I actually attended FinCon this year (hence my silence around here lately) and my recap will be coming at you next Wednesday, but I wanted to do my annual #FinCon17 recap because based on Twitter, it’s a whole different conference.
Here’s what happened based on Twitter:
First off, there were identity crises (both online and off):
Disappointed to learn that #FinCon17 isn't about sharks. Or sharks in prison.— Jules of Denial (@Coolish_Breeze) October 26, 2017
#Fincon17 is like fight club for Anonymous bloggers. 1st rule bout FinCon is u dont talk bout FinCon. 2nd rule - you don't talk bout FinCon— GuyonFIRE (@Guyon_FIRE) October 30, 2017
FinCon is a little overwhelming and I just want to call my mom. Am I doing this right? #FinCon17— Allea Grummert (@askallea) October 27, 2017
Raise your hand if #fincon17 is a constant balance between imposter syndrome and boundless excitement.— Lillian Karabaic (@anomalily) October 27, 2017
There was an eyeball:
Tanja (Our Next Life) was called out by Mr. 1500 as trouble:
As usual, there was swag to be had. Fidget cubes, fidget spinners, and charging bricks – enough to keep any PF blogger occupied in any situation!
And some family-friendly swag as well!
The hotel had its quirks:
The elevators here are like Willy Wonka’s...sideways, up, diagonally...use North B to get to 1,2,4,20, and 31. ??? #FinCon17— Holly Willman (@hollywillman) October 28, 2017
There was rap:
There’s a rapper crowd surfing while rapping about paying off his student loans here at #FinCon17!!!— Darren Rowse (@problogger) October 27, 2017
When your blouse zipper is REALLY stuck at midnight, having a roommate starts to make more than just financial sense. #FinCon17— Revanche (@RevAGSL) October 27, 2017
There was a costume party and some people went ALL OUT:
And everyone returned home inspired and overwhelmed:
What happens after #fincon17? You sleep for 11 hours! That's what I did ?— Michelle Schroeder-Gardner (@SenseofCents) October 30, 2017
After I catch up on my life this weekend, I’m coming at you next Monday with an October plan update and next Wednesday with my #FinCon17 non-Twitter recap!