9/18/20: Publicize your online events!

We are publicizing virtual events: comedy, theater, business, film, and more. We stopped posting to a few places that aren’t maintaining their listings, and added or expanded a few where we could now post online events, including a few that will accept them outside their normal coverage area.

For venue, you can enter what you want, eg, Virtual event, Online, Zoom, etc. What others have done:
– Virtual/Online Event
– Online
– Online Event – Webinar
– Zoom Online Meeting
– Zoom
– Client X’s ZOOM Theater
– Client X’s Virtual Meeting Room
– Client X Online
– Livestreamed on YouTube
– Livestreamed on Zoom
– Virtual Gathering using Zoom
– Web-hosted event
– Online from XYZ Bookstore (or XYZ Winery, etc)

IMPORTANT: we do need a CITY, we’ll send the listings to that geography, and that’s how we’ll figure out the time zone. For street address, enter whatever you’d like (same as above or similar); we’ll need to post that in some places but it will still be clear it’s an online event.

For emails, we’ll send out what you enter (without a physical address, but with a phone or url if you include them).

For websites, many of them ask you to use their existing venue entry for online events, so we use that for all online events. Some have a checkbox for online events, and don’t accept an address at all.

The media seems to be a mix- some are on hiatus, some are really looking for online events to post, some seem to be ignoring their calendar section so there are now-cancelled events among the online events.

But overall, the media is very happy to see your online (and now, occasionally in-person) events!

5/9/20: Yes! We publicize online events!

We are publicizing online/virtual events – live and/or recorded. We are adding listing places where we couldn’t post before, and have cut some places that have not moved to online events. Enter your event as normal and for the venue, enter what you’d like the listing to say, eg, Livestream, Virtual, On demand, etc. Please enter the event’s city to indicate its time zone. Note: many listing places are focusing on local organizations’ online offerings, even though events could be viewed anywhere. Any questions, contact us.

3/29/16: Additional ways to promote your event

We’ve just added a way for event organizers to learn about additional free and paid ways to publicize their event. FullCalendar sends listings, but many places where we send your listing will also hold ticket giveaways and other free options, and offer a wide range of paid options such as featuring your event more prominently on their site or emails, and/or their social media accounts.

When you enter an event, on page 3 (now called Enter posting instructions), you’ll be able to choose whether to receive this information, and how you’d like to receive it. There is an option to hide your email address, using a unique FullCalendar email that forwards to your own.

The rest of that page has been re-ordered so that the most commonly used sections come before sections less commonly used.

Please let us know any questions about this new feature at support@fullcalendar.com and we hope you find it useful.

6/5/15: FullCalendar nightly backup timing

You may find it helpful to know that we take nightly backups of our system, which makes the website unusually slow, around 8:30-9:30pm Pacific, 11:30pm-12:30am Eastern. Everything still works, but if you find it kind of pokey, that’s probably why.

As always, if you have problems, suggestions or other issues with FullCalendar, we want to hear from you! Email support@fullcalendar.com or use the feedback page:
http://sfbayarea.fullcalendar.com/ec/util_feedback.cfm

11/7/14: Website improvements

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.

4/28/13: FullCalendar technology upgraded

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.