Pre-Fringe Brunch

The Pre-Fringe edition of our monthly social brunch is going to be extra special.

We've partnered with Fringe Theatre Adventures to have a 1st Time Fringers workshop at our brunch.  If you're new to the Fringe or a wily veteran, 3 volunteer presenters will tell about their experiences and how they see 50-75 shows/year at the Fringe...yes, you read that right -- 50-75 shows over a 10-day period!!  4 of us went to this workshop last year and the experience blew open the lid of possibilities for fun @ the Fringe.

More info about the workshop below. (members attending this event get a fabulous tote bag which includes a festival program, a ticket to any performance and other goodies!)

 

The Pre-Fringe Brunch Agenda

11am - Arrive at the Accent Lounge

11-11:30am - Welcome, some socializing and order food

11:30am - 1st Time Fringer presentations start

(The kitchen at Accent is fab, but serving 40+ meals at once will be challenging.  Meals will be served in a staggered manner during the presentations.  If needed, have a morning snack before heading to the AL)

12:30pm (approx) - Fringe show discussion for 30 mins or so.

  • This year's program will be released on Aug 6th - online and paper form
    • If you have time, do some research to identify 1-2 interesting shows
  • We'll do a hockey pool draft style discussion to identify some shows with specific date/time to post and event on our Club site.
    • Usually, if you propose a show for us to see you host the event too.
    • Don't worry if you haven't hosted an event with us before.  We have Event Hosting Guidelines that explain the simple process + we'll partner you with a veteran event host to share the fun with you!
  • Our aims with this discussion are:
      1. Have a starter set of shows on our event board
      2. Enable members that are interested in participating as Event Hosts with our lovely Club.

 

The First Time Fringer Program

Everything you wanted to know about the Fringe but were afraid to ask!

 

With more than 1,650 performances of 219 different productions, the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival never fails to deliver a show to appeal to every taste. During the Festival, Fringe patrons are immersed in an array of busking acts, children’s activities, vendors and artisans. Among all the commotion, choosing what shows to see may seem like a daunting task. But before you give up, consider attending one of our First Time Fringer sessions.

 

Presented in partnership with Chapters-Indigo, the First Time Fringers Program is designed to help you navigate the Fringe Festival Program Guide and Festival site in order to make the most of your Fringe experiences. Whether you are a brand new Fringe patron or someone who has attended the Festival but never ventured beyond the outdoor offerings, the Frist Time Fringer Program will open your eyes to everything the Festival has to offer.

 

Session led by experienced ‘Fringers’ from the community.

All attendees receive:

- Voucher redeemable for one complimentary ticket to a 2013 Fringe show of your choice

- Chapter’s Tote Bag

- Festival Program Guide

- $20 Gift Certificate to Chianti’s Restaurant

 

This special session of the First Time Fringers Program is brought to the Edmonton Theatre Goers Club courtesy of Fringe Theatre Adventures.

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  • Steve G.

    Thanks Pre-Fringe BrunchGoers for your generous donations. The tallies for funds collected:

    -$120.55 was collected to cover the meals for our guests from the Fringe Festival.
    $100 of this was given as a donation to the Fringe Festival on behalf of our guest presenters.
    $20.55 was carried forward to the Club website service fund

    -$115 was collected for the Club website service fund

    Thanks very much for your generousity. Looking forward to seeing you at a Club event soon!

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And I learned that awesome presenter Judy is my second-cousin! :-)

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent---great info, great food, great people. One of the best events I've attended in this or any other group.

    August 12, 2013

  • Karen

    Great "starter" info. Thanks!

    August 11, 2013

  • Lone O.

    Great intro into how to be a Fringer! Thanks for organizing it.

    August 11, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Great presentations...a mix of veteran and first time Fringers...blossoming enthusiasm to Fringe crackling fround the room. A great Sunday. Thanks everyone for coming out this morning and to our co-hosting team. Fringe...here we come!

    August 11, 2013

  • Alex

    Great presentations. I am so excited for the Fringe!!! I got so carried away that I started buying tickets on my iPhone. I apologize, I know it's terrible behavior! Now I'm going to see 10 plays during the week.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Emad E.

