The 'BLOCK' Party (Update - 03/01/19) + A Contest?

in #thealliance2 years ago (edited)

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Did You Say Contest??

YES! We want a badass logo for use with goodies and ads and such to attach to this event! Carrie made one up there to give people something to think about. @enginewitty has set aside 50 STEEM for the winner and more may be added to that prize pool as it progresses. We still have time before we start making any paraphernalia to add to the swag bags and use for promotion so this contest will go for a few weeks. It doesn't necessarily have to have a disco ball, but should represent something that relates to the blockchain and being a party surrounding it. You can use the STEEM waves (that would be cool) but things that must be included are the date(s) - June 20th-23rd, the place - Colorado Springs, CO, and the VENUE!

Contest Rules:

  • One design WITHOUT and one design WITH the following 3 requirements
  • The date - June 20th - 23rd
  • The place - Colorado Springs, CO
  • The venue - Hotel Elegante
  • A post is not necessary, but do drop either your logo design or post with the design in the comments below


The Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs is what we have set our sights on. This will be the official venue where we do our performances and various people/communities will be giving their presentations. Isn't it gorgeous? We will be blocking off a good chunk of rooms for people that choose to stay there with us (though not mandatory - just makes it easier) and we also will be having catering provided. Beer and wine for those that want to get wet - have to get your own hard stuff though, sorry. All kinds of goodies are available for us to have fun and enjoy ourselves with.


Yes! With the assistance of @pennsif, @zen-art, and a few other helpful Steempeeps, we have gotten the support of @fundition to move forward with help from the Steem community as a whole. Our appreciation is in full force for their acceptance. If you'll notice, it says no image available, that is because we need a logo! So, we will pass this post around to all you designers and artists and see what you can come up with, have fun in the process!

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Sponsors & Guests

Obviously, things like this cost money, and as our personal budgets aren't the world's largest, witness @enginewitty (currently ranked #95 on, has been reaching out to people and communities to seek their support in making this happen. These are all communities he associates with on some level, helps to support in various forms or fashions and are -he feels- also heavily vested in the future of STEEM. This list is more complete now, and we still may have room for a few more. As it stands, so far we have:

  • @adsactly - ADSactly has been a supporter of The Alliance almost since its inception. They love that we have been supportive of them as well and we all agree that the #steem #blockchain is one of the cryptosphere's best kept secrets. They run a witness (currently #53) and have been helping to secure the chain for ages. They already have several things in mind for a presentation and some beautiful things to unveil to the public! They really are about community and we thank you for your commitment! Stop in to their discord sometime and say hello!
  • @ssg-community - #steemsilvergold 'pirates' and The Alliance family have always meshed well together and there is a strong crossover of members from each community. Upon speaking with @raybrockman and @thedamus, there was a big 'Hell Yea!' involved! Maybe we'll see a new 2019 STEEM Round unveiled or have a live #monsterraffle? Rumor has it that the #monsterraffle4 will coincide with The Block Party! I do know of something really kick ass that'll be exposed! Be exciting to see some shiny people there! Thank you for your commitment!
  • @spl - After speaking with @bethalea, she was all about having some representation for Lucksacks and the Steem Poker League. Wouldn't it be fun to have a live poker tournament? I'm game! Thank you for your commitment!
  • @dsound - Talking to @prc is always a joy as he has a great attitude. Music will do that to you. They have agreed to have representation there and perhaps give a presentation. Beautiful thing too, because we have some great musicians showing up to perform! They also run a witness (currently #105) for those that have extra votes! Thank you for your commitment!
  • @freewritehouse - This is a treat for anyone that wants to expand their creative hand. @mariannewest has committed to helping sponsor and come up with a few fun activities for people. This is a very unexpected and appreciated gesture as there were multiple communities and people asked that had far deeper pockets and more time on their hands that declined - many thanks! I look forward to a live #freewrite activity!
  • @oracle-d - Though unable to actually attend, @starkerz has agreed to help out in various other ways and be a sponsor of this event, so we thank him heavily and will be spoken of and thought of fondly throughout the process. Did you know they were a witness too? (currently #96) They help so many people, maybe stop in with your extra vote?
  • - A brand new exchange attaching itself to the blockchain from some familiar Steempeeps has stepped up to the plate and have agreed to help sponsor the event. Aside from running the @freedomx.witness (currently #132), they have been working hard to help get STEEM out of the bushes and into the playing field. They recently launched their own token - FREEX - and have beautifully secured STEEM to be part of the NetCoins integration! Congrats guys! Stop in to their discord for more information about the exchange.

