Fark Cruise? How about we just go on JoCo Cruise Crazy - 2014 Feb 22-Mar 1
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This past February I went on Jonathan Coulton's annual JoCo Cruise Crazy organized by fellow Farkers Paul and Storm (both of whom performed at the first two Las Vegas World Fark cons). I'm not a big fan of cruises in general, however turns out when 800 like-minded people attend it gets a hell of a lot more fun real quick. I had an absolute blast - I'm pretty much going to this event every year as long as they'll still have me.
Paul and Storm suggested to me that perhaps we should do an annual Fark cruise. That sounds great, except I watched them running Coulton's cruise and it looks like a ton of work. I'm not a huge fan of work, I'm a huge fan of lazy drinking. However, I suggested that maybe instead of running our own Fark cruise maybe we could just crash Coulton's thing instead.
Coulton thought it was a great idea.
Paul and Storm, having both performed at Fark events and JoCo Cruise Crazy, extended the invitation to Farkers despite normally displaying really good judgment about these kinds of things. It's possible they were drunk when the offer was made, but like all drunken offers, the only way for people to learn their lesson is to witness the results of those situations (trust me - voice of experience here).
The event will be a six-night Royal Caribbean cruise to Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica, and RCI's private resort at Labadee, Haiti.
Daily entertainment will be had as well. Entertainers are still being sorted, but in addition to Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm, past performers have included Wil Wheaton, John Hodgman, Zoe Keating, Paul F. Tompkins, David Rees, John Roderick of The Long Winters, Vi Hart, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy of Rifftrax, John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne, Peter Sagal, Mike Phirman, MC Frontalot, The Doubleclicks, Randall Munroe, Marian Call, Molly Lewis, John Scalzi and Joseph Scrimshaw. Incidentally, nearly all of these folks are regular Fark readers.
Besides the performers, there will be a 4,000 square foot, 24/7 game room, two open bar happy hours and other exclusive activities. They're also planning on adding a few Fark-specific activities, including some Fark shipboard meetups throughout the week and a Caribbean pub crawl during at least one of the stops (and can probably accommodate more ideas from us as we go).
If this sounds interesting, well sign on up! I'll be there for sure - plus if you can find me I'll personally buy you a beer. To book the event, you'll need to do it through http://jococruisecrazy.com where you can learn all the various other details. IMPORTANT: be sure to enter "FARKATSEA" where it asks if you have any booking codes to enter. That'll ensure that we know how many of us reprobates are coming, so that they can set aside the appropriate amount of space for us, secure enough extra booze, warn the casino staff, etc.
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