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#FinCon17 What Really Happened (on Twitter)

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):

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:

There was rap:

People partied:

There was a costume party and some people went ALL OUT:


And everyone returned home inspired and overwhelmed:

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!


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  1. It was great to meet you, Maggie! Awesome wrap up of the Twitter fun 🙂 Hope to see you in Orlando!

    • MaggieBanks

      Unfortunately that’s just too far for us to go in September. We’d have to bring the kids if we went to Orlando and then there’s school and the million hour flight and the fact that we’re already taking them to Europe for 27 days. 🙂 2019!

  2. Your twitter summary is always awesome. I really need to make FinCon18 happen, so I can finally meet all of you!!! Glad you had a fun time Maggie 🙂

    • MaggieBanks

      It was great, but we will not be attending in 2018 – Orlando is TOO FAR! 🙂 Probably be back in 2019!

  3. Physician on FIRE

    Not sure how I missed you, but I’ll be in Orlando for #FinCon18. That’s pretty close to Alaska, right? Did you at least score a PoF koozie?


    • MaggieBanks

      Yes, I missed so many people! And though I saw the koozies, I did not inquire as to how to grab one. They were very clever! Well done.

  4. Hahaha! I love it, awesome!

  5. Ha what a great twitter recap! 🙂 Great meeting you!

  6. “Inspired and overwhelmed” is EXACTLY how I would describe my FinCon experiences. Oh and also PAR-TAY!

    Glad we got to PAR-TAY with you guys! Hope we get to see you in Alaska one day.


  7. Nice recap! I missed a bunch of these Tweets over the past few days.

    • MaggieBanks

      It’s always been fun following the conference on Twitter when I’m not there… I wanted to keep up the tradition!

  8. It was so COLD the last two days of the conference, it was funny seeing everyone walking around with jackets and scarves.

    I didn’t get to meet you while at FinCon. There were like 17+ additional people I wanted to meet. So many people to meet, so little time! Awesome time and can’t wait for next year. I’m gonna go to Disney World beforehand!

    • MaggieBanks

      It was FREEZING. and the heat in our room didn’t work either. We were excited to get back to Alaska to warm up. 🙂

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