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IT'S A DATE! HubCamp SF - October 6th, 6:00-8:30pm

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    http://blog.hubpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/HubCampWhite-1024x330.png

    Exciting news! We've set the date for the first official HubCamp!

    When: October 6th, 2010 - 6:00-8:30pm
    Where: The Golden Gate Ballroom of the Serrano Hotel (directions)
    What: A seminar on how to become a better hubber and improve your online writing skills.  The event is free, and Paul Edmondson will be speaking!

    Please RSVP to Jason Menayan

    If you want more details on the program, check out our blog post.

    We hope you can make it! If you can't, no worries.  Very soon, you may see a new HubCamp taking place quite near to you indeed wink

    UPDATE: HubCamp SF footage and materials are now available in the Learning Center: http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/category/hubcamp/
    Enjoy!

    1. waynet profile image49
      waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's great wish I could be there!!!

      Sounds fun!

      1. janeshy43 profile image62
        janeshy43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes sound interesting!!! I really wish that my schedule on that date could not be in conflict so that I can attend.

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      ankigarg87posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Arrange a meeting in India so that indian members can also attend it.

      1. pravink profile image59
        pravinkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, we need such meetings in India so we can learn about writing and how to make great hubpages.

    3. ahostagesituation profile image77
      ahostagesituationposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      For those not familiar with San Francisco, and that you have to know God in oder to find parking, the nearest garage for those not taking the bus/ train is a block away and it's $11.00 for 3 hours.  The hotel itself will also do Valet event parking for the same rate + gratuity.

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the heads up, S.J.  I hadn't even thought of that, and I don't know God very well! smile

        1. ahostagesituation profile image77
          ahostagesituationposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Lol!!  Well, now you know a parking garage.  I am one who likes to visit the city of SF, it's beautiful.  Not too keen on living in the city, though.  Too crazy.  I don't need any help being crazy. ;-).

    4. profile image59
      nbbatt.composted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, it is great, but how if I can't attend, but wanna know online. is there facility to know?

  2. PierrePierre profile image60
    PierrePierreposted 6 years ago

    Great ideas!

  3. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago

    Fantastic. Good luck to everyone who can attend. Unfortunately I can't. sad

    1. MPG Narratives profile image60
      MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Just had a quick look at blog, soooo wish I could come. sad sad

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps another one in the future!

  4. Shopping-Online profile image73
    Shopping-Onlineposted 6 years ago

    Pity I can't be there. But I hope you will come up with a PDF version of topics discussed so that many of us who cannot attend the event can learn from it too.

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      DOREENBABY4LIFEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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      1. waynet profile image49
        waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image81
          Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Guess this thread is ranking in SERPs for the DATE word or a string containing it. tongue

          1. Nell Rose profile image88
            Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hi, My nam is Helga and I com from Sweeeeden! hee hee

            Sorry couldn't resist it! ha ha ha ha

  5. kmackey32 profile image82
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    I'm tooo poor to afford a cross country trip....lol

  6. nasus loops profile image82
    nasus loopsposted 6 years ago

    wrong country for me.  Enjoy it all who go, wish I could join you.

  7. barryrutherford profile image30
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Should turn into a whole lot of fun  tongue

    1. TinaAtHome profile image76
      TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago

      I'll be there! Yeah!

    2. lorlie6 profile image85
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago

      I'm planning to be there, if my finances allow!  I'm gonna make this happen, even though I have to fly...any tips on fear of flying?  *shakes in boots at the very thought* smile

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
        Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We'd love to see you there, but don't stress yourself out too much!  I've opened a question for you on tips for overcoming fear of flying.  I hope someone writes a good hub about it.

        1. lorlie6 profile image85
          lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Maddie-maybe I'll write that hub if I survive! smile

          1. nasus loops profile image82
            nasus loopsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hypnotherapy can work if you want it to.  I woman I work with was so bad she had to be sedated before she could get on a plane.  Then she tried hypnotherapy and is wondering why she didn't do it earlier.  She loves flying now.

            1. lorlie6 profile image85
              lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks nasus loops!  I appreciate your advice, but will not need it now since I've changed my traveling plans.  Buses and trains will get me there just fine-no need for sedatives or hypnosis!

    3. Whitney05 profile image63
      Whitney05posted 6 years ago

      Too far away for a weekday. I'd definitely have to take at least two days off work to go, and I know my  boyfriend wouldn't allow me to go alone. Ha. Maybe next time.

      1. adrienne2 profile image81
        adrienne2posted 6 years ago

        Awesome!! Really excited about SF hubcamp. Looking forward to another HC locations.

