Quick SteemFest² Update: Visiting Lisbon & Sponsorships

in steemfest •  5 years ago 

I know I promised that my next post about SteemFest² would be the first names announcement and ticket launch. Promises are to keep, but I am breaking them, just to break the silence.

Unfortunately last week one of my best friends mom passed away and a couple of days thereafter also my grandmom. Very unfortunate events, especially my friend's mom (too young) which naturally shifts priorities for the last & coming couple of days.

However, my family was actually very kind and considered my already planned trip in regards to planning the cremation ceremony of my grandmom, thus as I am writing this I am sitting in a plane from Amsterdam to Lisbon. The coming days (until friday) I am in the city to meet about 15 (potential) locations and suppliers for the SteemFest² program.

Not long after I return I will be able to finalise all locations and have a budget overview so I know what the minimum ticketprice will be for the event and can launch the site & ticketsale. In the meantime @cass (yeah!) has already offered to make a new look & feel to align SteemFest² with Lisbon's characteristics.

Rest assured that I will do my utmost best to make the event (again) as inclusive as possible, by having a not-for-profit ticketprice. This is mainly possible thanks to sponsorships of (for now) mostly fellow Steemians and Steemit.inc!

State of the Sponsorships

Last year I only started sponsorship requests after most of the program was booked & reserved. This year however I felt with the "June Bull Boom of the Cryptos" that it would be smart to reach out for support during that period as it would be easier for people and also relatively 'cheap' to support with some Steem.

Sofar, the following people have supported the @SteemFest account and make your ticketprice of SteemFest² (way!) lower than the costprice per person:

Thank you very much guys!

Any additional sponsorship is very welcome, just donate to @SteemFest account for bigger personal donations and/or you can also support the @t-r-f account which is the Travel Reimbursement Fund, a generic fund which will pay out to SteemFest² attendees who apply (in Lisbon) for a travel support payout.

FYI, Still want to sponsor some, but not in the big league? No problems... Wait for the ticketshop to open! Just like last year the ticket pricing will come in several 'support levels', so if Steem was good for you the past year, you are free to buy a more 'expensive' support ticket (which will still be lower than the costprice) which helps making the event great again!

Great community initiatives on the way!

For now, I'm signing off, and going to the taxi to my first meeting with the bus/coach/shuttle company and then I'm heading to HF Fenix Music as it has the swimmingpool on the roof and continue to meetings throughout the coming days.

By the way.... did you already book a hotelroom in the official SteemFest² HF Hotels? If not check out the special package prices on the dedicated SteemFest² hotel booking site: steemfest.hfhotels.com

I am (errr.... was) looking forward to that first Creamy & Delicious Pastel de Nata with my coffee! :P

And yes: all liquid rewards of this post go straight to @steemfest to support the event.

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Thank you Roelandp, sorry to hear of your loss. I hope things go smoothly for you and wish you luck with Steemfest. Have you heard the rumors of the forking of the conference? Well we have now confirmed to some degree our intention to fork steemfest. https://steemit.com/steemit/@lily-da-vine/steem-fest-forking-acapulco-edition

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gecondoleerd met je Oma
en kudos !
ondanks het feit .. doe je toch dit allemaal super top!

Hi @roelandp I've written an article about you, check it out if you can, thanks.

21 Best Steemians Of The Day To Follow 6th August 2017


Steemit fork? That's news to me. Interesting.

Dear @roelandp first of all my deepest condolences to you and your family over the loss of your grandmom. Sorry to hear about that man! :(

I'm hoping to do my part in making this successful and help more people get to the event! Thank you for all the hard work and effort that you put into making this happen! SF2 will be great! Lemme know if you need any additional support from me.

SteemFirePower! The Steemit community loves you, regardless of if they know it yet or not!

Thank you so much! :)

You deserve more than just a comment like that but its a start!

I second that....you're a really awesome guy @firepower. So glad we will meet again in Lisbon!!

@roelandp, @firepower and @quinneaker.....you're all really stand-up men!! <3 Thank you for doing what you do.

May it be so!

Thank you so much! Both of you! :)


@firepower Thanks for lovely wishes to him. Really appreciated!!

