SteemFest updates: new names - new sponsors - deadlines - hotelroom fomo

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Sawadee! it's been a 2.5 weeks since opening the ticketshop and folks have been getting aboard the SteemFest cruise!

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This year SteemFest has seen organisation efforts quite a bit upfront as my last visit to Bangkok was in March / April of this year. It has had its advantages, seeing that the event could be announced way earlier compared to previous editions, but also its disadvantages: Locations going out of business, or my liasons/contacts switching jobs :)

So now I'm already for the third time negotiating with one of the venues. So some of the negotiations had been going pretty difficult, whilst some where just a breeze. I'm looking very much forward to working together with my tech liason and the catering who will be travelling along with the event as it moves to several venues across the vast city of Bangkok. I'm really looking forward travelling back to Bangkok early October, eager to finalise the event in the city instead of over emails, skype calls and Line chats :P

With Steemwallet.app V2 shipped this week - I'm all aboard SteemFest4!

Past weeks I had also been (in between :P) quite occupied with the (somewhat delayed) launch of the upgrade of the SteemWallet.app - which is now finally out there! If you had missed my announcement post about it last week: The wallet has been upgraded with a Dapp browser with Steem-Keychain support, enabling you to login and post on gazillion sites out-of-the-box as they already support the API's for the Keychain firefox/chrome plugin.

SteemFest4 - New names announced!

Just like previous years, SteemFest is for the people, by the people. If you have a steem related project, or something interesting for the steem community / ecosystem, share your suggestions via [email protected]

New sponsors announced! Welcoming Bitshares and @smooth.

I am happy to acknowledge the Bitshares worker for sponsoring SteemFest4 has been voted in. Bitshares has a similar DAO worker proposal system as will be launched with HF21 on the Steem chain. Thanks to this sponsorship Bitshares will be present on SteemFest4 and will give away a couple of SteemFest tickets through competitions in the coming months.

Additionally, longterm Steem witness, and long term SteemFest sponsor (since edition 1 in Amsterdam!) @Smooth decided he will be sponsoring the event as well.

Thanks to these sponsors and already sponsoring since the announcement (@Blocktrades, @Steemit, Steem-engine, Splinterlands and SteemWallet, the plankton ticket price is lowered to 50% of the cost-price of the actual attendance.

By the way, did you already see those SteemFest ads on steemit.com? Or are you adblocking them? :) :)

FOMO Warning: Hotelrooms are going fast in the Prince Palace Hotel.

Since November is also the start of the tourist season, and this hotel is attractively priced and conveniently situated, it is a popular hotel with backpackers and other tourists. If you want to stay in this hotel, I recommend you to book sooner rather than later. Agoda even has booking options fully cancellable up to 1 week in advance, so if you are (still) not sure if you can make it, you can just claim a room and in worst case, cancel it so your card won't get charged.

Please note, there are 2 properties inside the "Prince Palace towers" which are both the same, but with different booking links/pages. Prince Palace building namely consists of 4 (or so) towers (hosting 800 rooms(!)). So you can actually book your stay in the building, sharing the same entrance and facilities, through:

  1. Prince Palace Hotel
  2. Prince Suite Residence (managed by Prince Palace Hotel)

Note there are different room options in both buildings! Check it out! DYOR!

Reminder: Ticket price hike #1 in 2 weeks @ Friday 30 Augustus!

As explained in the announcement post a couple of weeks ago, it was two years ago that 1/3rd of the ticket bookings of the event came in the last 7 days prior to SteemFest2. That literally brought in unnecessary stress and costs because of last minute changes with catering and transportation logistics. If it would be just up to me it is totally fine to book last minute, however the Chefs and such want to know prior to the event how much food they need to order :) So like last year, to force you into planning ahead, and hopefully preventing last-minute planning a dynamic pricing schedule is implemented.

Current pricesfrom now to Friday 30 August - 23:59 UTC Ticketshop
Increase 130 August - 27 September20% of costprice increase
Increase 227 September - 25 October20% of costprice increase
Increase 325 October - 5 November20% of costprice increase
Walk up rate6 - 10 November20% of costprice increase

This year's minimum (Plankton!) ticket price is 20% cheaper compared to last year. The actual costprice of the event per person is forecasted at around € 450.