      2. ross670daw profile image78
        ross670dawposted 6 years ago

        I wish I could attend, but it's a little far. I am sure this will be successful and Hubpages will then decide they need to come to Australia as well. (hint hint)
        I wonder if there'll be a live webinar for this event? If not, the recording posted somewhere, if the event is recorded.
        Would love to participate somehow.

      3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

        Have a good time at this event, all you attendees! I'll be watching or reading materals from same over the 'net as much as possible. Always moving forward with HP, we are.

        Hey, Simone - That's a spiffy font for Hub Camp!

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hehee- that's 100% James Edmondson!  He's a total typography whiz!

      4. Money Glitch profile image88
        Money Glitchposted 6 years ago

        Great idea Simone, wish I could be there. sad
        I was wondering if the Staff had considered teleconferencing, using Skype, or providing a video recording to Hubbers that can't attend?

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          We're definitely going to publish online components, and there will be more meetings in more spots in the future, so not to worry!

          1. Peggy W profile image90
            Peggy Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That is GREAT news!  Enjoy your first HubCamp!!!  Wish I could be there but I will be there in spirit.  Looking forward to the online components.  HubHubAway!!!

        2. salt profile image65
          saltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Or are overseas.. and the distance is a little far.. Yes youtube or other would be wonderful.

      5. Ultimate Hubber profile image81
        Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

        I wish I could attend the first ever HC! sad
        I am sure there will be a lot to learn for those who attend!

      6. MM Del Rosario profile image80
        MM Del Rosarioposted 6 years ago

        Good luck to all the participants and to the Hubpages team...  wish I could go....

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        ryankettposted 6 years ago

        I am having an operation in September and can't fly for two years afterwards... so thats a firm no. The exchange rate, which used to be firmly on the side of the British, is currently poop.... when I was getting $2 for each £1 I have considered going to a new place in America each year.

        Will you be filming this or making some powerpoint slides or something? Would love to benefit from this despite non-attendance. How about a couple of webinars? Or YouTube tutorials? Always up for seeing if there is anything to improve my performance.

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          There will definitely be online components, and hopefully meetings in your area soon, so not to worry!
          And we wish you a speedy recovery!

          1. profile image0
            ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So your saying that there may actually be a UK based Hubpages jolly up? I wouldn't be able to say no to that!

            Preferably London please, any excuse to have a day out in London is always welcomed by me....

            1. Polly C profile image86
              Polly Cposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, London would be great, I'd definitely be up for that!

              1. shazwellyn profile image83
                shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Bristol is great for everyone - flights from Ireland, Scotland and not far from Wales - great infrastructure with the M5/M4 connections.  Not too far from London, Birmingham.  Brilliant train and bus links from Manchester (and flights too).  Bristol is a fine place to visit too - very cosmopolitan and cultured and it isnt far from Bath (very historic!).

                You dont get bogged down with the traffic situation - it is actually a joy to drive to Bristol!!!

                So please come to Bristol - you wont regret it!

      8. donotfear profile image90
        donotfearposted 6 years ago

        I'll be looking for a HubCamp in a city near me soon, I hope!

        How bout Dallas?

      9. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

        I RSVPd to the form beneath the blog post.
        Except it kept saying "error" so I kept repeating my message.
        Sorry I have now sent you 3 or 4 RSVPS.
        Yes, I would love to go!!
        Mighty Mom

      10. Imtiaz_39 profile image60
        Imtiaz_39posted 6 years ago

        thats great,, i really wish to attend it but couldnt....!!
        wink

        1. emievil profile image84
          emievilposted 6 years ago

          Darn, I'm drooling with envy here. I love SF and I would definitely love to go to the HubCamp but unfortunately, I can't afford it sad. Anyway, good luck to the participants. Enjoy!

        2. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

          I hope I'm not the only one going (although the one-on-one attention would be nice).
          Come on you California hubbers -- PARTEE TIME!

          1. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I'll be there, MM-it will be great to meet another Californian!  I am incredibly excited!  I just have to figure out how to get across the Sierras without flying!  I'm getting on that today-lots of phone calls to Greyhound and Amtrak.
            And the seminar's being held in a Ballroom at the Serrano, for Pete's sake-how swanky can it possibly get?

          2. Jane@CM profile image60
            Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Can we get a carpool of Sacramento hubbers to go??? I don't dare drive to San Francisco, you'll never find me again....as she wonders off to the ocean. smile

        3. saddlerider1 profile image60
          saddlerider1posted 6 years ago

          Hay Hubbers have a great time, if I lived in your country and in California I certainly would make an attempt to be there. Hope we see some PDF's published here at the Hubs when you all get back. Enjoy the show.

          1. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Aww, saddlerider-you're one Hubber I'd really love to meet.  Maybe next year!

