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Are You Attending The SoCal Jamboree?

As posted earlier, Geneabloggers is sponsoring the blogging summit at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree 2009 (#scgs09 for those of you on Twitter!).  I’d like to organize a few side events and get togethers but in order to do so, I need to know which of our blogging members are attending.

I’ll be arriving in Burbank from Chicago on Friday, 26 June 2009 and staying at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center which is the host hotel.  Here are some plans I’m beginning to make:

– If you will be at #scgs09, GeneaBloggers will have a special set of mardi gras beads for you to wear – this will be available only to those with a genealogy blog at the event.  Also, I will be making stickers with the GeneBlogggers, Twitter and Facebook logos to place on your event badge – this way others will know you are on those sites.

– I will be attending the Friday Evening Banquet – Finding Your Roots in the 21st Century: Lessons from the History Detective – with the address by Dr. Tukufu Zuberi of PBS’ The History Detectives.  I’d like to organize a table or tables at which our geneabloggers can sit.

– I don’t have plans to attend either of the Saturday breakfasts since I’ll either be out too late the night before (geneabloggers can be a wild bunch from what I hear) or I’ll be busy getting ready for the blogging summit, etc.  But check the #scgs09 schedule – there is the Effective Society Management Panel Discussion breakfast on Saturday, 27 June 2009 and The Art of Mourning breakfast on Sunday, 28 June 2009.

– One member has suggested getting together for dinner on Saturday evening “off property” and this might be fun and a way to get to know each other.

– Besides attending the Facebook Friends Face To Face event on Saturday afternoon, I was wondering if we want to hold a “tweet up” for Twitter users.  I’ve never attended such an event but am open to organizing one.

Please e-mail me at and let me know your plans and which of the above events interest you.  Thanks!

copyright 2009 Thomas MacEntee

10 thoughts on “Are You Attending The SoCal Jamboree?

  1. Thomas,

    I went ahead and signed up for everything since I dared not miss spending a moment with my fellow GB. I’m off to send you an email with the particulars. I’m so glad you are coming!


  2. I was going to bring Mardi Gras beads! Great minds think alike. Thanks for saving me the dough. Yours are probably cooler than mine anyway. I’ll still bring my chicken beads, though.

    Count me in for the Friday banquet. That’s the only ticketed event I have. I’m game for any events outside the daytime schedule.

  3. I’ll be fighting the SoCal freeways for the 15 min drive from home; planning to attend the Fri nite dinner and all the festivities.
    Let me know how to help out locally.
    Beads sound VERY exotic for L.A. Can we wear them with flip-flops, dude?

  4. I can’t attend but sure wish I could. I’ll be waiting to read every juicy detail so keep us “left-out Geneabloggers” informed, Thomas! I want to see some of that Geneablogger attire!

  5. I’ll be there with my lovely Angel Linda. She enjoyed meeting last year’s crop of genea-bloggers. I think she’ll love this year’s crew.

    Ah, Mardi Gras beads. Can we get more beads if we show off our ahnentafels? <BI wasn’t planning on the banquet but am ready for anything else you plan.

    Cheers — Randy

  6. Provided that nothing ELSE happens to me, I’ll be arriving on Thurs. night. I’m attending both breakfasts and the GB summit. “Shorty” should be with Hubs… I hope.

    For you ProGen’ers out there, I’m organizing a ProGen meet-up for all 3 groups, so please contact me for details. We won’t have cool Mardi-Gras beads, but we’ll have a ribbon so we can find each other! 🙂

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