Latest VeeFriends Series 2 News

Next Round of VeeCon Speakers Announced
Bill Monighetti

Gary Vaynerchuk and team announced the next wave of VeeCon speakers this afternoon, in a major update for one of the industry's premier in-person events.

 Why It Matters

2023 has thus far proven to be a challenging year for web3 conferences, as PROOF Collective cancelled its 2023 conference and Yuga Labs announced its plans to separate ApeFest 2023 from NFT NYC. Nonetheless, there still seems to be strong interest around VeeCon, and Vaynerchuk has assembled an impressive list of initial speakers for the event.

The Details

⚡ Take Action

  • Prepare for VeeCon 2023 by downloading the official VeeCon App from the App Store.

🕳️ Go Deeper


Next Round of VeeCon Speakers Announced
Preparing for VeeCon 2023: Tickets and More
Julian Son

VeeFriends created a tweet thread this morning with important details to know ahead of the conference.

❗ Why It Matters

2023 has been a tough year as far as web3 conferences go, especially in the wake of PROOF Collective canceling its own conference less than a month ago. But Gary Vee is persevering, and he's added a robust lineup of speakers for VeeCon 2023.

VeeFriends has compiled relevant resources and important links, so prospective attendees are prepared well in advance.

✍️ The Details

  • VeeCon 2023 takes place from May 18-20, 2023, and will be at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
  • 10,255 tickets were issued, and the total VeeCon 2023 ticket amount matches the number of VeeFriends Series 1 tokens. Tickets were airdropped to the wallets of VeeFriends Series 1 holders, based on a snapshot from March 7th.
  • At the time of writing, the floor price of a VeeCon 2023 ticket on the secondary market is 0.22 ETH (~$320 USD).
  • There are over 140+ speakers and panelists confirmed.
  • The @VeeCon app is available now for download and will be used for event registration, verifying ownership of the NFT, and programming.

🎬 Take Action

Attendees must create an account at and link the wallet holding the ticket. Thus, attendees will only need to log in to the VeeCon app and won't need to bring a NFT wallet to verify entry at the event.

⚡ Important Links

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Preparing for VeeCon 2023: Tickets and More
Premium VeeFriends Headwear
Logan Hitchcock

VeeFriends is collaborating with Bart Bridge Clothing to launch a limited edition, premium line of hats, according to a tweet from the project. 

❗Why It Matters

After a period of quiet, VeeFriends has been laying on the announcements ahead of VeeCon in May. Last week was Burn Island, and now select VeeFriends Series 1 and Series 2 NFT holders will be able to take advantage of another holder perk, albeit on a smaller scale. 

The Deets

  • The drop features five limited edition hats featuring five VeeFriends characters. 
  • The preorder will open on Mar. 8 at noon ET and will only be open for five days until Mar. 13 at noon ET.
  • The following characters are eligible, with Series 1 NFTs earning one free claim, and Series 2 earning 25 percent off: 
    • Patient Pig, Hard-working Wombat, Patient Panda, Karma Kiwi, Passionate Parrot, Optimistic Otter 

🔜 What’s Next?

The preorder page will be available closer to the preorder launch.

🎬 Take Action

Series 2 VeeFriends holders must have added their email address to their VeeFriends profile in order to receive their 25 percent off code. 

🧠 Learn More

Premium VeeFriends Headwear
Business Owners: Work with VeeFriends?
Bill Monighetti

The official VeeFriends Twitter account sent out a call to action for any business owners who are interested in working with VeeFriends on a future opportunity last night.

🔍 Need to Know

Specifically, VeeFriends is looking to work with business owners of certain types of physical locations, including but not limited to:

  • Restaurants
  • Convenience stores
  • Amusement/arcade establishments
  • Laundromats
  • Toy stores
  • Gas stations
  • Bowling alleys
  • Ice cream shops
  • Hobby stores
  • Malls
  • Roller skating rinks
  • Schools

🔜 What's Next?

  • We don't know exactly what VeeFriends has in mind here, but the announcement notes "This opportunity is special, entrepreneurial, and exciting."
  • Gary Vaynerchuk will host a Zoom call with interested parties to provide more information and answer any questions.
  • For a chance to be invited on the call, fill out this form.

🎤 Community Feedback

Amazing to witness the IP building of @veefriends from @garyvee and team in the initial phases. 20-30 years from now, VeeFriends will be competing with Disney and many others. I'm here for it.@SidritVeselaj

Business Owners: Work with VeeFriends?
VeeFriends Takes a Trip to Burn Island
Bill Monighetti

VeeFriends introduced its new burn mechanism, called Burn Island, with a promotional video and blog post last night. Burn Island will serve as a type of rewards program for VeeFriends holders when it opens next week.

❗Why It Matters

The team will host a series of "Eruptions," or burn events beginning on February 21. During these eruptions, holders of VeeFriends S1 & S2, and Book Games NFTs will be able to burn their NFTs in exchange for various rewards that range from NFT swap options, to physical prizes, exclusive access to IRL events and rare NFTs.

