Rick Calvert, the founder and head of Blog World and New Media Expo, has issued a challenge not just to me, but all milbloggers, and their readers.Â It seems Rick is convinced we can get 200 people to the milblog track on 15 October, which is quite a good number of people.Â So, he has challenged me to make it happen, and he has challenged you, my readers, to make it happen as well.Â To help us make this happen, Rick is being very generous.Â So, here’s the deal:
1.Â If you are currently serving in the Armed Forces, or are a veteran of same (discharged or retired) and want to attend, drop my friend Blake a line at email@example.com with BWE09 Free Registration in the subject line and a short note introducing yourself within, and you will get a code that gives you a free registration for the milblog track on 15 October, and access to the exhibit hall (and the Milblog Lounge) on the 16th & 17th.
2.Â If you are a military spouse, spouse blogger, military supporter, or reader of the milblogs, the same applies.
3.Â If you have a blog or other outlets of your own (Twitter, Facebook, newsgroups, e-mail groups, etc.), please spread the word.
4.Â If you happen to have contacts in blogging or old media in California, Nevada, or Arizona, please reach out to them as well, as we would very much like to be sure that we reach all the different bases in those regions.
I will also note that if you are interested in attending, there are some excellent deals on rooms and such through the Blog World site once you are registered.
While the registration only covers the milblog track and exhibit hall, if you want to attend parties, other sessions, etc., you can contact BWE after you register and see about the costs of upgrades.
Keep an eye on the grid at Blog World, as we are updating as needed and are still working on trying to make a surprise or two happen.