Last year the Brooklyn Blogfest made headlines, including a special feature in the New York Times. Some called it a blast. Others called it a debacle. Some said it was a sell-out, others found it inspirational, fun, and a really good time.
Don’t you just LOVE controversy?
Find out what we do this year to top last year’s event, which featured Spike Lee, Lemon Anderson and all the flavored vodka you could drink.
Please buy your tickets today at the Bell House Website. We’re really looking forward to seeing on May 12th at 7:30PM.
“Where better to take the pulse of this rapidly growing community of writers, thinkers and observers than the Brooklyn Blogfest?” ~ Sewell Chan, The New York Times
Since it was founded in 2006, the Brooklyn Blogfest has established itself as the nexus of creativity, talent, and insight among the blogosphere’s brightest lights. This year will be no different as Blogfest presents keynote speaker, Jeff Jarvis, blog visionary and author of What Would Google Do? Jarvis blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine and is director of the interactive journalism program and the new business models for news project at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Jarvis’ must-see presentation will focus on new business models for bloggers (in other words: how to make money blogging!!).
Blogfest is for bloggers, social networkers, journalists, creative entrepreneurs and those who want to start a blog. Whether you live by a blog, blog to live, live to blog (or are thinking of starting a blog) you’ll want to join us on May 12th.
Blogfest is proud to present a stunning opening video by award-winning photographer Gabriela Herman portraying bloggers at night lit by the light of their screens (see photo above). Also on tap: a video tribute to Brooklyn’s most visionary photo bloggers (by Adrian Kinloch of Brit in Brooklyn), Blogs Aloud (directed by Elizabeth Palmer of Midnight Cowgirls), special networking sessions for like-minded bloggers (i.e. Blogs of a Feather), and a roof-raising after-party with a cash bar, food and music!
Here’s a final list of the break-out groups, aka Blogs-of-a-Feather (see below):
Parenting with Nancy McDermott of Park Slope Parents
Place and/or Hyper-local Blogging: Dan Myers of Here is Park Slope and a writer from Sheepshead Bites
Photo & Video Blogging: Atiba Edwards of Visual Stenographer
Food, Craft and Home with Phyllis Bobb of Reclaimed Home
So You Want to Start A Blog: A general how-to with Louise Crawford of OTBKB and Cathryn Swan of Washington Square Blog
Eclectic with John Guidry of Truth and Rocket Science and Elizabeth Palmer of Midnight Cowgirls
Journalistic Ethics for Bloggers with Brenda Becker and Eliot Wagner
New Business Models for Blogging with Jeff Jarvis of Buzz Machine and CUNY Grad School of Journalism
Culture and Arts with Michael Sorgatz of Art in Brooklyn and Eleanor Traubman of Creative Times