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One Month to Go! (3 Ways to Contribute and Prepare)

Final Panel Survey

To better inform our panelists and the discussions we hope to have at the conference next month (how strange to write that!) there is a survey we’d love for members of the online food allergy community to respond to.  Check it out here and feel free to share:

FABlogCon Final Panel Survey

Register to Attend the FARE Walk Event

Also, if you are planning to walk with us or visit the booths at the FARE event (a much more accurate term than just “walk” since there will be so much more to see and do) on November 2, 2013 please be sure to register (registration is free).  For liability reasons the organizers need all attendees (including children) to register.  FARE is one of our sponsors and it would be wonderful to have a great turnout for our team.

Join our Walk Team!

Food Safety at the South Point

Allergy Safe at the South Point in Las Vegas

Finally, during a recent visit to the South Point and we were able to see first hand the safety measures in place not just for our conference but for all guests and visitors.  We have provided a spreadsheet of all the dietary preferences, allergies, and other concerns of our attendees to the hotel for menu planning so please update us with your information if you haven’t already done so.

Click here to submit your attendee information

We can’t wait to see you all!


Online Pampered Chef FARE Fundraiser

We’re excited to share this food allergy related fundraiser here in case any of you have considered ordering bakeware or the like from Pampered Chef as the holidays approach!  25% of your purchase will go to FARE.  The steps are detailed but easy and you can share this information with family and friends that may be Pampered Chef fans.  I actually have an old Pampered Chef cookie press that I use to make Cybele Pascal’s Orange Spritz Cookie recipe and it works wonderfully.

Just go to: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/lauriemyers?page=products-main

Then select the item you’re interested in and click “Find out how to purchase…” under the product image.

Enter “FARE” as the Host name and go from there!


We’d love to hear if you have a favorite Pampered Chef product in the comments in case anyone reading is looking for gift ideas for the baker in their life.  Pampered Chef even has a Gluten Free recipe collection on their site which is nice to see.


Conference News and Updates – July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July to our U.S. readers and a belated Happy Canada Day to our Canadian readers!  Have you subscribed to our Newsletter for updates about the conference?  Below you’ll find a reprint of our third newsletter, it is full of great updates as word about FABlogCon spreads!  


Early Bird Pricing ended June 30, 2013 but from July 1 – July 31 you can buy tickets at a $50 discount ($200 for full access to the conference, this includes the November 2nd reception, sessions on the 3rd and 4th featuring speakers like Dr. Mike Pistiner and Lynda Mitchell, and the Wine and Sign cocktail party on November 3rd where you can meet your favorite authors like Colette Martin, Susan Weissman, and more)!

We wanted to share some of the excitement that is building for the conference with some links from around the web.  If you’ve blogged about the conference please e-mail us at fablogcon@gmail.com!  If you’ve already registered, be sure to fill out a Q&A so we can feature you on our site!

Amy from KidCultivation posted at the food allergy community site Freedible: “Beyond Comfy Shoes: 10 Things I Learned From BlogHer Food ’13” and her tips are fantastic!  She also gave us a shout-out!

Susan Weissman, author of Feeding Eden, posted “Food Allergy Blogger Conference Part I: The Moment of Obligation” which features Jenny Sprague’s thoughts about why she started planning FABlogCon!

Caroline at Grateful Foodie wrote about the conference in her aptly titled post “Craving More Food Allergy Info?  Friends?” As always, her enthusiasm shines through!

Jenny Sprague from Multiple Food Allergy Help wrote in “The Food Allergy Bloggers Conference” that, “I want everyone to have an awesome time connecting, making friends, and learning!”

Selena at Amazing & Atopic has a fantastic post with some ideas for how to make attending the conference work for you, check out: “Food Allergy Bloggers Conference – Agenda Announced” for more!

Cheryl posted to the community forum on her new site, Freedible, about “Why we need a conference specifically for restricted eating bloggers (fablogcon)!

Devin of Nom Yum & Free writes in “Did You Miss Food Allergy Awareness Week?” about registering for the conference!

The newly redesigned Fancy Shanty has a post about the conference, the walk, and more in “Food Allergy Bloggers Conference 2013” – thank you Stacy!


Also check out these blog buttons for the conference created by Tiffany Glass Ferreira (of Food Allergy Fun fame), which one best suits you?  We think this one is our favorite…



In other news, we have some great Q&As up on our site for you to check out from a sampling of the wonderful people that have already registered to attend:

Kim Rice
Kim Pebley
Erica Dermer
Rebecca Sherrow
Keeley McGuire
Pam Jordan
Colette Martin
Selena Bluntzer
Cindy Gordon

Thank you to everyone for their support!  Also, a special thank you to the FARE Walk team here in Las Vegas for making our Walk team their Team of the Month!  Please be sure to register even as a virtual walker!  If we raise $1,000 before July 31, 2013 our team name will appear on the Walk T-Shirt!  Join our team at: foodallergywalk.org/lasvegas/fablogcon