03.04.09 by Jeff

F5: New York City / Free Tickets!

All you New Yorkers this one’s for you! F5 Fest is going down April 16-17 in New York and you do not want to miss it! Speakers include contemporary photographer Charlie White (I would go just to see him), Psyop, Dvein, Jonah Lehrer, Imaginary Forces, BBDO NY, to name a few. The tickets go for $280 each, and I have a pair to give away! I’m tempted to fly out there and use them myself! Did I mention the event has an open bar?

f5 fest new york city motionographer free tickets

If you want the tickets (and live in the area) leave a comment on this post! A winner will be randomly selected Sunday night! Don’t say I didn’t ever do anything nice for you guys – I expect one of you to let me sleep on your apartment floor if I ever get out to NYC! Thanks to Justin of Motionographer for the tickets!

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • julie

    yes yes yes i want it 🙂

    • Jet

      jet likes free tickets, actually all robots like free tickets. BOOOOOOM!

    • Free tickets, better let me hold onto those for you.

  • David Gilblom

    Sounds like fun, pick me!!

  • just a note: If you’ve never left a comment here before it will be held until it is approved so don’t freak out if you don’t see it right away.

  • danielle

    free tickets to great event in nyc? count me in!

  • pick me, pick me

  • Peabody Tigerpaw

    Can I go, please? Please, please!!!!

  • Well that’s a lucky thing. I dont live there, but I’ll be in NYC between 15-22 🙂
    So it would be great. 🙂 Cheers!

    • kk

      I WANT IT

  • pleeeaaaasssse! thank you.

  • jp


  • smoovebert

    work won’t send me, so…

    you all are welcome in nyc anytime. ask the defgrip guys, i know the spots

  • Stevievep

    What have I got to lose, right?

  • DelSole

    Me! Me! Me! (and yes, come to New York Jeff!)

  • tsaeina

    what about me?

  • mora caitlin


  • Matt

    this isn’t the Al Roker fan club.

  • This would totally make my day, if I won!

  • oh snap! i can go, i can go – and my boo is a photographer, too!

  • kh

    I’d love to get these please!! Cheers!

  • hook it upppppppp!

  • dangit! I thought i was up so early this morning! if they don’t take them… gimme gimme?

  • Parker

    Yeeeoooo Im Sittin’ Here In Dirty Jersey Like Twenty Minutes Out Of The City!! Help me get out and be social for an evening!!

  • Gabe

    Photography? Design? Interesting Speakers? Streetside Falafel? Count me in!

  • please

  • Daniel

    only for the open bar!!!!!!!

  • This would most definitely merit bee’s-knees status.

  • nancy pants

    . i live right off the 7 that will take me straight to time sq…… In the precious New York borough of Queens. Not Staten Island. Dare i say Jersey…..

    And my girl friend is in town that week. It’d be awesome to take her….

    <3 Nancy

  • Erin

    Pretty please! I desperately want to go — but the $$$ are little beyond my budget right now.

  • LP

    I want to the tickets!

  • OH MAN!

    I was planning to go/wanted to attend!
    but I have to go somewhere else that week! 🙁
    You could stay at my place too!
    But there is always next time.

    Hi Jeff!

  • Please pick me! I have presents for you if you visit.

  • Sienna

    Yes, please.

  • Nice idea of contest Jeff.

  • Joshua

    Always a couch for you here in Jersey City! Minutes from Manhattan and a darned cool place to live. Me and my girl are ready to rock the party 🙂

  • Geoff


  • Nice job. Could be a nice reward for surfing your site everyday.


  • Sounds great! Fingers crossed!

  • friend of ajchen’s, looks like a sweet event!

  • Laura

    This is amazing!

  • holy moly.
    yes, i want them!

  • beardo

    :O gimmie gimmie gimmie.

  • Dana

    i want these!!

  • Want want want. On the 15th anniversary of Cobain’s suicide, it would just depress me more if I didn’t win these. (sob sob wah wah wah)

  • Hook it up!!

  • i would love the pair of tickets! live in NJ and work in NYC!

  • You’re welcome to crash with us if you need. Just holler and let us know.

  • Woah!! That’s awesome! I live in Brooklyn, I’d love to go and you can crash at my place anytime whether I get the tickets or not. You can check out the pad here: http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/aorewihnea/

  • Thanks for the opportunity – you are so nice!

  • lapetitefaon

    YES, I would love. And you can stay on my brand new Ikea fold up bed whenever you like!

  • pick me please!

  • bkbs

    Brooklyn represent.

    I’d love the tickets.

  • Joe

    I would like tickets to this event, yes.

  • I live in NY!

  • Diana

    babooooom! i want!

  • eric

    i wanna!!!

  • a dance in the wooded gardens leads me to you!

  • Ryan

    hook me up.

