Wow. What an amazing last few months, and what an incredible weekend! Vloggercon was sold out and the Swedish American Hall was crackling with the kinetic energy of vloggers from all over the world!
Our persistence paid off on the connectivity side. We were able to launch the show with 4 bonded T1s and have awesome throughput the entire weekend thanks to Eddie, Alex and the crew at Monkeybrains. We were able to get a nice clear stream out to Nessuno.tv in Italy and they tossed the feed up to Satellite (Hot Bird 3, Freq 12.149, Pol Vert, FEC Ã‚Â¾, Sym 27500) from there.
Rocketboom announced at the show that they will be releasing a video series with BoingBoing soon. Robert Scoble brought us great buzz with his leaked announcement and the subsequent coverage of his departure from Microsoft to PodTech.
On the marketing side, Intel’s Viiv brand (the digital living room of the future), won major points from the grassroots media movement when they agreed to listen for two days rather than to speak for 45 minutes. A big shout out to Rohit and OgilvyPR who kept the vision alive, and for Mike Hudack at blip.tv, who jumped in at the 11th hour with a turn key video hosting and tagging solution! Look for some really cool video of videobloggers telling Intel what they think soon.
I announced Jason’s Expedition360 new vlog to everyone on Sunday. The trek now includes a tri-weekly vlog in addition to the 700 hours of archived footage from the first human powered circumnavigation!
I finally had the chance to meet so many people in real life 3 dimensional space that I had only got to know from their video or participation in the Yahoo videoblogging group. It was really, really cool.
…and the parties! Oh man the parties!
We still need to go through the post mortem on the show, but I can tell you that Jay, Schlomo and I have the gears in our heads starting to turn for the next venture already….
Some type of video coming from me later this week.