Big news! The early bird discount tickets are officially available. Check out the latest here.
Remember: The Global Family Reunion won’t just be an outrageously entertaining and historic event, it’s also for a good cause: All proceeds go toward fighting Alzheimer’s.
Through IndieGoGo, cousins can also get a bunch of other rewards such as: Your name in founder A.J. Jacobs’s next book, a customized copy of the Ultimate Family Tree and an all-access digital pass to the reunion, which is the next best thing to being there.
If you want to get tickets, go to the $25 level on the list of perks on the right-hand side of the IndieGoGo page. You’ll also get two additional perks for being an early buyer.
Oh, and A.J. is also going to dedicate his next book to the highest bidder. His wife said she doesn’t mind. For a good cause and all that, she said through moderately gritted teeth.
If you haven’t been connected to the tree yet, the reason is that our researchers are overwhelmed with requests. But if you buy a ticket, you will shoot right to the top of the priority list, and we promise to put all our resources into seeing how you’re related to A.J. and George Clooney and Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela and everyone in between.
Whether you come in person or to one of the satellite events, we’ve got a wonderful show for you. In addition to Henry Louis Gates, Dr. Oz and comedians Nick Kroll and Michael Ian Black, we also have Andy Borowitz and NPR’s Scott Simon.
Not to mention activities including a family-themed scavenger hunt, story-telling workshops, the world’s biggest family photo, potato sack races, and even Frisbee world champions showing off their mad Frisbee skills.
In other news, it’s been a busy month for spreading the word to all our cousins here and abroad. The GFR team traveled to Utah for the incredibly massive and wonderful RootsTech conference. AJ was a keynote speaker right before his cousin Donny Osmond (who is his aunt’s third cousin four times removed’s husband’s granddaughter’s husband’s great nephew). Just yesterday, A.J. participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) in which they asked him about the Global Family Reunion, and also his favorite cheese. And he continues to appear in People magazine, most recently interviewing actress Olivia Munn, who is half Chinese, half-Irish (pictured above).
And finally, we’d like to welcome more amazing partners, including Findmypast, 23andMe, FamilyTree DNA, in addition to MyHeritage, FamilySearch, Geni and WikiTree.
Now please go buy those tickets and support the fight against Alzheimer’s!