Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BlogWorld in Las Vegas - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I should go to BlogWorld at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. I generally forget that it is taking place or it is too late to snag a ticket. The conference is October 14th-16th and the Exhibit Hall is open October 15th-16th.

I found a video of the 2009 experience.

Yeah. Well, here is the thing. Maybe it is the cheezy titles of some of the sessions but I'm not feeling the imperative to go. I'm scoping the schedule out and I'm not sure this is for me.

The Blogger Killed the Author & The Publisher Hid The Body

Actually the Butler did it but blame the blogger is a popular past time when you don't want to look at institutional inaction and lethargy.

We Run Your Culture: How Magazines Are Using Social Media To Curate Culture

Umm does anybody remember Resume Tips with Summer's Eve or that photo with Publisher Weekly? I really don't look to magazines to guide my cultural perceptions as much as having to correct their profound errors when they attempt to tell stories about my various culture connections.

On the other hand there are few session that could warrant using a vacation day to check out:
Well now, perhaps I should re-think this once again. It would be good to hook up with folks that I know and meet others that I don't know but would like to. I'm going to have to work out the financing and see if this is doable.

Holy Smokes and Jeebus Update!
  • Full Access Pass $1,195
  • Weekend Pass $595
  • Exhibit Pass $50
Not counting airfare, hotel, meals, getting lost in the casino and doing something stupid. I will have to count the soda bottles in the vault to see if there is wiggle room.

I'm back to the second verse of should I stay or should I go?

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