What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas. When it comes to the geeks though - what happens in Vegas stays on the internet, especially when the geeks are gathering for the Blogworld 2010 Conference. A plethora of bloggers, internet whiz kids, geeks and tech-heads, Blogworld is a three day event of everything that is connected to blogging. From podcasting and making money from your blog to mommy and military bloggers, there was something for every blogger. Static Photography photographer Kris Krüg had the opportunity to give a keynote about new media photography for the ever expanding world of the internet.
Las Vegas can be a non-stop party but the attendees of Blogworld figured out the perfect balance of conference time and party nights. The conference was three full days of multi-track schedules, plus a full tradeshow floor of geek organizations that dazzled the attendees. On Thursday October 15th Kris, accompanied by Portland based photographer Aaron Hockley, gave the morning keynote called Photography Tips for the New Media World. Their session opened up the world of photography our digital landscape in addition gave practical tips to photographers of various degrees of experience.
Past the responsibility of the scheduled sessions, Blogworld 2010 was a massive blur of the internet in real life. This included a book signing with Kris for his newly published book Killer Photos with Your iPhone (the book sold out during the signing!), the Social Media Clubhouse Blogworld Edition, TechKaraoke at the famous Pearl Theater and a special showing of the new Cirque du Soleil show Viva Elvis. Kris even managed to fit in a few hours with the guys at Social Media Reach and documented their conference experience, on and off the tradeshow floor.
It was Las Vegas and it was crazy. What can we say - geeks know how to have a good time. :)
Here is the photographic recap of Blogworld 2010:
It's not really Las Vegas unless there are so Playboy Bunnies nearby. :)
The Social Media Clubhouse was a palatial mansion with a backyard pool that had its own beach.
The boys at Social Media Reach were new to Blogworld but not new to the geekery of the internet. Luckily they survived the intense 3-day experience!
Geeks, geeks, geeks everywhere at Blogworld 2010.
A cute geek with her cute geek dog. Even the four legged ones were out and about on the tradeshow floor.
A stunning opening scene to the Cirque Due Soleil show Viva Elvis. A full floating piano was just one of the many surprises from this breath-taking Las Vegas performance.
While the days were filled with learning, the nights were often filled with the indulgence of the vices. These geeks knew how to get down for the TechKaraoke closing night party.
For all the bookworms at the conference, the Blogworld bookstore stocked many of the speakers (and some attendees) most recent publications. While at the conference, Kris had a chance to pick up The Networked Nonprofit by the awesome Beth Kanter.
It's really not Las Vegas if you don't have the chance to ride in a stretch limo, full of geeks, during broad daylight. :)
For the city that never sleeps, there were always restaurants that never closed. MMMmmm Food.
Technology, friends and parties = a great Blogworld conference.
This year's conference had a strong presence from the military bloggers in the country. One of the most notable military bloggers was Soldiers' Angels, which is a collective blogging organization that gives love and support to the enlisted soldiers' who are using the internet to have their voices heard.
Vancouver geek Nadia Aly and another smiley geek shake their tail feathers at the closing night party.
The geeks got crazy when they graced the stage of the Pearl Theatre for TechKaraoke.
All technology doesn't glitter the same but this one sparkles so brightly on the tradeshow floor at Blogworld.
With a full live rock band as a backing track at the TechKaraoke party, it was hard to not feel like a total rockstar on stage. :)
Geeks with cameras (Ken Yeung), geeks with green wobbly heads and geeks with funny t-shirts.
The lovely Miss Destructo, with backup vocals from Shira Lazar and Nadia G., sang her way into the hears of many geeks with her Clash song choice at TechKaraoke.
Imbibing with internet friends.
Shane from Social Media Reach enjoys some relaxing time at the Social Media Clubhouse private beach.
The awesome thing about Blogworld is the incredible people that you get to surround yourself with, including some internet friends who you may have never met.
Geeks wear sunglasses inside, especially in Las Vegas.
A surprised Kris Krüg holds up some awesome speaker gifts, including a new underwater video camera from Kodak.
Geek, Rockstar or Both: hard to tell at the closing Blogworld party of TechKaraoke. :)
The geeks may have gone home but the memories of the three days when the internet took of Las Vegas will always be fun memories. It will probably take a whole year for Static Photography to prep for next year's conference. :)
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