Steemfest will be huge. I wish I could go there.

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Is Going To Be Bigger Then...


Additionally I will personally make sure any VR equipment will be fully operational...

These are real people with real crotches, and they're burning.
I already have upwards of 50 burnt perinea on my conscience. Richard, that's enough.

@roelandp literally throws the best events in the world, hands down. If you miss this event you will be missing out in history.

He throws a truly top-notch event for certain. No doubt it will be another unforgettable event!!! I'll be seeing you there @blueorgy!

I can't wait @Roelandp! This year is going to be a blast.

Hope to see you there!
@saramiller and @everlove hold u and ur wife in high esteem! wow I like that Steem pun there! pats self on back

I'm starting to learn of more and more events and conferences! I can't wait to go to one and write a little about it.. photography is actually what I like! I also heard about steempark in NYC ....I'm from New Jersey!

How does someone get to speak at Steemit?
I've been public speaking for years.

Yay---I love that Steemfest throws a party for us to get together!!! I'll be glad to hug the two of you again @hilarski! Just a few short months!

Im sorry for you lost.

Its such a great news reading you saying about all the meeting for steemfest. It really makes me wanna come to steemfest.

And thank you for working hard for steemfest and to make it great. Steemfest makes this community more alive.

I wish i could go to steemfest oneday. Need to save more money for it. 😁

Steemfest sounds lit.

Hey @roelandp, Sorry about your friend's mom, I hope he is going to be okay. My family will be praying for you and his family. I really think steemit is an extension of my family and hope to get a chance to go to SteemFest since I have never been before. Since I'm new I'll have to research on how to attend or get an RSVP, however I'm really excited to meet you and my fellow steemians. =) Hopefully, my humble UpVote will help contribute. Cheers.

I'm so sorry to hear about your losses, man. A little delay in the SteemFest prep will be fine, you must maintain that balance between work and personal life. I have a feeling this second SteemFest will be epic in ways we can't yet imagine. Thanks for everything you're doing. The real question is...what Opposuit will you be wearing this time?

I checked out their offering but i am not sure... :p


Yeah, I perused their site and didn't see anything that jumped out at me as being related to Lisbon.

Sorry for your loss. And thank you again for all your hard work!! No pressure, but I'm curious as to whether this years steem fest will have events that will include the wider non-steemian community ? Maybe a music event funded by STEEM could do a lot of on boarding. You know I have some musicians in mind ;)

I know beanz :) and yes I am working on something like this "an open to all" evening.

@ beanz they recovering him losses. And Yaaa they truly are geniuses Man!!

Welche Leute aus der deutschsprachigen Community sind am Start in Lissabon?


anyone willing to take me along to steemfest 2. i will be happy to be a part of the fun guys.

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I'm sorry about your loss, that's extremely unfortunate with both the deaths. Hopefully you'll be able to collect all your thoughts and get everything still prepared :) That takes a lot of strength, and we're all rooting for ya!

Its really sorry for passed your friend mother who is young and your grandmother, its really tough time to pass these days and you stil try your best for steemit feast 2 so its ok and we can understandable and you can take time for it. I really enjoying here and eager to see result of it so o

Steem fest is great and a must attend event. I do not like freebies and ths will work hard to attend and need more info

steemfest seems and interesting team with random teem meets up and making steemit more popular on the way, i believe you guys are doing great work by doing these kinda things which are great for steemit in the long run and will effect steemit in a very positive way which is much need right now as it should grow more and more so we can make n more profit on this way as well.

Thanks for all the work you are doing @roelandp!! I really hope I can make it!

Well done post You deserve for getting Upvote from me. I appreciate on it and like it so much . Waiting for your latest post. Keep your good work and steeming on. Let's walk to my blog. I have a latest post. Your upvote is high motivation for me. Almost all Steemians do their best on this site. Keep steeming and earning.

This comment has received a 0.08 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @hamzaoui.

That's a great selfless job you are doing. Keep it up.

Found you today ! I look forward to your new blog vlogs. Upvote and following

Thanks for your hard work on this, I just sent a donation to @t-r-f and @steemfest.


Hallo roelandp ben je van netherland??