        4. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

          Kewl, Lorlie! I am so excited to meet you!
          You're right, tho. Getting to SF from Bishop looks like something of a challenge. I'd offer to carpool but we're coming from different directions!
          MM

        5. foxyladydinah profile image62
          foxyladydinahposted 6 years ago

          Hi Simone,

          `I`m  Dinah new to hubpages, i read that a trip is coming up, well i would like to ask you a question or two, if you have a minute.

            I would like some ideas on how to get more traffic to my blog, so  can earn more money, not that i`ve started earning any yet, so would  you help me out, i just chose a name, not really knowing who to ask, hope you don`t mind that i picked you,  ok.

          Dinah

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Dinah!
            For such things, I will point you in the direction of our Learning Center.  It's a great resource!
            With regard to driving traffic specifically, I'd recommend these specific posts from the Learning Center: http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/cate … g-traffic/

            Of course, our HubCamps will provide more guides to this sort of thing, so should one ever pop up in your area in the near future, I'd recommend attending!

        6. 2besure profile image81
          2besureposted 6 years ago

          I would love to see HubCamp videos or written materials made available to those who could not attend.

          1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
            Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That's definitely the plan!

        7. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

          Jane-- Did I know you were a Sacramento hubber?
          I'm thinking of taking Amtrak down AND staying overnight (the better to party down with my homegirl Lorlie).
          But if you want to drive together, let's talk!
          MM

          1. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Ladies!  I checked yesterday and found that the rates for the Holiday Inn and the Serrano Hotel are the same!  $159- for 2 people.  The Serrano's my choice for sure-so chic! 
            I'll be taking Amtrak, too, but it may have to be an Amtrak bus, since I'm coming from Reno.  Still checking...
            Later, girls!

            1. ahostagesituation profile image77
              ahostagesituationposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I just saw the email on this a couple of hours ago.  It's  a workday for me, but if I can arrange it, I plan on being there.  I think I live about 40 minutes from there.  And LORIE, I'd really love to meet you!!  Sounds like a great event!

              1. lorlie6 profile image85
                lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                S.J.!!!!!  What a blast this is going to be!
                Gad, we finally get to meet the nutty nurse!  Woo Hoo!!!

                1. ahostagesituation profile image77
                  ahostagesituationposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  LOL!  Now, I know I have to be there.  If I make it I'll becoming directly from work, so I should be nuttier than usual.  Can I wear scrubs there???

                  1. lorlie6 profile image85
                    lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Well, Mighty Mom's wearing her cape, so I imagine scrubs would be just fine...I think I'll just wear my little 'e' on my skirt!

          2. Jane@CM profile image60
            Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I've seen the train by the airport and that sounds like fun, lets chat.  I can get away over night.  Shoot me an email when you get the chance.

        8. Krenshaw profile image61
          Krenshawposted 6 years ago

          Sounds great I will try be be there.

          Krenshaw

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Perhaps a later one, someday!

        9. Princessa profile image86
          Princessaposted 6 years ago

          I wish I could be there...

          I don't know if this has been asked or not, but any chance of joining in online via skype?

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            We talked about doing that, but we thought it would be ultimately more effective to offer more polished materials via our Learning Center after the event has passed.  We might utilize Skype or something similar for future events though smile

        10. sid_candid profile image60
          sid_candidposted 6 years ago

          This is a great initiative from hubpages. Would love to see a Hubcamp arranged in India for Hubpages members in India.

        11. Ladybird33 profile image75
          Ladybird33posted 6 years ago

          Wish I could be there as well...wishing all a very good time and much learning!

        12. rachel carpenter profile image89
          rachel carpenterposted 6 years ago

          Wow, I just joined HubPages today (but I'm not new to freelance writing) and would LOVE to go to something like this. If you planned one in Lubbock or Amarillo (TX) or possibly Oklahoma City - I'd be there! Maybe even in Dallas....... depends on the time of year.... Anyway this sounds awe-some.

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Awesome!  Yeah- stay on the lookout for future HubCamps, and welcome to HubPages!

        13. Storytellersrus profile image86
          Storytellersrusposted 6 years ago

          Oops!  I thought this was an online class.  Any chance of that in the future?  Thanks.

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well, there *are* going to be online components, so your thinking is by no means entirely off!  The materials shall be made available after HubCamp occurs.  Keep an eye out!

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              kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Simone, are you handing out airline tickets for hubbers with 11 hubs in 5 months, I mean that is serious work!  Wish I could attend, but wish you bundles of fun, [I won't tell a sole if a ticket ends up as a e ticket in email-promise]

              :lol;

              1. Simone Smith profile image91
                Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hehee, I wish!!  Though.... just between is... if I "find" any tickets... they'll be coming your way!

