For sure not my best presentation ever, but I'm not really comfortable talking and not interacting with people. I'd rather interact, not talk at everyone. Still, the first minute is by far some of the best content I've ever made.
Last year, I was the only (from what I was able to discern) person using #XMR / Monero at Forkfest and Porcfest. This year, many, many people were using XMR, and we even had people from a Monero podcast interview me about the Crypto Six. They stood outside my presentation selling coffee for Monero.
I also learned something today. I took 3 total photos. It turns out I was just *in* a lot of photos. Most of my pics have always been selfies.I still don't know why anyone would want a picture with me, but that's what 90% of pics today were. I promised pics, but it turns out that I haven't really taken many. Other people did.
The guy I wanted to win presented himself as a woke federal agent. "Fuck you and your larping in the woods. You're meaningless..." It was thirty seconds in before I realized he was being facetious. Exceedingly well done, and immensely creative. "We came for your Crypto Six, and next we're coming for you." I can't wait to see the video of it. My comments as a judge were really fun. "At first I was like, man,... fuck this guy."
And let's talk about how, though they are camping at the FTL site, the GB reps are actually peddling on Kirby's Q's spot (I don't want to get into how Kirby's Q is in the spot that FTL has historically had, because I don't even mind that--we're all fighting the same fight). Kirby's Q was like "fuck yeah, sell those things right there, and we'll accept them."
Note to self: ask for "goldbacks accepted here" stickers. #Forkfest is amazing.
It is amazing to look around this year and see "We accept Goldbacks" stickers, and to see items priced in Goldbacks. Ladies' Night Out was the first time anything had ever been priced in Goldbacks. Earlier I traded my silver for GBs. Why? Because the GBs are just so much easier to understand. I am honored to be a small part of such an amazing thing. I wish Ian was here. He caused this. He created these beautiful opportunities.
Based on the campground stickers I'm seeing, I'm expecting an extraordinarily low turnout for Forkfest. With Dennis Pratt now heading the Porcupine Freedom Festival, it seems likely that it will remain possible for Forkfest to happen concurrently. It would suck to lose the fireworks, and I'll know more in a week, but it may be very, very lightly attended. So what are your thoughts on when Forkfest is?
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