@shenanigator hope you will get reward from your this things. Really appreciated Man!!

good stuff man, any plans to come to south east asia? ..singapore?

@roelandp I'm planning to be there and make a short about steemfest , I'm professional Photographer , Cinematographer and would like this to look outstanding. I think it would be a great promotion for steemit, let me know how I could contact you regarding this matter.

my condolences for your friends mom and your grandmom, you are doing a lot and a great job , keep up the good work...and hopefully i will see you in Lisbon!

Interesting friend, I am very interested in your posting this one. Always charming looking at your post, good work friend.


Happy SteemFest² to all!

sorry for the sudden losses @roelandp your dedication to the platform and this event is always more than appreciated and nothing but good vibes being sent your way. be well.

I hope u get this message

Sorry for your lost... I feel like moron I wasn't paying attention at first. But here is my question.

@roelandp who is in charge of booking any musical events or parties? I manage Jmjson son of jam master jay. He is new to steemit and it would be awesome to have him dj a gig. He plays edm house hip hop and rock.

Thank you I will be sending info shortly

Nice post.
Keep it up 👍

I will be around Lisbon as I live nearby, I intend to go to Steemfest.
If anyone needs company to go for a beer or something ill be up for that :D

Many will :)

Sincere condoleance for your lost @roelandp! It's always hard to lose someone close, I know the pain!

Oh wow, Portuguese custard tarts are just so delicious!
Wondering what suit you'll wear for Steemfest 2 after the Tulips last time!


Pastel de nata my friend! Don't call it custard tart lol

You are right mate!

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.
Thanks 🙏🏻 for sharing

Very interesting
I hope that one day my friend and I will have steemfest host by our own here in cambodia and talk about the same topic.

I am really hoping this is my year to go! I'm looking forward to seeing many of you there. In the meantime I need to blog like a crazy woman so I can save enough for 2 tickets as hubby plans to escort me. Lots of things need to fall into place first but I will definitely do some payitforward posts in the coming weeks to help get some more people there!

Just booked my trip! I can taste the Pastel de Nata already ;)

why payments for post stopped??? whales please upvote minor posts or you will loose people,

That person is a piece of shit.

Sorry about your grandma!! You doing such a great job and everyone involved is doing amazing stuff!! Hold on there!! all will be good :)xx

Sorry to hear about your Grandma, I hope you and your family is doing alright.

deserve my support....upvote and resteem

First of all my deepest condolences to you, hope you will be fine.
Anyway I really really wish to meet all of you in person , but too bad my financial won't allow me to do so. Maybe in future I can meet up with all of you personally. Don't forget to stream or keep us update during the steemfest.

Yes livestreaming is already confirmed and arranged for. Hq multicam.

I'm from Lisbon
If you wanna try the custard Tards, go to Largo de Camões! The store calls "Manteigaria"!
When the bell from them rings, it means there's a new batch!
They are even better then the Belem Custard tards
You can thank me later xD

Yes! Thx!

@roelandp Is there anyone to produce official video for @steemfest ?

What video do you mean? Mail me via [email protected]


check out spyros work for steemfest Amsterdam. I think you can use it for promotional reasons. @eagleboy probably would be happy if you did so.

very nice. I want to come there


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this is gonna be be great for steemians. Really sorry about the passing of your grandmom, she will be missed.
Kindly help promote the Port Harcourt Steem Meetup https://steemit.com/minnowsupport/@ejemai/port-harcourt-steemit-meetup-calling-steemians-in-nigeria

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Its such a great news reading about all the meeting steemfest did so far. It made me look into it and I am planing on coming to steemfest.

And thank you for working hard on steemit to improve and make this platform more attractif. Steemfest makes this community more alive.
I wish visit you soon, sorry for you lost too!
As a man in clergy, I will have you and your project in my prayers too.
@fshllc follow-upvote also


Hey, do you want to send me a little SBD, I really need it, because I need to pay my tuition

I like this artikel, nice

i wish i could come...

me too

I'm sorry for your lost man. It's great that you made it to steemfest though. Here, we don't have anything going yet(asian region). Reading these kinda posts just inspires the rest to want to reach that. Keep sharing! You've been FOLLOWED. Cheers!


