10 random thoughts from the New Media Expo

Well I finally succumbed to the temptation, I have a blog. Let’s start in pure blogging fashion: a top 10 list overloaded with links. So here are my 10 random thoughts from the New Media Expo in Las Vegas:

  1. At an event like this, the iPhone to person ratio approaches unhealthy levels.
  2. I really don’t care too much for their show (I don’t own tools), but the spags are awesome.
  3. The New Media Expo wasn’t “new media” at all. It made me think of something called “Podcast Expo”.
  4. When you are Jonathan Coulton or Felicia Day, you cannot walk 10 feet without someone stopping you to say that Ilovewhatyoudoandyouarereallyawesome- canItakeapicturepleaseIloveyou. I’m guessing it would get pretty annoying pretty fast, but they stay friendly. A mystery.
  5. I already knew it, but I got confirmation that Veronica Belmont is a real real geek: she knows Joco’s songs by heart and sings along when he’s on stage.
  6. Being on Twit Live can get you a hundred+ Twitter followers in two minutes.
  7. Tom Merritt might very well be the nicest person on the planet.
  8. Randy Jordan is a real cowboy. Also, he secretly swore a few weeks ago that he would get more Twitter followers than me. And he did.
  9. Even with geeks like us, the real fun happens after hours… Jim Kirks and Molly Lynn are party animals.
  10. I’m really not a Trekkie (or trekker or whatever), but going to the Star Trek Experience with Len Peralta, Brent and almost all the people I talked about here was definitely worth the 38 hours I spent in airplains and airports in those five days. Also, Randy screamed like a girl during the 3D ride.

All in all I had a really great time, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be part of such an amazing community. A thousand thanks to all of those who were there, a million thanks to the people who chose to listen to what I have to say, and I hope we get to do it again as soon as possible.

June 20th, 2008 | 5 Comments