is is my last post from Australia. I'll be
leaving for the airport and the long trek back to the U.S.
in an hour - leaving the land down under after a
fabulous week at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Down Under conference on the gorgeous Gold
Coast. While the conference officially closed Thursday
night there was an optional activity day Friday when
attendees could learn to surf in the morning and visit a
great wildlife preserve (Currumbin
Wildlife Sanctuary) in the afternoon. I saw a
lot of really cool things this past week but nothing
cooler than what you see in the pictures below - Thought
Convergence COO Ammar Kubba shaving Fabulous.com
COO Dan Warner's head Friday just before we headed
What was so cool about that?
Dan's session with our favorite unlicensed barber helped
raise AUD$25,000 (about $19,000 U.S.) for cancer
research. It all started at the show's tropical island
dinner party the night before when Kubba approached Warner
about soliciting the crowd for a donation. Warner
(apparently after drinking several Dirty Dingos) told
Kubba if he could get attendees to contribute $10,000
he would shave off all his hair. Kubba started working he
crowd and within minutes he met the goal and over the next
24 hours it was far surpassed!
Business Development Director Michael Robertson and
domainer Merlin Kaufmann also helped fill up the
pot - Robertson by getting his hair cut into a mohawk
(which looks great by the way) and Kaufmann by allowing
his beloved beard to go under the blade. Also, lest you
think Kubba's contribution was limited to cheerleading and
cutting Dan's hair (which he seemed to enjoy way too
much) there's more. Ammar, whose head is already clean
shaven, allowed the hair on his legs (and I'm talking
about substantial foliage here) removed with wax strips. Ouch!
I will have those photos as well as shots of Robertson and
Kaufmann in our comprehensive show review article that
will be published late next week. Kudos to this selfless
quartet - all men with truly golden hearts.
As for the job Fabulous.com
did this week, they truly shined. Before the
conference I said I knew they would do a great job
staging their first show but even the highest expectations
I had of them were far surpassed. I have more to
say on that but it is time to head for the airport so I
will save it for a review article you won't want to miss.
It will includes tons of great photos and details that we
were only able to skim in our daily Lowdown posts. I'll be
back here with a new post from the States Monday. G'day