VenueBook is a venue directory that allows event organizers to get online quotes, book a venue and pay online. Venues include bars and restaurants, galleries, theaters, lofts and private event venues. Currently it has 429 venues in the NYC metro, 118 in the SF bay area, 109 in the DC area, and 88 in Chicagoland. There is also an option for venues to offer complete packages, usually meals, but also art or culinary activities. We don’t know more about it, just mentioning it in case it’s of interest to you, either as an organizer or a venue.
Now’s the time to get your holiday events submitted to FullCalendar, or directly to media if you’re not using FullCalendar. Editors want them early to compile lists of holiday things to do, and your audience wants to know when their favorite concerts and holiday fairs are, so they can plan ahead. Happy Holidays!
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 email@example.com and we hope you find it useful.
Some of the listing places we’ve added recently:
SF bay area: Hoodline, Hilltromper, SantaCruz.com, Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar, CruzCal
LA and San Diego: ExperienceLA, Los Feliz Ledger, Escondido Times-Advocate, KPBS
Seattle and Portland: East Side Scene, Newberg Graphic, Seattle New Music Concerts newsletter & website, Visit Seattle
New York and Boston: NY Metro Parents, StartHubBoston, NY Tech Meetup website, Dance/NYC
National: TechCrunch CrunchBase
As always, we welcome suggestions and will do our best to get them set up in time for your event.
We are also making minor updates to the website. You should not see any difference, except any bookmarks to the website that are not to the home page itself will need to be re-saved. If you do have any issues, try starting at the home page, http://www.fullcalendar.com and proceeding as usual. Of course, please let us know of any problems at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re currently updating some ‘cosmetic’ aspects of the FullCalendar website, but nothing major. Updating some button graphics, some words here and there. Also, we’ve created a separate page for your organizations and venues – click “My organizations and venues” on the top purple navigation bar, and you’ll be able to update them there, or hide the ones you don’t normally use (or show them again).
If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know! Email email@example.com or use the feedback page:
Our first New Years Eve event has been submitted, so it’s time to open up 2016! You can enter events throughout 2016, they’ll be posted in the time frame appropriate to each listing place. If you’d like to submit 2017 events, let us know!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or use the feedback page:
FullCalendar is now an official San Francisco City vendor. We’re looking forward to spreading the word about lots of fun and interesting things held by the City and County of San Francisco!
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
FullCalendar will be there – please stop by our table and say hi!
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: