Saturday, December 13, 2014


     Hi all! Just wanted to give you a brief update of where in the research process I am.  For those of you who attended last year, you know I have thrown out a few cities to look into.  Right now they are New Orleans, Denver, St. Louis, and Philly.  This year we have decided to not only provide a survey of cities for you to choose from but with those cities, give you an estimate of how much it will cost excluding travel.  I feel like this will enable more people who vote to be able to actually attend. Also, MsKathy and I are planning on TFMU 2015 to be June 25th - 28th.  
      An attendee from last year is helping find an inexpensive location that meets all our needs.  Her name is Lisa Mikita and I can not rave enough about her.  She is a Certified Meeting Professional and is trying to get us all the goodies with the hotel!  Yay!
      We are still waiting on quite a few proposals but as soon as I get them and can come up with the numbers I will post a survey.  I'm thinking by the end of next week.
    Hope all of you are well and enjoying the holidays. 
          Mindy Gibson

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Hi there!  Here is a satisfaction survey to let us know how much you enjoyed TFMU 2014.  Thank you for taking the time to fill this out.  


Mindy, Michelle, and Kathy


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Banner Making 101


Here's the information you will need to enjoy the workshop while you learn to create a simple banner.

Here is the link to the download for GIMP. 
Mac Users will need to know which version of OS X they are running. GIMP on OS X
Just select the package according to your version of OS X.
Preview by Yahoo

Windows users need to use this link. GIMP - Downloads - they will need to scroll about half way down and click on "show other downloads" then scroll down until they see GIMP for Windows and click on the link that says "Download GIMP 2.8.10"
GIMP - Downloads
GIMP for Unix-like systems It's very likely your Unix-like system such as a GNU/Linux distribution already comes with a GIMP package.
Preview by Yahoo

Attendees need to come with GIMP downloaded and the application already opened on their laptop. Also, attendees need to have the banner pic saved to their desktop where it is easily accessible. This will save time as we are on a schedule. 


If you have trouble getting the picture, it can be located in the TFMU-Connections FB group as well.    

If you have questions, check out the FB group.

See everyone in a few days! 


Thursday, July 3, 2014


July??  How the hell did that sneak up on us?  Believe it or not, we’ll all be in Nashville in less than a week.  SQUEEE!!!!

We’re excited to see that you’ve been using TFMU Connections on FaceBook to make plans to enjoy your free time.  So many great things going on July 11-13!  Twilight Trivia games, tattoos, swap table, sightseeing, and some interesting recipes for Gummi Bears.

So before you get on that plane or drive that car to Nashville, click the Schedule tab on the blog or the link below for the pdf.

The schedule will stay posted on the blog for quick reference.  You can also download a PDF copy to your device.  

We can’t wait to see you there!

Mindy, Michelle, and Kathy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


We need just a minute of your time.  Two quick questions.


Thank you for your time!
Mindy, Michelle and Kathy

Friday, June 20, 2014


Lots of people are asking for event times for the 2014 TFMU.  Here’s a quick rundown of times we will be in organized sessions.  A detailed schedule will be out within a few days.  

We hope this will help you making your dinner and social plans.

Thursday, July 10  - No official events planned.  We may try to meet up to have a Twi Fic Trivia Contest.   Watch Twitter or FB for more info that night!

Friday, July 11 - Registration at the Hyatt in the morning.  

Friday, July 11 - Workshops 9:45am - 2:30pm……. lunch is included at hotel.

Friday, July 11 - Meet & Greet 7:00pm - 9:00pm  It’s the best time to mingle with EVERYONE!

Saturday, July 12 - Author’s Panel  9:30am - 3:30pm…. lunch is included at hotel.

Saturday, July 12 - Pub Crawl …. 5:30 pm is start time.  Please note:  Our group is a large one, so they may need to adjust our start time.

Sunday, July 13 - Goodbye Brunch 10:30am. Restaurant off site, at your own cost.  

Ta-da!!!  That’s a quick glimpse at the TFMU schedule!!  We can’t wait to see each and every one of you.  From what we’ve seen on FB and Twitter, you ladies are ready to party!!
It’s going to be a blast!


Mindy, Michelle, and Kathy

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Team TFMU is pleased to announce the
2014 Author’s Panel

The Author’s Panel is one of the biggest draws to attend TFMU. We know this because we’re fangirls, too! So, are you ready to know who will be there?? Please welcome the following authors who have agreed to give us their time during 2014 TFMU - Nashville:


We feel lucky to have such a wide range of writers at this year’s event. We have created a TFMU profile so you can easily look over the writer’s list of stories and become familiar with their words. We hope you have some questions for our panel as well regarding their stories and writing style.

This year’s panel will be in a different format after receiving your input from last year and questionnaires. We think you’ll enjoy it.

Our fandom's very own MsKathy will be hosting/moderating.

Right now we have right at 100 great ladies signed up to attend. We have peeps coming from as far away as Sweden, England, and Australia. Just proves how dedicated we are to FanFic, and the number of talented writers that keep us reading their words.

Go read... and get ready to fangirl!! We can't wait to see you in Nashville!

Mindy, Michelle, and Kathy

Please click here for our FF profile: TFMU Author Spotlight Panel
Please note: List of authors is in a random order