FullCalendar Event Promotion Service

5/1/15: LA STAGE Day on May 16

May 1st, 2015

If you’re involved with the performing arts community in the LA area, come to LA STAGE Day!

Saturday, May 16, Cal State LA, $20-$30, or free if you volunteer
http://lastagealliance.com/lastageday/

FullCalendar will be there – please stop by our table and say hi!

4/14/15: Theatre Bay Area

April 14th, 2015

It was wonderful to meet so many great people yesterday at the Theatre Bay Area annual conference! TBA is a very active organization, working in lots of different areas to improve the theater scene in the SF bay area. If you are or want to be involved with the stage, check them out:

https://theatrebayarea.site-ym.com/

4/8/15: Summer camp listing places

April 8th, 2015

Some places we post events accept listings for kids’ summer camps, and some have a different process for them. Where there is a different process, FullCalendar doesn’t submit them, as they often have a fee or require information outside of our normal posting process. Here are some places where you can submit camp listings directly:

Koddler:
http://www.koddler.com/article.aspx/details/2015-summer-camp-directory

Bay Area Family Calendar (from Parents Press):
http://www.campsbayarea.com/camp-submission-page.html

Bay Area Parent:
http://bayareaparent.com/content/advertise.html

We add more as we find them. Here’s to summer!

4/7/15: Spring Update – new places to list events

April 7th, 2015

Just a quick update to provide a selection of the new places we’ve been adding to our big list over the past few weeks:

Chicago: Blue Sky Innovation/Chicago Tribune, Chicago Kids
New York: New York Music Daily, NY Daily News, Nerd York City
Phoenix: KTAR.com, azfamily/KTVK
San Diego: NBC7 San Diego
Seattle: West Seattle Herald
SF Bay Area: 510 Families
Washington DC: BackPage N VA, BackPage S MD, Brightest Young Things, Washington Life
Multiple metros: Racked, Small Business Trends

As always, please let us know of places we may have missed, and we’ll do our best to add them in time for your event.

Hope this provides an idea of the types of events we help publicize: dance, music, tech, networking, health, benefits, family, and many more!

11/7/14: Website improvements

November 7th, 2014

We have updated the website so that it doesn’t use cookies. This was causing some people to be signed out inadvertently if too much time elapsed between pages. Now there is no time limit for any page. This is what the red warning message was about, on the sign-in page – it’s now gone.

The one exception is that we’re using cookies to try to keep you signed in between visits. Depending on your browser, and its settings, this may or may not work. Worst case, you’ll have to sign in each time.

If you’re on a public computer, make sure to click ‘sign off’ when you’re finished.

We have tested this exhaustively, but if you see any issues, please let us know at support@fullcalendar.com . We really appreciate your help.

One thing to try, if needed: if you get an error, try a “hard refresh” on the page. Windows: Hold the Ctrl key & press F5. Mac: Hold down Shift and click the Reload toolbar button. This should allow you to get the latest content from our website, and skip any content your browser has saved in its cache from prior sessions.

For most, if not all, this change will be transparent, just giving you more time between pages.

Thanks for using FullCalendar and our best wishes for success with your events.

7/2/14: Changes afoot at national event calendar websites

July 2nd, 2014

Here’s an update on the comings and goings of some national event calendar websites.

Zvents
Zvents, owned by eBay’s Stubhub, is now transitioning from a general event site to focus on arts and entertainment, more in line with Stubhub’s ticketing business. The Zvents site itself will be shutting down this fall. We’re told Stubhub will have an event calendar but we don’t know details. In the meantime, Zvents is only approving new venue submissions manually and individually, and due to their change in focus, we’re only submitting new arts & entertainment venues.

