Win a Ticket to Vida Vegan Con 2013!


Well, hello there! You’re looking mighty fine and chipper today.

The second annual Vida Vegan Con is quickly approaching. We have just a few months to go before the end of May, when over 300 vegan bloggers, readers, authors, professionals and all-around awesome peeps descend upon Portland for a weekend of classes, panels, exhibits, off-site pop-ups, Silent Auction + Galarama, and of course, for food and for socializing.


Janessa, Michele and Jess at Vida Vegan Con 2011’s Vegnews Reception

2011’s event brought so many people together, and forged so many new connections and ventures. It’s actually sort of insane for us to think about. 2011 also introduced the greater vegan world to Homegrown Smokers’ Macnocheeto and Sizzle Pie’s dazzling vegan pizza options.


Art Museum Outside

View from the steps of the Portland Art Museum, where Vida Vegan 2013 will be held.

This year, as tickets are rapidly selling out, I’m here to offer you, adorable readers, ONE golden ticket*. This ticket will gain you admittance to the entire weekend of classes and meals, in addition to all official off-site events. This does not include transportation or lodging.

*Valued at $330.00

Golden ticket



Here’s the deal: Vida Vegan Con 2013 is going to be sweet. Hella sweet. If you want to come but don’t want to shell out the moolah, here’s what you do:

It’s simple.

Fill in the blank: I want to attend Vida Vegan Con 2013 in Portland, Or because ______________________.


In that blank, insert whatever you think truly captures why you want to come. Write a poem, draw a picture, take a picture, submit a video, bake a pie and then blog it, do whatever YOU think best represents you and why you want to come to Vida Vegan Con 2013. This is so open because I know all y’all are incredibly talented and I want to see your mad skillz.

Submissions will be judged by me and based on the awesome/ adorable/ heartfelt/ funniness of the entries.

If you have a blog submission, link to it in the comments. If you have tumblr/ instagram/ YouTube, or if you’re blog-less cuz you’re so off the grid baby but you still want to come to Portland to eat food and meet people (good on you), submit your entry to me via email (theveganword at I will be posting all entries on the blog, so no naked photos, sorry.

–> Deadline to enter: Monday February 18 <–

Get creative, ladies and gents! I can’t wait to see what you submit, and I can’t wait to see you at Vida Vegan Con 2013!!

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About Janessa

I'm a travelin' vegan gal, event planner & writer who loves eating, drinking, hiking, biking, reading, writing, loving, scheming, learning, laughing, champagne-ing and gerunds.