You will notice the event website has several levels of ticket prices. Don't know which ticket level to buy? Steemfest.com's ticket section will give you a suggestion of minimum ticket level based on the amount of SteemPower you have (checking your ranking: Plankton, Minnow, Dolphin, Orca, Whale) once you fill out your username. Should you decide to select a support ticket (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond) you become an awesome sponsor yourself and are instantly buying drinking rounds for fellow attendees. Support ticket buyers are mentioned in the program booklet and on opening slides. Please be an honest judge for yourself when deciding what ticket you opt for. Don't be ashamed of your choice!

Buy your ticket with crypto or fiat.

Like last year you can buy your ticket again with crypto. This year the options are SBD, Steem and BTS through SteemFest site's ticket section or with BTC, E-banking and Credit-cards via the SteemFest Paydro ticketshop.

Manual Crypto Payments done through the SteemFest site in SBD / Steem / BTS are processed minimum every day at 10 AM CEST and 22 PM CEST by checking our email inbox and validating the incoming transfers on the @steemfest wallet (and the @steemfest wallet on Bitshares). Then we mail you a coupon code to claim your ticket. (you still need to claim your ticket after we mail you the couponcode!)

See you in Bangkok!

@roelandp
Ps: In the next post(s) the SF4 locations will be revealed.


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Excited to be meeting with the folks at steemfest!

Thanks for letting know about the 2 different accommodations at Prince Palace. Will check out the rooms there since based on my experience in the past SF it's not wise to get airbnb for away.

Looks like @coingecko is speaking at Steemfest! Woah! Wonder what are they gonna talk about!

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The next steemfest should be an actual cruise on a boat 😂

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If bitcoin goes up to 6 figure value I think we might very well do.. 😏

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I'm all for it haha @stackin Too bad we won't be attending this year. ;)

I will be there for sure if it's on a Cruiseliner :-)

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Good to get another update from lovely SteemFest and many greets from Bangkok - sadly we are leaving today for Europe.

But she will keep some fish for you.
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Are you going to SteemFest this year? @detlev

Yes, it is planned. Do you as well fly over?

I don't think so, Thai airport requires yellow fever vaccine for panamanians and I'm not sure to get that one for me and Maximus. Maybe next year, have fun @detlev ;)

And before I forget, here is a !BEER for the big boy in your house.... ;-)

We might meet in Panama before next year SteemFest.

There are some plans for a visit with a commercial background

To view or trade BEER go to steem-engine.com.

Hey @anahilarski, here is your BEER token. Enjoy it!

Do you already know our BEER Crowdfunding

Awesome ;)

So looking forward to the event!! <3

@surpassinggoogle, Congratulations and wish that you will going to successfully spread the word of ULOG and Teardrops Ecosystem. Good wishes from my side brother and stay blessed.

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Oh my gosh I would love to go. I will try to enter a couple of competitions....maybe I can win myself a ticket!!! - only Im not sure I really deserve it this time..... : ( I need to put more love in to the steem blockchain first....

Oh wow... this looks amazing. I love Bangkok so much as well. :)

If only I weren't such a Noob and had some crypto to sell to get me there.

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Very curious to see the locations :D Good luck negotiating... again!

Thanks for the update.
It looks like SteemFest is going to be great

Nice updates, Roeland!
Maybe see you in Bangkok, if I can make it ^^

Thank you for all the work you do organizing this great event! I wish I could be there (health challenges keep me close to home) but I will be looking forward to watching live streams!

Scrambling to get the last money in so i can book flights pls STEEM price get a big hike this week

Done with my Fest Tickets and Hotel bookings. @roelandp let me know if you would need any sort of assistance in arrangements :-)

Can I pay in Thai Baht?
Indeed, if you're coming to Bangkok I'll hand over the cash then!
Even a minnow isn't going to have that much steem liquid.

Hi Rycharde, for now thai baht is not a payment option, but during walk-up rate it will be, but mind you that will be walk-up rate.

The ticketshop both has Steem/SBD/Bitshares but also many creditcard options available...

See you in Bangkok!

There will still be a #steemfest ? What is there here to fest about?

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One day I will be there to wine 🍷 and dine with the whales of the steem blockchain. And the prince Palace hotel is looking awesome with so much illumination

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