So Thankful

For all the people/organizations/communities that have agreed to help us out. It's going to be real fun, I promise! Especially when you have some AWESOMESAUCE like @carrieallen out there and familiar with the territory and happy to see to it we all have an absolute blast. There have been open discussions about various things we could do aside from some expected and anticipated presentations from our sponsors. I did mention musicians will be coming and @carrieallen, @chrisroberts and @enginewitty will also be 'performing'! Here's some ideas (a few concrete) that we have come up with:

Event Ideas & Performers

  • A LIVE comedic acting performance by Carrie, Chris & Witty (The Lord of the D) featuring scripts from their show - The Play House! This will happen and it'll be an absolute blast!
  • @zipporah - has agreed to come to Colorado and share her beautiful voice with us! Maybe we can even get her on stage for some of The Play House characters!
  • @katrina-ariel - A smashing performance at #steemfest has landed her in the eyes of many and she has won #openmic since then. Her voice is captivating and we are looking forward to seeing her live again!
  • @paintingangels - Another of the chain's wonderful voices, has agreed to come and give us a special show! We are definitely looking forward to meeting her and hearing her play and sing!
  • Field Day? - Remember when you were in grade school and we had 3-legged races, ran the egg, did obstacle courses and had scavenger hunts? Ya baby, we're gonna bring out our inner children and have some serious fun!

What About You???

Are you a musician, DJ or comedian? Want to come show off your skills and be on the list of performers? Let us know! Maybe you would like to be a sponsor in some manner for the event? Let us know! Leave us a comment here or reach out to The Alliance! Can join us in 'The Castle' or simply send @enginewitty or @carrieallen a message with your intentions. These lists will continue to grow and it was discussed to have a limited attendance, so the earlier you commit, the better your chances are of making history at - The BLOCK Party!

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Behold! In all its perfection and glory...

The Logo

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The Ad

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Simple, yet elegant.

I cannot be there but will be a glad Sponsor of 25 Steem. Tell me what to do to get that done. Looks like a Rocking Time.

Hey maybe you can print out a large paper like decorative banner at the actual event with my @robertandrew emblazoned on it. That way I can be there in Spirit and a sponsor at the same time :)

Hey that's a cool idea. Why don't you offer that Sponsorship to more Steemians who cannot physically be there but want to be there in Spirit and be a Sponsor as well

We are, in fact I just spoke with @guiltyparties last night about that very thing. Not a banner saying Robert kicks ass (which is true😋) but options😎

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Sounds good, Sign me on Brother Engine

Get with me on Discord or @partiko and we can go over how to proceed :)

You all just knock yourselves out! At this stage all I can be is an atendee. I'm not an entertainer on any level (i sometimes have problems playing the radio), but I am incredibly excited that I will be able to be there.

WoooooHooooo. Connie and I are headed for Colorado!

Gotta love that Rocky Mountain Fever!

Hi there
Here is my participation :)
Feel free to ask some modifications ;)

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Second one

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This actually falls on my 25th anniversary and my BFF lives in CO Springs. It sounds like a good excuse for a trip :)

Does sound perfect! We'll count on you being there!

Ooooh. This is going to be an incredible event, especially with that line-up of amazing entertainers!

We will hope to see you there hun!

Please, no Hotel Eleganté! I just stayed there for a night last summer for a wedding that was held there...and it was awful. The staff sucked, the rooms were crap, it’s not in a good part of town, and the clientele looked like it was straight off the Walmart ghetto bus.

You can get a good deal, but you’re getting what you pay for...maybe less. There are much better locations. They may cost a little more, but it’ll probably be worth it.

Just my two cents on that.

Unfortunately, at such a late start (2nd week of January) most places could not take us.

This was our last hope... and on paper checks all the boxes, where other (better) venues did not.

I'm gonna hope/pray/dance to whoever will watch that it ends up awesome... cause we'll all be there.

And what Engine said was true, you can come play on site, and stay somewhere close.

NEXT YEAR... I'm starting planning right after this one. We'll have better options. 😍

By no means mandatory you stay there and @carrieallen lives out there so if you can convince her of a better spot - by all means :)

I am not clear on the use and size of what you are looking for but I thought of this at the moment, I do not know if the event requires more neutral colors.BLOCK PARTY2.jpg

Oooh thanks for the entry! There is no color scheme but a 500x500 png would be best😉

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The best idea i could think of so far

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I read your article very well. Your writing helped me a lot.

What? Zippy, Serena, and Katrina all in one place? Damn! Now I really want to go!

I know right? If you show up, I'd be willing to bet you could play with them and @carrieallen or @chrisroberts would probably jam out on your new Uke!

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That's very tempting!

You guys are going to have all the fun, it sounds a rocking event with so much prep. I cannot join but I can surely contribute. It will reach you soon 💖🤗

Thanks love, most appreciated. Really wish you could come🤗

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Love the logo Carrie did!

Ed threw up a post with about half a dozen in there, good stuff.

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