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I Am Going to Blogger-Social 08

Bs08button3_2 Commenting on other people’s blogs is fun. Emailing is good. And Skype chatting is a great, cheap and personal way of bridging the distance between Australia and the rest of the world … but it doesn’t make up for meeting people face to face.

That is why I am so excited about Blogger-Social — April 4-6, 2008 to be held in New York City. Sure there are meet-ups like BlogWorldExpo (which I would have loved to be able to attend), but Blogger-Social is special — it is a purpose-built event and it is social. I am sure there will be plenty of IDEAS hatched and PLANS made … but the purpose of the event is to bring us all together.

I am particularly keen to meet all the folks from Age of Conversation … Drew McLellan,CK, Valeria Maltoni, Emily Reed, Katie Chatfield, Greg VerdinoMack Collier, Lewis Green, Sacrum, Ann Handley, Mike Sansone, Paul McEnany, Roger von Oech, Anna Farmery, David Armano, Bob Glaza, Mark Goren, Matt Dickman, Scott Monty, Richard Huntington, Cam Beck, David Reich, Luc Debaisieux Sean Howard, Tim Jackson, Patrick Schaber, Roberta Rosenberg, Uwe Hook, Tony D. Clark, Todd Andrlik, Toby Bloomberg, Steve Woodruff, Steve Bannister, Steve Roesler, Stanley Johnson, Spike Jones, Nathan Snell, Simon Payn, Ryan Rasmussen, Ron Shevlin, Roger Anderson, Robert Hruzek, Rishi Desai, Phil Gerbyshak, Peter Corbett, Pete Deutschman, Nick Rice, Nick Wright, Michael Morton, Mark Earls, Mark Blair, CB Whittemore, Mario Vellandi, Lori Magno, Kristin Gorski, Kris Hoet, G. Kofi Annan, Kimberly Dawn Wells, Karl Long, Julie Fleischer, Jordan Behan, John La Grou, Joe Raasch, Jim Kukral, Jessica Hagy, Janet Green, Jamey Shiels, Dr. Graham Hill, Gia Facchini, Geert Desager, Gaurav Mishra, Gary Schoeniger, Gareth Kay, Faris Yakob, Emily Clasper, Ed Cotton, Dustin Jacobsen, Tom Clifford, David Polinchock, David Koopmans, David Brazeal, David Berkowitz, Carolyn Manning, Craig Wilson, Cord Silverstein, Connie Reece, Colin McKay, Chris Newlan, Chris Corrigan, Cedric Giorgi, Brian Reich, Becky Carroll, Arun Rajagopal, Andy Nulman, Amy Jussel, Kim Klaver, Sandy Renshaw, Susan Bird, Ryan Barrett , Troy Worman, S. Neil Vineberg!

Please remember, plans are being finalised and bookings for attendance must be made by November 15, 2007. So, if you ever needed a reason to visit NYC … this could be it! I hope to see you there.

11 comments

  1. Gavin,
    I can’t wait to actually see that mug in person!
    Looking forward to telling many tales over a scotch or three.
    Drew

  2. What’s blogger social? Just kiddin’, I’ll be there with bells on. Cannot wait for some f2f time and, mainly, just some time away from seminars to get all you bloggin’ beauties together.
    Wonder how many hugs I’ll be giving? Tons. (and that’s just the amount I’ll be giving you).

  3. Here’s the problem, Gavin. You’ll probably need to charge for people to get in line and meet you in person or have a “dance card” thing or something. Else it will be impossible to stop the crowds!

  4. Gavin, for real? You’ll come all the way from down under? Show us an authentic Australian salute? I am so psyched!

  5. I am really hoping to be able to get to the social as well. It’ll be pretty difficult as a student though and not being in NY.
    Btw, any chance you can update my blog url 🙂

  6. Wow, if you’re coming in from Australia I should definitely get my butt to NYC for the event!

  7. Dang, I’m flying out for a April 3-5 conference in Boston, (gotta meet Morgan Spurlock & the SuperSize Me crew, it’s a must for our work here at Shaping Youth!)
    Maybe I can make it to NYC for the tailend of the blogger social on the 6th? Anyone lingering around the 6th or 7th before I head back to the S.F. Bay area?
    Would love to meet some of the AOC gang F2F for sure, especially YOU, Gavin…you’ve been so thoughtful and kind on so many levels!
    If you’re indicative of the caliber of our team, then hey, I need serious outreach to get to know the rest of the authors! (I’ve been enjoying the Facebook group/blog feeds from all)

  8. lol. nice way to TAG a bunch of folks in one post, dude. 😉

  9. Hey, Gavin,
    I’m in, registered, and live near Manhattan.
    Give a shout out when you have an idea of what kind of help you’ll need.

  10. As I am based in the UK cost is a slight issue…I have put on my letter to Santa money for a trip to NY…fingers crossed as there are soooo many people I would love to meet in person

  11. Gavin – I will try really, really, really hard to make it happen!