Save the Date: rabble.ca re-launch bash!

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jrose
Save the Date: rabble.ca re-launch bash!

 

jrose

We would love to see some babblers come out to our event in Toronto. Save the Date: October 23rd, 2008.

Here are the details:

[b]raising a ruckus![/b]

Emerging media finding common ground, making change
A celebration of rabble.ca’s relaunch on Media Democracy Day

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Steamwhistle Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto
Doors open 8pm!

Keynote panel featuring:
Maude Barlow, Linda McQuaig, Duncan Cameron and Jessica Yee

PARTY! With L.A.L, KoboTown, and Maryem Tollar

Order your tickets now! [url=http://rabble.ca.express.ts.com/]http://rabble.ca.express.ts.com/[/url]
Pay what you can: $10 to $25 in support of rabble.ca

Ticket price includes refreshments, stimulating ideas, some of the best of Toronto’s music scene, and pssst… surprises!
Added bonus: supporting independent media!

See rabble.ca/relaunch for details!

A limited number of tickets available for pre-launch fundraiser: $150

[ 19 September 2008: Message edited by: jrose ]

oldgoat

You will also get to meet your favourite moderators!

Maysie Maysie's picture

Sadly I will be out of town in Thunder Bay and will miss the festivities. Awww.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I'd love to be there (in disguise, mind) and meet some babblers in person, but it's impossible for me to do so. [img]frown.gif" border="0[/img]

Michelle

BCG, really? [img]frown.gif" border="0[/img] Aww.

Boom Boom, let's organize a bus from the North Shore to here. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

jrose

We'll have to organize some sort of "Match the Babbler to their Picture" type game! [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]

Michelle

Or we'll all wear signs or something.

Caissa

There should be minor re-launches in the boonies.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

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Originally posted by Michelle:
Boom Boom, let's organize a bus from the North Shore to here. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

I'm all for it - I can get to Natashquan or Sept-Iles under my own steam, and from there the bus can pick up babblers from Sept-iles all the way to T.O.! (would it also return them home....?)

ETA: I may have a problem with this, as I have to be in the hospital at Blanc Sablon Saturday Oct. 18, and won't be back here until Monday 20th, so it would be very tight for me, and then the Doc might want to see me that week anyway. [img]frown.gif" border="0[/img]

[ 19 September 2008: Message edited by: Boom Boom ]

Michelle

Hey Catchfire - this means we really DO have to get the relaunch done on time now! [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img]

Sven Sven's picture

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Originally posted by jrose:
[b]A limited number of tickets available for pre-launch fundraiser: $150 [/b]

Why would rabble.ca limit the number of $150 tickets? I would think that rabble.ca would want to sell as many as humanly possible.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

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Originally posted by Sven:
[b]

Why would rabble.ca limit the number of $150 tickets? I would think that rabble.ca would want to sell as many as humanly possible.[/b]


Because it is being held in a restaurant and the Vancouver fire marshall just might take exception to overcrowding.

Either that or they know that there are a limited number of people who would pony up the big bucks and it is always better to have a full fundraiser than a half empty one. Besides in those kinds of fundraisers the $150 only gets you in the door so they can attempt to talk you into giving more money.

Michelle

For all babblers who show up, you will get a free "babble" t-shirt, while supplies last. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

How big is the "supply"?

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

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Originally posted by kropotkin1951:
[b]Because it is being held in a restaurant and the Vancouver fire marshall just might take exception to overcrowding.[/b]

Why would the Vancouver fire marshal object to an event in Toronto?

Michelle

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Originally posted by M. Spector:
[b]How big is the "supply"?[/b]

I'm not sure! While they were sitting in boxes in my office, it seemed like thousands of the damn things, but I doubt highly that there are that many in reality. I'll ask Kim and get back to you on that. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

Michelle

Kim says "hundreds" (which might be an exaggeration, but she's not about to go count them), so there should be enough!

