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We are thrilled to announce that IFBC is coming back to Seattle in 2015!

Organized by and Zephyr Adventures, IFBC was the first-ever conference for food bloggers, first held in May of 2009. The series focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology. This event will feature high-quality educational sessions, personal networking opportunities, and what 95% of attendees say is the best food and wine of any blogging conference! Join us for our SEVENTH annual conference in beautiful Seattle, Washington!

Dates: September 18 - 20, 2015
Location: The Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Registration Fee: $195 / $495


*The cost of registration for all participants is $495. However, for food bloggers with an active blog who agree to write at least three posts about the conference, the cost is only $195. You can choose to write about anything you want - the conference itself, the venue, the sponsors, or the food - and can do so before, during, or immediately after the conference. This is our way of supporting food bloggers as you attempt to make a living (or cut costs from) your food blogging.

Jon Fine

Jon P. Fine is director of Author and Publishing Relations for, focusing on Amazon’s programs and services for, and facilitating outreach to, those communities. He founded and directs Amazon’s author grant program which supports a diverse range of not-for-profit author and publisher groups dedicated to fostering the creation, discussion and publication of new writing and new voices ( He joined the company as an attorney focusing on media and copyright in January 2006, and led business development for Brilliance Audio following its acquisition by Amazon in 2007. Prior to joining Amazon in 2006, he directed legal affairs for the Alfred A. Knopf publishing division of Random House.  In past lives, he served as Senior Media Counsel at NBC, handling content and associated issues for NBC News, Saturday Night Live, and other divisions; as counsel at King World Productions for Inside Edition and other programming; and as a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, where he focused on copyright, libel, internet and other media-related matters. He is a graduate of Cornell University and of the University of Virginia School of Law.

Join Jon on Sunday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. to learn about the world of self-publishing on, as well as the programs and services available for all authors. 

Vicky McDonald is the author of self-published eBook – Gluten-free Treats (2013), and has been writing and creating recipes for her food blog since 2011. She currently works as a recipe developer for SousVide Supreme.

Join Vicky on Sunday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. to learn what it takes to self-publish an e-book!

Follow her on Twitter @stastycook and Facebook.

If you have a discerning palate and a zest for life, we have something for you. Crafting gourmet popcorn is a passion for us, and you won't find anything less than our best available every day. Nothing gives us more pleasure than finding the finest quality ingredients and transforming them into unique and delicious treats. Our goal is simple: to be the world's best gourmet popcorn company by providing our customers with the most delicious and unique gourmet popcorn varieties.

Flavors range from Hawaiian Salted Caramel and Brown Butter & Sea Salt to Coconut Macaroon. We love creating intriguing flavor combinations, and have new popcorn flavors on offer monthly in our store on 3rd and Pike in downtown Seattle, within sight of the historic Pike Place Market. We always have something interesting brewing in our test kitchen, so stop by often to try the latest concoctions.

More information here

Do you remember the amazing cupcakes from last year? So do we. That’s why we are excited to welcome back Cupcake Royale! For those who may have missed out last year:

Cupcake Royale was founded in 2003 as Seattle’s first cupcake bakery and café. In fact, Cupcake Royale is the nation’s first cupcake bakery to open outside of NYC! So you can imagine that many of our friends and neighbors didn’t know quite what to expect.

Turns out, our hunch was right, and our delicious, made-from-scratch-daily cupcakes were an instant hit. Most folks who came in had never had a scratch baked cake (Betty Crocker doesn’t count!) or a buttercream frosting made using only real and premium ingredients (like sweet local butter and dark Belgium chocolate).

The best part of Cupcake Royale is that our cupcakes are paired with delicious artisan espresso under the house brand of Verite Coffee. We’re Seattleites – milk alone just won’t cut it here! From day one, we were dedicated to the notion that a good business gives back to the community that supports them – it’s the virtuous circle of life.

We care deeply about baking delicious cupcakes, crafting amazing espresso, and creating sustainable communities and joyous experiences.

Locations and Treats

IFBC would like to welcome The Hunt Club back for another great time this year at IFBC!

Everyone loves a cozy neighborhood restaurant.  A local dining destination and just minutes from downtown, The Hunt Club is a favorite Seattle restaurant and bar among residents and visitors alike.

It’s a place for celebrations. A gathering place close to the hearts of folks who live here. With a warm, inviting atmosphere, and authentic, delicious cuisine, you’ll always feel welcome here – and you’ll want to keep coming back.

Executive Chef Dan Gilmore prepares classic cuisine, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Chef’s philosophy in the kitchen is to balance seasonality, sensibility and simplicity.

Come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or just take a seat at the bar before a night on the town. (Happy Hour is served twice daily, even on weekends!) Oh, and our brunch, served Saturday and Sunday, is a local tradition.

And when the experience must match the mood, the Hunt Club, with bolster pillows and cushioned banquettes, is the place for a romantic night out.  The Sorrento’s porte-cochere is reminiscent of an Italian piazza, with all the romance of a trattoria. You can also extend your evening with dessert or after-dinner drinks in the cozy Fireside Room.

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Register for 2015!

Only $195 for active food bloggers

$495 for non-blogger participants (industry, media relations professionals, etc.)

Who Should Attend

Bloggers, Food Writers & Cookbook Authors

Publishers, Agents & Editors

Food Brand / Restaurant Marketers

Public Relations Professionals

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