Well how cool is (answer: very)!
KRON4, a local Bay Area TV station, is holding a Blogger Meet-up at their offices in San Francisco. They’ve found 278 local bloggers to invite directly… but the event is open to all.
I’ll be in Maui that week celebrating my birthday; hopefully they’ll do this again before year’s end. And hopefully, other locally based Media companies will take this to heart…
Update: The Blogger.com crew smells a hoax. Perhaps. It’d be a smart move for KRON to post something on their own domain about the event…
Update 2: Brian Shields, Online News Manager for KRON4-TV, drops by and adds a comment reassuring us that it’s not a hoax. Undersanding that the proof is in the pudding (ever wondered about the origin of that expression?), he says, “But you’re right… we will get something posted on KRON4.com about this by tomorrow.”
Update 3: I’m happy to report that KRON has posted a lovely slug on their home page (below) to settle the issue. Additional notes: 1) they’ve linked to the invite, 2) Blogger.com boys, perhaps you can update your post?, and 3) invoking Marc Canter and Kaliya Hamlin for a moment… this really wouldn’t have been an issue if we had a ubiquitous Identity system we all trusted.
Here are the full event details and invite text:
Location: KRON-TV 1001 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
When: Saturday, June 11, 12:00pm
Phone: (415) 441-4444
KRON4 television is hosting a meet-up of Bay Area bloggers at noon on Saturday, June 11, 2005. Snacks will be served and we’ll have a little memento for attendees. There’s no agenda other than helping facilitate this meet-up. We recognize the significance of the personal media revolution, and we want to listen to what you’re saying. We think this is a good way to start.
All Bay Area bloggers are invited to attend, so help us spread the word. We’ve come up with 278 e-mail addresses so far, but many bloggers don’t make theirs publicly available. Feel free to add e-mail addresses to the invitation list.
We want this to be an informal and intimate get-together, so come prepared to meet and make new friends. Use the RSVP function of Evite to let us know if you can make it. We want to make sure we have enough snacks for everybody.