    I really enjoyed the presentations. As a first time "true fringer", I got a lot of good information to plan my Fringe this year. Looking forward to Thursday night openning cermonies

    August 11, 2013

  • Sheryl M.

    Sorry wont be able to make it, have s super brunch everyone.

    August 11, 2013

  • Cathy A.

    Sorry something came up and we won't be able to attend today. My apologies for the short notice. Hope everyone will have a good time.

    August 11, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Hello again FringeBrunchGoers,

    As you know, we have guests for brunch this month...yes, they might join our merry troupe of TheatreGoers at some point...but, their visit is official. We've arranged a special presentation of the First Time Fringer workshop at our brunch. A crew of 3 volunteer presenters/wily Fringe veterans will tell about how they see 50-75 shows at the Fringe...and we could too. The presentation includes a tote bag of goodies including a voucher for a play ticket ($15 value), a program ($7 value) and a $20 gift certificate to Chianti's on Whyte Ave.

    As a gesture of appreciation for sharing their methods and stories from the Fringe, we'd like to cover the volunteer presenters meals at brunch.

    So, we're asking those that attend brunch to contribute $3-$5 to cover the meal cost of our guests.

    Am soooo looking forward to seeing ya'll on Sunday at, hopefully, at the Fringe!

    August 8, 2013

    • Victoria B.

      Yes, count me in for a few dollars to buy brunch for our guest presenters.

      August 10, 2013

    • Roshila

      Great ideas!

      August 10, 2013

  • Kathy

    Let me know if a spot opens up!

    August 9, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Howdy FringeBrunchGoers. Only a few days from some extra special Pre-Fringe brunching fun. As usual you've been updating your RSVP if your plans change. We appreciate you continuing doing this as we still have a waiting list.

    August 8, 2013

  • Patrick

    Steve, remember to collect $5 from me for the web site maintenance. With so many members at this brunch it should be a snap to 'strong arm' several of them to donate a few dollars for this group.

    And, for the record: I received your original mail out requesting assistance for the maintenance of the site. GOOD JOB BUDDY!

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Thanks Patrick for the kind words. We've had a great response from members both on the discussion board + privately via e-mail. Looks like we are covered for the website service expense :-)

      August 8, 2013

  • margie

    sorry : (

    August 5, 2013

    • Steve G.

      See ya soon Margie!

      August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got a ticket to the Folk Fest, so unfortunately, will not be able to attend the brunch. Have FUN!!!

    August 8, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Grace...hope to see you soon at another event

      August 8, 2013

  • Karen

    I would love to attend, unfortunately I volunteer at the Folk Festival

    August 1, 2013

  • Heather

    will not be in town now.

    August 1, 2013

  • Steve G.

    If you're interested in attending this brunch, please RSVP to get on the waiting list. We'll see if we can squeeze a few more TheatreGoers in the Accent Lounge

    July 30, 2013

    • Roshila

      Hiya Steve, Long time no chat. I want too add one more person. Thanks!

      July 30, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Hi Roshila. We were able to increase our reservation to include your +1 and members that were on the waitlist

      July 31, 2013

  • Priyanka S.

    I am excited to attend this meetup. I live,eat and breathe fringe for 10 days in August. I have actually researched some plays and already made a list!

    2 · July 30, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Most excellent news Priyanka. Looking forward to hearing your recommendations

      July 30, 2013

  • Jennifer and A.

    Sorry I can't attend. I fly to LAX at 6 a.m. that morning. Maybe I can join you by conference call while I'm at SEATAC.

    July 30, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Will miss ya Andy. How about we set up a spot for you - telephone and speaker + an order of Schnitzel?

      July 30, 2013

  • vincent

    Really want to meet other members. So will make a serous effort to make this one.

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am joining the group to participate in great events!

    July 11, 2013

    • Victoria B.

      Welcome Grace! This is a fun group and we do lots of different and unique events :)

      July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Victoria, thank you for the welcome message...

      1 · July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can I put forward a play that I am in for others to attend?

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Victoria B.

      Hi Judy, I will send you a private message. Thanks. Lady V

      July 14, 2013

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