Monday, February 27, 2012

Story @ Home pre-party

Last week we got to attend the Story at Home pre-party!  We got a tour of where the event is being held (I got see rooms in the conference center and Joseph Smith Memorial building that I've never been allowed to see before).  We also got a bunch of details about the conference, which I will tell you now:

1- First and foremost, there are still tickets available.  But they're going fast - so hurry and register!

2- Friday night is going to be especially fun.  At 6:30 the band Lower Lights is going to play a preshow concert, followed by the Story Slam.  Anyone can sign up to participate in the slam, they just need to have a 5 minute family related story - and it has to be funny!  If you can't make it to the conference, but want to come friday night anyway, the tickets are only $7.  So basically, it's cheaper and better than the movie theater.

3- There will be a marketplace open during the conference with awesome stuff to buy (like stuff from Green Jello with Carrots!)

4- During the conference you have the chance to record a 15 minute video using an i-tell booth.  Every registered conference participant can use that time to record family history or memories or any story they want, and then receive a free DVD of the recording or an mp4 (your choice).

5- You will also have a chance to create a Cherish Bound memories book.  Cherish Bound books make recording memories and family history a breeze.  It's so easy.  And if you want to get a print of your finished book, you'll receive a huge discount on the price.  PLUS, you can have Family Search keep the information that you entered in the book stored in their vaults.  That way, your posterity, or far off and unknown relatives, can find that information, helping them with genealogy or just getting to know their family's history.  Which is pretty cool.

6- Box lunches are available both days of the conference.  I made a point of asking where these lunches were actually coming from, because I like good food. :)  The answer was, The Garden.  Which is a super yumtastic restaurant in the Joseph Smith Memorial building.  SUPER YUMTASTIC.  So make sure you go to the Story at Home website and order a couple of those.  (They'll have special speakers while you eat your box lunch, which is also going to be fun.)

I think that's the bulk of it - but if you have any questions just leave a comment and I'll try to answer (if I know the answer....which I should).  And really, hurry and register for a ticket, because you really don't want to miss this!

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