Here come the pod people

This is a great week for geeks in Pittsburgh.

On Thursday evening we have Pittsburgh BlogFest 8 — meaning the second anniversary of our little shindigs. Our blogging directory has grown from a few dozen blogs to around 500. Huzzah! It will be great fun, as always … but it will be especially great fun if YOU are there.

WHAT: Pittsburgh BlogFest 8
WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and beyond
WHERE: Finnegan’s Wake (near PNC Park, 20 General Robinson St., North Shore, 412-325-2601), in the Pub Room
WHO: All bloggers and blog readers
AND: Creating Text(iles), Inner Bitch, Grabass, and My Brilliant Mistakes

As always, if you plan to attend, please RSVP by e-mailing blogfest AT

And then the very next night begins PodCampPittsburgh, wherein people who create video for the web explain to those of us who don’t create video on the web how to do it, so that we too can join in the fun.

PodCamp is a FREE UN-CONFERENCE for people who create, enjoy or are interested in learning more about blogs, vlogs, audio podcasts, web video, content networks and new media monetization. Show up, meet people, make connections.

Friday, Nov 10, 2006: Evening Meet-n-Greet, 6-8 PM @ The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Saturday, Nov 11, 2006: 9 AM – 5 PM @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Saturday Night Dinner: @ Bossa Nova (Time TBA)
Sunday, Nov 12, 2006: 9 AM – 5 PM @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Pittsburgh Filmmakers is located at 477 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

More information and registration are available at the PodCampPittsburgh wiki.

I’ll be hosting a panel discussion the morning of November 12, talking about using various media on the web, choosing video or audio or text or photos or drawings, how the content dictates or affects the choice, etc. Jump over to the PodCampPittsburgh wiki and find out more about all the terrific sessions.

3 replies on “Here come the pod people”

  1. I’ll be there on Thursday, probably thirsty. If anyone wants me to autograph their copy of Pittsburgh magazine that my blog appeared in I’d be more than happy. Anyone. Anyone at all. Really. It’s no problem.

    And I’m registered for PodCamp. Dunno if I even know enough to understand what people will be talking about, but it’s sounds like it’s right up my street.

  2. Oh yes, that’s right. The name of this blog — or any of the blogs I write for — didn’t come up in that article, but my name is there. I’ll autograph it too!

    I wish that Pittsburgh Magazine had given the URL of any blog in the article. Several of the blogs mentioned are hard to Google — of course, that’s why we made, so one can find local blogs by name. But still…

  3. Okay, okay, I won’t make it to any of those fabu activities, but I still want autographed copies of Pgh. Mag. Can’t wait to hear how blogfest goes and someday I’ll get to one, I know I will.

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