Instead of a registration queue, there’s a series of drawings for registration tokens. Please read this through carefully.
Campfire Tails 2019 is limited to 230 attendees.
There is NO on-site registration.
To register, you must first win a registration token from a drawing that runs every 2 weeks.
Winners have a week* to claim their token, then pay and finish registration.
Winners also get a +1 token that can be given to a friend who entered but lost the drawing.
Losing a drawing increases your chance of winning the next drawing you enter, and this also carries over to next year.
You must be 18 years of age to attend Campfire Tails.
You must show an approved form of government-issued photo ID at check-in.
You can’t transfer your registration, but you can get a refund before the refund deadline.
Log in to the registration system and make sure your profile information is up to date.
Enter the current registration drawing.
⚠️ Make sure you enter the first drawing! We don’t hold back tokens for later drawings. Later drawings only get unused tokens and cancellations.
⚠️ If your friends want to come, make sure they enter too! +1 tokens can only be given to people who entered the same drawing.
Log in after the drawing to see if you’ve won.
⚠️ We will not send email notifications. (Too many notifications were lost to spam filters in previous years.)
If you don’t win:
If you do win:
Pay for your registration before the deadline for this drawing, which is 1 week for most drawings, and 2 days for the Last-Minute Drawing.
Payment is only accepted via PayPal, through the registration system.
You cannot give your token to someone else.
The registration token expires before the next drawing starts.
Winning also gives you a +1 token.
If there are not enough tokens for everyone who entered a drawing, then tokens will be allocated in pairs.
The second token becomes a +1 token, which winners will get when they finish registering.
The +1 token can be given to anyone who entered but lost this drawing.
The recipient of the +1 token must pay for and finish registration themselves.
The +1 token expires before the next drawing starts.
All times are Pacific Daylight Time/UTC-0700:
All registration options include 3 meals a day prepared by our glorious kitchen crew: Everyone gets hot supper, Patrons get hot breakfast, and Sponsors and Patrons get hot lunch.
You can upgrade your registration at any time until 5:59 AM on Monday, July 8th. After that time, upgrades are closed, and new registrations will be limited to the “Attendee” option.
CFT2019 Attendee — $60
Admission to Campfire Tails with full event access, cold breakfast and lunch, and a hearty hot dinner.
CFT2019 Sponsor — $90
All benefits of regular admission plus hot lunch, a convention T-Shirt, and a special Sponsor gift.
CFT2019 Patron — $120
All benefits of regular admission plus hot breakfast, hot lunch, a convention T-Shirt personalized with your name, and a special Patron gift in addition to the Sponsor gift.
Meat Fund Contribution — +$5
Out of respect for vegetarian attendees who do not want to financially support the meat industry, we encourage everyone who does want to eat meals with meat to explicitly opt-in.
This contribution is strictly optional: declining to contribute will not result in you being denied the meat-included version of any meal your registration option includes.
Everyone starts with 0 points.
Anytime you win a drawing, your points are reset to 0.
Anytime you enter but lose, you get 1 more point.
Points carry over to next year.
If there are more entries than available tokens, the tokens are awarded in pairs (for the +1 tokens).
75% of the tokens are awarded in a way that favors points.
25% of the tokens are awarded randomly, ignoring points.
This lets everyone have some chance of winning a token, even if this is the first time they enter.
If you know you can’t make it, please request a refund ASAP so we can let someone else attend!
Requests for refunds must be submitted electronically, via the registration system.
Refunds will be issued only via PayPal, and will not exceed the amount actually paid.
(Registration credits are a discount, not an amount owed to you.)
Attendee registrations are fully refundable until 5:59 AM on July 29th.
Sponsor and Patron registrations are fully refundable until 5:59 AM on July 8th.
After that time, your Sponsor/Patron gifts have already been ordered, so only the basic Attendee portion of your registration is eligible to be refunded.
If you request a (partial) refund of a Sponsor/Patron registration between 5:59 AM on July 8th and the final refund deadline of 5:59 AM on July 29th, we’ll ship your Sponsor/Patron gifts to you after the event.
We don’t hold on to swag for Attendees, only Sponsors and Patrons.
If you’re registered as a Sponsor or Patron, didn’t request a refund, and don’t pick up your Sponsor/Patron gifts at the event, we’ll hold on to them for you to pick up another year.
Note: You may designate someone else to pick up your Sponsor/Patron gifts for you if you don’t make it to the event. This option is available in the registration system until 5:59 AM on July 31st.
If you volunteered during Campfire Tails 2018, you have a pre-registration token.
Pre-registration starts 6:00 AM on Monday April 15 and ends 5:59 AM on Monday May 13.
If you’re unable to register during the pre-registration period, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
If you miss pre-registration, your pre-registration token expires. You’ll have to get another token from the normal registration drawings.
Kitchen volunteers get an extra pre-registration token they can give to a friend, which the friend can use during the pre-registration period. (This is not the same as a +1 token.)
Anyone who pre-registers (including friend pre-reg) can still enter normal registration drawings to win a +1 token you can give to a friend. You’ll also get points if you enter and lose.
Make sure your friend also enters the registration drawing. You cannot give a +1 token to someone who didn’t enter.