Sven Sven's picture

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Originally posted by M. Spector:
[b]Why would the Vancouver fire marshal object to an event in Toronto?[/b]

The Vancouver fire marchal is a well-known busy-body... [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img]

Michelle

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Originally posted by oldgoat:
You will also get to meet your favourite moderators!

quote:

Originally posted by bigcitygal:
Sadly I will be out of town in Thunder Bay and will miss the festivities. Awww.

Okay, well then I guess everyone will get to meet their second and third (and so on) favourite moderators! [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img]

Sven Sven's picture

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Originally posted by Michelle:
[b]

Okay, well then I guess everyone will get to meet their second and third (and so on) favourite moderators! [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]


To meet the moderators in person would be worth at least $175. You guys are leaving money on the table!! [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

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Originally posted by Sven:
[b]

The Vancouver fire marchal is a well-known busy-body... [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]


lol OOPS

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

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Originally posted by Sven:
[b]

To meet the moderators in person would be worth at least $175. You guys are leaving money on the table!! [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]


I met Kim at a fundraiser out here. Mind you it was us trying to pick her pockets but then this whole support the causes you belive in is very circular.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

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Originally posted by Michelle:
[b]Hey Catchfire - this means we really DO have to get the relaunch done on time now! [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]

Damn it! The moment I've been waiting the better part of a decade for and here I am thousands of miles away like a sucker. Now I'm hoping the relaunch will be delayed yet again for entirely different motives than the usual cynicism and pessimism. Have fun you Torontonian babblers!

Michelle

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Originally posted by Sven:
[b]To meet the moderators in person would be worth at least $175. You guys are leaving money on the table!! [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]

Dude, you don't have to pay $175 to meet the moderators - we're gonna be there the whole night, at the $10-25 shindig too!

Come on Sven, you know you wanna drive up for it. [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img] (P.S. As a lawyer, though, we will gratefully accept your $175. [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] )

[ 19 September 2008: Message edited by: Michelle ]

Bookish Agrarian

If I was going to be in the province I might have made the trip, but I have to be in Sask for meetings [img]frown.gif" border="0[/img]

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

Is there going to be any Rabble Re-launch party in Vancouver? Or are all the Vancouver based rabble staff attending the Toronto Rabble Re-launch Party?

[ 19 September 2008: Message edited by: Left Turn ]

Michelle

I'm not sure whether we're doing anything in Vancouver! I do know that we're bringing the Vancouver folks to Ontario for this event, however, and that way we can also have an in-person staff meeting, which we are rarely able to do.

Sven Sven's picture

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Originally posted by Michelle:
[b]Dude, you don't have to pay $175 to meet the moderators - we're gonna be there the whole night, at the $10-25 shindig too!

Come on Sven, you know you wanna drive up for it. [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img] (P.S. As a lawyer, though, we will gratefully accept your $175. [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] ) [/b]


The funny thing is that I would have to drive [b][i]down[/b][/i] to Toronto from Minnesota, as Toronto is actually [b][i]south[/b][/i] of here!!! [img]tongue.gif" border="0[/img] Too bad the shindig isn't at the end of January, as I may be in Toronto that last weekend to watch you Torontonians' beloved Maple Leafs play... [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

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Originally posted by Michelle:
[b]I'm not sure whether we're doing anything in Vancouver! I do know that we're bringing the Vancouver folks to Ontario for this event, however, and that way we can also have an in-person staff meeting, which we are rarely able to do.[/b]

I think there are enough babblers in the Vancouver area to warrant a rabble-re-launch event in Vancouver. Most of us can't make it to Toronto.

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

I would love to attend a babble event in the lower mainland or Vancouver Island. I'm going to be in the neighborhood soon.

kimi

Hi Left Turn and N.Beltov. A relaunch event in Vancouver - and in other cities - is definitely in the works! Stay tuned!

CMOT Dibbler

Will we have to re register after the re launch?

Will this relaunch happen after the 23rd?

wage zombie

Ass a recent transplant to the west coast i'd love to attend a babbler event.

oldgoat

[url=http://rabble.ca/about_us/about_us.shtml?x=74056]LOOK AT THE COOL POSTER![/url]

Look at the words written over and under it!

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Ticket price includes refreshments, stimulating ideas, some of the best of Toronto's music scene, and pssst... surprises!

