The Denver VegFest 2008 was a total success, from my perspective. Over 1600 people attended, and so much great information was put out there for people. ALL the food that was handed out by vendors was vegan! It was amazing to be in a place where I wasn’t constantly asking, “What’s in this?” And my fangirl needs were satisfied when I bought cookbooks from both Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (The Joy of Vegan Baking) and Sarah Kramer (How It All Vegan) and got them both signed!
Everyone there – speakers, volunteers, staff, and attendees – were so open, friendly, and respectful. I think that everyone was just enjoying being in the company of like-minded people – I know I was! There was an infinite circle problem, where it was tough to get in line to see booths, simply because there were so many people, but Ryan and I agreed that at least it was an infinite circle of like-minded people and we need more of that.
So a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended, spoke at, or helped organize the VegFest. Can’t wait to do it again in 2009!
I also wanted to mention that one of the information tables focused on elephants and how South Africa is considering lifting the ban on hunting these incredible animals. We wrote letters right then and there on the behalf of the elephants, urging the South African government to be as sensitive, caring, and loyal as the elephants themselves and to not lift the ban. For more information, visit Pachyderm Power.