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KSR’s Guide to Summer Festivals



Ah, summer. The time of swimming parties, barbecues, picnics and — of course — a plethora of conventions, outdoor festivals and get-togethers. With Louisville just finishing up its Forecastle Festival, Cincinnati just hosting the second Bunbury Music Festival and the gigantic 2013 Comic-Con just wrapping up this past weekend, summer is clearly the time to get together with like-minded fans and friends and celebrate whatever it is you’re into. You no doubt know of your Bonnaroos, your Burning Mans and the like — but today I thought we’d take a look at a few other notable conventions and festivals you might want to put on your summer schedule. Don’t worry! You’ll hate it. Have a great weekend, gang, and I’ll see you here again next week. Until then.




July 29-31

What it is: A place for John Robic fans from around the world to gather in celebration of the UK assistant coach. Three days of festivities highlight the life and career of the popular Robic, culminating in a fireworks show on Wednesday night marshaled by Robic himself.

Don’t miss: Hair care tips in the Greer Ballroom A on Monday morning; an oral history of Youngstown State University basketball in the Walters Conference room on Tuesday afternoon after the costume judging panel.



August 2-4

What it is: For those who just can’t let the plucky shooting guard go, Fitchella combines a rabid affection for the Columbus, Georgia-native Kentucky Wildcat with an interactive travelogue of Fitch’s travels since graduating from UK. With catering by Varsity Blue.

Don’t miss: The Summer League Cyber-Simulator ; Exclusive tell-all panel on J.P. Blevins’ favorite television shows. All activities available for translation into French, Turkish or Ukranian.


Doron Lamb Twitter Meet-Up

August 14

What it is: A chance to find out really “who up” when prolific tweeter and ex-Wildcat Doron Lamb invites 90,000 of his closest friends to discuss appropriate waking-up and going-to-bed times, sock fashion, and who said wats up.

Don’t miss: Advice to girls on how to act; reasons why u so fake; pool party.



August 18-19

What it is: A convention for Yahtzee enthusiasts. Sorry, it doesn’t have anything to do with the University of Kentucky Football program. You have to remember that Yahtzee is still a game loved by families the world over as well as a popular Twitter hashtag for recruiting news.

Don’t miss: Several speakers sharing their tips and strategies for better Yahtzee playing. Again, this is about real Yahtzee. Not about recruits or anything. Sorry for the confusion.


The KSR Fantasy Camp

August 26-30

What it is: A week-long, immersive blogging camp experience which allows participants to walk in the shoes of a real-life KSR writer, from drinking and thowing a tennis ball against a wall for hours to surefire new google-image search techniques — culminating in on Friday evening in a banquet where everyone will tell you you’re wrong and terrible.

Don’t Miss: Continental Breakfast with Aaron Flener; Q& A with hologram Mosley; the Matt Jones Sweatshirt Museum; the Thursday morning panel “Hubby Shows You Computer Parts”; special exhibit The Jeff Goodman Ignoring Experienceâ„¢. Please note: Participants are advised not to bring or post photographs of themselves. Cash only; non-refundable.

Article written by C.M. Tomlin

All I want is a HI-C and a turkey sandwich. @CM_Tomlin

14 Comments for KSR’s Guide to Summer Festivals

  1. TrueBlue63
    2:22 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Ummm….there really is a Yahtzeefest:

  2. Bobbum man
    2:30 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    And you really are terrible

  3. jaxcats8503
    2:33 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Well done, sir. #slowclap

  4. tyson
    2:40 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Funniest Line: “sponsored by Varsity Blue”

    Addendum to KSR Fantasy Camp itinerary:

    Learning How To Piss People Off By Telling Them Once A Year That “Big Changes Are Coming To The Site” And Then Never Mentioning It Again Until Next Year

  5. CJ
    2:42 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    This is fantastic! I wish Doron Lamb camp was real because people really should learn the “reasons why u so fake”. Tomlin you are a great American

  6. Whattt
    2:46 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Slow day??

  7. ktmiln2
    3:04 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Love the “reasons why u so fake” line. Good work.

  8. Richmond
    3:18 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Solid, solid post… KSR Fantasy Camp was spot-on, couldn’t stop laughing at “Hubby Shows You Computer Parts”

  9. Champ
    3:25 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    6)bad/no sense of humor?

  10. CJ
    3:35 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    9) thank you

  11. Drew Franklin
    3:40 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t forget the Vespa send your stuff to Cal’s house to be signed fest

  12. theWilkman
    3:50 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Great! Favorite line: “…culminating in on Friday evening in a banquet where everyone will tell you you’re wrong and terrible.”

  13. Hoot
    10:39 pm July 25, 2013 Permalink

    Bravo! I know where I’ll be on August 14th.

  14. blue trudy
    6:30 am July 26, 2013 Permalink