The conference is designed to bring milbloggers together for one full day of interesting discussion on topics associated with milblogging. We will explore the history of milblogs, as well as what the future may hold for this medium which the military community is using to tell their stories.
The milblog community is diverse, and we intend to showcase the full spectrum of milblogs, including those who have blogged from theater, veteran members of the armed forces, spouses and parents.
Registration for the conference is free of charge. Due to seating limitations, there are only 300 seats available for this event. Milbloggers and/or members of the military community will be allowed to pre-register. There are 150 seats reserved for the military community.
Pre-registration will begin on February 8 and continue through midnight February 15. Any slots not filled by milbloggers will be given to the general public. Registration for the public will begin on February 16. All registrations are first-come, first-serve.
The list of panelists is quite impressive, including several members of my blogroll. The Gunn Nutt (Aut Pax Aut Bellum, babe), a planned live-blogger of the conference, is justifiably star-struck by Blackfive’s listing of blogs that have already signed up for the event. Note to self: go over list again and update blogroll.
As for myself, I would love to attend although, to be honest, I sometimes question my credentials as a real Milblogger with my ’90s era National Guard time. Also — and this is a pretty damned big “also”– it is slated for a mere two weeks before my wedding, so I’d really have to check some scheduling issues. I wouldn’t mind checking out some of my old haunts in D.C. again. Hmmm … tempting, very freakin’ tempting.