  • I will love you forever. (I will love you either way.)

  • Sweet! COMMENT!

  • Brooke

    pick me! pick me!

  • ericericericericericeric

  • randomly select me!

  • Stu

    The moose’s horn was cut and used for lumber.

  • hui min lee

    i would love to go please, if u have 2 better, i would love to take my girlfriend as well
    thaks you

  • hook it up! i got couches to spare!

  • Choose me and I’ll pick someone from the comment pool to take with.

  • Caroline

    pick me!

    you can sleep on my sofa bed!

  • Pick me! Pick Me? I’m a NYC animator and would love to go!

  • Kyle

    More than a handful NYC readers I take it Jeff! damn

  • Josh! dull

    OH HELL YES!?! I love my random chances to win this.

  • I would love the tickets.


    Love this site as well….i check it on the daily

    Brian Bell

    • Ha, Brian if you get the tickets take me!

  • kristen

    yesssss puleeeeeasssssuh!

  • Mimi O.

    *raises hand*
    PICK ME!!

  • Em

    We could be best friends??

  • Nana

    Im a new learner Id love to go!

  • I think you should pick me. I will put a booooooom sticker on my face if you do.

  • yeahhhh i want oneee

  • laura

    mememe! thanks for doing this!

  • Pick me pick me pretty please pretty please.

  • wow, 81 comments.. something seems wrong. do i smell a spammer?

    • Kyle

      The system will pickup spammers immediately (checks IP to comment email address used etc..). This is legit!

    • yea these are real folks i am watching for cheaters!

      • hah, when there’s something free in it, people comment! – with that said, i wish i was in NY 😛

  • holler at me dawg

  • wow. i am dying to go to this. it sounds amazing!! heres to hoping you pick me…

  • Emily Finn

    I can’t begin to explain how badly I’ve wanted to go to this.

    And I’m a really nice person.

  • This looks so amazing. I wanna go!

  • Christopher C

    AH YES! Do count me in the drwaring for this…

  • pick me! pleeeeeease!

  • Would love those tix!

  • OH DEAR GAHd, please let it be me!

  • Eric

    I would absolutely love to go to this!!! =D

  • winnie

    I would love to go.

  • i love you!

  • I would be more than happy to take those tickets off your hands!

  • my floors are made of mahogany and… baby clouds. pick me.

  • Marlon henao


  • You can definitely sleep on my floor. I’ll even go one step further and offer my comfy futon. And chocolate. The expensive kind. Cheers, Zelda

  • I want your apartment!

    fine fine.. ill settle for the tickets, i guess!

  • hand ’em over to me and shut up ya bitch!!! 😉

  • I would love to go and my couch is very comfortable.
    boooooooom is the tops!

  • jay

    dude. DUDE!…. Dude?

  • There’s a chance they will be mine.

  • Jess

    Oh man! That sounds amazing– and it’s right during my birthday week too.

  • Tessa

    im cute cuddly and would LOVEEEEEEE to win!!!!

    Oh, I have a drawing of a giant nuclear powered duck on my floor, you’ll like it. ALOT
    so yah, pick me… DO ITTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Please please please!! I have a great apartment in the city with a comfortable daybed that is very comfortable for crashers!

  • Adam

    Damn Jeff you get all kinds of free stuff through this site, never thought running a blog could reap so many benefits. Anyway, let me jump in wit the rest of em… PICK ME!!!!!

  • Jeane


  • Jamie

    Would LOVE to win this.

  • please please oh please. PLEASE. pick me.

  • yes please.

  • yes, yes! please!

  • Katie Jo

    I live in nyc and i promise i will love every second of it while i’m there.

  • Dear lord, I would probably explode. But it would be the good kind. We’ll see…

  • S.O.S. PICK ME _

  • For the love of all that is holy.
    I want to win.
    So Badly…

  • Jenny


  • Laura

    That sounds awesome! I want to go! And the 17th is my birthday too…

  • John Anklow

    Wow! I really want to go. Here’s hoping!

  • Zoe

    I would absolutely love to go to this.

  • As everyone else, I enjoy reading your site and would like to have as anyone else the tickets too.

  • Annie

    hey, my floor is open to you anytime, haha.

  • Mandy

    Thanks for this, hope I’m picked!

  • I would LOOOVVEEE to go!

  • sarah

    I love New York. I love creativity. I love free things. Love wins!

  • claire

    yes please!

  • marc

    yooh men! you have a house in NY camee!!! pleasee!

  • Michelle

    i would gladly pay you a hamburger tuesday for tickets today!

  • elizabeth

    por favor escojame!!!

    please…please…please!! it sounds amazing!

  • Eliana

    It souds like something I shouldn’t miss! I hope you pick me. Thank you!

  • mxs

    Omg, I want those. Pretty please?

  • maryam

    I would love them, thank you!

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