Win a Chance To Skip The Waitlist For A-Camp May 2013!

a-camp-may-2013-logoHey queermos! I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the waiting list for A-Camp May 2013 is pretty epic. In fact, 300 human beings are currently hanging out on that waitlist, and if you’re one of them, you probably wish you could mosey on up to the front of the line, dontcha? The good news is that we’re giving six new campers the chance to skip the waitlist and register now!

Who’s Eligible:

Human beings who have not attended A-Camp before AND added their names to the A-Camp waitlist before January 20th. In other words, this isn’t for people who read this post and THEN add themselves to the waitlist in order to enter the raffle. This is for people who have been waiting all this time, with your tired feet and exhausted snack-packs and heart full of longing, and then this post burst through the great blue nothing and illuminated the world for you.

How To Enter:

e-mail julia [at] autostraddle [dot] com and tell her your full name and the email address you used to sign up for the waitlist. The drawing will be held on video, which means your name will be announced on video [aka not google-searchable] but if you can’t have your real full name read out loud on video then let Julia know what we can say.


Submit your ballot by Wednesday, January 23rd.

Winners will be announced on Monday, January 28th. We’ll follow up with you personally for the details on how to register. Remember that you have to make a $50 non-refundable deposit when you register.

you could be as happy as i am in this picture of waiting in line for ice cream circa 1987

you could be as happy as i am in my snazzy “10” tank top in this picture of a bunch of the kids in my neighborhood waiting in line for ice cream circa the summer of 1987

P.S. Inevitable Answers To Questions That Will Be Asked in the Comments Regardless of the Question’s Relevancy to This Post:

On camperships: We’ve got 76 campership applicants and seven camperships to give out! This is really hard for them to decide! If you’ve won a campership, you’ll be informed of this by the end of next week.

On the waitlist: It’s not as hopeless as it may feel — we usually get a lot of cancellations but not until closer to the start date, and lots of people invited in off the waitlist don’t accept the invite. So don’t lose hope altogether, regardless of your position. You can expect more cancellations to come in circa March 1st, which’s when everybody has to have already put down at least $100 towards their tuition (on top of the $50 non-refundable deposit fee), and more circa April 1st, when everybody’s full tuition is due.

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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]

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