Heading To Vegas For BlogWorld Expo

by derek on September 18, 2008 · 13 comments

By the time this coming weekend has concluded, I will have traveled from one end of the country to the other – or just about. Just a few days ago I had left home for a business trip to Miami and now I am preparing to depart for the BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas!
This will be my first trip to BlogWorld and I am ready for an amazing experience. Based on the reviews that I read of the event last year, it should be a non-stop knowledge exchange and party with some of the brightest stars in the blogging world.
Not only will I finally have a chance to meet a few long-time blogging friends such as MsDanielle and Gary Lee, but I will also be meeting up with almost the entire Sparkplugging crew.
That is a really cool story, as Wendy Piersall managed to arrange for EPSON to sponsor our Sparkplugging team to attend BlogWorld. While we are at the show, we will all be grabbing some great video coverage too so be sure to stop and say hello when you see me coming with the camera! Thanks Wendy and thanks EPSON!
In addition, I need to find some time to meet up with the two bloggers that won a pass to BlogWorld right here on this blog. The two bloggers are Kim Dushinski, who has pledged to buy me a beer, and Ryan Knuppel from KnupNET.
If you will be at BWE, leave a comment here so I can be sure to touch base with you while we are out in Vegas. For those that are not able to attend, I know that the Sparkplugging team will be providing some fantastic coverage so stay tuned to that as well.
See you in Vegas!

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Ling@Uptake September 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm

Have fun, and hope you learn a lot of cool stuff. Which hotel will you be staying at in Vegas?


derek September 19, 2008 at 12:47 am

Thanks…I’ll be staying at the Sahara. Never stayed there before, but it was cheap and this room is on my dime so it works for me.


Nicole Price September 19, 2008 at 6:37 am

I envy you. As usual, I just can not make it, as much as I would like to. Have a great time. Look forward to your posts after you return.
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peter@Peteranswer September 19, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Blogworld sounds awesome! Next year Ive got to spend some of my cash to get there.


Nick@romandock dot com September 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm

I think there are several of us who feel the same way, although I think I’m going to shoot for 2010 instead of 2009…give me a little more time to save up and also I will hopefully be done with school by then and have one less thing to try and schedule around.
Nicks last blog post..I’m making progress, eventually I’ll be caught up.


Olly@Boss Effects Pedals September 20, 2008 at 5:24 am

Must be pretty exciting stuff for you! have a good one and look forward to readng about how it went!


pauletet September 20, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Von voyage Derek dont forget to update us about your trip:)


Justin@Going Green September 21, 2008 at 5:18 pm

I wish I could go to that! You’re so lucky, I’m sure you will have a great time, although by now I’m sure it’s over and you’re on your way back. Amazing how fast time goes.
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Womens Jeans September 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm

I love Vegas!!! I wish I was able to go this year. I will have to wait till next year.
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Make sure you come back here and tell us all the new exciting news you have learned. Have a fun time.
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Nick@romandock dot com September 27, 2008 at 2:02 pm

That’s cool that your blogging on sparkplugging is helping you get there, but you mentioned in response to a previous comment that the hotel room is on your dime….what exactly is Epson paying for then?
Nicks last blog post..I’m making progress, eventually I’ll be caught up.


derek September 27, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Well, the hotel was on my dime because I opted to have a private room rather than share. But the airfare costs were covered, as well as the hotel costs for the group that was willing to share. In addition, the cost of the BWE ticket was covered, although I had previously bought mine and will be asking to have that reimbursed.


Nick@romandock dot com September 28, 2008 at 10:58 am

Well, that makes sense…it’s pretty cool that you were able to basically get a sponsorship to go. What’s in it for them?
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