Friday, May 31, 2013

Vida Vegan Con 2013: One Hell of a MoFo

I just spent 4 days in Portland last weekend, eating a ridiculous amount of kale and enjoying the amazing company of adorable vegans all across the world.  This year's Vida Vegan Con was, quite simply, one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  I walked away feeling touched by so many of the classes, discussions, and panels I witnessed.  So, this is the first in a series of three blog posts about the conference.  Yay!

This year, I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Kittee and Amey again.  I was pretty hopeful we would get to do another installment of Vegan Battle Royale, but I was incredibly stoked to work with them on a Vegan MoFo workshop!

Not quite sure what Amey's doing, but Kittee and I are very amused
For those who could not attend our workshop, we basically gave some handy tips for getting involved in and surviving Vegan Month of Food.  Then, the room became truly electric.  By the end of the workshop, the entire audience had picked multiple themes and voted on the official VVC themes for Vegan MoFo this year!  Keep your eyes on the MoFo website for the details to be released.  I will, however, tell you that bathtub Tuesday still has me giggling.

On Saturday, we hosted Vegan Battle Royale II in front of the entire conference after lunch.  The three of us had spent months gathering donations for prizes, thinking up questions, and video chatting to get organized.  I can honestly say I can't think of two better people to do this with.  In 45 minutes, the entire conference received prizes, we gave away more than 20 audience and lucky vegan prizes, and we saw Team Motherforking Destroyers slay Team V-Card.  It was a wonderful display of wit and mad trickery!  I loves it.  Oh, and Isa took the best photo ever.

Seriously.  Best. Photo. Ever.

We vegan.  Gangsta vegan.  And more blogging coming soon!