Added bonus: supporting independent media.This event tops off Media Democracy Day


AND you get a free beer and get to be seen with me! I mean how cool is that?

Or, if you really want to skip the poster, you can go straight to here...

Purchase tickets online: [url=https://express.ts.com/k?rabble.ca]https://express.ts.com/k?rabble.ca[/url]

Maysie Maysie's picture

quote:


oldgoat: AND you get a free beer and get to be seen with me! I mean how cool is that?

Now I'm even more bummed out that I won't be there. oldgoat and free beer: a winning combination!

Michelle

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Originally posted by Sven:
[b]To meet the moderators in person would be worth at least $175. You guys are leaving money on the table!! [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]

So does this mean you're coming? Hey, maybe we could have a dunking booth! You'd be a good sport for the cause, wouldn't you? [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img]

Sven Sven's picture

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Originally posted by Michelle:
[b]So does this mean you're coming? Hey, maybe we could have a dunking booth! You'd be a good sport for the cause, wouldn't you? [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]

Well, I’m not that good of a baseball thrower, but I’m good enough of a sport to give it a try!! [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]

oldgoat

Kabump!

Just wanted to say it probably makes sense to order tickets online soon. Bring a friend. For those babblers with more than one friend, bring both of them. Babblers who have no friends can hang out with me.

jrose

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Originally posted by oldgoat:
[b]Babblers who have no friends can hang out with me.[/b]

And me!

oldgoat

Oh great jrose, now no one will hang out with me! [img]frown.gif" border="0[/img]

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

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Originally posted by oldgoat:
[b]Oh great jrose, now no one will hang out with me! [img]frown.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]

You could always try the pork chop hung around your neck ploy... then again, given the target audience, a cask of brandy (like a St-Bernard) might work a little better. [img]tongue.gif" border="0[/img]

CMOT Dibbler

When the Relaunch happens will our profiles be saved or will we have to re register with Babble?

oldgoat

They will be saved.

That's assuming all goes as planned. Of course with this sort of thing, it always goes just as planned, so not to worry.

oldgoat

al-Qa'bump

kimi

Update: Murray Dobbin will be joining the [url=http://rabble.ca/relaunch]roundtable discussion[/url] - a debrief on the federal election - the roundtable will ponder what the elections mean for progressive movements and how emerging and independent media can play a stronger role in supporting progressive movements.

Also, rabble.ca is one of nearly 20 groups in Toronto organizing a full day of workshops for media democracy day! The day includes lots of skills-building workshops (including: how to podcast, how to do on-line video, investigative journalism tips for citizen journalists, resource-sharing for documentary journalists), and thematic workshops on a broad range of subjects. Details are at
[url=http://www.missinginthemedia.ca]www.missinginthemedia.ca[/url]

The day kicks off at the University of Toronto, 33 St. George Street, with a panel on citizen media, and ends with the relaunch at the Steamwhistle Brewery.

[ 16 October 2008: Message edited by: kimi ]

Michelle

Yeah - by the way folks, it would be really fabulous, if you know you're coming, if you could [url=https://express.ts.com/k?rabble.ca]buy your tickets in advance[/url].

You CAN buy them at the door, but it would be great to have as many done in advance as possible so that we can just look at your printout and say, "Come on in!"

For the advance tickets, you can pay any price along the sliding scale.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

quote:


Originally posted by kimi:
[b]Murray Dobbin will be joining the [url=http://rabble.ca/relaunch]roundtable discussion[/url] - a debrief on the federal election - the roundtable will ponder what the elections mean for progressive movements and how emerging and independent media can play a stronger role in supporting progressive movements.[/b]

I wonder if Dobbin will be explaining what a grand success [url=http://www.rabble.ca/columnists_full.shtml?x=75259]his strategic voting strategy[/url] was in this election.

kimi

Indeed, it'll be a great chance to ask him.

Michelle

I hope you'll come, M. Spector - I'd love to meet you! But hey, you don't have to introduce yourself. All babble anonymity honoured. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

GOD

I'll be there!

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