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August 31, 2010

BlogWorld Expo

I've been remiss about mentioning this, but Cassy Fiano was kind enough to ask me to participate in BlogWorld Expo this October. Take it away, Cassy!

The annual Blog World and New Media Expo is gearing up to take place this October in Las Vegas, and if you aren’t planning on coming, you should. This year, a free pass to the military track is being offered to all active duty military and veterans. Not a member of the military? Well, you should still consider coming, because it is going to be a great time. The amazing Greyhawk from the Mudville Gazette is the host/MC for this year’s military track.

And, OK, the entire military track doesn’t feature me. But I am going to be moderator for one of the panels. Here’s a little sneak peek of what we have planned for you:

Panel 1: Surprise for now
Panel 2: Social Media: Force Multiplier for Spouses?
Panel 3: Media and the Military: Myth versus Reality
Panel 4: Ideal versus Field: Social and New Media In Less Than The Best Circumstances

I'll be on Panel 2 - I won't be hard to recognize - I'll be the "seasoned" brunette sandwiched in between two smart and talented ConservaBabes: Cassy and Melissa Clouthier. Here's a preview of what's in store:

Social Media: Force Multiplier for Spouses? New and Social media have changed how spouses communicate with each other and share information within their companies and with other groups. It also is changing how spouses cope with the stresses of being separated and with having their other halves in harm’s way. Join spouse blogger and journalist Cassy Fiano, journalist and commentator Melissa Clouthier, and spouse blogger Cassandra of Villanous Company as they explore how changes in media and technology are changing the world of spouse blogging.

I'm looking forward to a spirited discussion, not to mention the chance to highlight some of the truly inspiring ways military families have turned the Internet into a do-it-yourself virtual family readiness network.

During the coming weeks I'll be writing more about this, but I wanted to get something up in time for those of you who might want to attend to make reservations and travel plans. Hope to see you there!

Posted by Cassandra at August 31, 2010 11:14 AM

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There will be video, right?

Posted by: BillT at August 31, 2010 11:55 AM

Dear God, I hope not :p

Posted by: Cassandra at August 31, 2010 12:14 PM

If only all women "seasoned" that well.

Posted by: Russ at August 31, 2010 12:57 PM

Russ, you are too kind.

Posted by: Cassandra at August 31, 2010 01:01 PM

If I'd said *anything* about seasoned sandwiches, you'd have killed me.

Your public is patiently awaiting the announcement of the release date for both the U-Toob series and the boxed DVD set...

Posted by: BillT at August 31, 2010 01:57 PM

I'm thinking the *seasoning* is cayenne pepper....and if ya gotta go with a cooking metaphor, I s'pose it was better than *sun-dried*.

*wipes hands aaaannnd ducksincomingmarmoset*

Posted by: DL Sly at August 31, 2010 03:07 PM

...I s'pose it was better than *sun-dried*.

Because *I've* got the lock on that one...

Posted by: BillT at August 31, 2010 03:17 PM

I wish I could go, but lately I have to wait for things to come to me, and blog stuff never does (with the exception of a couple of SpouseBuzz Live events, one in San Antonio and one in Killeen).

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at August 31, 2010 03:32 PM

Can't go. :( Will miss meeting all of you who do. Have a great time!

Posted by: htom at August 31, 2010 06:17 PM