Eventful, SpinGo and others
Zvents has been providing the calendars for quite a few newspapers, and those have been transitioning to other providers, including Eventful and SpinGo. We have been posting to these already, and will continue to post to new service providers as we find them.

http://www.zvents.com/
http://www.stubhub.com/
https://www.spingo.com/
http://eventful.com/

Upcoming
In a twist, the discontinued event site Upcoming, purchased by Yahoo in 2005 and discontinued in 2013, is being resurrected by its original founder, Andy Baio. Andy created a Kickstarter campaign to gauge interest and easily blew past his fundraising goals. FullCalendar contributed and will hear updates as it progresses. Its current plan is to launch mid-2015.

http://upcoming.org/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waxpancake/the-return-of-upcomingorg

4/28/13: FullCalendar technology upgraded

April 28th, 2013

Tonight FullCalendar is on new versions of everything – website software, database and blog software. We’ve done a lot of testing and as far as we can tell, the important things work perfectly. Event listings are entered and sent out. Please let us know at support@fullcalendar.com if you have any problems.

You may see smaller errors in places – images, etc. Please feel free to let us know about them but we are also checking things thoroughly to make sure absolutely everything came over correctly.

If you tried us earlier tonight and got a “work in progress” message, thanks very much for your patience. And to everyone, thanks for using FullCalendar and our best wishes for success with your events.

8/21/12: Review of ticketing and registration systems

August 21st, 2012

Here are a couple roundups of services used by event organizers, from Idealware, a company that helps nonprofits learn about various software options (not just event-related). They include thoughts on how to choose a service as well as a summary of some popular choices. While aimed at nonprofits, most of the information would be useful to for-profits as well.

Ticketing systems:
http://www.idealware.org/articles/few-good-tools-ticketed-events

Registration systems (general admission):
http://idealware.org/articles/few-good-tools-event-registration-updated

Be sure to check the comments of the registration post – more services are mentioned.

Hope this is helpful.

4/28/12: New places to list

April 28th, 2012

Our blog has been quiet for too long, but we’ve been busy here at FullCalendar. Here are a few recent additions to the list of places where we post events:

CultureMob (arts and entertainment events in SF bay area, New York, LA area, Seattle and Denver)
Xconomy (tech startup events in SF bay area, San Diego, Seattle, New York and Boston)
Metromix (arts and entertainment events in 16 of their metros)
Thrillcall (live music nationwide)
Web Wallflower (tech startup events in the SF bay area)
Dancers Group (dance events in the SF bay area)

We’re always updating our list as emails and websites change, and various places close down, open up, or change focus.

And we’ll take suggestions, too – although we know about a lot of places, we know we miss some! Let us know your favorites.

1/1/11: Moving to online payment

January 1st, 2011

Happy New Year!

We look forward to providing more features, cities, and places to post events in 2011, and hope all your events turn out great!

In 2011 we are moving to accepting online payment only, through PayPal. Until now, we have been accepting paper checks from almost anyone who requests an invoice, and sending event listings before we receive their checks. The whole process of paper checks is very time-consuming, and there is a greater chance of human error on everyone’s part. When everything goes right, we pick up checks, manually match and post payments, and deposit checks. But we often have to figure out how to apply checks without enough identification, deal with duplicate payments, track down non-responsive customers and write off losses, figure out discrepancies, and communicate with customers who have forgotten they requested an invoice or requested one inadvertently. Since online payment applies the payment to the right event instantly, we can use the time this frees up to publicize events, not on paperwork.

We use PayPal to process payments. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card. By using PayPal, we don’t ever see your credit card information; you pay on the PayPal site, not the FullCalendar site.

If you want to pay using your bank account or cash, you’ll need a PayPal account. There is a relatively new way to add funds to your PayPal account using cash: MoneyPak ®, which you buy in person at a retailer, then log into your PayPal account to access it. More info: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=xpt/Marketing/demo/additionalpayment/GreenDot-outside

We only accept payments online, not by phone, sorry.

You will receive a receipt from both PayPal and FullCalendar, each identifying the event (by ID and/or title), to make any reconciliation easy.

We will be looking at alternate online payment methods for extra choices, such as Checkout by Amazon and Google Checkout. If you have suggestions or requests, please let us know at support@fullcalendar.com .

Exception: Any new customers who plan to submit 5 or more events each month and would like to request credit so they can pay by check can email us at support@fullcalendar.com . We still prefer online payment but will try to be flexible for more frequent customers whom we can easily contact and who remit payment consistently on time.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to providing better service more efficiently with this change.

And again, Happy New Year and best wishes for a terrific 2011!