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BaconCamp was a huge success and we raised about $1500 for the San Francisco Food Bank. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera at home. I’m ashamed – I didn’t take a single photo at BaconCamp. Good thing there are other more organized folks to step in:

beautiful folks enjoying porky products by gelaskins photo by rockbandit

The winningest super yummy bacon bloody mary by dennis. photo by Asylum (click for their article)

Pork abounded. We celebrated, we ate, we drank and we fundraised for a truly great cause and we documented the pig out of it.


And Mark made a video.

BaconNews on youtube

In case you missed the winners, I’ve posted them here

Thanks for coming out and helping, and for those who missed it, you support our cause every time you think of bacon.

And a super duper special thanks to our kickass sponsors:

  • Bacon Hot Sauce
  • Digital Dads
  • Dennis Mueller
  • GelaSkins
  • Stickergiant
  • Boccalone
  • Mmmm Bacon Yogurt

    I stopped by the bacon yogurt celebration a few weeks ago. The stuff is tasty.

    Doc Pop’s Bacon Yogurt on Youtube

    Only 2 more days to eat the delicious Bacon, maple, cereal yogurt at YoCup. Try it before it’s gone! If you don’t live in San Francisco, just add the ingredients to some plain yogurt, and it’s almost the same experience.

    Speaking of bacon and dessert, Heather Lynch took the grand prize at BaconCamp for her Maker’s Mark Ice Cream with a Maple Caramel Swirl and Candied Bacon Bits. I didn’t make it out to to the event (yes, it was my baby, but so it goes), and I’m hoping Heather will make another batch soon so I can taste it. Yum!

    photo by Edrabbit

    BTW BaconCamp kicked major ass. 40+ presentations, 9 prizes, 300+ people, $1500+ raised for AHA. I am thoroughly pleased. Expect another BaconCampSF in a few months. Check out the blog for more details about the past event, and some photos on flickr.


    Wow, I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since I thought about organizing BaconCamp. It’s a little more than a week away, and I can’t wait. Everyone has been so supportive and helpful. I’m feeling and appreciating all the love.

    Don’t forget to get your ticket early.
    BaconCamp San Francisco
    when: March 21, 2009 1pm-5pm
    where: 500 3rd Street, Suite 510
    cost: $0-20 donations – proceeds go to American Heart Association

    Vanessa and I made this video to help you learn all about bacon:

    We are still looking for more submissions for dishes and art so please tell your friends and sign up today. Sign up by Monday, March 16th so that we can guarantee you a spot and make sure you have what you need to shine.
    You only have 4 days left! We’ll have a few open slots for presentations the day of, but you want to sign.

    Need a little inspiration?Check out this post for ideas and suggestions of what you could present for BaconCamp

    Scott also put together this great video of bacon memes:

    BaconCamp – The Internet Bacon Meme in 60 Seconds from Bac' on Vimeo.

    Hope to see you guys there!

    Any interest in Baconcamp?

    I am on a Diet Series~, originally uploaded by elsakawai™.

    Inspired by Arial Waldman‘s cupcakecamp (which was in turn, inspired by barcamp), I’m thinking of hosting baconcamp. I recently attended Baconfest, which was SO MUCH AWESOME. It would be fun to bring this celebration of all things bacony to this geek community. However, I’m not sure if there would be enough interest in it, so I made this little poll.

    Technically, it’s 2 polls. A 2 question poll is considered a “survey” to polldaddy, and you can’t embed those things on a blog. They are popus. *shudder*

    What you can do to make baconcamp a reality:
    — pass this poll (these polls?) around. The more interest in it, the more likely I will execute.
    — email me at karen[at]karenism[dot]com if you want to help organize

    BTW, the above photo by Elsa is one of my favorite bacon photos ever.