Yes, I do realize there's a thread by Brad. But this is my thread, where I talk about my experience at ForumCon 2013. Last year, I made a thread at Admin Talk about ForumCon 2012 and have been met to popularity. Due to some personal problems with AT, I decided to take my ForumCon 2013 thread here. I could post it at AdminForums (ya know, the one @ShadyX owns?), but I'm going to post it on the largest stage of them all: xenForo.com's official forums. This year, I woke up bright and early. I went, and was surprised that ForumCon isn't in the same place within' the hotel [Kabuki]. In fact, it goes downstairs. Puzzled, looking around, and trying to figure out what the #^@& is going on. Lo, and behold: As you can see, ForumCon now takes place in a larger room. Likewise, it's being attended by a few hundreds people more than last year. More, and more breathing room for the panel folks.. On the other side of the ForumCon 2013 room (which is called the Spring Room)... ForumCon's 2013 Twitter feed was improved over last year... Here's last year for reference... This year's ForumCon panels were a little better than last year, everything is easy to follow, easy to understand, and likewise - the event organizers (VigLink) made it a point to have better speaker equipment. Better lighting, so everyone could see a lot of the slides - with the exception with a few that was [a little] hard to read. We were provided with charge stations, we were provided with free glass cups (for anything to drink), free water (and it's freakin' cold too! ), and of course, free lunch. You want coffee? Go here! And like last year, Internet Brands was there. It's actually a pitch for vBulletin, proBoards, Vanilla Forums. The funny part is, Internet Brands doesn't even realize their direct competitors are sitting right next to them! Worse yet: Internet Brands takes xenForo like a joke. I asked John (the general manager at IB) "How do you think vBulletin can compete with xenForo?" He laughed it off, and then answered it. What's even more glaring is that IB didn't even have a booth there. proBoards was killling it there: This photo does not do the booth justice.. This was the most visited booth at ForumCon. Period. In fact, that area was so packed, that it blocked the entryway to... the restroom - which is on the left side of that image. Very good product placement by proBoards. No, they're not done.... At the drinks recpetion... I dunno about you, but as a marketer, I thought this was genius. The lunch and drinks receptions were networking opportunities, but literally half of ForumCon 2013 are people I don't even #^@&ing know! People complained about last year, where "It's the same $h!^ as the first one!" It's like the dynamic changed at ForumCon 2013... Here's lunch... Here's drinks reception... Here's when you come downstairs... Here's ForumCon's booklet and Panjo squishy swag... Literally every single person took one home, it was that popular. Annnnd that ends my ForumCon 2013 thread! To see more images from ForumCon, check out my Flickr photostream. See you next year! I have an article to share pretty soon - it's being prepared and awaiting posting on ForumCon.com I also took a picture with the C.E.O of VigLink, courtesy of Murray Newlands. I am awaiting his posting.