I arrived late and sat in on the Does Your Blog have a Business panel. Mine does, thanks. One of the panelists started Clip-n-Seal, which I'd never heard of but which is too cool. Go buy a billion - good products deserve to succeed. Dave and I had lunch with Eyder Peralta, the very interesting Pop Culture reporter for the Houston Chronicle. He later wrote this blog posting which somewhat exaggerates how popular Gene and I are at library conferences.
We returned to watch the Craig Newmark/Jimmy Wales interview, which was mostly notable for how decorously both Craig and Jimmy handle their fame and their respective responsibilities. Afterwards everyone milled around for a while. Amanda Congdon is even more attractive in person.
The highlight of the conference, of course, was our panel. Which you'd think I had more to say about. We basically core-dumped almost everything we know. I was your basic smart-ass, and Dave, John, Kevin, and especially Nicole were awfully good to put up with me. I thought the chemistry was great - we all do very different things, and John was about the best choice as "token blogger" that I could imagine. Dave and I handed out books to everyone who asked a question (more people picked mine =ahem=), handed out by our lovely assistant Brittanie. Note to self: need more lovely assistants.
Afterwards I ate a couple of profoundly hot tacos, talked to more conference-goers, and retired back to the Hilton for more back-resting.
South by Southwest Interactive is a neat thing, and Austin is a cool town. I think I'll have to come back. I'm already planning what panels I can put together.
June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth 450) (Gene)
August 17, 2018 Palos Hills, IL
SWAN Libraries Annual Conference (Gene)
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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