|This is an event that I am extremely excited about.
If you've ever wanted to meet the men and women behind the blogs you visit, this is your chance. Sponsored by the John Locke Foundation, Carolina
FreedomNet 2006 is a half-day North Carolina blogger conference in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, October 7.
The event is geared toward bloggers and anyone who has interest in the growth of blogging and its impact on our political environment. Two morning
interactive sessions with well-known North Carolina blogger panelists will be followed by lunch. During lunch, keynote speaker Scott Johnson of
the wildly-popular Powerline blog will deliver a speech entitled "The 61st Minute: Inside the Eye of
Hurricane Dan". Registration is open to the public, and you are welcome to attend.
The first panel, "Local vs. Global: What Should Be Your Blog’s Focus?", will feature my distant cousin Lorie Byrd of
Wizbang, Greensboro's Sam Hieb of Sam's Notes, Charlotte's
Sister Toldjah and Raleigh's Bob Owens of Confederate
The second panel, "How Has The Blogging Phenomenon Affected Politics and Political Discourse?", will include
Townhall.com's Mary Katharine Ham, Jeff Taylor of Charlotte's
The Meck Deck, Durham's Josh Manchester of
The Adventures of Chester, and yours truly of..well..you know..Election
That's right, I'll be there as a panelist, and I'm looking forward to meeting you there, too. It's only $25; so please come. If you are
able to attend, I'd love to shake your hand so do introduce yourself. By the way, Mrs. Blogging Caesar will be there with me.
posted by Scott Elliott at 5:50pm 09/09/06 ::