision Weekend - the SF event is happening December 1-3!
From Allison of Foresight: ‘Vision Weekends invite Foresight’s top talent across biotechnology, nanotechnology, neurotechnology, computing, and space to burst their tech silos and plan for flourishing long-term futures. Come for the ideas: make friends across disciplines, generations, and continents. Stay for the festivities: participant unconferences, 1-1 mentorship, goal-setting jams at the fireplace, breakfast boogies, late-night breakout sessions.’
About this newsletter
We’re still debating what kinds of things would be cool to use this platform for! If you have recommendations, want to help out with content, or want to submit events (or really anything) for us to consider shilling, please reach out to email@example.com!
And that's a wrap! We're so excited to see y'all in April, in June, or both!!
all the love,
-the vibecamp team
January 8th, 2023
Helloooooo vibers! The hot second edition of our newsletter is here!!!
Vibecamp is coming at you in 158 days! Philadelphia is our schelling point, where attendees will be vibrating together before and after vibecamp! Check out the #clubhouses channel in the discord for the AirBNB's that are coming together for the before and after parties. An early date range some attendees are aiming for is the 10th to 15th, plan accordingly!
Check out #communities for cabins / tent villages that are coming together! Fun ideas abound, from festival enthusiasts all the way to a quiet cabin.
One housekeeping item: If you have submitted an application but have not yet heard anything from the vibecamp mothership, reach out to Colby or drop a note in the #questions channel of the discord server
-Applications (fill out the survey so we can get a feel for who's interested in attending & to help us match you with potential new friends) will close on February 15th at 12:00 PM pacific time!
-Ticket sales (approved applicants can buy tickets) end on March 1st at 12 PM PST!
Upcoming Vibe Events
Brooke and the team will be hosting a twitter space with updates at 6pm pt/9pm et tomorrow, Monday January 9th, where you can also ask questions and meet your fellow attendees!
Friends of Vibecamp
In this edition we'd like to shine a light on one of our besties, The Neighborhood NYC!
The Neighborhood NYC is a project to bring high-agency, emotionally intelligent New Yorkers within walking distance of one another, and to establish third spaces to bring down the coordination costs of hanging out and collaborating. Imagine the feel of a college campus: running into your friends at the library and cafeteria, attending lectures and then talking late into the night, being able to walk to a hangout on a Friday night.
Read more here: http://theneighborhoodnyc.com/
If you're in the Bay (yay) area, visit more of our friends:
- SF commons, your 'home outside of home' ! Learn more here: https://www.thesfcommons.com
- The Neighborhood has a San Francisco edition! Learn more: https://neighborhoodsf.com
This brings us to the end of our second newsletter! If you have feedback, or want to shower the writer with praise, hit up Ivy Astrix! (@ivyastrix across big socials)
October 10th, 2022
Helloooooo vibecampers (and the vibecamp curious)!!
In this inaugural edition of our newsletter we’re going to cover some upcoming events to tide you over until Vibecamp 2, as well as dish out some important info some of you have been asking about.
It is now a mere 248 days before Vibecamp 2 takes place!! Happening from June 15th through 18th, 2023, VC2 will take place at Camp Ramblewood in Maryland.
The first phase of ticket sales have ended, and you have until 12 PM PST on December 1st, 2022 to get your ticket application in, which is when phase 2 of ‘Chaos Mode’ will come to its conclusion. People will be chosen at random and given a chance to purchase a Vibecamp 2 ticket! After phase 2 we will continue accepting applications for the manual review phase of Chaos Mode.
If you haven’t yet, join the Vibecamp discord where you can take place in such thrilling experiences as:
- Creating AI generated art inspirations for Vibecamp (powered by Midjourney) in #inspiration
- Checking out Vibecamp 2 projects that are brewing (or submitting your own) in #projects
- Attending some of the events that we’re going to mention below!
Tuesday, October 11th [6 PM PST / 9 PM EST] - The inaugural Vibecamp discord book club begins with a discussion on chapters 1 and 2 of Balaji Srinivasan’s The Network State.
Thursday, October 13th [7 PM PST / 10 PM EST] - Kicking off the Vibecamp Discord’s group watch events will be the first episode of Sense8!
That’s all for this time! We’ll part on a question: What was your favourite moment of Vibecamp? Let us know on Twitter @vibecamp_ or in the Discord.