Every year, as October approaches, I feel like there’s a little extra promise and anticipation in the air—partially just because I love the fall season, but in large part because October means Hutchmoot.
Even though this will be the second year in a row that we can’t gather together physically, I can still sense the coming magic of a weekend where thousands of folks across the country (and across the sea!) are attending sessions together, eating tasty snacks, discovering new music, and meeting new friends.
I’m no different from anyone else in that I find it difficult to describe Hutchmoot and what makes it special—but if I had to boil it down to a few things, I’d say it’s a lighthearted occasion of ceremony, of marking another year with another feast, of refusing to let cynicism and devastation keep us from the simple act of celebrating life and art.
Put even more simply, Hutchmoot reminds me that humans make stuff. And that humans are really, really good at making really cool stuff. And that creativity is not a specialized trait, hoarded for the enjoyment of the privileged few, but the very condition for living in and making something of the world.
This year’s Hutchmoot is a special one, and it starts tomorrow! If you want to jump in, you still can. At HutchmootHomebound.com, a $20 ticket will give you full access to a whole stinkin’ website crammed full with surprises, outrageous humor, rich conversations, new discoveries, and plenty of adventures that will take you 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 from your computer.
Creativity is not a specialized trait, hoarded for the enjoyment of the privileged few, but the very condition for living in and making something of the world. Drew Miller
I speak for the whole Rabbit Room staff when I say that we are positively giddy with excitement. We cannot wait for all our work and play to spill over into this conference, and especially for that unique gladness of watching creativity unfold in new and unexpected ways among guests and participants. It’s truly an over-abundance, the kind of joy that isn’t complete until shared.
I can’t believe I get to be part of this beautiful work. I’d love if you joined me and the whole Rabbit Room team this weekend! We’ll see you there.
Registration for Hutchmoot: Homebound will remain open until the end of the day Sunday, October 10th, and 90% of content will remain available for the rest of October.