🌋 Eruptions

  • Eruptions are burn events that introduce a new deflationary mechanism to the VeeFriends ecosystem.
  • Each eruption will have specific eligibility requirements. Eruptions will have start and end dates, and will not overlap.
  • The first eruption will begin on February 21 and end on March 2.

Take Action

  • VeeFriends & Book Games holders can prepare for the first eruption by creating an account on the VeeFriends website.

🎤 Community Feedback

Even if it MIGHT be a solid prize, I don't feel like burning any of my VF, book games etc@patlarochelle

Ok @veefriends, well done, I've not had more conviction in this than I do now, and I've believed in it from beginning@HeyItsJustMike


VeeFriends Takes a Trip to Burn Island
Something Brewing for VeeFriends?
Logan Hitchcock

Gary V continued his tease that "a lot is coming" for VeeFriends and Book Games NFT holders in a tweet on Thursday afternoon. 

❗Why It Matters

While not much major news has come through for VeeFriends holders in quite some time, Gary V continues to tease that something is coming ahead of the second annual VeeCon, which is slated to take place in Indianapolis later this year. Though little is known about "what" is coming, it does appear Gary V is planning on rewarding his entire ecosystem, not just original VeeFriends NFT holders. 

🎬 Take Action

While little is known, Gary V is encouraging all ecosystem NFT holders to ensure they create an account on the new VeeFriends website. 

Users can create an account by visiting 

🎤Community Quotes

LFG!! I like your surprises! 👀👀 can’t waitfouaditani

Something Brewing for VeeFriends?
VeeFriends Reveal Gift #9 For Goat Holders

VeeFriends announced the next reward package for Gift Goats on Friday, with holders able to claim a 1/1 NFT by artist JOY, a June Oven Plus, and the chance to attend a virtual cooking class. 

This is the ninth reward for Gift Goat NFTs, with 18 total coming over a 3-year gifting experience

JOY (John Orion Young) is an OG NFT artist, and the first to create and launch their own NFT contract in 2018 — minting the first 3D art on the blockchain, according to the website. 555 unique 1/1 NFTs were created for the Gift Goat community. 

The June Oven Plus is a smart kitchen device, with a retail value of $999. The oven utilizes machine learning and advanced cameras to roll several different appliances into one, and comes with a 1-year premium recipe subscription. 

Goat Holders can also attend a 60-minute virtual cooking class with seven-time Burger Bash Champion and Executive Chef Josh Capon.

More information on the gifts can be found on the VeeFriends blog.


VeeFriends Reveal Gift #9 For Goat Holders
VeeFriends Announce World Cup Contest
Lou Sherman

VeeFriends announced a new contest via its blog on Tuesday. The VeeFriends Football Tournament Challenge will be hosted by Run Your Pool, a website for hosting pooled contests for friends and work leagues.

The bracket-style contest is open for everyone, not just VeeFriends holders, and will be based on the World Cup, starting this weekend.

Interested entrants can submit their selections on Run Your Pool by November 20 at 10 a.m. ET. After the Group Stage ends, entrants will be able to fill out their Knockout Stage picks, The deadline to submit the Knockout Stage is on December 3 at 8 a.m ET (less than 24 hours).

Prizes will be given out to the top 3 scorers in the contest per below:

VeeFriends Announce World Cup Contest
Breaking | VeeCon 2023 Heading to Indianapolis
Logan Hitchcock

VeeCon is heading to Indianapolis, Indiana according to a new announcement from Gary V and the VeeFriends project. 

"It will be bigger and badder than VeeCon 2022," said Gary in the announcement video. 

The event is scheduled to take place at multiple locations in Indianapolis, including Lucas Oil Stadium and the TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park. 

VeeCon 2023 will start on Thursday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET at the TCU Amphitheater and conclude on Saturday, May 20 at Lucas Oil Stadium. 

How Do I Get VeeCon Tickets? 

VeeFriends Series 1 NFT holders gain automatic access to the event and will receive their tickets as NFTs in early 2023 according to the FAQ on the VeeCon website. 

Others will need to purchase their ticket via the secondary market.

Only 10,255 tickets will be available for attendance of VeeCon and no tickets will be available at the door. 

This is a developing story and will be updated with details by Lucky Trader staff. 

Breaking | VeeCon 2023 Heading to Indianapolis
Deadline Approaching for Alert Ape Holders to Claim Jacket
Staff Writer

The deadline for VeeFriends Series 1 and Series 2 Alert Ape holders to claim benefits for an exclusive Starter jacket with their NFT's design is Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. ET., according to a VeeFriends tweet.

The Alert Ape jacket, which goes on sale to the general public for $285 on Oct. 28 at noon ET, is free to claim for Series 1 Spectacular Alert Ape holders and available for pre-order for those with core, rare, very rare, and epic Alert Ape NFTs.

All Alert Ape holders will be able to join a virtual panel with VeeFriends founder Gary Vaynerchuk and Carl Banks on Oct. 27 at 9:15 a.m. ET. The claim link is here.

Deadline Approaching for Alert Ape Holders to Claim Jacket