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Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Garden Bloggers Fling in Austin

Update 4/4/18: Registration for Austin Fling is now closed. Thanks to everyone who registered, and we’ll see you in Austin! Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Garden Bloggers Fling in Austin, Texas, on May 3-6, 2018. Come see where it all began. We’ll give you a bigger-than-Texas welcome and show you a rockin’ good time. We’ll tour the city’s great gardens, eat fabulous Tex Mex and BBQ, and enjoy live entertainment. How will registration work? To register for the fling, please email your name, blog name, and URL, to and once we’ve verified that you’re an active garden blogger (see attendance eligibility) we’ll email you a secure registration code and a link to our registration site.

Make your hotel reservation

After you complete your registration, you’ll be led to the confirmation page which includes the link to our official Fling hotel, where you can reserve a room at the special Fling rate of $189 [current rates apply, as our hotel block at the Fling rate has sold out]. Please note: The hotel link appears on the last page after you have completed registration. The hotel logo is very small – wear your readers and click on the link that reads Limited Availability below the hotel logo and it will take you our hotel website to book your reservation.

We expect it to fill fast, so be sure to make your reservation now. There may be a slight delay between when you send your email and when we respond. As you know, we’ll be fielding lots of emails and questions, and Pam Penick, Laura Wills, and I will all be on call to answer questions as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We are eager to get everyone registered as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Rest assured, once we receive your email, we will respond on a first-come, first-served basis according to the time we receive your email.

Who can attend, and how many spaces will there be?

Garden Bloggers Fling is an event for active garden bloggers; please see the Fling attendance guidelines for full details. We have 92 spots available, and we do expect it to fill up quickly.

In the event something happens and you can’t make it — here’s the cancellation policy: 100% — Today through January 3, 2018

75% — January 4 through February 3, 2018

50% — February 4 through March 3, 2018

25% — March 4 through April 3, 2018

0% — April 4 through May 3, 2018

I have a burning question. How should I contact the planning team?

Please email the Austin Fling planners directly rather than asking questions here or on the Facebook page. We’ll be monitoring our email carefully.

Who’s planning this event?

The Austin Fling planning team is:

Pam Penick of Digging

Laura Wills of Wills Family Acres

We hope to see you at our anniversary shindig in Austin next May! Ready, set, go!


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