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago

          man......I hope everybody has lots of fun and learns tons of stuff. Sure wish I could go... Cool idea.  smile

        15. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

          i think that is great that some of you are getting together...have fun! and enjoy the 'writers' interaction'!

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            ...and don't forget your cameras!

            1. Simone Smith profile image91
              Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              But of course not!  We'll be snapping away XD

        16. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

          Snapping photos of the presenters and HP staff, maybe.
          No fair "outing" the Hubber participants:-).

          1. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You're absolutely right, MM!  The camera is NOT my friend! wink

            1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
              SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              ...ha ha...come on....i guess i didn't look at it as 'outing'....was looking for shots of all of you having fun too!...and looking serious, taking notes and all that...writing away, concentrating......wish i could go....

              http://jackmathis.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/concentration.jpg

              1. lorlie6 profile image85
                lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                He's adorable-I wish I had his concentration! wink

              2. Simone Smith profile image91
                Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hahaa, my nephew does the same thing when he's concentrating!

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

          http://www.mossresourcenet.org/camp/gallery/photos/7f2283fed189cf85f55a30b316b9b3a3.jpg

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            YAY!

        18. Faybe Bay profile image84
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago

          This is going to be the greatest thing ever, wish I could be there!

        19. lorlie6 profile image85
          lorlie6posted 6 years ago

          Hi all, I won't be attending HubCamp after all-an uncle of mine passed away and I'll be travelling South rather than North.  Family does trump HP, after all-but I was sooo looking forward to it!

          1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
            Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Too bad!  Was looking forward to meeting you in person.  But of course family comes first.  Very sorry for your loss.

            1. lorlie6 profile image85
              lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Maddie.

        20. Paula Andrea, MA profile image26
          Paula Andrea, MAposted 6 years ago

          I would love to attend, unfortunately not this time.  Maybe I'll be able to catch the next one. Sure sounds like agreat idea!

        21. wordscribe43 profile image94
          wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

          I tried to make this happen since I am not TOO far away in Portland, OR.  But, the cheapest flight I could get is (wait for ittt......) $400.  WHAT THE?  Usually it's half that, at most.  Even Southwest and Alaskan stink.  I am so disappointed because I really want to come.  I am still checking though.

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Wow, travel is expensive these days O__O

          2. shazwellyn profile image83
            shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Not far off the prices from UK!

        22. Canklefish profile image75
          Canklefishposted 6 years ago

          It would be great to be able to attend this gala event... I wonder how long it would take me to drive to San Fran from Delaware...

        23. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

          $400 from Portland to SF? That's OBSCENE! Have you thought about taking the Amtrak?

        24. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

          We will be thinking of you, Lorlie.
          Next time -- or maybe we'll have to do a HP roadtrip to Bishop!!

          1. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Now THAT would be something!

        25. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago
        26. manmade76 profile image60
          manmade76posted 6 years ago

          A very good move.Any online seminar pls do inform as me from India

        27. Kennedy E. profile image60
          Kennedy E.posted 6 years ago

          Great Event! I Wish I Could Attend It!

        28. Denise Handlon profile image88
          Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

          Still wishing I could join all of you.  Boo Hoo, I love S.F. and Hubpages.  smile

        29. ParadiseForever profile image53
          ParadiseForeverposted 6 years ago

          I was there in Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale)by the same date last month. In fact, I wanted to visit HP office at SF. But, unfortunately I could not meet it. Now, I am back in India. Even though I wish to attend the Great Event, I could not. sad If HP can arrange for some online (LIVE) streaming of the event, hubbers like me will be definitely benefitted. Hoping to get the good news announced through officially here, soon! All the best for the event! smile

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, sorry we missed you!  We probably won't be able to do anything live this time around, but we will be arranging more HubCamps in the future, and we'll also be sure to offer lots of helpful online companion materials big_smile

            1. ParadiseForever profile image53
              ParadiseForeverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you Simon for your quick response. Waiting to share online companion materials of HubCamp-I. Wishing the event all success!
              cool

        30. SunSeven profile image64
          SunSevenposted 6 years ago

          Thank you for the stone wall Simone
          http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/51680?p … ost1250390
          Best Regards

          1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
            Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            SunSeven, don't be offended!  There didn't really seem to be anything in that post that needed responding to, that I can see.  If you've got a question for Simone, I'm sure she'll be happy to answer it.

          2. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry SunSeven!
            I wasn't trying to stonewall you- I have just been out of the forums, haha!   Please don't hate meeeeee T________T
            I did answer your other questions though XD - better late than never, no?

         
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