My condolence and a big thank you for the great work what you are doing.
Full 100% support and resteemed.

@lichtblick thanks for lovely to him!! Really appreciated.

Bad trajectories
May you live long with happiness
Steemfeat is the innovative platform
Keep going

Love steemfest. Wish I was there. Great post. I just posted my first travel blog on "Garden of the Gods" in Colorado. Thanks to hard workers like you we have this wonderful platform and community. I'm excited to be a part of this community. Cheers to Steemit success. You have a new follower and my vote. I'm sorry for your loss. I just attended my stepfathers memorial on Saturday. Keep your chin up and Happy Travels.

Thank you for writing (and filming) this update, despite of your personal circumstances. I really appreciate that.

I can't wait for SteemFest. Lisbon looks like a great location. I watched couple of tourist movies and read some online blogs just to find out more about it, before going there in November. What an awesome city. I love all the quirky lifts and trams. The nearby coast looks really great as well. Have an awesome time!

ps: Pastel de Nata looks so tasty! I'm tempted to bake some! :D

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Hey @roelandp
At first, sorry for you my friend... be strong !!!
We took our plane ticket with @elmetro and we are super excited to participate in our first steemfest.
In addition we have not yet visited lisbon :-)

We are candidate to be among the official photographer on the steemfest !!!!

Steemfest a very wonderful platform of Steemit community. We are very glad the people like you are in the Steemit and make Steemit a very enjoyable and dream fulfilling social site for Every body. You and your team are doing very hard works for us. We are all prays to God that God Give You power to make you Healthy and Happy.

i learnt something today by reading your blog.thank you

Good luck with everything and wish you a great journey ahead

@journeyoflife thanks for kindly wishes to him!!

goood.I like it very much

Can you teach me how you do this please

i am hungry :-p pass some for me to...

Thanks for sharing and I hope I can make it.

Very sorry for the losses to your friend and you

but hope for the best to the fest

Pastel de nata é do melhor! Lol

devotion to Steemit equals @roelandp
One can only have respect for you doing all of this for Steemit, while your thoughts and heart might want to be somewhere else. Our condolences and best wishes to you.

How fun is this! Safe travels to all the lucky ones! See you next time :)

Hotel is reserved! Plane almost bought and can't wait for the tickets!

My condolences.

Buy me a plane too!

It was a metonymy, but, you know, give me another year on Steemit and who knows :)

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SteemFest sounds great,unfortunately I'm new to steemit (2nd week) and have only just heard of steemfest. I can't afford to attend this year, but I'm sure I'll hear plenty about it.
Try my hardest to make it next year.


How can a little girl defeat the genius human icon that Albert Einstein has been holding? What an unbelievable but real story. Nicole Barr, a 12-year-old from Essex, scored an IQ of 162 on a Mensa IQ test. The score is two points higher than Einstein and the addition of this boy also exceeded the score of genius physicist, Stephen Hawking.

Someone is said to be a genius if he gets an IQ test score above 140. So that means Nicole is really a genius. Her's father, Jim Barr took Nicole to take the test with a premonition that his daughter would be accepted at Mensa.


"I hope she can do well. I know she has the speed of mind in solving problems and puzzles. I do not want to press her so we consider this for fun. I had the thought that she would go to Mensa but when I saw the result I thought 'Wow! This is really a high score! '. Until finally I realized that it was the highest score in the test, " said Jim.

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Thank's for you all steemit friends, don't forget to upvote and comment

A miserable journey, I took my leave for the departure of your grandmother leaving this world @roelandp Hopefully you are full of patience facing this ordeal.

very good.

Best regards and I would like you to follow me and I will follow you, helping me, giving an upvote

Thanks for your great organiztion. Any agenda available for the meetup?

Not yet as said in this posts after returning from lisbon website will be launched soon and program names ann'd see my previous post about steemfest on my blog for a glance overview.

I wish I could be there, seems like such an interesting event to attend. Best of luck out there... veel succes!

Nice writeup
Keep it up.

I'm sorry to hear about your losses. Enjoy these days in Lisbon and thanks for all you do for the Steemit community.
See you in November.


@rmarch thanks for lovely wishes to him!!