Thursday, March 08, 2007

Richmond bloggers to converge on the Bean

As previously mentioned here at SLANTblog, on Saturday, March 10, there will be an informal meeting at the Baja Bean to discuss putting together what would amount to a local blog convention, or “summit,” if you prefer that term. The gathering is open to all, but the point of it is for local bloggers to meet one another and air out their ideas on that topic.

Hopefully, we will leave the restaurant with a better sense of what we bloggers have in common, and what the agenda and format of a Richmond bloggers’ convention ought to be. If we’re lucky we’ll have formed a consensus on some matters. And, we should have a better idea who would be willing to give some of their time to the project.

As we all know, there are many motivations to blog. Some bloggers focus on politics and current events, others on their family pets. Some blogs are about art, or a hobby, others are about a neighborhood. Still others cover a variety of topics. What they all have in common is the desire on the part of the blogger to document some aspect of what they care about.

Accordingly, I see no reason for any Richmond blogger to feel unwelcome at this meeting. Please know, this call for a bloggers meeting hasn’t been made by corporate interests, or any existing group. No sticky name tags will be handed out, so if you want to wear one, make your own.

The Baja Bean is located at 1520 W. Main St. (across the street from Main Art), in Richmond’s Fan District. The meeting is set to begin at 1 p.m. and last until approximately 4 p.m., or as long as the spirit is willing. By the way, cold beer will be on sale at Happy Hour prices.

Update: The Bean has a WiFi system on the premises. So for anyone who wants to bring a laptop and blog the bloggers meeting, the opportunity is there. And, yes, in case anybody is wondering, elements of the working press will be covering the event.

3 comments:

f mcdonald said...

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it. Hopefully, there will be another soon. Have fun!

John said...

For the love of all that's sacred, Terry, I hope you mean 11 a.m. -- I can't hang out with a bunch of strangers for 17 hours straight!

F.T. Rea said...

John,

The meeting is set to begin at 1 p.m. I'm guessing that we'll run out of gas before 4 p.m. That's three hours in my book. Of course, since we'll be in a bar we can actually stay much longer, if we like.

Did I write something, by mistake, that made it seem otherwise?